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by Bufferstop
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Build railway dioramas
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Build railway dioramas

Hi Welcome to the forum. Put your layouts/dioramas in Personal Layouts under construction. There's an old adage that a model railway is never really finished so they are always "under construction". If they don't feature trains themselves, put them in "Scenery" Any work you do on...
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 192

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

It's odd what can happen if you run two motors off one controller, as long as they don't have vastly different performance they will often synchronise, I think it's probably got a lot to do with combining their back emfs, and having a common circuit through the wheels and internal wiring. It certain...
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Friends of Wilmcote Station
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Friends of Wilmcote Station

As part of West Midlands Railway "Friends of the station" scheme Wilmcote station is now graced by four newly made GWR style "running-in" boards, to replace those which mysteriously disappeared at one of the franchise changes. They are the same format but scaled down slightly to ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 192

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

At a guess I would say at one point the manufacturer swapped from one design to the other, and someone made use of a spare motor bogie to do a quick upgrade. They probably added the ballast weight as well. ....in around 1969 I had five Triang-Hornby Mark 1 coaches and two Trix Mark 1s and the differ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 192

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

Weren't the Trix locos built to a slightly odd scale around 3.75mm/ft?
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock

Looks similar to mine. I adjusted the shelf spacing in one of mine and got an extra shelf in, to make it match the other. The essential item is a depth stop for your drill :o
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 219
Views: 16818

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

I remember those Commer vans. I think the earlier ones may also have been badged "Bedford?" I remember the Commers, they were only 1500cc which even with todays engines would be a little on the small size given the size of the body. The equivalent Bedford was the CA, which went on to CB,C...
by Bufferstop
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 477
Views: 48083

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I wish you luck with heat joining those plastics. Back in the mid sixties GPO Telephones was trying to find a really moistureproof way of joining polythene covered cables, and the only things that got anywhere near to effective were all mechanical and suffered creep, where the moisture got through e...
by Bufferstop
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock

Yes I wondered about them, not a big company. The one I have is pretty long, it was no trouble to go and pick it up from their premises, not a big place. They could easily have wound it up.
The one I couldn't remember was from Wayfair, there was an add on ch5 a couple of minutes ago.
by Bufferstop
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Newbie Here, Got a Few Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Newbie Here, Got a Few Questions

Although just ensuring that each Section of track (by section I mean the track between any two sets of points or any dead end) has power would seem to be all that's needed there are some subtle differences between DC and DCC. With DC you only need to get sufficient current through the track to drive...
by Bufferstop
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock

I have one of the clamped on glass front type from Picture Pride Displays, it looks great and is long enough to hold a loco and 3 or 4 coaches, but as it is quite a job to get something out it has the ones that aren't likely to run again. I also have two sliding door jobs one from Argos the other I ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The significance of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: The significance of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

I'd never realised that painting was by Cuneo. He seems to be trying to recreate a style current at the time of opening. I like the touches where he emphasizes the detail, like the ballast - if truly representative wouldn't mean a lot to someone who'd never seen railway track, but he leaves no doubt...
by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock

Type "Model Train Display Case" into Google, There's plenty there under £100. Go for one with hinged, or sliding doors unless you intend to use it for stock that you won't be running very often. The ones with the dust proof clamped on glass front are a faff to open just to get one item out.
by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 192

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

Did you try running it on each separately. I too would like to see a photo of the two bogies. The arrangement in most old Lima locos might lead to someone thinking that the trailing bogie was something like a Tenshodo SPUD bogie. It's just a rather heavy block containing the pickups for one rail. I ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 43
Views: 2925

Re: Dcc loco issues

Lenz made their DCC design open source in conjunction with the NMRA Oops missed that :oops: Perhaps it's the language thing, they don't seem to make a lot of it. At least they don't try to pretend there's no other manufacturer in the business like a very British firm used to (may still do to some e...

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