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malB

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One thing to bear in mind, if you're using the ciggerette lighter socket. Make sure the socket stays "live" even after you remove the ignition key. As if it doesn't you'll be wasting your time when using the panel out and about. Understandable it wouldn't be advisable to park up and leave the car with the bonnet up and using the crocodile clips...... I bought minefrom Halfords.

malB

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Pretty well every time this topic pops up, I always remember the comparisons from a century ago, to, today. The comparison being from Beamish, back in 1913 it took a "faceworker" [that's the guy who dug the coal at the coalface] half a shift to earn the price of a loaf of bread 1d [one old penny] a shift being 10-12 hours. Today with the minimum/living wage [£8.21 and hour] it takes a worker minutes to earn the price of a loaf [depending where you buy] from about 80p and shifts these day are 8 hours, ok I know there are certain shifts that are longer.

malB

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There;s an interesting feature on "Comeback Castle" and Vintage Trains on the BBC website:-

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47832176

malB

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I've both Aldi and Lidl bookmarked on my browze. As they both have quite a selection of"wierd & wonderfull" items in their Thursday/Sunday dealsWink.

malB

330 posts

Yes I watched the program too. Quite agree with Bulleidboy about the guy at the visitor centre, he was quite scathing about previous management and pleased that the former management they replaced were back. As for scrapping the "old/unused" moulds certainly smacks as asset stripping and running the company down. Good to see that Simon Kohler admitted/acknowledged they'd been caught out by the competition..... Which can be a good thing, as IMO Hornby had by the late severnties early eighties, fallen behind detail wise and were trading on their name/past glories.

malB

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Well now, I've gotten round to getting a sheet of 5mm foamboard 24" X 33" approx from Hobbycraft. One side is grey, the other black. Now the fun and games starts, when I attempt to cut it to shape around my trackwork. Having said that I'm not planning to "pave" the whole track layout....... Thanks again to everyone for their advice.

malB

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Thanks for the replies so far Guys. Don't worry LC I hadn't forgotton to leave flangeways or swing space for the point blades.......Wink

malB

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I'm after a bit of advise on, how to model a yard with the track set into a cobbled/tarmaced area. Not all the track will be inset, the track I've used is a selection of set track lengths with set track left, right and Y points as necessary. I've an idea of using cork floor tiles as they are the righ thickness to bring the road surface upto the rail height and use thick card between the rails cut to shape as necessary in the points.  The cork tiles will be in turn coated in turn to look like a road surface.....

malB

330 posts

Can but agree with these latest replies. In so much as it seems to have been "highjacked" for want of a better term by one or two [I'd go as far to say] Trolls...........

malB

330 posts

OK here's a poser for you. How can you tell if my car is taxed or not these days, as for a couple of years now the DLVA haven't issued Tax Discs' that you stuck on the windscreen?

OK in my case I pay at a higher rate as my car has a 1.8 engine. What's more off thr top of my head I can't remember how much it is, other than I pay monthly by direct debit which in turn costs slightly...... [It's about £180, though as I do it by monthly DD it's about £195]

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