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  1. Hi Mick, Yes, let's hope Tony gets well soon. My thoughts go out to him and his family
  2. Hi all, though you might like my video of my Blue Pullman set. It's vintage Triang Hornby (Couldn't afford the Bachmann one!). Runs really well. I just love the blue and white livery!



  3. Hi!, Thanks for the comments. Yes, the O gauge track is old Lionel tubular track (which is rusting). It's for a live steam railway (under construction) and I am quite careful when walking around it. My main concern is actually falling into the pool when filming (which I have almost done on a few occasions!). And yes, our little Jack Russell is quite a character, although luckily he doesn't go mad with the trains running!
  4. Thanks Mick, I waited until the wind had dropped a little to be on the safe side. The timber supporting edging I put in place also gives peace-of-mind that they can't fall onto the ground from the raised track, either through wind gusts or derailing! Regards, Marcus
  5. Hi All, just thought I'd share some pics and video of my running session today. It was very windy so had to be careful with debris being blown on the track!
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    Hi Mate, Many thanks for the advise. I'll do some investigating when I have some time. Cheers, Marcus
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    Hi Mate, thanks for the feedback. This is an SD751. I'll take a good look at the bogies/wheel axles when I have some time. It seems like one of the middle wheel axles doesn't have any lateral movement. It could be a lemon loco, or just a design fault. Having been used to European locos (Trix, Brawa, Roco etc.) and Bachmann Branchline UK stock which are mostly great runners, I was expecting something better out of the box. Maybe 3 axle bogies aren't really suited to tighter radius curves.
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    I tested my new Athearn CN loco both on my outdoor layout and my indoor test track. It seems that it really doesn't like curves or points. It constantly comes of the rails. I had to use 2nd radius curves on some sections, but none of my other locos have issues. Has anyone had any experience with this make of models before? It's a real shame because it's a stunning looking loco.
  9. Hi Tony, Thanks for your comments! I've Been looking at your layout progress which looks amazing! Great to know there's at least 2 OO/HO garden modellers in AUS! I've decided to keep this layout pretty simple and so that it doesn't sand out too much (need to keep the wife happy on that front!). I'm trying to really keep the exposed track covered up when not in use. The ply I used is only in a few places, and I painted it with two coats of exterior paint and covered with roof bitumen, so it will hopefully last a while! I've been doing some landscaping work on the tunnel/return loop section of which I'll post some pics. I've also decided to get some US/Canadian stock and have just purchased a CN Athearn loco and 10 freight wagons! It's a railway that covers many continents! I wanted to get a Japanese HO bullet train set, but they are way too expensive! Speak soon. Cheers, Marcus
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