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by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 27
Views: 1130

Re: A Christmas end to end

Yep! Nice little display piece, your scratchbuild barn fits in well with the Airfix/Dapol buildings, and the right loco to see that Santa is on the footplate, I wonder what else will they turn it into!
by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insulating a shed?
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Insulating a shed?

Check the wording in your insurance. A model railway tends to be treated as a collection of items, in which case you have to list them all, or a single high value item in which case they want to know what security precautions you have. It would be a good idea to make sure that the door and window fr...
by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dublo Three Rail Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Dublo Three Rail Layout

Trying to judge their colour, are those the original design of point switches with the sprung contact that gave just one pulse? They were much sought after in the late 50's as they were just about foolproof whereas the later simplified design pulsed both coils as it was moved, and worse could be hel...
by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Baseboards for beginners....
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Baseboards for beginners....

Hi Tom, welcome to the forum. Baseboards come in a host of configurations. You say that you are disabled which could make quite a difference to the best sort of baseboard for your needs. An 8x4 board is a heavy beast of a thing for any of us and single piece boards of this size are probably responsi...
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stainsacre Lane - Adventures in a box room
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Stainsacre Lane - Adventures in a box room

Looks a confident start, landscape preceeds railway, by a few millennia. I'll try not to delete this one :oops:
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Outdated, but still usable ?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Outdated, but still usable ?

I think Peco hedged their bets by making the chassis EM friendly, many of the kit builders of the time were experimenting in 18mm or P4, it was only when Airfix, Ratio et.al. got into the act that wagon kits ceased to "specialist" products.
by Bufferstop
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1361
Views: 286586

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

here we are. A "Plastic Pig" would have been just right for the PO Tunnel down to New Street.
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Next a road vehicle in early BR colours!
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Bass railways
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Bass railways

i've heard the tales of the level crossings in Burton several times, the bus drivers would go on about them forever and the fact that they made a nonsense of the timetable.
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: TPO- Getting It Working
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: TPO- Getting It Working

I think they were aligned to clear the original Triang Tensionlock which are quite thin and held in line by a hollow rivet. The thicker hooks and flexible mountings of the NEM types might clash with them, and the force required to operate the mechanism might be a bit much for the push in couplers to...
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Bass railways
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Bass railways

Yes No20 is a bit of an oddball, I've not seen a BE loco of that style before the noses are much shorter than most.
{Edit] Seems I miss identified it, it's a petrol powered loco (transmission not stated) which makes the design even more oddball!
by Bufferstop
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: TPO- Getting It Working
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: TPO- Getting It Working

That's the mechanism in mine. It comes from the prehistoric period of engineering, it's quite heavy and I would definitely hesitate to fit it with plug-in couplers. Once the mechanism is detached from the operating levers, it's quite light to operate and could be adapted with a small solenoid. The b...
by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: TPO- Getting It Working
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: TPO- Getting It Working

I've thought about it many times, after all it's only when we have visitors staying that the two doorways it would block are needed.
by Bufferstop
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: TPO- Getting It Working
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: TPO- Getting It Working

I have one that looks as though it should work, but on a preserved line with its 25mph max speed there's not much point, it looks good just standing in the parcels bay.
by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mystery clockwork loco, help with I.D
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Mystery clockwork loco, help with I.D

Are you sure it's not Playcraft? The headless buffers look like their work.
by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Various scratch/kit built rolling stock - LMS period 1 coaches, LNWR diner, Cam Rys wagons
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: Various scratch/kit built rolling stock - LMS period 1 coaches, LNWR diner, Cam Rys wagons

Thanks Ex-Pat, yes I see what you mean about it being more American.

Weren't they a home built response to the design of some imported Pullmans? The inset vestibule doors and the huge clerestory are very Pullmanesque. Magnificent coaches must have given a marvellous ride!

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