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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 253905 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #855 on: May 25, 2016, 06:39:31 PM »
I think the one in the background is the layout Paul, the one up front is a test track..  ;)
Gerard  :wave:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #856 on: May 25, 2016, 08:52:53 PM »
Is that another layout lurking in the background?

That's the old door-mounted layout I was using as a test track - once I've laid the track on the new one, the scenics will be transferred! :-)
"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #857 on: May 25, 2016, 09:43:59 PM »
Is that another layout lurking in the background?

That's the old door-mounted layout I was using as a test track - once I've laid the track on the new one, the scenics will be transferred! :-)

Cool that's my daily blonde moment over

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #858 on: May 26, 2016, 10:31:11 AM »
Is that another layout lurking in the background?

That's the old door-mounted layout I was using as a test track - once I've laid the track on the new one, the scenics will be transferred! :-)

Cool that's my daily blonde moment over

You only have one per day?! I think I must be into the dozens... ;)
"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #859 on: May 26, 2016, 10:56:48 AM »
Is that another layout lurking in the background?

That's the old door-mounted layout I was using as a test track - once I've laid the track on the new one, the scenics will be transferred! :-)

Cool that's my daily blonde moment over

You only have one per day?! I think I must be into the dozens... ;)

I have more senior moments now I suppose seeing as im 40

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #860 on: May 26, 2016, 11:08:48 AM »
Is that another layout lurking in the background?

That's the old door-mounted layout I was using as a test track - once I've laid the track on the new one, the scenics will be transferred! :-)

Cool that's my daily blonde moment over

You only have one per day?! I think I must be into the dozens... ;)

I have more senior moments now I suppose seeing as im 40

You're still a youngster! I was born in the sixties (just)... ;)
"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #861 on: May 26, 2016, 12:15:30 PM »
Is that another layout lurking in the background?

That's the old door-mounted layout I was using as a test track - once I've laid the track on the new one, the scenics will be transferred! :-)

Cool that's my daily blonde moment over

You only have one per day?! I think I must be into the dozens... ;)

I have more senior moments now I suppose seeing as im 40

You're still a youngster! I was born in the sixties (just)... ;)

My sister claims I have the mental age of a 7 year old in a Gorilla;s body, which I think is very  rude as I reckon I'm 13

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #862 on: May 26, 2016, 01:45:13 PM »
Don't you youngsters rabbit on about age!  :whistle: Just wait 'til you get past the really big 80 then you can talk, - but by then you'll be past caring!
Cheers MIKE
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #863 on: May 31, 2016, 10:46:27 AM »
Fifty thousand views?! Wow, everyone, I am touched and humbled...  :NGaugersRule:


Most of my loco-fixing kit is in boxes pending a house move, but I've been keeping busy getting my new test track functional. The main track is all down, just a couple of sidings to put in - and then lots and lots of scenery and a tunnel or so to hide some of the Heath Robinson construction! ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #864 on: May 31, 2016, 11:50:30 AM »
Its looking good, the gradients will certainly give your locomotives a work out.


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #865 on: May 31, 2016, 02:44:30 PM »
What size is the layout? I like the track plan, just what would keep my little lad happy...

It's roughly 2.5ft by 4. If you made it slightly bigger you could probably have 2 lines running with a DC set-up - I just needed something small and light with lots of corners to test locos with! Most of the track I've used is Peco set track with 1st or 2nd radius curves and very short points to save space.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #866 on: June 01, 2016, 10:09:46 AM »
Just checking the gradients for climb-ability. This isn't an excuse to have a quick play with my Britannia and teak coaches, honest.  :-[

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #867 on: June 01, 2016, 01:51:04 PM »
I always ensure that I play, err sorry test my trains in detail on a regular basis, just in case  :angel:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #868 on: June 08, 2016, 03:44:18 PM »
Sometimes I despair of my optimism. Just bought two spares and repair German locos to try and fix - the body of the streamlined one is melted in the middle and curved like a banana, and the valve gear of the other is mostly missing and/or in a million pieces. Why do I do it to myself? ;)












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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #869 on: June 08, 2016, 05:39:58 PM »
Because like me you can't bare the thought of models being chucked?

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