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by Bufferstop
Sat May 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

No photo of today's progress don't have a macro lens, cab windows glazed with PVA, apart from a trial on an old 0-4-0 body yesterday, first time I've tried it. Used Evostic Resin W, gives blobs the right size. Dried perfectly clear. The other job was real coal in the bunker. Couldn't find my tub of ...
by Bufferstop
Sat May 26, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: I've cracked, or I've cracked it.
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: I've cracked, or I've cracked it.

You could even produce a fourth piece as an alternative to the return curve, to assemble in a straight run, a very flexible design. The body may be ailing but the old ideas box is still fully functional :)
by Bufferstop
Fri May 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: AMSERARALLLLEARALL ELECTRONICS
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: AMSERARALLLLEARALL ELECTRONICS

If anyone remembers Lucas it was they who developed the can_bus network that I knew as an exercise in developing staff knowledge, Bosch were doing the same. Lucas were part of the UK motor industry, shared most of it's faults and suffered the inevitable consequence. Fortunately Bosch made a better j...
by Bufferstop
Fri May 25, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Bit of an Update. I went off the idea of the big screw down the chimney, too corny and 1970s! So I made up a tab and slot out of plasticard. 20180524_130128.jpg If you look inside the body you'll also see I've fitted the cab back sheet dividing it off from the bunker. I've given the inside of the ca...
by Bufferstop
Fri May 25, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Mcbuffys buffet (OO, DC, 3.5x2.4m or 141x96")
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Mcbuffys buffet (OO, DC, 3.5x2.4m or 141x96")

When I used the loft, similar headroom I found an office chair with a broken gas-lift which allowed me to sit lower than a normal chair and had the advantage of castors so I could move without standing up. It worked for a few years but in the end the bending forward became a pain in the neck, so I m...
by Bufferstop
Thu May 24, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: AMSERARALLLLEARALL ELECTRONICS
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: AMSERARALLLLEARALL ELECTRONICS

Nearly forty years ago I looked after a computer network based on Can-Bus. It was the most resilient network I've ever used, BUT you had to be prepared to do an awful lot of the work yourself, there were transmitters and receivers, but no error checking or acknowledgement, you'd submit a request to ...
by Bufferstop
Thu May 24, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: AMSERARALLLLEARALL SCENERY AND LAYOUT
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: AMSERARALLLLEARALL SCENERY AND LAYOUT

Hi, you''ve posted the wrong bit of the link for the Electronics section. It should look similar to the one just above it, or simply navigate to the topic highlight the entire URL line and copy and paste it into your post. What you've posted looks like the URL of the editor.
by Bufferstop
Wed May 23, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport Club Open Day 27th May
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Bridport Club Open Day 27th May

It's a good job you aren't going Dave, that route sends you the wrong way round Brum, straight into the M5 roadworks!
by Bufferstop
Wed May 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

I've printed my extension block and after a little filing it's a firm fit into the rear of the chassis, a 10BA brass screw through the existing hole is self tapped into the block. I've super glued a block of scrap plastic onto the end of the chassis to take a screw through the hole in the back of th...
by Bufferstop
Wed May 23, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Small overhangs are worse to deal with as there's not much space in which to build "support" it's more a case of try it and see how much distortion it causes, If it really fails I'll leave it solid and cut it out by hand. (Well perhaps with the Dremel)
by Bufferstop
Wed May 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: O Gauge Micro Layout and PDF's svailable
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: O Gauge Micro Layout and PDF's svailable

I'm looking on the phpBB forum to find the code to embed the video, not much luck yet :-) Does anyone know how to do this, I would be grateful for any information You've already done the first step thats posting the URL of the video. I don't know if You Tube supplies one but what you need now is a ...
by Bufferstop
Tue May 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

I've fabricated an extension block for the end of the chassis. Now I've got something to measure I'll see if I can print one. It's going to be a fingers crossed job as there will be a small overhang at one end, and my printer doesn't like overhangs.
by Bufferstop
Tue May 22, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 12
Views: 232

0-4-0 quick makeover

Last month Railway Modeller had an article on converting the Triang Polly/Nellie 0-4-0 to an 0-6-0 using the Dapol Terrier chassis. I spotted a reasonable looking body on Ebay and thought I could do something similar. Here's the starting point 20180521_150639.jpg and the chassis courtesy of Electrot...
by Bufferstop
Tue May 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 237
Views: 9715

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

I can understand your sentiments Geoff, most times the electronics behaves itself and can be regarded as a black box which gives a predictable response to a set of inputs. When it doesn't, the first thing is always to compare inputs with ouputs, and it always gives you a most useful answer F ault I ...
by Bufferstop
Mon May 21, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Missing chimneys
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Missing chimneys

If there's a cast or etched kit for the Jubilee you may be able to get a chimney from the manufacturer. Failing that, it''s look out for a damaged body, but Murphy's law says the damage will be the chimney!

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