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Russ (mines a pint) last won the day on April 2 2011

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  1. Hope your feeling better soon, love looking at all your layouts.
  2. Potential kitbash, original cabin shored up by brick/block base?
  3. Have to admit never followed the cake box competition but what you have already (both this and other threads) looks great and will be following with interest.
  4. I was just about to add that one too! O gauge RTR - £149 - including a BR green 08 too it seems- https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/dcc_supplies/m.html?item=113999155262&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
  5. Well its easy enough to tell its come from Sheffield... another small tank … the only other clue left is the barcode? ? https://railsofsheffield.com/products/36953/hattons-h4-ab16-003-oo-gauge-andrew-barclay-0-4-0st-16-2226-katie-in-lined-maroon
  6. you would get a good approximation if you divide the original measurements by 7 then multiply by 4 as you are converting 7mm to 4mm - N to OO is easier as you just double or halve it
  7. You absolutely could recreate this in a limited space , would it have the same satisfaction? - O gauge has an attraction in that it has a bulk and sensible size couplings that make wagon shuffling satisfying in its own right, - N gauge has an attraction in that you can have a whole train in landscape . OO and its associated gauges get a bit of both - always torn between all of them, true rubber gauger
  8. I am also finding it a little bit odd that you have problems with your Jinty, I had one and it was faultless. Bachmann 0-6-0 chassis generally shares the same mechanism. Have you checked cleanliness of wheels, pickups (and that they are aligned correctly) and track, cleanliness is next to godliness I have a Bachmann 08 and Pannier tanks which run really well and slow. Beware of older chassis in some of Bachmann range there are new & old 03's in particular if you are looking for them, the original 03 & 04 are based on the previous Mainline chassis (as are some of Panniers) -
  9. You have done a cracking job with this , full of atmosphere, cheap to build what's not to like. The water tower was a great transformation and view blocker, You will always spot something in your photos after taking them its annoying but then its good cos you can go back and correct it.
  10. Looking fabulous , hopefully the next or maybe adjoining step might be an inglenook style layout even that doesn't have to take a huge amount of space?
  11. you can add extra weight and pick ups to both locos you should find this aids better running . - the lima loco will have adequate weight but more is better, both will only pick up on 2 wheels each side if unmodified - adding extra weight will help - adding extra weight AND extra pick-ups will have them running almost as sweet as more modern stuff. checking back to backs will help the Hornby loco as others have suggested . You can add extra weight by looking out for cheapo non-runners or using lead shot or liquid lead, or improvising.
  12. good decision going with the pli lining in the boxfiles . There was a layout based on Laxford in the pre-grouping era in a really old RM possibly 1970's , cant remember what scale but it may have been 7mm or P4 amazing what you can fit in N , though I find it a bit fiddly. Good luck with the layout it looks good already
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