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by Bufferstop
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1052
Views: 102279

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

Did you check the gauge of the track it was standing on. South Africa would be 3'6", doesn't look like India or Ceylon, they have High roofs and low windows, and would be on 5'3" bogies.
by Bufferstop
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol 2P tender drive
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Dapol 2P tender drive

Ken, you say all of the wheels turned, which is odd, did they all turn the same way? Is one of the cogs a double one with large and small diameters. Having been playing around trying different sizes of gears with the aim of building a motor bogie, I decided at one point to introduce an extra cog int...
by Bufferstop
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 6x4ft GWR beginning layout
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: 6x4ft GWR beginning layout

Welcome Ackers, it's certainly more than "just a 6 x 4 roundy, roundy. You certainly do have a flair for the scenery. Looking forward to more photos

John W
aka Buffestop
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 754
Views: 85947

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

My loft is low, 2" too low to stand at its highest point. Got to be a true pain in the neck. :cry:
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

There's two sides to the equation of worn tooling, if it's particularly old and you are hoping to use it with a new producer will it fit their nice new machines. You wan't to change the mechanism, so the inside of the body is the wrong shape, the detail on the outside of the body is getting a bit fl...
by Bufferstop
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Keen Systems and automatic couplings
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Keen Systems and automatic couplings

It amuses me to see the performance when a coach is removed from a rake and someone has to get down and fold away the knuckle coupler, so that the loco can be attached to the hook hiding behind it. Non compatibility of couplings has been around for years and doesn't appear to be going away.
by Bufferstop
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ramp metering and roundabout metering for model train set
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Ramp metering for model train set

To make it work well you would have to devise a method of detecting a vehicle approaching the point where the car from the ramp joined the main flow, or simply rely on the Mk1 eyeball and a push button to release the one waiting.
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Tall (yard lighting)
Replies: 15
Views: 312

Re: How Tall (yard lighting)

Tom I think your estimates are pretty good, the only figure that is fixed with any degree of certainty is that any wire or cable span crossing above the tracks had to be 16' or more above rail level, searching old photographs often gives clues as to how high the other spans were. I've seen one where...
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing

If you think the wagon spacing on 00 looks bad, avert your gaze when an N gauge train fitted with Dapol's version of the knuckle coupler comes around. It's horrendous.
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Changing old Triang wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Changing old Triang wheels

It is more a matter of getting the right sized wheels. Bogies need 10.5mm wheels and wagons need 12.5mm. Except that Triang originally used 10mm for everything. If you put the wagons on 12.5mm wheels the buffers are far too high. 10mm might be ok on freight bogies, but you can always make adjustmen...
by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing

What annoys me about Tensionlock couplers in NEM pockets is that they stick out so far ahead of the buffers. KD's and the continental hook and loop design are much shorter. I cut between 1-2mm off the front of the pocket and put a dab of clear glue on the spigots before pushing the coupling back in....
by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Changing old Triang wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Changing old Triang wheels

Taking the old wheels out is dead simple. By now the plastic will be quite brittle. Just crush both the hollow axle pieces with a pair of pliers, then slide the whole lot to one side and the carefully back past the axlebox to get it out. You'll see that one end of the axle has raised splines on it s...
by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Montfort is back !
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Montfort is back !

Each to his own Chris, welcome back. You have a private message.
by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The Best Scale And Gauge To Use?
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: The Best Scale And Gauge To Use?

It was noticeable that the majority of the N gauge layouts at Warley this year were large "trains in the scenery" designs rather than single board "spacebusters" and the quality of the scenery was excellent.

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