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by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Everything comes to he who...............
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Everything comes to he who...............

They announced it on Tuesday, on Wednesday it was not in stock, so I ticked the notify me box. I got an email to say it was in, and ordered it Thursday, arrived This Morning (Saturday). I already had a Landrover and the figure. It was the open back SWB version which he fitted with supports front and...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Everything comes to he who...............
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Everything comes to he who...............

Any model preservationists made an offer on the coach body? That's not up for sale it's the engine crew's mess room. It's cut of in that shot but there's a post at the back of it with a power cable coming across from the end of the shed. Actually it doesn't have a floor in it and it sits over a ter...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Everything comes to he who...............
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Everything comes to he who...............

mahoganydog wrote:Is it a good idea to post your address on an open forum Bufferstop?

Jim

It's not easily readable on my screen, until you shrink it down a little, not that it doesn't appear in a myriad documents accessible on line, but thanks I'll blurr it a little.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Everything comes to he who...............
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Everything comes to he who...............

Procrastinates for the best part of ten years to sign write poor old Fred's Landy.......
Fred (1).jpg

and just to prove that Amazon don't have a monopoly in excess packaging, here's the box it came in
box.jpg

Who else, Hatton's of course.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

The matchstick bearing works better if the axles have a longer taper, the point crushes the fibres of the wood and forms a bearing surface. When I first saw it done it was to fit Peco hard nylon wheelsets.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.
Replies: 27
Views: 662

Re: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.

Hornby persisted with steel rails long after others had ditched them. As to the sleeper colour Peco have used various shades of brown, and had simulated wood grain, I'm not sure about Hornby track I'd stopped using it long before they made the change to N/S. I think you may come across some Lima tra...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 178
Views: 11589

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

There's two ways I've found to avoid warping, sticking a "balancing sheet" on the other side, or bonding to something with a great depth, eg joining the bottom of a wall to a floor, that's a bit difficult with the free standing wall of a goods or loco shed, unless you have pre planned and ...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 78
Views: 1684

Re: arboretum valley

I like the idea of the tears in the side of the slope. From my misspent youth I remember there was a slope just like that where we used to get onto the Tame Valley branch of the WCML (the original route via Bescot) The land was obviously unstable as the railway had enclosed twenty yards or so the no...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 457

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

The classic pricing model that we are all taught at school has long gone out of the window. The models being shipped now apart from a proportion agreed in advance for payment on delivery and recently put aside, have already been paid for. What they will be priced at depends on, how much needs to be ...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

The split half wheelsets were to intended to be free to slide from side to side and the wheels to be able to move apart to negotiate the early Triang points. One half was free to slide on the axle, the other half slid from side to side with the axle. They didn't take well to conventional points whic...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.
Replies: 27
Views: 662

Re: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.

If you are still using sectional track from way back, I'd suggest check each section with a magnet. If it sticks put a mark somewhere where you can find it but it isn't intrusive, as it will be galvanised steel rail. Then as time and funds permit swap it for new sections which will be nickel silver,...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 78
Views: 1684

Re: arboretum valley

Jaz wrote:0413 i used to paint my scenic area green if i was going to 'grass'

Same here, but when I started using strips of brown postal bags soaked with dilute PVA, I figured if any grass rubbed off I wanted it to show through brown. It's what happens in real life after all.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

The old Triang tooled bodies are ok, virtually all of the discrepancy is in the bogie. By the time you've replaced the wheels and the coupler replacing the whole bogie is a better choice. You may need to cut out the old pivot stud and plate over the hole to get a good pivot but it's a lot less of a ...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster Prodigy
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Gaugemaster Prodigy

Are the rotary throttles continuous rotation switches, (no end stops) if so they may benefit from switch cleaner. Best thing would be to ask Gaugemaster the same question.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Hot Glue to Seep2 Soldering point
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Hot Glue to Seep2 Soldering point

I would go along with Ironduke's assessment, it's going to be messy if you have to unsolder/resolder the connection. If you want to take the wire's weight off the joint, take a small loop with a bit of slack in it up to the underside of the board and fix it in place with a dab of hot glue.

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