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  1. I wanted to build both bridges but unfortunately I don’t have the room to do so. I look forward to seeing your bridge 7 though Henk Chris
  2. Hi all, I’ve recently acquired a Hornby NRM edition Flying Scotsman, which has unfortunately been damaged, I suspect that it has been knocked off a table or dropped. The front buffer beam has broken and both buffers I suspect need replacing. It’s also missing one of the smoke deflectors, the cab has come adrift and the pipe that runs below the handrail on the left side of the boiler has snapped part way along. I’m told that the cab is an easy fix, but I’m not sure about the rest. Has anybody else had experience with repairing something like this and where can I get a replacement buffer b
  3. Yeah, I’m not sure if I can stretch to using the PL-15 due to the cost. I’ll buy some PL-13’s and see how I get on with them. I will of course feed it back to this thread.... Chris
  4. So is the general consensus that the PL-13 is rubbish and not fit for purpose? I’m in the process of wiring up my layout, in my scenic section all of my point motors are PL-10’s, and I was looking for a way to indicate point position on my control panel. If the PL-13 is no good is there an alternative? Chris
  5. Barry are you guys still trading? Chris G
  6. Hi Doug, You're very welcome! That book is a great resource for those of us modelling a branch line in the north east of England. Some great photos and as I've only just noticed, the last few pages have track plans on, which is a great help to me, even though it incorrectly shows the Richmond branch as single track! NER buildings isn't something I can help you with I'm afraid. I bought the station off a fellow modeller who built it 45 years ago(yes really!), and I have a very talented scratch builder who has made me the signal box, gas works and loco shed, and is currently working o
  7. Hi Alan, I may well take you up on that offer! We will probably end up bumping into some more fellow modellers there, I have a few of my comrades in the LNER Modellers Facebook group that live in the area who wouldn't mind exploring the station and immediate area too! Chris
  8. That looks suspiciously similar to some motors I was using to modify Nerf blasters a few years ago Chris
  9. Hi Tony, I take it that means that I would still be able to purchase some Markits sprung buffers too? Will be ordering some to improve my Hornby class 101, and also to help me achieve a more realistic coupling distance between the three vehicles. By the way, thank you agin for the K3, it's giving sterling service bringing troop trains into Richmond, standing in for my now sold split chassis Bachmann V2. Looking out for the newer V2 now, but I may well hold on for the new tooling model whenever it is released. I would love a kit built version, but I wouldn't know where to start
  10. Can anybody assist me? I'm after the gradient profile for the ex NER Richmond branch in North Yorkshire. Can't seem to find it anywhere online... Chris
  11. I think you could be right Tony, I’ll certainly have a look at their rodding and buy a sample to see how I get on with it. It might be a good way to try and improve my soldering skills, which apart from a half decent attempt at an etched nickel silver GCR signalbox kit in 2mm scale several years ago, have been limited to wiring up my layouts. Chris
  12. Thank you for that Tony, Your point rodding is extremely impressive, I may have to give the MSE stuff a try. These are my pitiful efforts with the Wills rodding, I was blissfully unaware of the MSE rodding at the time. I don’t think I did too badly, considering how fiddly the parts were and how difficult they were to glue. It was all laid down before the house move, when I only had space to have the turntable and loco shed on the opposite side of the line to the real Richmond, something that is now happily changed due to the increased space available! Chris
  13. Tony, Sorry to change the subject, but I’m intrigued by your point rodding! What is it made from? I attempted to make some using the Wills point rodding kit, it didn’t look too bad, but as I’ve altered the track layout on Richmond I’ve had to rip most of it up. The Wills rodding is really fiddly and on the fragile side, so I wondered what alternatives are out there..... Chris
  14. Thank you Grahame. There are some things that I really need to change to make it look more realistic, changing the first stanchion for something that looks more like an ornate cast iron post and less like part of a garden plant growing pole! The station roof is in dire need of replacement, the last 45 years haven't been the kindest to it unfortunately. Chris
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