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  1. Eileen's Emporium are still listing DC3 sets which have some of the elements but not the all important swan neck, which I find difficult to form successfully (for which read at all!). ...oops! Should have followed the link before, replying.
  2. Eileen's Emporium are still listing DC3 sets which have some of the elements but not the all important swan neck, which I find difficult to form successfully (for which read at all!).
  3. Other than Bill Bedford's comprehensive DC 1 etched set (which I find hard to find, nowadays) can anyone suggest a source for just the swan necks and quadrants? I think ABS did Whitemetal versions in the past but they are rarer than Hen's ( Swan's!) Teeth.
  4. Thanks, both. Apologies for the delay in replying. Couldn't get in here at all yesterday.
  5. Graham Just found this thread because, like you in 2017, I am about to build the Hobbytime Mink F I've had in my kit stash for more years than I'm prepared to admit, so would be very interested to hear which solution you adopted and how it went...
  6. Really enjoyed watching this last night after a long stressful day so checked out your other videos which are equally good. Thank you.
  7. Ah, OK. I thought the 2.5 inches reference was significant but to me the datum lines looked the same in both. Must be my ageing eyesight! So in 4mm that's a difference just shy of a millimetre. As I'm still running an original Airfix 61xx - well at least as original as Trigger's broom - I can live with that. Thanks for the explanation.
  8. This is my first read of this thread having been prompted by by an update from Hattons to look first at the thread on Dapol's Prairies and then for comparison here. I've studied this diagram and, apart from the coupling rod being at different places in its rotation, I can't see any difference between the two. I've no doubt you've explained this at some point but I tried to find it and failed. Could you do so again, please? Thanks in anticipation.
  9. Footy

    Bleat Wharf

    Excellent weathering. Particularly like the Brake Van.
  10. Thank you for the clarification. Useful information. I haven't yet bought one of these but intend to because I think they represent very good value for money. Having said that, I recognise their shortcomings and, at the very least will replace the finial and the ladder. I'm then looking forward to a little research to see what else I need to do to get them closer to the prototype.
  11. Apart from the finials, which I agree are disappointing, what are your other concerns?
  12. Full marks to Hattons for listening and responding to their customers by adding new liveries. Trouble is the list could get very long and very expensive for us pre-grouping fans. In that regard how about the Cambrian, Taff Vale, Rhymney, Barry, Brecon and Merthyr? A logical extension - for me at least! - would then be to go 7mm scale, 'coz thanks to Minerva there are, with a little enjoyable modelling to modify them, RTR locos ready and waiting to pull them.
  13. Apologies for the delay in responding but work has been getting in the way of the important things in life. Thank you all for your responses. Good advice all, though I'm not sure I'll need to put the "Pendolino" advice into action. What is clear to me is that there is a demand for more awareness of this subject and given you can read magazine articles or buy books on practically every aspect of this hobby, I'm surprised no one has thought to cover this topic in greater depth. Anyway, thanks again all. I'm off to play with my train set.
  14. Not sure if this is the best forum for this topic but here goes. You can find any number of discussions threads on RMWeb about installing / fixing / modifying sound chips of every type and manufacturer into practically every diesel or steam locomotive ever sold. But having gone to the trouble of fitting sound to a loco, what I would really like to know is how to drive the sounds so that my pride and joy not only looks like the real thing but sounds as though it is working like the real thing. It's all very well turning up the speed control and listening to your favourite loco chuff/thrash it's way into the fiddle yard accompanied by a seemingly never ending symphony of random sounds but surely there should be more to it than that? We agonize over the most obscure detail but when it comes to sound our inner child takes over and we play. Well that's what I do. But what I'd love to do would be to replicate in movement and sound how a real locomotive reacts to the driver, the load and the rail conditions. I need the loco driving equivalent of a musical score and a conductor to guide me and tell me when I get the notes in the wrong order. Anyone fancy the job?
  15. A comprehensive range of Cambrian Railways Transfers in 4mm and 7mm scales For Locomotives & Freight rolling stock (circa 1899 to 1915) and Passenger Stock (circa 1899 to 1909) The Welsh Railways Research Circle and CamKits are pleased to announce a comprehensive range of Cambrian Railways transfers in 4mm and 7mm scales. Researched and designed by Circle member Richard Evans, proprietor of CamKits and an enthusiastic and knowledgeable modeller of the Cambrian Railways, these high quality full colour transfers are manufactured on our behalf by market leaders Fox Transfers. Competitively priced and available as bespoke livery sets, the WRRC-CamKits range of high quality, easy to use waterslide transfers enables modellers to faithfully replicate the entirety of the Cambrian locomotive, coach and wagon rolling stock registers. Cambrian Railway wagons could be found across the UK so these transfers will appeal to modellers everywhere and not just those who model the railways of Wales. Available from the CamKits and/or WRRC stands at selected model railway exhibitions or by post from: WRRC Transfers 9 Ewenny Cross Ewenny Vale of Glamorgan CF355AB Prices range from £4.00 to £15.00 and a flat rate £1.50 is charged for post and packing. An online shop will be available soon – please go to the Welsh Railways Research Circle for further information and the latest news. http://www.wrrc.org.uk/index.php / Enquiries to the postal address above or by e-mail to: [email protected] or to [email protected] where you can also obtain details of the CamKits range of etched kits Gauge O Guild members will find full details of the 7mm range in the Guild’s product directory.
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