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by Grumpy
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any Ideas What Loco This Is Please?
Replies: 15
Views: 1336

Re: Any Ideas What Loco This Is Please?

It is an interesting looking specimen!
Looks like it should have either a shorter saddle tank, or pannier tanks.
Definitely looks like a Dapol/Airfix kit bash.
by Grumpy
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 1950s road direction signs
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: 1950s road direction signs

Are you thinking of the old Finger boards like the one at Lands End, or the ones with the red triangle above?
by Grumpy
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New dcc controller
Replies: 16
Views: 1635

Re: New dcc controller

Don't eat the contents!

Apparently Californians need telling this!? :lol:
by Grumpy
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Train crews?
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Train crews?

Dart Castings do a few different posed rail crew, including guards and porters.
by Grumpy
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New Design (?) Peco Electrofrog Points
Replies: 14
Views: 1935

Re: New Design (?) Peco Electrofrog Points

whynot wrote:Thanks. So I can just cut it off, then?

No!

What you want are dead-frog points if you want to take power from the blade.
With live-frog you need to switch the frog together with the points. The frog needs isolating joiners so that the two adjoining tracks don't short out.
by Grumpy
Thu May 30, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: D261 The Diesel
Replies: 16
Views: 3241

Re: D261 The Diesel

I have used Halfords paints to repaint a class 47.
The colours were Ford Laurel Green and Ford Highland Green.
Have a look and see what you think of them before taking my word for it.
Hopefully this will show up.

Class 47
by Grumpy
Thu May 16, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Barrels - color coded?
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Barrels - color coded?

I think wood was generally only used for foodstuffs and so the barrels would be branded or stencilled. Steel drums were colour coded to an extent, to show whether it contained flammable, liquid or powder/dry contents, but this wasn't universal or compulsory, I believe. Coding was mainly done with th...
by Grumpy
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: weathered class 25
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: weathered class 25

That is a major improvement. It looks really good, especially with the cab illuminated. It looks like it has been neglected for some time! A greasy blob in centre of buffers and it will look like it has been working hard on the freight runs. :) Track weathering looks good. It looks like an area wher...
by Grumpy
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Condensation - anyone know why ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: Condensation - anyone know why ?

Sounds to me like a bit of everything that has been mentioned above. North facing roof gets no sun so will be colder and with the weather we've had lately, lots of frosts. Heating whilst you are in there and then allowed to cool down over night is a prime moisture trap. Plus it looks like the door i...
by Grumpy
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Panel wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Panel wiring

The problem is due to using DCC. This is a form of AC and as the red LED is dominant it sees the current first. The LED side needs to be powered from a DC supply. It will work properly then, as you have proven when testing on DC.
by Grumpy
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: New Stafford Model Shop :- Topp Trains
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Re: New Stafford Model Shop :- Topp Trains

Brilliant! :D
We need a model shop around here. Have to travel 10's of miles to pick up bits and pieces.
Hope they do well. :)
by Grumpy
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Where to buy NCE PowerCab
Replies: 11
Views: 3101

Re: Where to buy NCE PowerCab

I would recommend DCC Supplies
Not the tidiest of websites, but good service.
Never takes long for stuff to come back into stock, but best to ask first if you are in a rush.
by Grumpy
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Boats/Marina scene - 4mm scale
Replies: 12
Views: 4289

Re: Boats/Marina scene - 4mm scale

E2V, I suggest you read the first post again! :)

Steve, this is the only company I am aware of that produces boats specifically for 00 guage modelling. Langley Models.
by Grumpy
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: concrete
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: concrete

Did you do your test run up in the loft or downstairs in the house?
You may find that the filler won't go off if it is too cold or damp.

Years ago I did some repairs to a car and left it in the garage during winter. Three days later it was still wet. Had to put a heater in garage to get it to go off.
by Grumpy
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: weathering diesel loco's
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: weathering diesel loco's

Personally I'd go the new/clean option, depending on cost. Weathering isn't as difficult as a lot of people think, just as long as you don't try to do too much in one go. I practice on wagons first as they can be much more brutally attacked and are small enough to be easy to repaint if overdone. The...

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