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  1. It's the other way round - 243 is medium viscosity, 603 is low viscosity. We use various types of Loctite at work (a north London train maintenance depot), and 243 is generally the go-to stuff if you don't want something coming loose. Generally a little spot is all that is needed, but it can be enough to make removal of bolts etc very difficult. Gearbox drain plug bolts are torqued to 120Nm, but it's often at least double that to crack them off again afterwards to undo them. So it should be fine for 2mm scale crank pins!
  2. I'm sure others are more informed, but I'm pretty sure it's only the occasional Ge 4/4 ii that is used.
  3. 5944

    EBay madness

    Have Rails been dumpster diving? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134124575376?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=7NGT9XstTyC&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=dltlllrnrym&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134124575420?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=7NGT9XstTyC&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=dltlllrnrym&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY I assume they've got someone new doing the eBay side of things. The photos aren't as good and the prices are a bit keen at times, but those are just fit for the bin!
  4. Just had a chance to try it on a laptop, and it's still the same if I'm logged in but fine if not logged in. That's on both Chrome and Edge. I also tried Incognito browsing and got the same error. Layout Topics, Prototype Discussions and M, M & M seem to be the only ones that it affects for me, though I haven't tried all the various sub-forums.
  5. 5944

    EBay madness

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125294447887?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=SDtBIhkfSOm&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=dltlllrnrym&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY Fully working but missing all the valve gear, and with some weird substitute in its place!
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    EBay madness

    £32k for a completely rotten, stripped spares donor tube coach is more than some of Llangollen's fully operational Mk1s sold last year!
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    EBay madness

    It would be a good deal to get all the track and possibly some working parts and usable woodwork for that price. I think the reason it hasn't sold is that the address is halfway between Rennes and Brest - a four hour drive from Cherbourg and nearly 7 hours from Calais! If it was in the UK chances it would've gone by now, rather than being relisted half a dozen times.
  8. I'm getting the same thing, also in Prototype Discussions. It's doing the same thing in Layout Topics too. Like @11B, all other sections and sub-forums are working fine. I've tried the same work arounds as well, and get the same results. Only tried on Android phone, but I'll try on a Windows laptop later.
  9. Incidentally, this popped up on Facebook this morning. https://fb.watch/cyBWh6H9Og/ Hopefully that link will work, even if you don't do Facebook. 2-8-2T 940.036 was sectioned a few years ago, but has recently been placed on rollers and become an interactive exhibit. Certainly looks a more interesting and educational way of doing it than just hacking a loco apart.
  10. No "Pietrarsa Expresses" advertised this year at present. In previous years they were top and tailed with a pair of E626 electric locos, but they had the copper stolen out of them. Last year was a pair of E656 electric locos instead, not nearly as interesting sadly.
  11. I believe it is part of the Rivarossi collection. It used to be about 7500 items! Rails sold a load off about 5 years ago, so this is some of what remains. There was certainly a lot of bad feeling towards Hornby in Italy when the first batch came up for sale.
  12. The delays at Newport would've been down to someone falling between a train and the platform at Cardiff after the rugby and suffering life changing injuries.
  13. The brown vehicle is a diesel railcar, ALn 990.1005. It's the last surviving ALn 990 after the other preserved one was destroyed by fire a few years ago. It's currently at Palermo being restored, slowly, by Treno Doc. Most recent photo I can find is of it under a tarpaulin in 2019.
  14. Interesting to compare the differences in handrails and rain strips between the two in the photo as well.
  15. https://www.dampflokomotivarchiv.de/index.php?nav=1412418&lang=1&id=101518&action=portrait A couple of recent photos of the loco at the bottom of the above link.
  16. It looks like there is tag on top that should fit into a slot under the running board. Should be an easy fix, but best take it back. Schools valve gear does seem to have a habit of failing and mangling itself. You see quite a few pop up on eBay with one side all twisted up or missing entirely.
  17. A good video of 71 here from a few years ago. No exhaust noise as such, but it does look like the turbine exhausts out of the chimney. No idea if that's enough to create a decent draught in the firebox though.
  18. Not that I know of. It's pretty niche! There's a few Italian forums and plenty of Facebook pages though. Google translate does a reasonable job of getting the message across.
  19. The only locomotive I know of that has a registered trademark is 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley. https://sirnigelgresley.org.uk/mob-trademark.shtml Only the nameplate though. It was done basically to stop manufacturers of cheap tat making money if they include the loco's nameplate in their product. If you ask permission, generally it'll be granted on the basis that a donation is made to the society.
  20. Wasn't a lot of the reason for 2MTs due to weight considerations, rather than minimal power? The thing that confused me is why did BR decide it needed both 2-6-0 and 4-6-0 4MTs, as well as tender and tank versions of 3MTs.
  21. It looks a bit undernourished for some reason, though apparently the measurements check out. It's put me off buying one.
  22. 5944

    EBay madness

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FLEISCHMANN-1339-BOX-END-LABEL-for-FS-CLASS-E-428-ELECTRIC-LOCOMOTIVE-ob-/144397776630?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 Please, please, please, someone tell me he's not trying to sell a piece of cardboard with a sticker on it for best part of 30 quid?!
  23. The bit of brass wire representing the conduit to the resistor bank fan on the underframe is a nice touch!
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    EBay madness

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAMESON-BRASS-KIT-BUILT-MODEL-OF-A-LMS-CORONATION-CLASS-4-6-2-STREAMLINE-LOCO-/304289601170?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 At least for nearly £400 you get free postage! Flangeless centre driving wheels too. Some of his other stuff is, err, keenly priced should we say. £65 for a Mainline J72. Or the same price for a Lima Small Prairie - how much is a Bachmann one?! And to go full Gosturde, we also have "rare" and "kitbuilt" bandied about for pretty grotty RTR stuff. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/00-KIT-BUILT-MODEL-NoXXX-BR-COMPOSITE-SUBURBAN-COACH-RARE-/304289595295?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  25. https://www.max-model.it/en/model-train-decals-scale-1-87/1149-lettering-uic-rail-freight-wagons-f-and-ff-m52151.html These are ok for later wagons, but not for 1960s ones sadly. https://www.duegieditricestore.it/kit-ttm/2620-ttm-kit-05-carro-f-con-garitta.html These make up into nice models, and include transfers, but are for plywood bodied wagons rather than planked ones.
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