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by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Triang Trestrol rewheel
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Hornby Triang Trestrol rewheel

If the bogies are plastic with split wheelsets on a metal axle, the plastic is likely to be too rigid for springing in a metal axle. At one time Peco made replacement half axle wheels with a finer profile. If we tried to spring in their nylon pinpoint wheelsets there was always a risk of bending the...
by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Triang Trestrol rewheel
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Hornby Triang Trestrol rewheel

I'd be prepared to have to fit new bogies, Carefully push out the axle pins and drop the wheels out. Check the flexibility of the plastic, if it's hard it may also be brittle, in which case the nearest match in modern bogies is the best bet. I did a few changing the Triang wheels for Peco nylon ones...
by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 64
Views: 1053

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Like the lever frame. Is there a notch to prevent the springs pulling the levers back. I use push/pull rods to set my points, it was a point of principal, working with computers and electronics I wanted as little of it as possible in my retirement hobby. Flashbang and Dad-1 had to twist my arm to ta...
by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Just starting out
Replies: 41
Views: 582

Re: Just starting out

Glue's and solvent weld are a black art, you need to try them out, see what works with what for you and keep some of each to hand. Metal to anything usually need a gel or non runny, depending what the anything is. Sticking anything to polythene is just about impossible, it's what they make the glue ...
by Bufferstop
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Exhibition layout Query
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Exhibition layout Query

When you start talking about quality for an exhibition, it has to include the quality of presentation as well as modelling. The viaduct scene at Pendon viewed in silence is quite pedestrian, with a good commentary on what is going on makes it quite entertaining.
by Bufferstop
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Exhibition layout Query
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Exhibition layout Query

Most exhibitions have a mixture of sizes of layouts, sometimes a stand will have three or four small layouts/working dioramas. A lot depends on the size of the layout, the smallest I've seen at Warley was in a boxfile, with a cassette sticking out of the side as the fiddle yard. The problem with a v...
by Bufferstop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Bufferstop's Bench Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher
Replies: 133
Views: 4154

Re: Bufferstop's Bench Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher

Melting plastic is one that I try to avoid,I'm not to enamoured of epoxy resin either for just those reasons. I've tried casting with undiluted PVA, it can take days to totally solidify and it needs a coat of varnish as soon as it has to prevent it from dissolving again. Definition is pretty poor bu...
by Bufferstop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello to you all
Replies: 10
Views: 65

Re: Hello to you all

No that's just the right place to say hello. We are all having to get used to the prices, my best advice is look around the site, read what others are doing and ask plenty of questions, as they say the dumbest question is the one you didn't ask.
John W
aka Bufferstop
by Bufferstop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Bufferstop's Bench Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher
Replies: 133
Views: 4154

Re: Bufferstop's Bench Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher

Bit of a way for a quick nip out, when you are bang in the middle of the country. Thanks for the location though. I'll do a bit of research. I've just managed to draw and print a panel of chamfer edged 6"x2" planks. Might mange 3"x1" if I print them on a thin raft to stop them br...
by Bufferstop
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Bufferstop's Bench Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher
Replies: 133
Views: 4154

Re: Bufferstop's Bench Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher

I chickened out on the ventilators, but I want to do a proper panelled old time coach at some stage. It's a toss-up between a multi layer side, laminated from sheets cut out on the Silhouette cutter or producing a sufficiently detailed drawing to 3D print the coach side. I could really do with takin...
by Bufferstop
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The wonderfull world of HO couplers
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: The wonderfull world of HO couplers

So my question is why BK's way? Because it works. looking at the coupling with the hook sticking out to the left, just above the line of the pivot, the tail sticks out to the right. The magnet pulling down on the tail tries to lift the hook, it will if it's not trapped under the buffering bar. The ...
by Bufferstop
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: NRM 2017 00 'Tour' STARTED
Replies: 191
Views: 3213

Re: NRM 2017 00 'Tour' STARTED

I like the "seen through the gaps in the foreground" effects. How we often see the real thing.

John W
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad 14XX
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Hornby Railroad 14XX

The spring on the rear axle has been a problem ever since the model was introduced. When Dapol took it over they swapped the massive motor which was above the rear axle for a type 7 motor which is much lighter and sits further forward. They also changed the diabolical plunger pickups for wipers. I b...
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 37
Views: 1774

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

Hi D605Eagle Again, I notice that your wagon is different from your average wagon, insofar as it doesn’t dave spoked wheels. Being a “Novice” at pick up wagon making, I suppose this obviously would mean replacing the spoked wheels, but would you please tell me what wheels do I need?? Happy modellin...
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Don't see too many of these...
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Tony how well does the acrylic adhere to the wheels, does it stand up to the odd clashes with the rails when re-railing? I've use acrylic on loco wheels, but that's the first place you put your fingers when trying to avoid the details on the body.

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