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by Mountain Goat
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Re-enactment of the Rainhill trials at Carrog.
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Re-enactment of the Rainhill trials at Carrog.

Was good. The three engines in the trials were not the only locos in existance in those days. The Neath locomotive works at Neath Abbey in Wales had built quite a few along with Stevensons works in England and others. Some locos were more useful for powering pumps for mines as a small compact steam ...
by Mountain Goat
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Hornby R597 BR Royal Mail Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Hornby R597 BR Royal Mail Coaches

Which livery are you interested in? I have blue/grey ones but I don't have the equipment to go with them.
by Mountain Goat
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Fill a gap or relay the track?
Replies: 25
Views: 853

Re: Fill a gap or relay the track?

Hello all, I should have been more precise. The track is the same height as the adjoining track, but the rails are thicker. The outside edge of the rails line up perfectly, but the inside edge doesn't. It might be that there was a variation of thickness on the track and it just happened to be thick...
by Mountain Goat
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: What loco is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: What loco is this?

It looks more like a class 46 to me.
by Mountain Goat
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 398
Views: 59754

Re: Your latest acquisition

Walkingthedog wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:46 pm
New kids on the block.


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I like the green one! :D
by Mountain Goat
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 398
Views: 59754

Re: Your latest acquisition

Well I had seen a lovely budget Unimat copy on Amazon and my brothers wife has an account with them. It was such a good price I thought it was ideal as it was cheaper then buying parts seperately to do upgrades. (Even if the transformer would not be right as it was a Chinese plugged one it was the p...
by Mountain Goat
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Fill a gap or relay the track?
Replies: 25
Views: 853

Re: Fill a gap or relay the track?

I have in the past when I could think of no other option, use solder and it worked ok apart from that little bit not having a railgap. It will need filing as I oversoldered to file back if that makes sense? It did work. But the first option is to see if you can cut a section out and relay it. I tend...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Steampunk anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: Steampunk anyone?

I love the creativity of it, but I wonder if Hornby would have captured the idea better if they sold the locos as basic body shapes void of any detail and sell various seperate detailing packs to allow the individual to build up themselves their own customized locomotive, rolling stock and buildings...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Hornby
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 24
Views: 4760

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

I was thinking of making a cabless 7mm narrow gauge loco.