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by Hound Dog
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: TrackShack is now closed permanently.
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: TrackShack is now closed permanently.

Absolutely tragedy on multiple levels - I have had wonderful service from them in recent years and as recently as last week for two coaches...... very sad
by Hound Dog
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Absolute novice looking for guidance
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: Absolute novice looking for guidance

Hi Mike, Welcome to the forum...... yes you are barking mad to start a model railway, as it becomes completely addictive, but lots of fun and very rewarding when you see the fruits of your labours. Lost of very knowledgeable people on this forum who will be happy to support you at all stages - remem...
by Hound Dog
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 137
Views: 11173

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Steve, That looks amazing and I am looking forward to getting it on the layout with a full rake of coaches....... thanks for your usual attention to detail and pursuit of perfection - I think this will be a stand-out on the layout for sometime to come. Cheers Richard Ps - I am amazed by what appears...
by Hound Dog
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point.
Replies: 126
Views: 11004

Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

Fab picture of 47583 coming round the bend - looks very real life !
by Hound Dog
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 137
Views: 11173

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Wow - how good does that look ! ...... great job Steve as always. Looking forward to seeing it slightly weathered and coupled to the associated DBSO....... push-pull services will soon be the order of the day on Montgreenan. Thanks - Richard Ps - For those not familiar - attached is the prototype im...
by Hound Dog
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Somewhere in Yorkshire
Replies: 26
Views: 1514

Re: Somewhere in Yorkshire

Phil,

Fab set of BR Blue photos - nice collection of diesels.

Yes we all have days where running trains has to take priority over layout building....... but unfortunately not for me today as I have been applying status grass amongst other things.

Cheers Richard
by Hound Dog
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Somewhere in Yorkshire
Replies: 26
Views: 1514

Re: Somewhere in Yorkshire

Phil, If and when they become available again I would thoroughly recommend the Hornby TTS sound decoder for the class 08...... for the money the sound is very respectable and well matched to shunting duties. I had one fitted in my Class 08 but fried a pcb component due to operator carelessness when ...
by Hound Dog
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 137
Views: 11173

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Looking good - I was beginning to wonder what you were up to, but assumed you had matters more important than respraying my loco....... appreciate your attention to detail and looking forward to seeing how this develops.

Thanks Richard
by Hound Dog
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Somewhere in Yorkshire
Replies: 26
Views: 1514

Re: Somewhere in Yorkshire

Hi Phil, I am sure the guys who have more experience than me will advise, but one the first things I have learned to check when a dcc loco misbehaves is whether DC running has been disabled....... this may or may not help you problem, but I think it is good practice to do on DCC. This can be adjuste...
by Hound Dog
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Westerns Code: 4D-003-013
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Westerns Code: 4D-003-013

I a Green Heljan ( 5210) Class 52, D1036 “Western Emperor”....... run’s like a dream and would win a head to head race with the Dapol equivalent any day. Looks wise I agree it is not quite as refined as the Dapol model, but perfectly acceptable by normal standards and 30% cheaper. https://i.postimg....