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by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 891
Views: 66887

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

A class 33 at the Churnet Valley Railway. Taken because it's carrying my granddaughter's name.
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Another Loco (or carriage) sharing its name with a family member.
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 967
Views: 190763

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Not quite a Christmas present. This was My wife's advent calendar last year. She's recycled it and given it to me on !st December.
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I wondered where she disappeared to at Warley.
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Let's leave it as a Christmas present
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: My other workbench

Some places like the Gala Hall, which in the Summer was the Gala Swimming Baths had their lighting in the roof and if it was pointing the wrong way (that's what you got for doing the season's opening night), someone had to go up the walkway between the ceiling and roof and reach through the hatch ne...
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons website issue on Google Chrome
Replies: 17
Views: 325

Re: Hattons website issue on Google Chrome

Try changing your DNS server. Hatton's website operates on a number of different IP Addresses which roll over on a regular basis maybe as often as hourly. If your ISP is maintaining their own DNS server it can be permanently using old IP's. Google how to use a public DNS.
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 25 misbehaving
Replies: 14
Views: 227

Re: Class 25 misbehaving

Your problem is the gear rotating on the shaft. If you can get the correct 11 tooth gear replace it, otherwise clean the end of the gear and the bit of shaft visible in its centre, then put a blob of thick superglue on the end. The motor bogie has rubber tyres on two of it's wheels so cannot pick up...
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Future Concepts and Traditions.
Replies: 24
Views: 409

Re: Future Concepts and Traditions.

Apart from the shunting plank/large working diorama portable layouts need a team of operators to set up and run. non portable layouts are either solitary or need to be in a clubroom or other room accessible to a group. Pete Waterman's barn is a good example of this. Even if your interest tends towar...
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: My other workbench

In the bad old days my remote was called George. I would move around front of house gesticulating madly to him for up/down, that's it! I have a suspicion that it was setting the level on those stacks, that I now walk around with a pair of amps of my own, one behind each ear!
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Link to Good Site for Micro Layout Design
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Link to Good Site for Micro Layout Design

It's a well known site, you'll never go long without someone referring to it. Carl was a great loss to the online community, but fortunately others have taken on his site and kept it going.
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The internet and its effect on online sales
Replies: 26
Views: 434

Re: The internet and its effect on online sales

Now there's something the "high street" retailer can do to set themselves apart from the box shifters, install a test track along the counter and test each one before the customer's eyes. It used to be common practice, time for them to bring it back! Keep it in the box collectors can still...
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1160
Views: 209058

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

PDF coding is based on the Postscript printer language, it includes at least two ways for handling scaling. Postscript was a plain language printer driver so you could read the output and work out which method had been used where. PDF is encrypted mainly to stop copyright theft so unless you have th...
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Up and down lines connected to suburban line
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Up and down lines connected to suburban line

Your original has the benefit of simplicity. Modern signalling would probably use two crossovers in each direction but would involve a snaking crossing from crossing between top and bottom lines, but your plan using a single slip for each crossing would work as long as you didn't want two way workin...
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Advice Regarding an Automatic Reversing Component
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Advice Regarding an Automatic Reversing Component

I like the idea of the carpet tube. I know mechanical bits can go wrong, but microswitches are used and trusted in quite complex equipment. You will in any case want some kind of last resort mechanical stop just in case. I wanted to be able to stop a train in my hidden sidings so that the train ran ...
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Advice Regarding an Automatic Reversing Component
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Advice Regarding an Automatic Reversing Component

I have one of Heathcote's shuttle modules which reverses the track polarity after X number of minutes, Setting the time to be significantly longer than the time to traverse the line and cutting a break in one rail bridged by a diode, at each end brings the train to a stop at each end, where it waits...
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How Might One Go About Creating British Bunting?
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: How Might One Go About Creating British Bunting?

The Rocket (one of its 20th Century Replicas) sat on a wagon, a Welltrol would be good. The Dapol kit would be useful as you need to incorporate one of the mods on the replica, the folding top to the chimney. Rocket's chimney probably set the maximum height for the UK loading gauge, so carrying it o...
by Bufferstop
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: OO Triang Hornby Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 95

Re: OO Triang Hornby Stephenson's Rocket

I think this is one where "there just isn't the demand". There's not many layouts where one could be run very far.

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