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by jus
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: An enforced break
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: An enforced break

So sorry to hear of your loss. This might sound wrong to suggest it, but the modelling may be able to help you. I got into it a few years back when I was suffering severely with depression and anxiety. It gave me focus, and I set little goals for myself within the model, and I truly believe that thi...
by jus
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Having to leave the hobby.
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Re: Having to leave the hobby.

Justin, looking at your nice lot of wagons on Ebay, you state on there "You get what you see in the photo.". Be careful the winning bidder may insist on having your big toe!!!!!!!!!! having just stubbed said toe on a box of stuff, the winning bidder can have it. it sodding well hurts now....
by jus
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Having to leave the hobby.
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Having to leave the hobby.

Hi all Just a quick post, to one and all, to say thank you for all the help and advice I have received on here over the last 3 years or so. You made me a better modeller, and hopefully, in some small way, I have helped a few of you guys too. I'm sadly being forced to put my model rail hobby into lon...
by jus
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: slow running
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: slow running

you're not alone.

I have an ageing lima 45xx which runs lovely forwards, even at slow speed. In reverse, it stutters, stumbles and growls like a drunken bear. I've check the drive etc, and there's nothing catching. I gave up trying to fix it.
by jus
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Materials

The cork tiles I used for my new project are supposed to be 3mm thick. They are from Wickes. Look in the flooring section. You get 9/10 in a pack for about £9 max. They are bonded one side, and this makes them easy to glue to mdf or ply.
by jus
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R2239 Mallard
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: R2239 Mallard

Ahha, ok so maybe ill try taking the spring out completely to lower the front wheels and weighting the bogie with a bit of lead or something to stop it skipping...or just leave it to i and hope lol On my A3, I removed the spring altogether and didn't add any lead to the bogie. It seems to work quit...
by jus
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R2239 Mallard
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: R2239 Mallard

Spring on the front bogie: you got lucky there. Suppose to be fitted to all the Hornby Gresley pacific models but never had one in six purchases. It helps with trackholding. The spring being fitted can account for the front pair of driving wheels skimming the rails, as it's too strong, and lifts th...
by jus
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: My planned layout
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: My planned layout

I'm assuming this n gauge. Since you mention 1:144 scale.

I think you should interlink the two ovals, otherwise it's got very limited running possibilities. I would also plan to have a decent proportion off scene as a fiddle yard.
by jus
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: My First Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Re: My First Layout

You have two reverse curves on your plan, this will probably cause derailments unless you put a double straight in (something like a R601). Regards, Mark EDIT LINE- reverse curves are your pink and light green curves that look like an "S" Interesting that you say this. I've had reverse cu...
by jus
Thu May 31, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby locomotive packaging
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Hornby locomotive packaging

You have to hack away at the poly insert - and with the new tender connection - you would have to separate loco and tender - not ideal... :roll: Quite a large number of people buy/ build stock boxes. You can make them from cheap box files, 6 mm ply or mdf and soft fabric, such as felt. Cut mdf or p...
by jus
Thu May 31, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 150cm x 100cm Baseboard - MY FIRST.
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: 150cm x 100cm Baseboard - MY FIRST.

Looking good there. I'm intrigued about the Hornby remote control box. Never seen one before. Must admit I wouldn't have sealed the wires in like that. Gonna be interesting if a fault developed. I would have covered it win thin mdf or fibreboard with screws so it would be protected, yet easily acces...
by jus
Tue May 29, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Hornby track to Peco Streamline code 100
Replies: 4
Views: 3596

Re: Hornby track to Peco Streamline code 100

You can connect Peco Code 100 Streamline to Peco Settrack and Hornby track. I've mixed all three on my layout to make best use of space. I have a Streamline 3 way point, Y points, Setrack curved and straight points all mixed up. You can see some photos on my layout thread. I concur. I have a mix of...
by jus
Tue May 22, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: hornby R641 point derailing HELP!!
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: hornby R641 point derailing HELP!!

I've found this problem with rolling stock with sprung bogies. It was driving me mad. In the end I took a sharp blade to the gully where the wheel runs, and made it deeper. That solved the trick for me. It didn't seem to matter about weight.
by jus
Tue May 22, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Buffers & Lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Buffers & Lamps

Assuming you're running dc, not dcc, then you could use lit switches, these would light up if you turned the switch on. If you arrange them so that you isolate the sidings at the end of the points, it will indicate where there is power, and allow you to move locos along the sidings without having to...
by jus
Sat May 19, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Uncoupling Wands for Tension Lock Couplings
Replies: 10
Views: 2053

Re: Uncoupling Wands for Tension Lock Couplings

This is just a science labs non pointed angled seeker, used in dissection of animals or plants. They usually have wooden handles. Can cost as little a pound fifty.

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