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by RAF96
Mon May 03, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Stuttering DMU
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Stuttering DMU

I have the B’mann 108 pair fitted with a pair of Lenz golds and it runs superbly. A bit over the top but they were lying around looking for a home.

Edit - the cabin lights are extremely dim.
by RAF96
Mon May 03, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: International Shipping Costs?
Replies: 23
Views: 245

Re: International Shipping Costs?

Our estate is built on an orchard that was once part of the landed gentry estate that was turned over to industry, then reverted to housing when the industry failed (furniture and clock making), in fact our title deeds ban us from the manufacture and sale of clocks and in the next street they have t...
by RAF96
Mon May 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 589
Views: 128082

Re: Your latest acquisition

Detail on Electrotren models is amazing, but so fragile.
I have a few bits to put back like wing mirror, bogie details, buffer beam stuff, etc and a general clean to get rid of finger prints but really chuffed with it.
by RAF96
Mon May 03, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 589
Views: 128082

Re: Your latest acquisition

An RNFE 278-018-7 body for my Electrotren triple BO bogied test mule chassis courtesy of Hornby. The Electrotren chassis is a superb runner and getting hold of a boxed body for it really ices the cake. Pictures? 9D839B0C-5F07-46A5-A7A3-5AE0DD1E8189.jpeg FA0AA464-8B79-4E5D-A630-DE35B6832556.jpeg 59A...
by RAF96
Sun May 02, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam
Replies: 30
Views: 2988

Re: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam

A bit off topic but I like the guy(s) who have registered their username as customer support, customer services, etc and reply to social media wingers in exactly the way the real CS folk wished they could do, such as telling said winger to take a long walk on a short pier then plug their toaster in ...
by RAF96
Sun May 02, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 589
Views: 128082

Re: Your latest acquisition

An RNFE 278-007 body for my Electrotren triple BO bogied test mule chassis courtesy of Hornby.
The Electrotren chassis is a superb runner and getting hold of a boxed body for it really ices the cake.

Edit - actually turns out to be 278-018-7
by RAF96
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: A micro OO gauge model railway in a wine gift box!
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: A micro OO gauge model railway in a wine gift box!

Great Eastern Models of Norwich does a box file challenge every year. Some innovative layouts.
by RAF96
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Sleepers
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Sleepers

Our local heritage railway asks for sponsorship of sleepers at £80 a pop. Walking along the line doing the sums in my head was a revelation about the cost of keeping these railways going.
by RAF96
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: And I'm out of breath climbing the loft ladder!
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: And I'm out of breath climbing the loft ladder!

I did a tour on recruiting whilst in RAF and we would send would-be aerial erectors on a suitability course to RAF Digby where they had a 450 ft tower to play on. The test was climb half way outside the legs, just like a ladder. Walk along the transverse beam and have a cuppa from a flask at mid poi...
by RAF96
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: And I'm out of breath climbing the loft ladder!
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: And I'm out of breath climbing the loft ladder!

I used to laugh when he scarpered out of the way of a drop that wasn’t quite where he planned it and said ‘Did you like that’. Incredible man, replaced in part by Guy Martin, who was poured from a similar mould.