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by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 771
Views: 58378

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

That left arm is just at the right angle to hold a pint tankard by its handle, a bit of plastic spree about 1.5mm diameter X 2mm tall should be a near enough representation.
by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why, sometimes, is there one long platform and one short platform?
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Why, sometimes, is there one long platform and one short platform?

The short platform may have originally been for a branch line which only had short trains which would pull in and wait for the mainline service to stop on the long face, after passengers from the mainline train had boarded the branch line train would shuffle off back the way it had come, the mainlin...
by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Replacement chassis for Replica Railways 57xx
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: Replacement chassis for Replica Railways 57xx

When it comes to the difference between Bachmann and Bachmann for Replica my experience is exactly the same as Bigmet, virtually no parts in common. They produced some Bachmann replacement chassis for the models that went out with Replica style chassis and they are a totally different beast even tho...
by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco code 75 track
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Peco code 75 track

A lot of people jumped on board with the mods to suit an electrofrog to dcc, without fully understanding why it should be essential rather than an option. On DC insulating joiners were only necessary where there was a feed (or backfeed going all around a loop) beyond the point. Done like that DCC wo...
by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: First versions of the B2 Peckett 0-6-0T appear
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: First versions of the B2 Peckett 0-6-0T appear

The drivers bike, hanging from a lamp bracket?
by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

OK apart from what will happen to number 4 (I guess he must be the one who broke in, a far worse crime in the eyes of our judiciary) I think this topic has been well enough aired. I'll borrow some words from CJF when he was the editor at the Railway Modeller, " Discussion of this topic will now...
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Wooden Trestle Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Wooden Trestle Bridge

A nice simple design well executed, you must keep us updated as work progresses.
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

There is definitely still something worth commenting on at this point, the reporting of the fact that the club are going to put the bulk of their publicly donated, and probably totally unexpected, windfall into a charitable fund to introduce other youngsters to a worthwhile hobby, and hope fully tur...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Summer Holiday Build
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Summer Holiday Build

I've never stuck to 2"x1" for a self supporting board, it's ok for permanent structures with some cross bracing but far to flexible for frequent handling. If you attach four inch deep sides of at least 6mm ply and join their ends at the corners with 1" square (or spare 2"x1"...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Buxom barmaid / Pub Landlord needed
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Buxom barmaid / Pub Landlord needed

She's in the post E2E. Still haven't worked out which set she comes from but I have her twin dressed in different colours. daphne.jpg That little cameo at the side of the station has been going on forever. Dad-1 wants to know what take they are on now. It's taken on a life of its own with suggestion...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Query for people making their own points/junctions.
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Query for people making their own points/junctions.

It's a step by step job done most easily on a sub base for the junction which can be put in place once assembled, then connected up with plain track either built in situ or flexitrack. For dead simple instructions see if you can acquire A coy of "Model Railways on a Budget" by Cyril J Free...
by Bufferstop
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby open day
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Hornby open day

There must have been enourmouse interest in this as the advance tickets ere sold out on the day it was announced. Margate is an awkward place to get to for most of the population, there's this place called London that you have to go around, or through if travelling from most places. I certainly can'...
by Bufferstop
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello........
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Hello........

Hi Mike you can say that again in 30 years Hornby has gone from leading the market to basket case and back twice! There's more choice now but you aren't longer able to get all you want from one manufacturer or dealer. Shopping around, with the aid of the internet, and asking questions on sites like ...
by Bufferstop
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed

The Railway Magazine publishes the schedules for steam and diesel specials about a month ahead. You can get timings from the organizers sites usually a couple of weeks in advance, but always keep checking, NR can change their minds about timings and routings, sometimes with only 24hrs notice.
by Bufferstop
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Gaps in track

I used to chop and bend old set track to give non standard points and crossings. Back then it was all plated steel so the rust son set in on the cut ends and filed flats. The longest lived item was a crossing of two second radius curves, no way I could have made that from standard pieces. By the tim...

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