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by Bufferstop
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest Arrival!
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Latest Arrival!

Very nice, what coach is it pulling? It looks very Henrietta like... It was the Bachmanns' Henrietta, I got it on line from Tootally Thomas. True to the model used on TV it had deep battens, a scale 3" * 3" along its sides, where it should have two lines of beading. I trimmed them off and...
by Bufferstop
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 699
Views: 46662

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

GWR chimney stacks usually went a little overboard at the top with several oversailing layers plus a fancy chimney pot. Even the buildings at our village station still have them. The station building (actually a mirror image of it) and the platform waiting room were featured in the "Prototype M...
by Bufferstop
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest Arrival!
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Latest Arrival!

It puts Hornby's oversized effort to shame, face or no face. A predilection for small locos has one advantage, when they arrive there's no enquiry as to what it cost just oooh's and aaahs. With quite a pool of small locos of various types I can see my "Santa Special" diorama being revamped...
by Bufferstop
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest Arrival!
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Latest Arrival!

Having had some time exploring this model and the contents of the box, there is one item which was unexpected but most welcome. A booklet the same footprint as the box which as well as telling you who made it and who to contact, plus a gentle warning about using the modern coreless motor with older ...
by Bufferstop
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 114
Views: 7099

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

If Warley was anything to go on, get there early. They had the biggest crowd. They seemed to be the ones everyone had to see. The City of Tiers was very much a bit of theatre but showed just what could be achieved if you were working to a set of goals.
by Bufferstop
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest Arrival!
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Latest Arrival!

It arrived yesterday, this is it straight from the box and trundling around the layout. 20190213_171038.jpg It will be interesting to see if the recommended running in can make any improvement, it's silky smooth already. There's a bagful of bits to attach, cowcatchers without a hole, doors (choice o...
by Bufferstop
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 289
Views: 22081

Re: Lumsdonia

One of the visiting French or Swiss layouts at the NEC had an interesting profile for a "crossing the gorge" scene. It was a slice taken out of a GRP bath-tub with plywood stiffeners fitted in. It solved the problem of building downwards!
by Bufferstop
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hornby Supersound Unit R 396
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Hornby Supersound Unit R 396

A short circuit on the output side of a relatively small transformer would be unlikely to trip the main overload breaker. Whatever current the short managed to draw from the secondary winding would only increase the primary current by 1/20th as much. Short circuiting a supply wouldn't normally damag...
by Bufferstop
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hornby Supersound Unit R 396
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Hornby Supersound Unit R 396

What was short-circuited the supply or an external button connection. They might be repairable. If not recordable speech units to teddy bears are cheap and versatile.
by Bufferstop
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kaboom! Rail mounted gun from Oxford Rail
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Kaboom! Rail mounted gun from Oxford Rail

I wonder if anyone will produce the squadies with concave bums to sit along the barrel.
by Bufferstop
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Q1
Replies: 18
Views: 842

Re: Hornby Q1

My experiences of repairs by Margate works is that it had to be worth the administrative effort of raising an invoice befroe they charged for anything. It's a nice sentiment for an old way of working but shows poor control of minor costs.
by Bufferstop
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Japan's Railway History
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Japan's Railway History

Somewhere on YouTube there's a vid of one they even had some bits of rail so that it could be run off the track like they do with Whickam trollies.
by Bufferstop
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Japan's Railway History
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Japan's Railway History

I don't know if those particular little railcars had one, but many that size had a bottle jack with a large square foot mounted at the centre of the wheel base. They could be turned by winding down the jack until the wheels were clear of the rails, then pushing them round to face the other way befor...
by Bufferstop
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 120
Views: 3031

Re: arboretum valley

Yep even the good old fashioned GPO had problems matching up to their previous attempts. The later boxes were smaller, the panels were thinner and the fittings were slimmed down a bit. Why? Those things were made from cast iron, even the most trimmed down version needed a special trailer to carry an...
by Bufferstop
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Newcomer
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Newcomer

Hello Bufferstop - Yes I'm using Kato N gauge Unitrack which indeed comes ready ballasted - at 71 I'm too old to ballast track !! I'd concur if I was working in N gauge, It's alarming how much bigger your fingers become with age. I can still ballast in 00 and last time I tried 009 wasn't too fiddly...

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