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by Bufferstop
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Resin casting
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: Resin casting

Do be careful hand mixing this stuff. When the good old GPO telephone service started using two part plastic putty for joint closure the trainers in the school suffered skin reactions to it, that no one in the field had experienced, the difference was the temperature in the training centre, use barr...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1055
Views: 95161

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

I'd say G******'s great great uncle must have been transported for profiteering, way back when.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 552
Views: 31400

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

How about this one
ro-railer.jpg
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Not such a new idea.
Next a locomotive running in the streets.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Unequal light output problem
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Unequal light output problem

Could the gold be supposed to be yellow, that would make it 410hms or 110k 20% tolerance.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Suitability or not for DCC
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Suitability or not for DCC

With the Mainline chassies it was essential to keep track of which screw came out of where. Somebody didn't and I picked up a Collet for a tenner as a non runner. Rearranged the screws so each hole had a short one and a long one so they didn't touch and it gave me twenty years service, by which time...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goathland Station
Replies: 14
Views: 191

Re: Goathland Station

Didn't they use the water from the stream that drove the mill. They only "borrowed" it and let it out again at the bottom.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Visting All Rail Sations in 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Visting All Rail Sations in 2017

Saw them on TV last night, will have to do some serious watching.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Unequal light output problem
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Unequal light output problem

Did you ever work out what the resistor with only 3 bands was?
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Keep alive capacitor
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Keep alive capacitor

That was my procedure for stopping a server, also required a pencil with an eraser on the end, allowed you to press enter with your fingers in your ears.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 552
Views: 31400

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

Who said it couldn't get any uglier.
Image
Borrowed with thanks from atomic systems.
the "fugly" that was dropped.
Next a first generation diesel in a modern livery that suits it well.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Suitability or not for DCC
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Suitability or not for DCC

If you intend to do more than just buy new(ish) locos and fit a chip then your toolkit needs to include a multimeter and an analogue (DC) controller. The multimeter comes in for checking for unintended and broken connections and combined with the DC controller can help determine the stall and operat...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Unequal light output problem
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Unequal light output problem

High Geoff gold will be the tolerance so you read from the other end. What colour is the body of the resistor? Is there a gap in the bands perhaps between the brown and gold where a body coloured band should go or would it makes sense on the front? Trying to get the same brightness out of different ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench
Replies: 141
Views: 6787

Re: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench

Runs OK but pulls twice the current of the best plastic chassis's models.
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dean Goods, second loco released by Oxford Rail
Replies: 35
Views: 1715

Re: Dean Goods, next loco from Oxford Rail

That's what's so annoying they can do it when they try. The Sentinel diesels and the Pecket are first class engineering. Let's just hope they keep trying.
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R6809; Which Era/Year?
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: R6809; Which Era/Year?

These are very different and completely lack rivet detail If the HD model released in '63 "lacks rivet detail" that's 'cos it's a model of the all welded version, which might be what's referred to as being introduced in '62. Looks like the riveted version would have been the batch started...

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