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by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Account
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Hattons Account

Just tried it on this tablet, not logged in from this in about six months, worked ok first attempt.
by Bufferstop
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Set track ?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Set track ?

I've visited the Model Tramways Exhibition that used to be held in Manchester every other year and some of the layouts had curves of around 6" radius, They were running short wheelbase four wheelers and short bogie trams. Long wheelbase bogie cars have a problem with overhang on tight curves. A...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Railways in 1948
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: British Railways in 1948

I seem to remember, from my history books, that the possibility of nationalising the railways was first mooted when the bill's for the construction of the the first main lines were before parliament. Just took 'em around 100 years to get round to trying it.
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A9CAD programme
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: A9CAD programme

We had a problem like this when Windows 95 first came out. We cracked it by trying all of the keyboard short cuts we could find until the properties box for properties appeared and set it to visible. Some software leaves a ".ini" or ".cfg" file which if you delete it causes the n...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 body swap
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 body swap

Th FR loco is a variant of "Smokey Joe" which has the advantage of the diecast footplate for a little extra weight, It doesn't have to use a tender, sacks of coal would be stacked in the rear corners of the footplate. As a shunter it would never be far from it's shed where it could pick up...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: And now a class 91 + mk4 IC 225 set from Cavalex
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: And now a class 91 + mk4 IC 225 set from Cavalex

This model has now been abandoned, following Hornby's intention to produce a model to their current standards.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Track wiring

The bare wire tails provided by Peco are intended either to be passed through holes below the track, or lead out to the side through the hollow sleepers, then extended by soldering them to insulated wire.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dcc decoder plugs
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Dcc decoder plugs

Have a look at the various chip extractor tools, you either want one that engages on the two ends, or one with comb teeth to go between the pins. The different types come in two versions, professional which cost far too much for our purposes or cheapo plastic ones that are adequate for our purposes ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Intending to try 'EM'
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Intending to try 'EM'

New laptop, Windows 10, doesn't come with an email client, you have a choice of using webmail, you can struggle to get the text a comfortable size depending on who's mail server you use, or go for a third party email client, I use the free version of "eM client" which might be appropriate ...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Stainsacre
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Stainsacre

Dave as the hapless cause of your demise it's only right that I should welcome you back. Sorry mate.

John W.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Intending to try 'EM'
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Intending to try 'EM'

Geoff experiment with soldering an L shaped bit of brass wire, as low down on the inside face of the switch rail as you can get it, then fit it through a hole in the tiebar and turn it under, so that the rail is pivoted. It will last longer than soldering rail direct to tie bar.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1188
Views: 246594

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Ian 'll let Mike answer on how thick is his preferred card, but there is very little correlation betwen thickness and weight. You can get 80gsm paper which is decidedly thinner than 70gsm. It's all down to the final rollers when it's finished. Best to establish the thickness with a pair of calipers....
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Triang EMU
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Triang EMU

I had similar comments from an engineering works about my Velocette gears so maybe that was a 1950s thing. That's interesting, I wonder if an abundance of recycled scrap military gear lead to the need for case hardening, later productions using plated brass or diecast and nickel silver certainly we...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Intending to try 'EM'
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Intending to try 'EM'

What are you planning to do with locos, pull the wheels out wider, or replace them narrower finer flange ones. I found the frame bushes for one eighth axles are a snug fit in Hornby axle holes, and make bushes for the gears as well. You can order them from Markits but it's case of phone or send an o...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vehicle Scale
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Vehicle Scale

There's no shortage of articulated tractor/trailers in 1/76th, that would provide the start for a conversion!

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