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by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Good Morning
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: Good Morning

Welcome to the forum.
John W
by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help identifying please
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: Help identifying please

With the demise of Black Beetle bogies you are limited to the Tenshodo SPUD range the nearest being 35mm wheelbase with 12mm wheels. as here . I'm not sure if the "Bull Ant" range is still in production. You could of course resort to finding a centre motor BoBo loco with 36mm w/b, 12mm dia...
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCCing an old 0-4-0. Is it possible?
Replies: 34
Views: 922

Re: DCCing an old 0-4-0. Is it possible?

Easy enough to work out, are the contacts in the socket, or the pads on the end of the decoder double sided. If neither are, put it in the wrong way round and nothing will happen. Looking at the colours of the wires to the socket I'd say that the connections are symmetrically paired about the centre...
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: bubblejet printing on plasticard!
Replies: 7
Views: 51

Re: bubblejet printing on plasticard!

I was told (by a paper salesman) that it was liquid starch sprayed onto the final roller in the thicknessing operation. I haven't seen the process used in production so if it's correct or not I have no idea. All I know is the samples I've tried you can't remove the coating without dissolving much of...
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: TTS speakers
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: TTS speakers

Apart from size the only characteristic that affects it's performance is it's Impedance, it's usually quoted in ohms. Using a speaker with a lower impedance causes distortion, and at high power level can cause damage to the speaker coil or the output circuit which is driving it. A speaker with highe...
by Bufferstop
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 241

Re: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons

No I think you have to blame CJF for that! He used it in his new loft when he moved to Devon to work at the RM
by Bufferstop
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 241

Re: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons

Ah the joys of magnetic axles. I see Peco still supply their Insulaxles, they weren't magnetic but you would struggle to put a pin point on them. You could use all metal wheels which avoids the plastic bits which are usually at the source of the wobble. If anyone is perplexed by what appears to be a...
by Bufferstop
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello - I've been inspired!
Replies: 19
Views: 128

Re: Hello - I've been inspired!

Hi Kavster - Welcome to the forum. Dioramas are not only good to practise, they are a great way to plan a layout. Think up a scene that tells its own story, and then where it would fit into a larger model. Dioramas usually have some kind of scenic break at each end, say a bridge on an embankment, wh...
by Bufferstop
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 241

Re: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons

The theme of this topic has unleashed a flaming earworm in my head! Joe Brown and the Bruvvers
Jellied eels, jellied eels, wobblin' abaht like wonky .........
by Bufferstop
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: For Sale - Two Deltics
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: For Sale - Two Deltics

Sorry but he can't advertise them on here as well. Terms and Conditions you know :wink:
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 47
Views: 284

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Have to say the nearest one in the last picture is the best narrow gauge "bash" on a Hornby Percy that I've yet seen. It looks a very plausible two foot gauge tank. It would be interesting to see a Bachman Percy/Gregg given the same treatment as they have a far better chassis for narrow ga...
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DCC Controller for a novice
Replies: 23
Views: 223

Re: DCC Controller for a novice

This thread's been busy today, I've only just spotted it. Can I ask who you bought your shed from, it sounds like the answer to all our prayers.
my layout under construction is only 10’x2 in an 8x6 shed
unless you bought it of some weird Doctor bloke. :)
by Bufferstop
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 174
Views: 23182

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

I'd have a look for some N or 009 bogie wheels, and a bit of brass tube to fit on the axles, I'll have a look what bits I've got I may have some spare 009. I think it might be a case of filing down the flanges to get the appearance right, my recollection of ganger's trolleys is that the wheels were ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 174
Views: 23182

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

That calls for a shuttle module, with very long interval. Is it safe for address 0? If no one knows I wouldn't risk it. I bet it's the same chassis as the gandy-dancers.
by Bufferstop
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Where have they gone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1020

Re: Where have they gone?

Well the last few days have shown that there's more chance of the Met Office spotting it coming than they would have thirty years ago :lol: Poor old Michael.

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