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  1. Happy Birthday Dave, from a fellow "Leo". Thanks so much for posting your photos, look forward to them every day. Tom D
  2. I would strongly suggest reading the NCE topic "Locomotive Speed Matching For Consisting", link is attached below. https://ncedcc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204241665-Locomotive-Speed-Matching-for-consisting Tom D
  3. So sad to hear this, RIP Gordon, my sincere condolences to your family.
  4. So sad to hear this, my thoughts and prayers go to Gordon and his family.
  5. Hi Gordon, Wishing you the very best on your recovery, can't wait to see what happens next with Eastwood Town. Things are looking up for you........., although Spurs have yet to announce a new manager, they did finish above Arsenal!!! All the best Gordon, Tom D
  6. If shipping freight by rail was a financially & logistically viable option, this would be a moot discussion.
  7. This is a website I found interesting regarding speed calculations, hope it is of interest; https://www.elginmodelrailwayclub.co.uk/2010/articles/advice/model-railway-scale-speed-calculator.html#:~:text=The speed limit under the Light Railways Act was just 25mph. I use the Accutrack II speedometer, which has been really helpful in regard to speed matching;
  8. Of course the firing of Jose could be a positive thing as well..... All the best with your recovery Gordon
  9. I am not sure if you are familiar with the NEM converters, and whether it would suit your application; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P7v09_Vohs If you have the full range of Kadee's, then it becomes a question of modifying the 8F in the tight space, to suit one of the Kadees. Another option I have used is the Hornby NEM adapter X6354, and just adding styrene to support the pocket. Best regards, Tom D
  10. Hi Chris, Can you advise what type of Kadees you are using, #18 through #20, or a variation on the #5, do you have the Kadee height gauge? What is the condition of the Hornby 8F, I presume that it does not have an NEM pocket? A lot of questions, but it would help in what to propose for the 8F, I have modified quite a number of locos to suit Kadee couplers, but it all depends on how much you may be prepared to modify the 8F. If you haven't already I would strongly suggest getting the height gauge. Regards, Tom D
  11. I am not sure, but I believe that there was a signal box on the platform close to where the "Skem Dodger" would have ran from. Do you have any pictures of this? Best regards, Tom D
  12. I remember seeing the MRJ article on Wibdenshaw, and have seen a couple of Youtube videos from exhibitions. The layout was very impressive, so I imagine you must be very happy with your purchase, did you purchase all of the stock? Would love to see a layout plan. Looking forward to your progress. Best regards, Tom D
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