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by Bufferstop
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 20
Views: 113

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

That's a fine looking little saddle tank, everything seems to be just the right proportions.
by Bufferstop
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 20
Views: 113

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

@ Mountain,- It's the same dome as yours but the remark was from my 0-6-0 version to its shedmate, and yes there's the 0-4-0 pannier tank, this is the one. I built it on a Hornby chassis, from which I discarded the cast metal footplate and trimmed off 1mm all around the top edge to get the footplate...
by Bufferstop
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 20
Views: 113

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Here's a right couple of Nellies, the original Triang Hornby 0-4-0 This one's Nellie put on smaller wheels, given outside cylinders courtesy of spares for a Pug and narrow couplers since the originals would have ended up too low. 2013-08-18 15.33.33.jpg ...and now for something completely different ...
by Bufferstop
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Early BR coach colour(s)
Replies: 15
Views: 163

Re: Early BR coach colour(s)

Does anyone have a photo of a train containing "Blood and Custard", all over Maroon and newly repainted blue and grey. It may just be that there were one or two rakes in our area that did and I saw them regularly giving the impression of it being a more common occurrence. I think keeping t...
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Transferring a baseboard....
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Transferring a baseboard....

Let's have a look at how it might go. First off is it a single sheet of plywood? If it is build your new supporting frame and make it the same height as the table and the same dimensions your baseboard. You can plan any cross supports to avoid the areas where your points are. Clamp the new support t...
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 957
Views: 45486

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Geoff - is West Bay Wagonworks going to take on the recovery and restoration of one of the grounded van bodies being given away by Railway Modeller?
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 107
Views: 5350

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Instead of the scratch-building challenge, perhaps one of the criteria used by the judges should be the use of novel everyday items incorporated into models. I'm sure the judges have a points scale (probably of their own choosing), it would also hold the viewers interest if we heard what marks the j...
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 957
Views: 45486

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Jim's thought on adopting or adapting the N gauge coupler to 00 would be history repeating itself. The original Triang tensionlock for 00 was the one that they had developed for their TT3 range, with virtually no change to the coupler, just the provision for the centre fixing on the 00 chassis. The ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 64
Views: 2160

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Interesting, it's probably to be compatible with his other stock, but have a look at Pink Nosed Penguin's narrow gauge exploits. His Anglicization of the Bachmann Porter extends to removing the original KDs and replacing them with slim tensionlocks, Scroll down here
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 957
Views: 45486

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Having to do that makes a nonsense of the NEM pocket, but if manufacturers involved in the UK market can't even agree on the dimensions of the non patented slim tensionlock what chance do we have?
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 107
Views: 5350

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

I imagine Steve Flint was brought in to try to add some credence to the process as Editor of the Railway Modeller, he was previously their in house photographer. Maybe I don't get out enough but I have never come across the model railway blog of his fellow judge, she seems to talk sense but their ar...
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1140
Views: 206087

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Extending kit buildings, Bordershed has done a good job on extending that stone station building, with quoins on the corners where they should be and stone infill between, but if you fancy an extended building without having to juggle the bits too much, adjust your history! If the building got exten...
by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tinwald is back!
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Tinwald is back!

Good Lord Tony, you had it rough, I had a tumor right where the small intestine empties into the large one. I shared the first glimpses of it along with everyone else as they performed a colonoscopy. If I hadn't recockonised what it was I could almost have admired it's perfect spherical shape and pu...
by Bufferstop
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 29
Views: 337

Re: Shortest coaches?

Yes if you can find original Triang ones they are definitely shorter, as were all their other coaches. The very first Triang coaches were only just 6" long and even then they managed to curl up like a British Rail sandwich of the time.
by Bufferstop
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tinwald is back!
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Tinwald is back!

Welcome back Tony, the Phat Controller. I caught just the end of your previous regular postings, and it looks like you haven't let life and everything it throws at you get in the way of some serious modelling. Good for you, challenging yourself certainly seems to get results, eagerly awaiting more. ...

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