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by Bufferstop
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 665

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

That doesn't look like something that will improve after running in. I've seen bad reports about the mechanicals of the Austerity tank, is this a similar problem? The problem in that case seemed to be because the axles were gear coupled as well as by the coupling rods. I can't see anything to be gai...
by Bufferstop
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Fowler 2-6-4t quieter running
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Fowler 2-6-4t quieter running

Is yours fitted with the magic screw accessed through a hole in the bunker, it was supposed to adjust between pulling power and speed. As far as I remember all it did was make it run noisily. The problem is most likely one of perception. I think all of the HD locos were considerably noisier than mod...
by Bufferstop
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ringfield Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Ringfield Issues

If I had that chassis to deal with today I might, ditch the lead weight, see if I could make it more rigid by carving a block of wood to fit tightly inside it. Then re weight it with fluid lead shot. The problem for me being those floating centre wheels. Agree about the 09, outside frames and all wh...
by Bufferstop
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Spray Glues. What's the difference?
Replies: 21
Views: 168

Re: Spray Glues. What's the difference?

If it's non compliant for some reason the embargo will be Europe wide, at least for a while. Their threadlock and superglues seem to be widely available, which suggests it's not a problem with the distributors.
by Bufferstop
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help with DC wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Help with DC wiring

If they are insulfrog points almost anywhere will do. If they are electro frog, at the simplest, just the same as DCC. Fit IRJs on the V rails unless you want the track beyond the point to be point switched. So a circle of track, with a passing loop, would be fed from somewhere on the circle and eac...
by Bufferstop
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ringfield Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Ringfield Issues

Motor drawing 0mA = open circuit, if it was being stalled mechanically there would be a high current flowing, at least until you power supply shut it off. That it goes with a single tap suggests whatever it is, is small. If that Lima chassis is similar to the one beneath the 94xx it could be a combi...
by Bufferstop
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1120
Views: 201390

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

The qualities of paper and card are either rather subjective, or so complex that you need a laboratory to understand them, this is why it's far better to buy from a retail outlet, specifications can be very misleading. Our print room was run by an old guy who would pick up a sheet of card, flip it l...
by Bufferstop
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Newbie - Looking For Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 77

Re: Newbie - Looking For Advice

Think hard about your loft, and the fun of getting sections of baseboard in and out. When I started in the loft the first thing I did was boarded below the rafters, I soon discovered the maximum size of anything that would fit through the hatch. If you don't want to rip it all up should you have to ...
by Bufferstop
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1120
Views: 201390

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

The GSM weight of a sheet material tells you very little about its thickness or stiffness. It's useful to know that 16 sheets of A4 is a square metre. So putting 16 A4 sheets on the post scales will tell you the GSM for a sample. 300gsm greyboard (the stuff cornflake packets are made of) is going to...
by Bufferstop
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives

The two Gregg(Percy) that I cannibalised had a huge decoder hardwired and mounted in the cab roof. The chassis and body are idiosyncratic, the tank hides an inner cylindrical body, which is part chassis holding the motor in place, the lower part sitting on a diecast frame which provides the U shaped...
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 69
Views: 6086

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

With Hornby out of the way and Bachmann getting the UK rights the problem wouldn't exist as they would be making and selling both the Thomas and scale versions. There was no pressure on Hornby to drop the 0-4-2 auto tank, or any other loco which got the Thomas makeover.
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 43
Views: 1728

Re: New / Old

It was the same with their semaphore signals, the post were slightly thicker than true scale but they looked, and still look better than the present Hornby, Triang derived, ones. With ladders and galleries added they look ok and are far stronger than kit built ones.
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 43
Views: 1728

Re: New / Old

Another old scatter was dried tea leaves. Spread on blotting paper and dried in the airing cupboard. Top of the central heating boiler would have to be the modern equivalent.
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Brum goes chuff chuff
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Brum goes chuff chuff

They seem to have set themselves up to do everything themselves using their own resources, from new build and repairs right through to train crew.
by Bufferstop
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: King's Lynn
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: King's Lynn

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