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by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Manufacturer?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Manufacturer?

At one time it was Peco N Setrack whether or not it carried Peco's branding I don't know.
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How far will they go?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: How far will they go?

That 100 hours is the motor manufacturers guarantee, it's meant for applications where it simply has to keep working from one planned service to the next. So the users can plan to change the motor each time they do some sort of service on the equipment. It bears little relation to the endurance of a...
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why do my locos keep falling apart?
Replies: 6
Views: 45

Re: Why do my locos keep falling apart?

Apart from wear and tear in use I think that the most stress you place on a model loco is persuading it in and out of its packing before sliding it back in the box. These days my stock if it's not on the layout is either in two glass fronted display cases or in the draws of an Ikea office plan chest...
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: One of my turns coming on...
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: One of my turns coming on...

The headteacher who let some of her pupils join in some "singing practice", offered by the studio went on to become our "Director of Education", but she never lived down the lyrics of The Wall.
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Station signage
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Station signage

Named "fonts" or typefaces were not in common use outside of the print industry until the 1930s and then their adoption was fairly slow until the 1960s. London Underground, and the "Big Four" were amongst the first bodies to develop house styles. The Undrground adopted a typeface...
by Bufferstop
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 3359

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

The team that best matched the breif won again, they managed to convey Santa from the desert to England and on to the North Pole. Their animations worked, and the forced perspective with the same train in N showed some Innovation. The Steampunks failed to exploit their own possibilities and paid the...
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Great Electric Train Show - 13th-14th October 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Great Electric Train Show - 13th-14th October 2018

Going on a Saturday often means there are shops open to keep the other half busy, whilst you are at the show. I'd got a ticket for the Sunday, but when I realised Mrs W would be at a meeting for most of Saturday I decided to go on Saturday, flogged the Sunday Ticket to Sishades. I suppose I'm fortun...
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vintage Hornby TV Adverts
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Vintage Hornby TV Adverts

AFAIK Hornby are the only manufacturer to have advertised on TV in the UK. The company that imported Lima were so tight a**** they wouldn't contemplate it.
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 3359

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Channel Five is doing the hobby proud at the moment, we have TGMR Challenge, Paddington 24/7 and Walking Britains Lost Railways. Although it's reality TV , Paddington isn't frightened to get real technical' showing scenes of the cutting in of a replacement crossing, and replacing sections of the cat...
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: What I'd like to see in this excellent forum, if I may...
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: What I'd like to see in this excellent forum, if I may...

I can see what you are looking for, a video version of the stories that PD Hancock and The Rev. Peter Denny published in the 50's and 60's. Producing video (or film) if done well is a time consuming activity and what do most of us, particularly those around my age have a limited supply of, time! Ear...
by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad range
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Railroad range

The items to avoid in the Railroad range are the wagons with the large tensionlock D shaped bar moulded into the chassis. The couplers look hideous, they derail items with the mini coupler when pushed around curves. The slab of black plastic that extends the buffer beam down to the coupling destroys...
by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 3359

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Warleyy usually gets a. Couple of minutes on BBC/WM unless it's a slow news day, then we might get an interview with, you guessed didn't you, Pete Waterman again. He's easy to film he knows the ropes. We did once get a decent length programme about his layout, which took a sensible line about it.
by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 25
Views: 840

Re: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....

Flashy new website to go with their very grand exhibition stand. All very refined and minimalist, definitely trying to out do you know who, " our big H is bigger than yours :P "
by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Great Electric Train Show - 13th-14th October 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Great Electric Train Show - 13th-14th October 2018

I went Saturday morning, they still need to improve on their hall layout, there should definitely be one cross aisle in rows of that length. The hall's lighting made Hall_5 at the NEC look good. Free parking was a bonus. A couple of layouts seemed to be running their timetable in real-time without m...
by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Yet another newbie seeking advice
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Yet another newbie seeking advice

It's not good for a car to be put away wet, better to leave it outside for the wind and sun to dry it naturally, unless you are a masochist and prepared to leather it dry :wink:

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