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  1. Opted for a simple design with a Dibond fascia and MDF enclosure. It's not very pretty but it works (much to my surprise). More info here if anyone is interested:
  2. One month later and the layout is finally in its new location. Between settling into a new job and redecorating the room (the wallpaper is a lovely sky-blue colour, saves me buying a backscene...), I haven't had a lot of time to spend on my layout. I have however managed to put a control panel together and successfully hook it up to the point motors. For the control panel fascia I created a design on MS Word then got it printed onto a 3mm Dibond panel. The enclosure is made from pre-cut MDF panels held together with wood glue. I initially tried screwing them together but it was dif
  3. During the first lockdown back in March while out on my government-mandated daily exercise walks I found myself regularly exploring the derelict Ravenscraig Steelworks site in Motherwell, as well as what remains of its connected railway lines. I found it fascinating comparing what's left to how it was and trying to place everything through old photos and maps that I could find online. Later on in May once I had almost finished university for the summer, still in lockdown, it seemed like a good time to return to the model railways hobby after a few years away from it. Having by this point spent
  4. My woodworking skills are limited to sawing bits off and screwing them together, and I only have a few basic woodworking tools. Might be time to invest in some new ones.
  5. Thanks everyone - I should have mentioned that I'm 4mm scale. Some of the Judith Edge kits I've got my eye on are the NBL/MAN 0-4-0DH D2745-80, Barclay Class 06, and the Thomas Hill Steelman Royale 0-4-0DH. Also like the look of the Ruston 88DS and Hunslet 50T 0-6-0DH mentioned by Judith/Michael. I'll do a little more research on soldering and what tools etc I need to buy, then bite the bullet.
  6. There are quite a few Judith Edge diesel shunter kits that I'd like to build, however I'm a complete newbie when it comes to etched brass kits. I've read good things about the JE kits, however it would probably be unwise to go straight into a loco kit. Is there anything in their range that might be suitable as a first project, or can anyone recommend some cheaper/simpler alternatives to get me started?
  7. Thanks guys, the examples I've seen look great so going with a Dibond panel. Not sure what I'll build the enclosure out of yet - all of the panels on modelrailwaysolutions.co.uk are out of stock, so might go for a Megapoints enclosure if I can verify that this will accommodate a Dibond panel.
  8. I need to build a small point motor control panel for my layout and would like it to look as neat as possible. Can anyone tell me what options are out there for suitable off-the-shelf enclosures and what the best way might be to print/engrave the track plan onto a piece of acrylic (or other material that's suitable)? I like the look of the MegaPoints Controllers bespoke control panels as shown here on Youtube, however can't afford this at the moment so would rather try and build something similar myself if I can. Cheers!
  9. Unfortunately I live at the other end on the UK (Scotland) from Gaugemaster, but I had a look on their website and found this: http://www.gaugemaster.com/_upload/imgs/lrg/34345/HJ2216.jpg It's junior line like you said and seems pretty reasonably priced at £33.50 and doesn't look too bad either. Is it worth buying?
  10. Hi, After a recent holiday to South France I have become interested in railways in France and I'm keen on learning as much as possible about the subject! I want to add some HO SNCF diesel and electric models to my collection but the problem is that everything is VERY expensive compared to British models and I'm 14 and don't have much money... So how do I start? I have a low budget and I'm looking for anything up to maybe £60 or £70 at the most to start my collection. Thanks in advance, Calum.
  11. Looks awesome, I'm thinking of converting the Hornby Caley Pug to a NBR Y9 so I'll be keeping an eye on this thread for inspiration! Calum.
  12. Hi, Me and a friend have started a Youtube channel called ScotRail98. We mostly do model railway related videos, but it doesn't have much on it at the moment. Please take a look and subscribe if you have a Youtube account. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScotRail98 Thanks, Calum.
  13. Thanks for the offer, but the problem with getting spares that I didn't consider at first though is that I'm fixing it for a customer.
  14. That was one of the things I thought that the problem could be (knackered magnets) but I didn't know if it was actually possible. Thanks a lot! Now I just need to figure out who made it so I can aqquire spares....
  15. Definitely not Tyco or Model Power... They didn't have the lower headlight and the motor and chassis is very different, thanks for trying though.
  16. Thanks a lot for that! Only one bogie is powered, the trailer bogie has the metal wheels and pickups. I tried running it and after a quick service, the motor worked off the rails by just touching bare wires onto the wheels, but as soon as I put power to it on the rails the motor just won't go. The lights work on and off the rails and there is power getting to the motor but it just buzzes and I have to push it to get the motor to go.
  17. Sorry, I did upload a picture but it obviously hasn't worked... It should be on now. It's HO/OO gauge and I was told it was North American but it could be from anywhere. The driving wheels are just plastic and there is tractions tyres on all the driving wheels. I have just noticed that it also has lights. Calum.
  18. Hi, I know NOTHING about US/Canadian locos and I need help identifying a model that I've been given to fix. It has been repainted in BR Blue by the owner. There is nothing on the bottom that says who made it, it just says "made in Hong Kong". It's very old by the looks of it, the detail isn't to great and it has no windows (unless they were taken out when it was repainted). I need to know what type of loco it is and the manufacturer so that I can try and find a service sheet and some additional info. Any help at all will be much appreciated. Thanks, Calum.
  19. I'm detailing a Railroad deltic and need buffers for it. It is nearly complete and only needs decals, flush-glazing and buffers to complete but I can't find anywhere that does 4mm brass buffers suitable for a Deltic. Anyone know where I can get some? Thanks, Calum.
  20. it's not a screaming noised I think the gears definitely chewed it's just sort of crackly, if you know what I mean...
  21. Hi, I have a Hornby Class 09 (a resprayed 08) and since I got it It's been a terrible runner. The motor is 110% perfect, it's the transmission that's the problem. I think one of the gears is chewed judging by the noise it's making and the fact that it keeps stalling every so often so that the motor is going but the loco isn't going anywhere... If I can get a spare gear, how easy is it to take the loco apart to see which part needs replaced? HELP! Cheers, Calum.
  22. Sulzer

    Scotrail Mk2s

    Hello, I'm wanting to build up a push-pull rake of BR Scotrail Mk2s and was just wondering if Bachmann have produced any Scotrail coaches in the past, present or future. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm going to buy the DC Kits DBSO kit once I know the coaches are available. Thanks, Calum.
  23. Heljan seem to have discontinued the 27s which is a bit of a bummer as I need them for my layout! I need a BR blue TOPS 27/1 or 27/2 or even just a 27/0 and re number it, anything would do! Anyone know why have they discontinued them and if/when they will be produced again? Thanks, Calum.
  24. Is the Q Kits BRCW Lion any good? Found this on Ebay £15.99: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lion-D0260-Diesel-Loco-Locomotive-Kit-Q-Kits-00-Gauge-Model-Railway-/160712907548?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item256b3c5b1c#ht_6420wt_1395
  25. I want to do my first loco kit but I can't find a cheap beginners kit... It needs to be a diesel and it needs to be cheap and suitable for beginners. I wouldn't like to try a brass kit (resin preferably). Can anyone recomend one? Thanks in advance, Calum.
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