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by DCRFAN 3
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

Hi DCR fan, The 18' reference refers to the length of the box cars and gondolas - probably the same ON30 stuff that Bachmann have been selling as pairs for some years. I think they have used the HO scale "Porter" 0-6-0 chassis to save costs and the simplified valve gear is a compromise as...
by DCRFAN 3
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

I'm confused. Where does 18 inch gauge fit in?

The WW1 trench lines were 24 inch gauge.

Bachmann has built the locos in 1/48 scale so on 16.5mm scale gauge so the represented gauge has risen to 31 inch.
by DCRFAN 3
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 198
Views: 109248

Re: Pauls Card Challenge Layout

Great weekend. As per normal lots of positive comments on the cute little layouts.
by DCRFAN 3
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 198
Views: 109248

Re: Pauls Card Challenge Layout

Oh no :( RIP. I've been stuck in bed for five days with seasonal cough and cold so probably feel a bit like the expired motor bogie. But hey only 12 years of running, what is Bachmann doing these days :P

Providing the ills disappear I'm still planning in coming over to help this weekend.

Paul
by DCRFAN 3
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 571
Views: 219283

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Aussie work trip not before 26 Aug so I'm good to assist.
by DCRFAN 3
Wed May 22, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Two major crimes in Gn15 and Gnine
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: Two major crimes in Gn15 and Gnine

Monument Valley railway. Nice setting :D
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 571
Views: 219283

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Great no clash. Noted in calender.
by DCRFAN 3
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 571
Views: 219283

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Gavin,

What are the dates as I have trip to Brisbane so hope no clash.

Paul
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
Views: 138953

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Peter M, How about this WW2 German Army car (Opel?) converted to run on narrow gauge track. I'm sure it would be right at home on the farm. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7883/46476959785_f6d5009f80_c.jpg 1228121962_pic by tankienz , on Flickr There are several 1/35th kits of similar car available l...
by DCRFAN 3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 - Steve Bennett - Howard Martin - announcement
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Pepper 7 - Steve Bennett - Howard Martin - announcement

Great news he is feeling better.
by DCRFAN 3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: narrow gauge model question
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: narrow gauge model question

12mm is just the track gauge. What scale do you wish to build in? To explain the difference: 12mm gauge in 1/35th scale = 420mm prototype gauge 12mm gauge in 1/43th scale (UK O scale) = 516mm prototype gauge 12mm gauge in 1/48th scale (US O scale) = 576mm prototype gauge 12 gauge in 1/72nd scale = 8...
by DCRFAN 3
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New Heywood books coming
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: New Heywood books coming

The new images sounds interesting.
by DCRFAN 3
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Update
Replies: 55
Views: 4555

Re: Estate Update

Neat. It really looks the part.
by DCRFAN 3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 87
Views: 37241

Re: amoured train 15'' romney hyde

No not the 1/35th scale project but I'm just scoping a 1/48th scale version. Armoured trains either carried their own track repair supplies and workers or they were available on call so yes a train could be temporally delayed but had the ability to repair minor track breaks. Against lightly armed gu...
by DCRFAN 3
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 87
Views: 37241

Re: amoured train 15'' romney hyde

I've resurrected this thread as I made amazing discovery at https://forum.axishistory.com/index.php which is an extract from the War Diary of the British Army unit the built the armoured train. The model train enthousiast in 1940 was the Battalion Adjutant of the 6th Somerset Light Infantry, one cap...
by DCRFAN 3
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 10191

Re: Crundells Estate

Well done after a successful weekend. I know how you feel after a solo weekend effort. Take a day off then back into modelling :P
by DCRFAN 3
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: The Cactus Peezza
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: The Cactus Peezza

Have you got a permit to fell that protected cactus
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Update
Replies: 55
Views: 4555

Re: Estate Update

It had become clear, well to me at least, that your b****y smelly engines that now won't go around you corners, need to replaced by modern, economical infernal combustion locomotives with nice petite wheelbases or even better mounted on a pair of bogies. Retire those boilers to heat the big house. :P
by DCRFAN 3
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: 1/48 Rail Jeep
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: 1/48 Rail Jeep

Your right, it almost needs a little Thomas style face just to scare the baddies you understand :lol:
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"
Replies: 17
Views: 1496

Re: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"

HaHa - smashing - I do remember you and your modelling. If I remember rightly there was quite a few of us back in the day that really championed whimsy. I also remember a couple of pitched battles when some folk started cutting up rough about scale fidelity and the like - well we saw them off prett...
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: 1/48 Rail Jeep
Replies: 2
Views: 288

1/48 Rail Jeep

Recently I have been dabbling in 1/48 plastic military vehicles for new Pacific Island aircraft layout (aka a big display diorama) with accompanying former Japanese Navy 2ft gauge tramway. So I got me interested in 1/48 as a non aircraft modelling scale and I have returned to a former subject I used...
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again
Replies: 25
Views: 1754

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

donation sent via Paypal.

Paul
by DCRFAN 3
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 79788

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Thats looking real nice.
by DCRFAN 3
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 79788

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Hope the church congregation have surged out on a few satined glass windows :wink:

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