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1 hour ago, The Great Bear said:

In hindsight I should have got something more appropriate ie western,

Might I suggest a Heljan Hymek?  Nice and heavy and should cope with the CMX, although I can’t quote from experience yet.

Paul.

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31 minutes ago, checkrail said:

Do those CMX things work well?

 

In my experience, yes; and you should find other favourable reviews - I'm sure I looked before splashing out (!?) on it.

 

My staging tracks are rather inaccessible, hidden behind the branch line terminus (though that can be moved if need be, and have just done that to clean up some out of control cobwebs!) so for me having a hands-free cleaning method was highly desirable.

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1 hour ago, 5BarVT said:

Might I suggest a Heljan Hymek?  Nice and heavy and should cope with the CMX, although I can’t quote from experience yet.

Paul.

 

The 37 does have a habit of derailing on double slips, I've just found having done the staging tracks - not sure if that's a trait or something amiss with mine- so maybe a 4 axle loco might have been better.

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Now, a proper train. And you can't get much more proper than a Star - at the head of a cross-country express (Birkenhead to Margate/Sandwich or something like that perhaps)

 

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The close up does rather cruely show the limitations of my painting and lining on the leading brake composite.

 

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The Hornby buffet car is so far away as to not offend on the eye:) Topping up the balast on the pointwork is somewhere on the to-do list - or if brave replacing with Peco bullhead versions when available, though the cut up chairs I added makes them a bit better.

 

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1 hour ago, The Great Bear said:

Now, a proper train.

 

Oh yes!  Lovely stuff. More please.  GWR expresses sweeping through the landscape  do it for me every time. (Though I have been known to glance at the odd goods train.)

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24 minutes ago, checkrail said:

 

Oh yes!  Lovely stuff. More please.  GWR expresses sweeping through the landscape  do it for me every time. (Though I have been known to glance at the odd goods train.)

 

Absolutely, so what have you got planned for the Easter weekend.:drink_mini:

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Having bought the Hornby suburban coaches when they came out a year ago, finally here's a train with them in.

 

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The second coach, strengthening the set to five coaches, is a home made C23. The transfers on the coach ends eventually will get changed to London Division; I think from discussion in the topic on the coaches such a set was used; or if it wasn't rule no.1 applies:smile_mini: The Bulldog is a home made hybrid of Bachmann Earl plus 3d printed body. Running it here has exposed a problem, in my excited haste to finish it I didn't put any weight in the boiler, so the phrase "couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding applies". Oops:fool:

 

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The five coach train doesn't quite fit on the platform and on the up side it's shorter still the loco would need to stand off the platform, I don't know if that would be protypical? The siding in the foreground will led to the Bacon factory...at some point. Mind you the inset track in the goods yard ought to be re-done too. Oh and yes, I forgot the tail lamp on the train!

 

More shortly...

 

 

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58 minutes ago, The Great Bear said:

Having bought the Hornby suburban coaches when they came out a year ago, finally here's a train with them in.

 

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The second coach, strengthening the set to five coaches, is a home made C23. The transfers on the coach ends eventually will get changed to London Division; I think from discussion in the topic on the coaches such a set was used; or if it wasn't rule no.1 applies:smile_mini: The Bulldog is a home made hybrid of Bachmann Earl plus 3d printed body. Running it here has exposed a problem, in my excited haste to finish it I didn't put any weight in the boiler, so the phrase "couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding applies". Oops:fool:

 

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The five coach train doesn't quite fit on the platform and on the up side it's shorter still the loco would need to stand off the platform, I don't know if that would be protypical? The siding in the foreground will led to the Bacon factory...at some point. Mind you the inset track in the goods yard ought to be re-done too. Oh and yes, I forgot the tail lamp on the train!

 

More shortly...

 

 

 

It's acceptable for the loco to be beyond the platform, provided it is in rear of the starting signal.

 

 

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I had the same problem with a Ratio Johnson slim boilered 4-4-0. It wouldn't pull at all until I put the motor in the tender and filled the whole loco with lead. The funny thing was I also had a pair of the 2-4-0s and they could pull as much as an etched 2F. 4-4-0s have always been a problem. It looks very nice though. Even if it is green.:O 

Regards Lez.  

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How come I have missed this thread until now? Absolutely superb and I really do like your passenger stock.

 

Well done,

 

Brian

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Great shots.  Really like the Bulldog.  I wonder of Bachmann will eventually oblige?  They've got most of the makings I guess.

 

John C.

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A few shots of a goods train...

 

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Probably the last for a while as I'm running out of working locos:sad_mini: Most are in boxes and not fitted with decoders yet, for safe keeping until the layout is complete and everything tidy... which never seems to happen. Plus a few more are in various stages of disassembly where plans to detail or get running have hit the buffers of time/patience/skill.

 

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