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Continental N Gauge / Re: Viessmann 6478 N Wall lamp
« Last post by Globibahn on Today at 05:21:07 PM »
Thank you very much for your reply @ntpntpntp

I think I will be taking that route :)

Viessmann stuff is just bonkers over priced. Or overly high quality, however you wan tot look at it.

I would adapt somehting from an Ebay China sourced street lamp if you are ok with soldering and tinkering.
RevolutioN Trains / Re: Class 89 - expressions of interest!
« Last post by Steven B on Today at 05:19:22 PM »
Yes, the raspberry ripple mk1s:

If you're modelling the WCML then you could also run it with a battered set of Mk1s and a Derby RTC test car:

It was also quite common to see it on a mk4 set substituting for the class 91s. It was also regularly used to rescue HSTs:

Steven B
N Gauge Discussion / Re: Dapol announce Mk3 Sleepers?
« Last post by MacRat on Today at 05:10:05 PM »
Not mentioned here, a couple days ago Rails of Sheffield and Hattons published Details of the forthcoming models including part numbers and liveries. They can be pre-ordered now.
- Blue/Grey Intercity
- Intercity Executive
- Current GWR Green
- Jarvis Departmental Red
- First Great Western Green "Fag Packet"
- First Great Western Blue "Dynamic Lines"
- ScotRail Caledonian Sleeper
- Serco/Fastline Departmental Red

As Exclusive Modells, KMS Railtech offers the following Variants as Twin-Pack:
- Current Teal Caledonian Sleeper Stack
- First Caledonian Sleeper with white band
- First Caledonian Sleeper debranded

Apparently the models will be delivered UNNUMBERED. Decals would be provided to number ones own rake. I have no other source, but a post on RMweb: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index....comment=3677145
Me too!
N Gauge Kit Built Rolling Stock / Re: Class 71 or 74
« Last post by greenlaneman on Today at 05:04:56 PM »
Some while ago I acquired three Etched Pixels class 71 in resin (second grade castings).
They were designed to be fitted to the Bachmann class 33 with a little bit of filing of the chassis. They are listed on the Etched Pixels website but as unavailable .
Being second grade, they required work, especially around the window openings, and the bottom of the pantograph well needed replacement especially on the loco where the pantograph was not fitted.
They have all been 'completed' and painted in BR blue with yellow noses.
They are currently in my 'round tuit' box for window glazing, decals - especially the loco numbers - and possible changes to the bogie side frames so would be interested in Mr Sprue's bogie side frames x 6
N Gauge Discussion / Re: Farish mk1 interiors
« Last post by PaulCheffus on Today at 05:03:29 PM »

If you’re a member of the 2mm Scale Association they do coach seating that looks like the picture.

Item 4-723


Continental N Gauge / Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Last post by Globibahn on Today at 04:49:37 PM »
Here's the plan re. track junction.

Real Railway Discussion / Re: Railway signs and signals
« Last post by Newportnobby on Today at 04:48:36 PM »
Great find, Martyn.
(It's just pushed me over 100 websites now bookmarked on Opera :doh:)
Layout Construction / Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Last post by Ted on Today at 04:36:10 PM »
Very impressive! Would you not have been a prime candidate for code 40 trackwork...?

Cheers Nick. A pet peeve of mine is wagons and locos bouncing (jigging around) over joints and points. I've been keeping insulated gaps as tight as possible and profiling the edge of rails so there's no lip. My smallest and lightest wagon, the presflo 20T, rolls over them cleanly.

Now... there's a Code 40? I thought Code 55 was the best we had on offer.  :confused1:

Just Googled it... well, you learn something new everyday!

I'd better go and rip it all up and order me some.  :smiley-laughing:
DCC / Re: has anyone got a recomended decoder installer
« Last post by Train Waiting on Today at 04:34:34 PM »
I have heard that Wickness Models provides an excellent service for models that need a bit of work for DCC conversions.

Best wishes.

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