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For what its worth Mick if you can stretch your budget the Triumph is a really good option. I have had plenty of Jap bikes over the years and it has to be said they were really good and I enjoyed em. But the Tiger looks like a go anywhere bike and best of all it has that sweet sounding smooth reliable 3 pot they are renown for.

Go on go for it!  :)

 
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: Latest Farish release dates
« Last post by Jerry Howlett on Today at 06:36:14 pm »
I got a mail from Hattons about the Hawksworth BG in maroon, 35 ish.. Yikes!!!
The last lot of coaches I bought were the maroon colletts at 9 a piece. 

Have to find a way of buying it without Mrs "H" finding out the cost, a bit of a problem as she has the UK account.

Jerry
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: Latest Farish release dates
« Last post by bluedepot on Today at 06:32:28 pm »
so 'on order'  means not arriving for a year or more then???

Tim


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Layout Planning / Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Last post by kirky on Today at 06:28:38 pm »
In reply to Kirky I only have my self to blame I did not paint both sides or the hidden edges.
Completely disagree Di. Im not sure that painting/sealing the bottom and edges would have prevented the problems anyway. MDF is a notoriously difficult material to keep stable.
Like the new plan though.
Cheers
Kirky
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Layout Planning / Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Last post by daveg on Today at 06:27:02 pm »
Not meant to be a criticism at all but your plan does look a tiny bit 'tame', if I dare use that description.

You have such great modelling skills that perhaps you could do something just a bit different. Silly suggestion perhaps but how about a single track from the station inner loop across the board to the fiddle yard - or the other way round? That could mean a break in the houses and include a level crossing for extra visual interest.

Hope you don't mind my suggestion!  :-X

Whatever you decide, I'm sure we all look forward to seeing what you do.  :thumbsup:

Dave G
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: Latest Farish release dates
« Last post by jacowin80 on Today at 06:11:50 pm »
By the looks of this it seems to me as any new announcements are 2 years away minimum.  Interesting to see the pullman set listed as December.  I was hoping some new HHA's would be announced next year but it would probably be 2020+ before they were to see my layout.
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Layout Planning / Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Last post by Ditape on Today at 06:00:43 pm »


Using existing baseboard, buildings and a mix of old and new track this is what the new PLYMBRIDGE may look like, all and any constructive criticism welcome. A majority of the visable track will be Peco code 55 with electro frog points, the hidden curves and curved points will be Peco code 80 as there are as yet no code 55 curved points. I will probably go for wire in tube operation for the points which will allow me to add servos at a later date if I decide to go down the automation route.


In reply to Kirky I only have my self to blame I did not paint both sides or the hidden edges.
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Vehicles / Re: A2 Models - 3d printed vehicles in various scales
« Last post by javlinfaw7 on Today at 05:59:46 pm »
The Studebaker tanker looks like a copy of the old Dinky tanker from the 50's , this suggests that a lot of them are dinky copies.https://www.a2models.nl/data/articles/images/big/b_1970.jpg

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Other Items / Re: Railtec Transfers
« Last post by kirky on Today at 05:50:35 pm »
Yep, totally agree, they are very high quality transfers indeed. On the other hand, Fox transfers ...  :veryangry:

cheers
Kirky
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Layout Planning / Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Last post by kirky on Today at 05:48:19 pm »
, can I ask, what do you think the warping of the traverser was down to?

2 reasons;- 1 it was made from 12mm MDF ( which I have since been warned is liable to warp ), 2 possibly at fairly rapid temp change from my normal 19 c to a sweltering  very humid 30 odd today.

Its most likely to be the humidity. MDF is known to absorb moisture very efficiently.
I was interested to see how the MDF would work in action. My initial interest was based on a friend's model who had a baseboard built for him in MDF, and it ended up being trashed for similar reasons. (My gripe with MDF as a baseboard material has always been the weight of it.)
I thought your usage may have fared better since you clearly painted it, thus forming a seal. I wonder if you painted the underneath of the traverser board, or the other boards for that matter, bacasue the warping could be there too.

cheers
Kirky
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