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by Bufferstop
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: RECTORY ROAD
Replies: 26
Views: 1158

Re: RECTORY ROAD

It might be over a year, but considering you've had to adapt the garage and the layout to fit one into the other, the layout has come on marvelously. Can't wait to see some more pics.
by Bufferstop
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Signal box redundant levers
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Signal box redundant levers

The yellows are powered electrically from relays connected to the home (red) signal in the next block, and the one after that in the case of four aspect signals. Powering the red operated the relay which would open circuit the yellow, and the following one for four aspect.
by Bufferstop
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths

some of them reputed to take a shotgun along, game for the poaching of

Presumably whilst proceeding at such a speed as they didn't need to stop!
by Bufferstop
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: model railway shops
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: model railway shops

The site linked above lists two in Coventry one in Radford and one in Binley. The one in Binley seems to specialise in large stuff only listing LGB 10mm scale and above. if you are getting around by train the one in Sutton Coldfield is ok and it's only 5 minutes from the station, been there several ...
by Bufferstop
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(
Replies: 736
Views: 79619

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(

I first saw it done about 1970, I think Matty's Bluebell layout had one stretch that went along the outside of the shed. Saves having to disguise the fact that the two ends are joined up.
by Bufferstop
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 9900

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

The producer kept the camera on the faces too much, we would have still heard them if he pointed the camera at what they were doing a little more. Otherwise I think it should go well.
by Bufferstop
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: operating Ratio Semaphores
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: operating Ratio Semaphores

I wouldn't like to do them in N. For N I'd prefer the strength of an etched brass arm, I haven't handled the N gauge ones. I found the 00 ones fragile enough. The lower quadrant arms were very flimsy around the spectacle plates. One or two of them I reinforced with a layer of clear plastic on the ba...
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Help identifying locos and stock
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Help identifying locos and stock

Their lengthways compression method looks to me to be copied from the system HD used very little taken from the width of windows and doors but large slices taken out of the plain bodyside in between. Triang just deleted one window or compartment.
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Vandal Update

I was old enough to be able to compare the sentences given in the previous few years to murderers, with the sentences dished out to Ronnie Biggs and his mates. They were entirely out of proportion, not withstanding their treatment of driver Jack Mills. A friend a little older than me said "my s...
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 192
Views: 12475

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

The Canadian market to be specific. I think they had plans for Oz later, but an obnoxious little German scuppered those.
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(
Replies: 736
Views: 79619

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(

Eight by six isn't that bad, if you could squeeze 8*8 or put the continuous run in an insulated box outside the short wall you should be able to get something workable. It depends on whether or not you want Pacifics with twelve coach trains. I've not got much more than that would give you, and I kno...
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to replace horrible couplings?
Replies: 19
Views: 374

Re: How to replace horrible couplings?

The need to work imposes several constraints on the small scale engineer. In 4mm/foot scale it starts with the body of the model and scale thickness. It is possible to make the bodywork of our models something close to a scale thickness, but only at the expense of rigidity and resistance to handling...
by Bufferstop
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: operating Ratio Semaphores
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: operating Ratio Semaphores

I've rebuilt a couple of Hornby Dublo die-cast signals, the easiest way to connect the bracket signal is to use a stiff wire bend it at right angles so that there's a horizontal section just below the top of the bracket, and at right angles again to continue down the post, if you fit a walkway to th...
by Bufferstop
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Vandal Update

When someone has been apprehended and sent for trial it has to go quiet any news organisation publishing or broadcasting facts or opinions about the crime would be in contempt of court. The defendants legal representative can claim that released information may prejudice any possible jury making a f...
by Bufferstop
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Help identifying locos and stock
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Help identifying locos and stock

They are products from Joueff's first dip in the UK market. They were nominally H0 but not tightly to scale, the Peco/HD style couplers were unlicensed and Peco went to court to stop them abusing their patent rights. The mechanical arrangements stretched from weird to "novel but ok".

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