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by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann GWR 4331
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Bachmann GWR 4331

I've consulted the book, none of the photos taken in service show any lining at all. It's not possible to determine whether they are black or unlined green. The only photo to have any lining is the official "works grey" one which has lining as per Ben's model, plus a thin line applied to e...
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brass Etched kits
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Brass Etched kits

I'm not sure about superglue, but you may succeed with two part epoxy glue. I would imagine you would need to roughen the surfaces to which it was applied. One downside to using superglue even if it works is that it breaks down with heat. Subsequently trying to solder something to the body may well ...
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann GWR 4331
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Bachmann GWR 4331

The demise of the GWR happened at around the time that colour film was starting to become available in the UK so your chances of finding an actual photo are pretty slim. I have GWR Locomotives in two volumes I'll have a look, see if there's a lining diagram or any information on the 43xx livery, but...
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bizarre Shortcircuit
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Bizarre Shortcircuit

The clue may be in the description "reverse then on a different corner its shorts out." My guess would be that part of the wiring is being moved by the rotation of one of the bogies and causing a short circuit. DCC power supplies have a very sensitive detector for short circuits so by the ...
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: By Passing DCC
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: By Passing DCC

If you have no intention of running the loco on DCC and no intention of selling it, you don't need the link to the tender. Two of the wires come from the pickups and two go to the motor. Connect one pickup wire to each motor wire. If the loco runs the wrong way swap them around. You may loose the be...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Any one used one of these??
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Any one used one of these??

From my reading of it: if there is a box all it will contain is the software, you may not need that as he may just send you a link to download it. All of the hardware is sourced via Ebay.
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track identification...
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: Track identification...

If you're planning to buy Hornby Thomas models, get in quick. Hornby haven't taken up the option to renew the Thomas licensing, so current production is likely for the last. Take a look at the American versions from Bachmann. A firm called Tootally Thomas imports them. They are better models than th...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 11 Aug 2018 it was Fifty Years Ago today
Replies: 1
Views: 43

11 Aug 2018 it was Fifty Years Ago today

That BR put on a special last ever train pulled by steam. A celebratory tour to mark the half century planned many months ago to run behind Tornado it was still quite a good day. The loss of Tornado due to the need for some testing which can't happen until fire restriction is lifted, John Cammeron s...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

Don't forget to look on the Greater Manchester and Cheshire pages as well. They'll add (amongst others) details of The Locoshed at Besses o'the Barn and Waltons in Altrincham both of which have helpful staff. The Locoshed will even put the kettle on when you walk in! They are closed Mondays and Walt...
by Bufferstop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: MOD Kineton and its Railway History
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: MOD Kineton and its Railway History

It has been used as an overnight stop for the royal train from time to time, easy to secure, and the never used "Night Star" coaches were hidden there for a while in an attempt to avoid embarrassment. The tracks cross the B-roads in a couple of places, it's not unusual to get flagged to st...
by Bufferstop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon

The tooling was wrecked by altering it for the Battlespace range.

A common occurrence at the time, It cost Wrenn a fortune to restore the tooling for the HD 08 after it had been used to produce an 0-4-0 for the "starter sets".
by Bufferstop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Industrial minimum space loop
Replies: 25
Views: 380

Re: Industrial minimum space loop

A plain clothes Percy with DCC in Maroon is Gregg, worth looking out for. They came in the DCC starter sets along with a plain clothes Thomas. There was something in the terms of the franchise about the tools not being used to produce other models. I could never understand that as Hornby were allowe...
by Bufferstop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

Settrack curved points are always a problem, as to fit into the geometry the inner curve has to be tighter than the outer, which can be a problem with long wheelbase locos and stock.
by Bufferstop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon

If you are replacing the original Triang split axle wheelsets, watch out for the ride height, as the original treads are only 10mm diameter. Replacing with 12mm will raise the buffer centre line by 1mm which is just about acceptable. Replacing those wheels on coaches with 14mm raises them unacceptab...
by Bufferstop
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: MOD Kineton and its Railway History
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: MOD Kineton and its Railway History

Hi Roger, MOD Kineton is "just down the road" from me. There will be a big gap in photographic records of the place, as for a time photography anywhere in the vicinity was actively discouraged. Up until about ten years ago there was a big blank area on maps, and the very first Google Earth...

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