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by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Critique my layout and help setting the scene
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Critique my layout and help setting the scene

I can only echo what Geoff (Dad-1) says, and add don't be in too much of a hurry to fix the layout plan, that's the beauty of set track. Try to concentrate the steel track to sidings as far as you can, and take any opportunity to replace some of it with nickel silver, running is much better. Make pa...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Offices
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Offices

The European manufacturers, Vollmer, Kibri et.al. produce generic modern office blocks, but up until the 1960s there were as many designs of office blocks as there were companies and organisations occupying them. There was one notable style which is still around used for government departments, tele...
by Bufferstop
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Elf'n safety (Not a joke)
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Elf'n safety (Not a joke)

Geoff - I just wanted to cover the aspect of giving what might be dangerous instructions. I did consider a further extension (for all of 20 seconds) for a car park, the front row of cars being the signal and point controls, but I would have had to repaint them all in colours that match the tracks on...
by Bufferstop
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Elf'n safety (Not a joke)
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Elf'n safety (Not a joke)

They disintegrate real well, but it's a hell of a job rebuilding them round the end of the steel rod :lol:
by Bufferstop
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Elf'n safety (Not a joke)
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Elf'n safety (Not a joke)

On my layout thread and in other places I've given a method for taking the heads of plastic topped map/chart pins, and fixing them to 1-2mm steel rod. for manual point control. I've just started on a new (or never opened before) pack of pins they produce acrid smoke if overheated. Getting the heads ...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kilmaurs Junction
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: Kilmaurs Junction

Just proves you can't keep a good engineer down!

John W
aka Bufferstop
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!

I've excised a number of posts, and some chunks from others which lead to argument about a certain virus.
Please think before mentioning contentious subjects.
You've seen what happens when you don't

OK folks carry on.
John W
aka Bufferstop.
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!

You are right 4472 but for **** sake why hasn't someone pressed the ! It lights up admin screens in pink to draw our attention to the report. I'll take out the posts back to where the fake news diversion came in. As the rest of the thread is ok.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adhesives for plastics
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Adhesives for plastics

If it's polythene you it won't heat weld, I'm hoping (against all logic) that in the fifty years since the PO (BT) gave up and went for mechanical joints on poly cables that some miraculous new adhesive has been found! I've already crossed Flo-Plast of the list, due to its ferocious solvent and gooe...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adhesives for plastics
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Adhesives for plastics

Do I know about the rubberised covering that goes sticky! I spent a whole day cleaning the damned stuff of a PDA (the 2000 predecessor of the tablet) as it still had its uses, only for it to fry its processor a couple of days later!. I guess the sleepers are polythene, never did get my head around p...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adhesives for plastics
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Adhesives for plastics

Has anyone had any success sticking the sleepers of Peco streamline to anything else, themselves included. Over the years I've used most available adhesives and glues to try to stick them to other things and all are less than perfect welds. They are either polythene or polyurethane which are renown ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 3d printers and printing
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: 3d printers and printing

I bought "Laser cutting and 3D Printing for Railway Modellers, Co authored by David Renshaw who is a member "El Davo" here. It Easy to follow uses items relevant to railway modellers and covers the various bits of software needed to produce the 3D Virtual Model, what you can get wrong...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!

Toy's mine maybe, but then at the bottom of the page is my motto which ends ".....Growing up, Forget it!"
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A scratch-built BR 1960s panel box
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: A scratch-built BR 1960s panel box

It's a shame that the panels were installed in windowless boxes, as your handiwork could then have been enjoyed to the full without taking the roof off!
by Bufferstop
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Peco Asymmetric 3Way Point
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Peco Asymmetric 3Way Point

Yes the way they have brought out the connections leads to the assumption that the centre frog will at some point be opposite to the preceding one, and just to confound the issue there's one blade which in one position does nowt due to the asymmetric geometry. Had my first case of poor construction ...

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