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by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting switch panel to layout
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Connecting switch panel to layout

Do check that they are fully wired, things like modems and serial printers only need 7 wires, fully wired ones are quite fat. They aren't fun to make yourself, trying to solder the tiny little tags with so many wires around. You could always tell one of my leads it went through 2"diameter holes...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting switch panel to layout
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Connecting switch panel to layout

It would be fine for point motors (Peco type), especially if you use a CDU. I would double up conductors for track power and return, I'm assuming this is for conventionally wired DC. You may have to look in computer junk fairs to get these cables as USB and ethernet are making them redundant. It's a...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Thanks for accepting me into the group.
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Thanks for accepting me into the group.

All welcomed here! it's, still heartening to know there are people who want to join in. Welcome aboard, your wargaming experiences will come in useful on the scenic side and we have plenty of "experts" to help on the technical bits.
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting switch panel to layout
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Connecting switch panel to layout

I'd get two serial extension cables with 25way D plugs, fully wired (no empty pins). Cut one in half so that you have a male 25pin D with wires to attach into your layout, Use the female D connector and its wires to connect to the panel. mount the connectors on the panel and the layout frame. Connec...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Theft at GC Model Event
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Theft at GC Model Event

From the time stuff goes in to the time it comes out again, it should never be totally unattended. If everyone brings along one bod who is assigned to being a nosey b***** you should have a useful security squad.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Signalling help please.
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Signalling help please.

I have exactly the arrangement suggested by b308 for my island platform. The post is set in the ground at the end of the platform ramp. Don't forget the cross arm will need a walkway and guard rail for use by the lampman when he comes to replace the oil lamps.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.
Replies: 10
Views: 115

Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

I Don't know how well you might succeed in searching for this. "Great Western Branch Line Termini: Combined Editon (Vols 1 & 2): by Paul Karau (Author) " How good are bookshops in Queensland? I know it's specifically GWR but it has trackplans and building elevations for a number of bra...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol Wagons
Replies: 28
Views: 483

Re: Dapol Wagons

For neither of these measurements can 'back to back' be an adequate substitute, unless flange thickness and profile is standardised. But 'back to back' is very easy to measure... Measuring the gauge flange root to flange root, or on the rails "gauge corner to gauge corner" is very much mo...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 26
Views: 727

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

Too true Flashbang, we watched it nearly happen in Bergen, a couple with a toddler in a pushchair had encountered some problem in getting back to the Ventura, fortunately they turned up when it was about twenty yards from the quayside. It was a few seconds from commencing it's turn towards the open ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 302

Re: New Layout

Try using the Attachments tab below the editing window.
- Click attachment tab
- click add file
- navigate to the picture you want and open it.
- click your cursor at the point in the text where you want the picture to appear
- click place in line
It usually sets the size itself.
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: flickering LEDs
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: flickering LEDs

Most LEDs can be persuaded to flicker if you get the voltage just right, it seems to be quite critical on some so I suppose the ones in the tea lights have a wider voltage range over which they flicker. We have quite a pile accumulated after Christmas and various parties. They've usually got them in...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Overall roofs on a through station?
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Overall roofs on a through station?

There still are, in fact most of the big overall roofs are through stations. In the big league it's the London terminii that aren't. Manchester and Bristol both have half and half terminal and through platforms, Birmingham pre WW2 had two large roofs, on the ECML there's York and Newcastle which bot...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1285

Re: Dj models announcement

Thanks Bigmet for the update on this.
Reported by Bigmet « Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:42 pm

The London Gazette now has the notice confirming that DJ models is to be wound up as insolvent.
https://m.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3296156
by Bufferstop
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Wheels

The worst culprits for riding high and having horrible looking couplers are the orginal Triang designs updated to one piece chassis and coupler by Triang Hornby and still turned out in the Hornby Railroad range with wagons all sitting on the brake van/4 wheeled coach chassis. You can fit new wheels ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Westward Ho!
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Westward Ho!

When I first visited Westward Ho! in the 1970's the carpark still occupied the area that had clearly been Westward Ho! station and goods yard.

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