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  1. I have an Alan Gibson F6 in the kit pile but wasn’t overly impressed by the chassis. So I ordered one of these: http://website.rumneymodels.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/X.01-Marcus-Burrows-F4-5-6_Chassis_Instructions.pdf It uses pony trucks but integrates them into the CSB.
  2. What type of motor is in the Proxxon? I’m sure there was a thread on here about replacing the motor in a Unimat 3 with a sewing machine motor. It strikes me if the motors were similar you could use the sewing machine foot control to vary the spindle speed?
  3. Luxury. Sheer luxury. We dreamt of having a teabag. But it weren’t for likes of us. A taste of tea leaves and lick damp off t’cobbles were closest we got. Aye, and we were grateful.
  4. 17 teabags! Luxury, sheer luxury! When I were Under-Porter’s assistant rag carrier we had to make do with t’old grease from t’axle boxes in a cup full of luke warm water from water column next t’fire devil. And we were grateful....
  5. My modelling skills are fairly modest and so I seldom make a contribution on RMWeb but I am an avid follower/reader for all the hints and tips I can glean. Inspiration also. However I feel compelled to make a comment about Mr J Bennett’s letter in MRJ. ”Priggish self-righteousness” ? I did wonder if we had been reading the same article. I buy MRJ to be inspired to raise my own modelling standards and to be shown how to do it. I want to be set on the right track not mislead or allowed to bumble along in ignorance of the correct way. We, after all, go to school to learn from those more kn
  6. A couple of questions if I may. When you started did you envision this time scale? I know a layout is never finished and how long is a piece of string etc but do you have an idea of when it might be “finished”? (Finished possibly meaning when you can no longer make a material difference to the layout beyond gilding the lily).
  7. I looked at the Proxxon but for the reasons given above decided against it and bought a Clarke CMD10 Micro Milling / Drilling Machine instead. More expensive but didn’t need any modifications and was suitable straight out of the box, particularly the RPM.
  8. Hi Could you put me down for an LNER C14 as well please.
  9. Is the China Clay wagon available? If not please announce when it is. I have subscribed to this thread so hopefully I won’t miss it. Thank you.
  10. As a full time estate agent I can assure you your model railway will not be seen as a benefit but more of a hindrance. It is taking up valuable utility space and, if left, would require time and effort to remove with a possible cost if making good is required. The mantra is clean, tidy and presentable. Add to that declutter. Anything that makes your property look spacious helps the sale. A garage dominated by large baseboards will make the garage seem or feel smaller. And if you add to that the possible additional clutter of storage boxes and the paraphernalia of railway modelling you are
  11. No doubt the York Racecourse will be keeping a close eye on the St. Leger to see how that goes. It was going to be re-open to spectators but has just been declared a “Critical Incident” by Doncaster MBC, although that looks to be an administrative move so local Emergency and Logistical services co-ordinate. But if all goes well maybe York Racecourse will be in a better position to decide whether reopening is viable.
  12. Doubt you will get one at a “sensible price”. I had to pay through the nose to get mine.
  13. There’s mischief in those eyes.....
  14. Do you know if this book covers the Isle of Wight in the detail given in the book’s synopsis?
  15. As a builder of indifferent chassis I took the plunge and bought a Hobby Holidays jig. Since then I’ve built four chassis (rigid & Romford wheels) and they all ran by gravity straight off the jig so to speak. I can not recommend it enough. PS I’ve no connection with HH apart from being a very happy customer.
  16. Never in the field of railway modelling has so much been written by so many about so little a layout.... But I have to admit there are many good ideas being propounded on here that have given me pause for though over my little proposed layout. The lack of goods facilities being the main one. Oh well back to the drawing board.
  17. D-A-T


    Please put me down for one. Thank you.
  18. A very interesting thread which has left much to think about. My new layout is a slight variation on Iain Rice’s Harestone which is his interpretation of Minories. I attach a track plan prepared on Anyrail but I’m not quite happy with it, specifically the single slip access to the loco/turntable road and coal road. I guess I’m going to have to buckle down and learn Templot to obtain a bespoke formation that looks better. The layout is my first EM gauge one. Point work is mainly B7s. Era Pre WWI, Joint GNR & GCR. The fiddle yard is a Tim Horn revolving one I already have.
  19. I may have missed it on this thread for which I apologise but if not Mike Trice has a series of videos on his methods. They have given me the confidence to try.
  20. I don’t mind the delay, it saves the wallet! Then just need to hope we get a CDA and a Clay Hood at some point and my micro clay layout can finally emerge from my head....
  21. I take continual inspiration from this thread and many like it on here. But my work is nowhere near the standard on here etc so I prefer not to show it. But neither do I make any “snide” comments either because that would be hypocritical in the extreme. When I have something worth showing, and I remember to take photos, I will post it on here. Hopefully that won’t be too long as I’m rather proud of a C12 I’m currently building.
  22. No website I can find at the moment. I will keep checking back periodically to see if they get one. Does the shop have a direct telephone number?
  23. Thanks for that. I will check them out.
  24. Wanted - Kernow Models Adams 02 in Isle of Wight guise. Excellent price paid for excellent example. Or part exchange if you have a particular want I can fulfill.
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