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by torikoos
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: Posting Failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Posting Failure

Hi Deano, that's odd indeed, I'll have to look into that... I must admit I haven't used the 'preview' button myself recently, but I'll give it a try by posting this message...... ......And that seems to be working OK. How are you adding the pictures? Are you trying to post them directly to the forum...
by torikoos
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: BUILD A STRUCTURE CHALLENGE WINTER 2015/2016 VOTE
Replies: 4
Views: 2705

BUILD A STRUCTURE CHALLENGE WINTER 2015/2016 VOTE

Fellow members please cast your votes on the results of the Build a Structure Challenge Winter 2015.

Entries can be found in the challenge section, as well as here in the Structures and Scenery section.

Voting closes on April 1st 2016

Thanks, Koos
by torikoos
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Challenge 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3698

Re: Challenge 2015

THAT's IT. This is the official notification for the end of Winter challenge 2015. Unfortunately, we have had very few participants, we only had an N scale structure by Dean Halls , and a Roundhouse by Peter Bowen. In particular Peter many thanks for your posting of progress pictures and techniques ...
by torikoos
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: OPSIG
Topic: OPSIG newsletters
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

OPSIG newsletters

Hi all, with apologies for the delay, I had forgotten to check the 'publish' box for these to appear.

You can now find the Opsig Newsletters on the main website, after you log in as a member.
Here's the direct link: http://www.nmrabr.org.uk/opsig-newsletters

Koos
by torikoos
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: TWO times GP30
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Re: TWO times GP30

And two more in better light.

ImageMore GP30 by Koos, on Flickr

ImageMore GP30 by Koos, on Flickr

Koos
by torikoos
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: TWO times GP30
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Re: TWO times GP30

Both of them were equipped with Loksound Select Direct decoders, using Sugarcube speakers (two per loco) and mini LED's with fiber optics for the lights. Here are the decoders in place: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1532/24430364692_887e3f64c5_c.jpg Lights construction by Koos , on Flickr After ass...
by torikoos
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: TWO times GP30
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

TWO times GP30

Summer last year I was given a task by a friend, to paint and detail two GP30's he had, into Southern Pacific / Cotton Belt units. He would pay for his share of details and parts, and in return for the work I was to keep one of them. I didn't think too long and so it was that I went home with two Li...
by torikoos
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Blue box SD40-2
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

Re: Blue box SD40-2

I would cut the plastic of the numberboards off the headlight section on both sides, and fit them separately with a drop of glue. Before fitting, use some black paint to mask the sides etc to stop light leakage, unless you want to illuminate them separately. (micro leds would do nicely). Then the he...
by torikoos
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Sheffield ModelRailway Show
Replies: 0
Views: 899

Sheffield ModelRailway Show

Dear all, this year's Sheffield ModelRailway Show had to move forward by a week as not to interfere with Easter. The details are below. The NMRA-BR will also have our stand present. There is some US content at the show, but final line up is still to be announced. Sheffield Model Railway Exhibition 1...
by torikoos
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming
Topic: Gosport Group meet calendar dates 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 803

Gosport Group meet calendar dates 2016

Here is the full list including our "away games". 16 Jan Our Running meet 19-21 Feb Brighton Modelworld with Solent Summit 19 March Our Running Meet 16 April Fordingbridge Model Railway Ex. with Solent Summit 21 May Our Alverstoke Show 18 June Our Running Meet 20 August Our Alverstoke Show 3/4 Sept ...
by torikoos
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Merry Canadian Pacific Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Re: Merry Canadian Pacific Christmas

It's always very nice to see these :-)
by torikoos
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 5376

Re: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls

Real water - now that is a challenge - I had thought about it but after due consideration it seemed a step too far at this point in my budding layout building career!!! Have you considered watching the 'how to model water' series by our own Kathy Millatt on youtube? It will show you that it is not ...
by torikoos
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Blue box SD40-2
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

Re: Blue box SD40-2

So far, so good with the SD40-2 loco. New wheels fitted, A-line Mashima fitted, now for the fun bit. I've re-wired the trucks and will put a LokSound Direct decoder in it, above the motor. Obviously hard wired, which shouldn't pose to much of a problem. I want to fit ditch lights, lights etc. but I...
by torikoos
Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: counterfeit model railroad products
Replies: 1
Views: 978

Re: counterfeit model railroad products

For balance of reporting, I should also add that the company in question has replied to Rapido's alligations on their facebook page:

A link is here: https://www.facebook...978438/?fref=ts
by torikoos
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: counterfeit model railroad products
Replies: 1
Views: 978

counterfeit model railroad products

On behalf of rapido trains: Please be aware that I have from good sources that a lot of the Big Dawg Originals (owned by Bruce and Jeannie Gavins from WA state) products are rip off of several manufacturers , I have no proof, but below should be a warning to all that potentially want to deal with th...