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by Bufferstop
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Motorised Carriage
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Motorised Carriage

Drawings I have, took just one Google image search. They are copyright but available for private use. With that many windows, starting with a perspex box would probably the way to do it. Yes you can get "matchboard" plasticard, I can even produce my own using the Cameo Cutter. Now just sto...
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Front pony on castle class steam loco
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Front pony on castle class steam loco

They were right changing a two rail loco to three rail is easy, fit a pickup shoe under the tender, shift one wire on the motor, job done. Changing a three rail loco to two rail is a site harder. It starts with removing all of the wheels, and fitting insulating bushes between the wheels and axles. T...
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Motorised Carriage
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Motorised Carriage

It would make an excellent project, no complicated shapes, engine/gaurds compartment so a rescued ringfield bogie could be used to power it, maximum tail load one single coach. Simple colour scheme.
Someone think of a problem quick before I start looking for materials.
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 62
Views: 677

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

It's getting to be quite a common occurrence for a search to end up on here.
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Shed Storage area hardstanding
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Shed Storage area hardstanding

You can safely sand the surface of the foamboard as long as you use a fine grade of paper (1600 - 2000 grit) and little pressure. Just enough to take off the gloss and give it a less uniform surface.
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop

TBTW, I am happy to be corrected about UK libel laws. Watching the current Tory in-house fighting over Brexit, it's clear anybody can say just about anything about anybody. Just don't say anything you can't prove. Or qualify what you say by quoting its source. MPs often lay it on thick, as they can...
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Re: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release

Metadyneman wrote:
SRman wrote:For anyone panicking about finding a 12-pin decoder, Metadyneman has typed it dyslexically, and it is, in fact, a 21-pin interface (no criticism intended here).


Oops... now corrected!


How the eyes do fool you. I read it as 21 in the first place and had to skip back to convince myself. :roll:
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

Including the UK into an HO layout does pose one or two problems, but if they were to keep the two scales well apart they might borrow a trick from the Great Model Railway Challenge, Build the two ends of the Channel Tunnel, and have HO models going into the tunnel at one end and 00 ones coming out ...
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop

From the comments that I've seen any misdescription of condition is often in the purchasers favour. Dead/Non Runner when there's a lead off or they have failed to realise it has a DCC chip in it. I think occasionally they get taken for a ride by sellers putting the old model in the box of a new one,...
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 62
Views: 677

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Those Romford wheels. Who makes them today? I would imagine the price would be too expensive to consider. The much extended Romford wheels range is available from Markits and yes they are expensive. Four wheels plus axles will cost you more than a second hand basic Hornby 0-4-0. It's not a full eCo...
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: New Manufacturers
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: New Manufacturers

Perhaps it might be time to look for a different approach to dividing up the site. The one that appeals to me I'm afraid just isn't feasible in phpBB, that's tagging your post for a number of interests. Say a new steam loco from Hornby you could tag it HORNBY, OO, STEAM and even at an era of Region ...
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 62
Views: 677

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Mountain - I must thank you profusely for starting this thread, I'm a sucker for any small and quirky loco, particularly ones with only four wheels, if it's also clocked up its century that's even better!
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 329
Views: 52193

Re: The BNR (another way)

That's the curse of MAZAK rot, it's patchy within the batch, and inconsistent in its timing, you can never be sure it won't appear in the next few days, and all because the monkey who tipped the sack of zinc into the pot threw in the lead seal from the sack.
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Using Insulation Board as the base
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Using Insulation Board as the base

That's a thinner version of the rigid insulation I have used. It will need extra stiffening if you want to create much scenery, A few buildings will be ok, but for hills, mountains or cliffs it would be better bonded to a second sheet (which could have large areas cut away before bonding). No matter...
by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Using Insulation Board as the base
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Using Insulation Board as the base

Hi Neil I've used insulation board in the past, when there was little else available. First off lets make sure we are talking about the same stuff, about 12mm thick, compressed fibrous board, breaks easily if folded. Long term it requires a lot of support, or to be laid over a plywood base. It's alm...

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