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by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Now who should get one of these for Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Now who should get one of these for Christmas

Thanks for the spell check Timbersurf, the odd thing is my spell checker doesn't spot it until I type it elsewhere. It's the gremlins, they've been licking the windscreens after I spray them with the stuff that's supposed to stop them icing overnight. Smells like cherry menthol. As for slew I quote ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: DJM J94 on sale
Replies: 58
Views: 2562

Re: DJM J94 on sale

I've asked Pennine MC for assurance he has the right guy. Assuming he has, I'll act on the opinions of the majority.

John W
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Now who should get one of these for Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Now who should get one of these for Christmas

If you want to propose a gift for someone else, quirky, outrageous but please not mean insert a line that says
[url=.....the URL of the object ...]REVEAL[/url]
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Now who should get one of these for Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Now who should get one of these for Christmas

At the risk of setting myself up for a slew of dubious, outrageous or just darned expensive presents,
Who should get one of these for Christmas?

for the first gift I propose, one of these.
REVEAL
for E2E
Merry Christmas

John W
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 149895

Re: I must stop spending!

Long been DCC and now sound, you'll soon be qualified to join the order of the nerd. Who knows your next layout might even feature the MERG C-Bus.
:wink:
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 447
Views: 26624

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

You definitely have to have a little shunter doing its knit one pearl one in the C&W yard.
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.
Replies: 17
Views: 176

Re: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.

Picking up E2E's comment about taking a saw to a loco, I think that's exactly what you need to do. Rummage through the trays of hopeless stuff at swapmeets or the second hand stalls at exhibitions and find old Triang or Lima bodies, take a saw to them and change them into something else. Prototype a...
by Bufferstop
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.
Replies: 17
Views: 176

Re: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.

We all have to make mistake or produce things that are not as good as we would have liked them to be. But what I've found helps is to look at what you've done, and split it up into what worked well and what didn't come out quite the way you wanted it. Next project you do, see if you can make more us...
by Bufferstop
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 766
Views: 27881

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

What better reason do you want to start another layout? Socked in with snow ATM, the real annoyance, there's a not so mini digger sitting in next door's garden, but the man with the keys is 4 miles away similarly stuck. Never hot wired a digger before, I wonder what the wiring's like.
by Bufferstop
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter

Would not have been better to print in black? Indeed it would, but just like the ink cartridges for cheap inkjet printers cost an arm and a leg, the people who made my 3D printer have buried a chip in the centre of the spool to be able to charge whatever they like for the plastic, but it goes an aw...
by Bufferstop
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 392
Views: 66199

Re: BMR Workbench.

I think there's a point beyond which it's difficult to go on with the one line likes and greats etc. You've established your level of excellence in most peoples minds. There will always be the moaners and disparagers, but I think they would soon get put in their place if they tried it here. We have ...
by Bufferstop
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Selective Compression- how-to?
Replies: 29
Views: 268

Re: Selective Compression- how-to?

As you have discovered scale length can mean massive. Our little station, which never has more than a four car DMU stop at it, is on a former secondary mainline. So the platforms will take around 10 coaches except that about half their length is now buried beneath the creeping green stuff that seems...
by Bufferstop
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter

Hope someone is building a great big fire, a mammoth takes a bit of heat to spit roast. I went way and did a bit of tweaking on a copy of the file, and surprised myself how easily you can modify a created object. I probably didn't do it the easiest way, I did it the way I could think it through. Doi...
by Bufferstop
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 766
Views: 27881

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

Never could understand the industry's love of the hydraulic clutch. I had a Vauxhall Viva Mk1 with a cable operated clutch, which was always smooth and easy to use, until it went bang and my foot hit the floor, just as I was negotiating the "scissors crossover" at the exit to one of Birmin...
by Bufferstop
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station
Replies: 80
Views: 5440

Re: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station

FS123 I couldn't get on with Sketch-up, it seemed to lack any sort of anchor points from which to work. I did do engineering drawing up O Level ( That ages me) and the RS software despite it's deliberate hobbling does allow me to draw in the "classic" elevations and switch between them rap...

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