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by Bufferstop
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Loco Turntables
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Loco Turntables

One of the reasons for my slow progress was the need to build a deck which could fit the space I could clear, at the cost of one carriage siding being diverted to be the approach track, cutting back an embankment and repositioning the water tower I now can fit a deck that will accommodate a Hall, ju...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster Combi Wiring Query
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Gaugemaster Combi Wiring Query

The six pin din would not be difficult, The only problem being the connections at the hand held part. If you are prepared to forsake the Gaugemaster lifelong warranty they are quite easy to open up and change the wiring. I have three handhelds, which are virtually the same thing and have opened all ...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima GWR 4575
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Lima GWR 4575

Waking up this thread brought me to re-reading it, I wonder if you discovered that those bits of wire aren't propping up the smoke box, they are holding up the front footplate extension, mind you it could well have been one of my old fitter friend's tall tales.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Two Short Planks
Replies: 353
Views: 64391

Re: Two Short Planks

Funny thing about those loft ladders Geoff, mine seems to be stiffening up at about the same rate as yours :shock:
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick
Replies: 25
Views: 5127

Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Yep that's the sort of thing my dad would have called a proper job!
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: MAJ Models GWR 57' Passenger Brake Van
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: MAJ Models GWR 57' Passenger Brake Van

I bet it wasn't as many as the handrail pillars that have failed to make it onto one of my locos.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster Combi Wiring Query
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Gaugemaster Combi Wiring Query

You seem to have the idea. You will only be able to run one train at a time with a single combi. You will however still be able to cross from one loop to the other by as you say putting both sets of wires into a choc-block connector. Depending on what you plan, ie fitting point motors rather than op...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 2021 Range
Replies: 27
Views: 2001

Re: 2021 Range

I'd forgotten about "Spaceships" There were never many 9Fs in our locality so I wouldn't have heard many references to them when hanging around Bescot station footbridge. (The spotters viewing platform, one of the few spots where surrounding land was above rail level). My uncle the signalm...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Loco Turntables
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Loco Turntables

There's a half finished TT in the corner of my layout which has been a work in progress for nearly a year, the old excuse, life got in the way. As soon as I can get the post Christmas pile of boxes and junk back in their non Christmas hidey hole I'll try to get it finished. A few years back I answer...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Rapido new products
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: Rapido new products

The rights on a design seem to be much shorter than for images and written works. They seem to vary around the world and some are taken from the date first produced or first traded whilst others are from the date of last production or sale. On that basis models of virtually all steam locos and many ...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound effects
Replies: 12
Views: 191

Re: Sound effects

Same here with the hearing, our physics teacher, well he played rugger for England at which he was great, he knew his physics but was a bit down on the psychology of 6th formers. He started the section on hearing range and had to do mine three times before he'd believe my upper limit. I then had the...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 188
Views: 25656

Re: Henley

Chops, if ever we create an award for finding a modelling style that bypasses the accusations of politics, you'll be the first nominee for it. Those corrugated cardboard walls and sticky tape patching perfectly captures the ethos of the Soviet era.
Very atmospheric.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound effects
Replies: 12
Views: 191

Re: Sound effects

Long before software that could mix I had a Y splitter for RCA line level jacks. With two tape decks mixing a pair of tracks down to one was easy enough, putting the two totally unsync. tracks into a pair was a real pita. The problem being the ultrasonic biassing signal spilling onto a parallel trac...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Inappropriate. Ads in the banners
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Inappropriate. Ads in the banners

I see It's back, LVE have removed the word Adult from its banner ad. The only clue to what the content may be is the silhouette image overprinted by the letters. If they did this to evade scrutiny by Google's filters they both are pathetic, Google and it's filters. A second look at the horrific devi...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best 00 gauge buildings
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Best 00 gauge buildings

Resin cast buildings do add a 3D texture to buildings but you have to be prepared to reject one that have, ever so gently, sagged or bulged. It's down to the weight of the resin and the rigidity of the mould. It was ok for the "cartoon character" olde world models produced by Lilliput Lane...

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