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by Bufferstop
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hogwarts Castle Spares or Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 134

Re: Hogwarts Castle Spares or Conversion

When Olton Hall was first used for filming, the owners said "If they'd told us what they needed it for we could have supplied them with a genuine castle. JK Rowling's description was only specific in three points, one it was red, two it had a bright light on the front and it was called Hogwart'...
by Bufferstop
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: The Hopefully Final tally of a power spike.
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: The Hopefully Final tally of a power spike.

The 3 phase transformer (actually its predecessor) which is the main source of our earth problems, suffered an insulation failure about ten years ago. I was walking the dog who suddenly turned back towards home, so I slipped her lead and let her trot back, then walked on towards the poles where the ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: The Hopefully Final tally of a power spike.
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: The Hopefully Final tally of a power spike.

I don't think the conditions were right for lightning strike or atmospheric discharge. Most likely suspect is Openreach, grounding our pair at the cab or exchange, our neutral, grounded 50yds down the road is often 30v above the local ground and lord knows what with respect to an earth connection in...
by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: previously owned models
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: previously owned models

Get yourself an old H&M controller, probably the best models to look out for are the "Safety Minor","Duette" and "Powermaster" all were built like tanks, if they look ok on the outside, they'll almost certainly be OK, and if they do develop a fault there's nothing i...
by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: The Hopefully Final tally of a power spike.
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: The Hopefully Final tally of a power spike.

Took the Asus EEEbox apart thankfully there was a how to on YouTube, as it's all fitted in a box the size of a router. No fried or burned components to be seen, gave it a good clean out, pulled out and refitted memory, harddrive and front panel connections, re-assembled and it came back to life, phe...
by Bufferstop
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Ah but for those who collect rather than read there's no kudos in a folder full of pdf.s. You could of course print out the pdf.s but you just end up paying even more for a hard copy of the catalogue.
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Greetings from Down under
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Greetings from Down under

New members always welcome here no matter from how far away. As you may have noticed we have suffered a major loss of images due to policy changes at a certain hosting company, so a new layout under construction will be most welcome.

Good on yer mate :)

John W
aka Buffertop
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 351
Views: 31866

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Started re reading the thread tonight, got up to the end of you photo recovery. Still as good as ever.
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Servo operated with DCC decoder
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Servo operated with DCC decoder

Might an ordinary motor with a slipping drive be simpler and need less space.
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: The Hopefully Final tally of a power spike.
Replies: 9
Views: 101

The Hopefully Final tally of a power spike.

I've just taken delivery of a new "3G clear signal" unit, it's effectively a micro base station that connects to the network over broadband. I had thought we hadn't been getting many calls since the power spike happened, we were relying on two "over the hill" base stations which ...
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 642
Views: 22818

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

Can I suggest as a finale to the tour you get a long fuse, a bargepole and head for the premises of PB.........
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bickersleigh Colliery 00, a north western scene
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Bickersleigh Colliery 00, a north western scene

Are the operators expected to wear those helmets, or do you have a couple of volunteer fire officers in the club? My wife has a similar one from when she had to go to the National Fire service college and asses the teaching skills of their instructors, including when their trainees were practising o...
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How does a rollerball mouse really work.
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: How does a rollerball mouse really work.

Ah! presumably the two sensors are in the same encapsulation, at least in relatively modern mice. I can see that in the prototypes and early samples they may have been discrete components, but there was no way they were going to let me open one to find out. We had to sign the US version of the Offic...
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How does a rollerball mouse really work.
Replies: 4
Views: 78

How does a rollerball mouse really work.

This is one for Timbersurf or anyone who knows. I've asked this question in various places and never got an understandable response. The first time was at the Rank Xerox* UK training school in 1977 and the mouse was the size of a half pound of butter. (Its predecessor being the size of a house brick...
by Bufferstop
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Fourways - A Micro Circle
Replies: 70
Views: 2877

Re: Fourways - A Micro Circle

Hi Dave, nice to see you again, could we have a pre "clear up" shot of your workbench :wink:

John W

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