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by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 22
Views: 347

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

I guess it's as "temporary" as temporary ever is.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage

Moving coil motors are better for watching the behaviour of small motors. The twitch in the current caused by a sticky coupling rod would go unnoticed on a digital meter. Analogue still has it's advantages.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 22
Views: 347

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

Under the revised new timetable it's reverting to a shuttle from Oxenholme to Windermere so the through services are gone. It was still a work in progress but looked as though the Manchester airport service for example would terminate at Preston, requiring a change to WCML or XC and a change at Oxen...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage

Gaugemaster have used various circuits over the years, I've never seen any attempt to categorise them. Suck it and see is probably your best bet. Running it from a laptop PSU I wouldn't bother with the buck converter. As I said I ran one off 21v AC for several years, with no detrimental effects. I'm...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage

Try it. Use The AC input, the rectifier will drop a couple of volts. If the input goes straight into a rectifier then you aren't going to run into the zero switching problem where you can't reach zero volts, (it would be fed raw AC if that was a possibility) If your locos prove to be a little too li...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: N gauge shed ideas guys?
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: N gauge shed ideas guys?

Yes I'd say round the edge, keep the boards fairly high with the backscene protecting the section in front of the window from strong sunlight. Then you can still have your workbench under the window.
by Bufferstop
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 22
Views: 347

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

A loop could soon be reinstated, just at the loss of one row of parked cars. Winderemere station was never very well placed for day trippers, too far from the lake. Reconnecting Lakeside to the network would be extremely difficult. May have to remain pipe dreams.
by Bufferstop
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Doing some research
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: Doing some research

Good luck with your research Do railway modellers consider themselves as collectors or hobbyists? > for me it's only of items with a personal relevance. Do you purchase railway models online? If not why not? > Yes Do you visit model shops, if so what for? Community / Socialising / Shopping? > Yes us...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: VAT versus GST
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: VAT versus GST

OK guys being Oz makes it fascinating to us poms but it's still politics, Leave it off!
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Financial Woes Continue
Replies: 104
Views: 2495

Re: Financial Woes Continue

The difference between "trainset" and collectable or scale model has grown to the point that it's now almost impossible to produce a "train set" version of a full spec model at a train set price. The "Junior Express" set released at the end of last year was obviously ai...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 22
Views: 347

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

Perhaps the franchise should recognise the special nature of the line and be tasked with providing a service aimed at tourists. Northern are now planning to operate it as a shuttle so let's at least have a tourist friendly shuttle. The reactions of those first users to a loco with the "Lakeland...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: VAT versus GST
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: VAT versus GST

Value Added Tax is supposedly what it says it is. The way it is arrived at is not immediately obvious. On paper it is charged at every step down the line from raw material supplier, to materials processor, component manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer. What actually happens is that at each step th...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Financial Woes Continue
Replies: 104
Views: 2495

Re: Financial Woes Continue

If ranges are inevitably to be slimmed down then we should start making noises about what they include. Given some noise from the hobby then I can see that a manufacturer will produce the matching stock to their latest premium release, because the wealthy collector will buy it and so will the modell...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 22
Views: 347

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

I understand that to avoid legal complications the DoT , O of R&R, or somebody, are paying the running costs and travel is free! If that doesn't P off the bus operators running the replacement nothing will. WCR are the obvious choice to provide the service, only having to come from Carnforth at ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 22
Views: 347

Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

Windermere's replacement bus service laid on by Northern rail because they don't have the staff to run the trains, has been replaced, by a train put on by West Coast Rail West Coast's replacement train Why couldn't Northern have thought of that, in fact why isn't the branch run as a heritage line an...

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