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by BrianMoore
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: What was your early inspiration?
Replies: 13
Views: 7795

Re: What was your early inspiration?

After many years of Tri-ang Hornby as a child, It was David Jenkinson's excellent, if somewhat mis-titled book, "Modelling Historic Railways" that got me back into railway modelling when I came across it in an Exeter library in 1985. I borrowed it for six months on the trot, and read it from cover t...
by BrianMoore
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: A dodgy-but-enjoyable duo
Replies: 0
Views: 2371

A dodgy-but-enjoyable duo

Here's the pair of locomotives that I ran on freight duties at today's Western Union meet in Plymouth. The RS11/GP9 combination sounded wonderful, and didn't look half bad, either.

ImageRS11 & GP9 combo by bxmoore, on Flickr
by BrianMoore
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: More SP freight train fun
Replies: 0
Views: 2323

More SP freight train fun

Rob and I had some more fun last week too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKsKlD71Bng
by BrianMoore
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Operations - Recommended Reading
Replies: 3
Views: 4538

Re: Operations - Recommended Reading

Dear L05464 (or may I call you L05 ?) Great links and many thanks. It would be great to get some more information in respect of your experiences operating on Mike Tricker's layout. Do I perceive, L05, that your name may be Keith, and that you are presently NMRA(BR) President? There's a link somewher...
by BrianMoore
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Cleveland Convention 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2265

Re: Cleveland Convention 2014

Thanks for this, Kathy. Your blog is fab, and is recommended reading to all. My only criticism is that the mouth-watering food pictures from your recent US trip create a step too far.
by BrianMoore
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Permanente Local
Replies: 2
Views: 2437

Permanente Local

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzdnOXSuUx0

A few days ago, Rob Mallett and I had a lot of fun creating an accurate rendition of Southern Pacific's Permanente Local.

Thanks for looking.
by BrianMoore
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Recommended sound decoders Athearn RTR GP40
Replies: 8
Views: 6477

Re: Recommended sound decoders Athearn RTR GP40

I would always recommend the Loksound Select or V4. The motor control is wonderful, straight out of the box, and rarely needs any tweaking. The sounds can also be upgraded when new or better are released, and are in some cases better than Tsunami. The horn sounds are almost all much better. Tsunamis...
by BrianMoore
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Cab Forward fun
Replies: 0
Views: 2212

Cab Forward fun

I picked up an MTH Southern Pacific AC-6 Cab Forward a couple of weeks ago, in a swap for 6 Trix UP 40' boxcars. The owner of the AC-6 was happy to part with it, as the smoke generator and headlight had stopped working, and also because, despite what MTH claims, their own-brand non-DCC decoder is no...
by BrianMoore
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: Why YOU don't contribute posts...
Replies: 12
Views: 6943

Re: Why YOU don't contribute posts...

Thank you for that, Keith.

Other inquiring minds would also like to know, since the site still receives a reasonable number of visitors.
by BrianMoore
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Layout suggestions for RDCs & Doodlebugs
Replies: 3
Views: 4952

Re: Layout suggestions for RDCs & Doodlebugs

You don't even need a depot, if it takes up too much space. just a small platform, and possibly a space to park a mail truck. Older doodlebugs sometimes pulled a mail or other coach, or a couple of boxcars, and switched them too. Budd RDCs did the same on rare occasions, but the manufacturer's instr...
by BrianMoore
Tue May 27, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Achievement Programme - Chief Dispatcher
Replies: 8
Views: 6941

Re: Achievement Programme - Chief Dispatcher

I'm sure that at least a few of us have put in a very large bag of hours on Yardmaster/Engineer/Conductor/Dispatcher duties that would fit into the descriptions that satisfy the NMRA rules. We've been "operating" most months for at least a couple of years now.
by BrianMoore
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Module spec release 2
Replies: 13
Views: 8808

Re: Module spec release 2

If not approved, who are you anticipating will approve it? I am not sure there is a process beyond the working group now approving any uodates to the recommended specification. I can put it to the BOD for approval if that is what we think is needed. I am inclined to place an updated version 2 on th...
by BrianMoore
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Single Track Module Set
Replies: 6
Views: 6458

Re: Single Track Module Set

All I can add is that I eventually plan to do a single-track "spacer" module in HO, and mine will depict a city street running scene, with lots of buildings made from DPM packs (some semi-flat), and probably a grade crossing. An expanded version of Andy Gautrey's Grunge Street. http://www.rmweb.co.u...
by BrianMoore
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: RS Tower 1 February 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2899

Re: RS Tower 1 February 2014

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/12253272395_bf321f1c4e_z.jpg Four Geeps by bxmoore , on Flickr SP GP9s crossing the RS Tower diamond. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/12253812146_ae4d577ea5_z.jpg 3 x GP38-2 at RS Tower. by bxmoore , on Flickr Mel Rogers' detailed trio of Athearn GP-38-2s.