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by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Another Question.

Code 120 would be a good guess for Wrenn, it wasn't much mentioned but I think it was code 124. I haven't handled any in a very long time. It wouldn't be out of place used for O gauge track or SM32.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 85
Views: 1823

Re: arboretum valley

Jaz wrote:3233plastic models often benfit from a paint job
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Same with diecast, The heavy application of gloss, allows too much reflection of the full size world, even if you can't make out the detail, semi matt looks better but needs careful handling to avoid tell tale finger marks.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Another Question.

Those rivets look like Wrenn to me. Early Formoway had fixings formed by half punched through fibre, later Formoway was a different story, it was equally as good as if not slightly better than Peco's production of the same time, it even featured live frogs long before Peco saw the light.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Everything comes to he who...............
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Everything comes to he who...............

They announced it on Tuesday, on Wednesday it was not in stock, so I ticked the notify me box. I got an email to say it was in, and ordered it Thursday, arrived This Morning (Saturday). I already had a Landrover and the figure. It was the open back SWB version which he fitted with supports front and...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Everything comes to he who...............
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Everything comes to he who...............

Any model preservationists made an offer on the coach body? That's not up for sale it's the engine crew's mess room. It's cut of in that shot but there's a post at the back of it with a power cable coming across from the end of the shed. Actually it doesn't have a floor in it and it sits over a ter...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Everything comes to he who...............
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Everything comes to he who...............

mahoganydog wrote:Is it a good idea to post your address on an open forum Bufferstop?

Jim

It's not easily readable on my screen, until you shrink it down a little, not that it doesn't appear in a myriad documents accessible on line, but thanks I'll blurr it a little.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Everything comes to he who...............
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Everything comes to he who...............

Procrastinates for the best part of ten years to sign write poor old Fred's Landy.......
Fred (1).jpg

and just to prove that Amazon don't have a monopoly in excess packaging, here's the box it came in
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Who else, Hatton's of course.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

The matchstick bearing works better if the axles have a longer taper, the point crushes the fibres of the wood and forms a bearing surface. When I first saw it done it was to fit Peco hard nylon wheelsets.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.
Replies: 27
Views: 687

Re: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.

Hornby persisted with steel rails long after others had ditched them. As to the sleeper colour Peco have used various shades of brown, and had simulated wood grain, I'm not sure about Hornby track I'd stopped using it long before they made the change to N/S. I think you may come across some Lima tra...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 182
Views: 11732

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

There's two ways I've found to avoid warping, sticking a "balancing sheet" on the other side, or bonding to something with a great depth, eg joining the bottom of a wall to a floor, that's a bit difficult with the free standing wall of a goods or loco shed, unless you have pre planned and ...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 85
Views: 1823

Re: arboretum valley

I like the idea of the tears in the side of the slope. From my misspent youth I remember there was a slope just like that where we used to get onto the Tame Valley branch of the WCML (the original route via Bescot) The land was obviously unstable as the railway had enclosed twenty yards or so the no...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 25
Views: 501

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

The classic pricing model that we are all taught at school has long gone out of the window. The models being shipped now apart from a proportion agreed in advance for payment on delivery and recently put aside, have already been paid for. What they will be priced at depends on, how much needs to be ...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

The split half wheelsets were to intended to be free to slide from side to side and the wheels to be able to move apart to negotiate the early Triang points. One half was free to slide on the axle, the other half slid from side to side with the axle. They didn't take well to conventional points whic...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.
Replies: 27
Views: 687

Re: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.

If you are still using sectional track from way back, I'd suggest check each section with a magnet. If it sticks put a mark somewhere where you can find it but it isn't intrusive, as it will be galvanised steel rail. Then as time and funds permit swap it for new sections which will be nickel silver,...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 85
Views: 1823

Re: arboretum valley

Jaz wrote:0413 i used to paint my scenic area green if i was going to 'grass'

Same here, but when I started using strips of brown postal bags soaked with dilute PVA, I figured if any grass rubbed off I wanted it to show through brown. It's what happens in real life after all.

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