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by Bufferstop
Fri Dec 01, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone currently buying?
Replies: 124
Views: 3938

Re: Anyone currently buying?

A single loco now costs AUD$600! Why? The Chinese craftsmen who make the tools to produce these models caught on to what their bosses were charging for the results of their hard work. It might be a communist country but the bosses understood the signs of dissent and not wishing to give up any of th...
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 27, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Unique G scale track cleaner.
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Unique G scale track cleaner.

Scaleable too! Though for 00 scale may be two bogies rather than two axles, to give it more chance of following the curves.
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 26, 2023 11:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: My first baseboard experiment
Replies: 28
Views: 2470

Re: My first baseboard experiment

Low relief models are frontages with part of the roof and a short bit of the sidewalls (where they can be seen). Usually placed against the backscene. Often as Geoff describes a whole street in with just a depth of 1-2inches.
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:48 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Baseboard Support Using 2 Workmates
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Baseboard Support Using 2 Workmates

A pair of workmates would be quite an investment to tie up in supporting a baseboard. Folding work trestles are often used, If you wanted to make it semi permanent right angle brackets screwed to the top of the trestle and the side of the rails would allow for leveling adjustment,
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 25, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: NO-OX-ID A-Special / INOX for better conductivity
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: NO-OX-ID A-Special / INOX for better conductivity

I'd imagine it works like the conductive gel that can be used on power connections, it would have to have good conductivity whilst excluding air from getting to the just cleaned surface. I'd have reservations about using it as I would imagine it's intended for use on static connections such as a rin...
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 19, 2023 4:27 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Midland Pullman
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Midland Pullman

Spent yesterday being waited on aboard the Midland Pullman. It's definitely a worthy successor to the original. The livery suits it down to the ground, I suppose it should being roughly the same shape as the original and the subtle change in the shade of blue is what "Rail Blue" should hav...
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 19, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: HS II - Shunting with Kadees
Replies: 111
Views: 20800

Re: HS II - Shunting with Kadees

Same here, got one of the very first batch, never used the pickup wagon, quite steady across live frogs (I did worry that at real low speed the wheels might fall in the flangeway gap, but it's fine.) Without a load the real things tend to move off like a Hornby 0-4-0.
by Bufferstop
Wed Nov 15, 2023 12:36 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Minories Layout: Trap points
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Minories Layout: Trap points

Whatever the rules say one wouldn't look wrong, but you could always put in a point and create a loco spur. If you do put in a trap point be sure it deflects to the right, ie away from the running lines.
by Bufferstop
Wed Nov 15, 2023 12:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parcel coach
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Parcel coach

They probably didn't go down that well in the toy trade, so an item more likely to appeal to knowledgeable modelers. If they were slow sellers there wouldn't be many re runs.
by Bufferstop
Wed Nov 15, 2023 10:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anybody know what this model is based on?
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Anybody know what this model is based on?

Most of the chemical reactions that they used depended on one very common factor, heat, usually from steam. That meant boilers mostly fired by coal. In the late 50s early 60s a lot was switched to natural gas. The PO 7 plank wagons would have lasted well into the thirties, their liveries becoming mo...
by Bufferstop
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anybody know what this model is based on?
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Anybody know what this model is based on?

Chance and Hunt aka Chance Brothers aka ICI Chance and Hunt and every other combination you can think of were a large chemicals industry and had both PO Wagons and their own fleet of narrow boats. Good luck in trying to track down original drawings, it's hard enough trying to find what name they wer...
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 06, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Crossing short
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Crossing short

You don't mention it, do your copper clad points 2&3 have insulated joiners or insulating gaps on the V rails of the frog? If not they will be applying a short circuit to the unselected road. It would help to know where the power feed is in relation to this junction, and is it part of a continuo...
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 05, 2023 12:59 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 Couplings
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: 009 Couplings

Yes you can use a ramp to uncouple the standard 009 couplers, but due to the very light weight of most 009 stock it's best to make them mechanically/electrically raised. Sprung ramps have a tendency to lift the stock rather than be pressed down. Here's a better picture of the beast https://peco-uk.c...
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 05, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is there any scenics missing from the market place?
Replies: 34
Views: 1101

Re: Is there any scenics missing from the market place?

Never mind the size of it, why is it that the imagined builders of the imagined line always make a B-Line for the only hill on an otherwise flat plain?
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 04, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone recognise this picture
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Anyone recognise this picture

Thanks guys, now I know what it is/was I can search for more detailed information. If it was one of the auction sites that put the photo up then it's probably no ;longer on the site. If I find anything more detailed than the wiki I'll post it here. Some of the pictures show it without the roof mount...