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by Bufferstop
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

I understand that to avoid legal complications the DoT , O of R&R, or somebody, are paying the running costs and travel is free! If that doesn't P off the bus operators running the replacement nothing will. WCR are the obvious choice to provide the service, only having to come from Carnforth at ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

Windermere's replacement bus service laid on by Northern rail because they don't have the staff to run the trains, has been replaced, by a train put on by West Coast Rail West Coast's replacement train Why couldn't Northern have thought of that, in fact why isn't the branch run as a heritage line an...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Road surfaces for 1920's-30's
Replies: 11
Views: 67

Re: Road surfaces for 1920's-30's

A village in the 20s/30s may not have had paved roads, packed and rolled gravel perhaps. Take a look at Pendon museum's Pendon Parva village set in this period.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 21
Views: 726

Re: New / Old

Nationalisation saved the future generations from N2s in GWR and LMS guises. There must have been an SR one at some time but I've never seen one. My 1952 version was still in phoney LMS unlined black. When I switched from HD 3 rail to Triang TT it was a bit of a rude awakening how careful you had to...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Coventry (GWR) loft layout in 00
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Coventry (GWR) loft layout in 00

It's the flangeways that are the deciding factor. I've just acquired some bound volumes of the Railway Modeller from the mid 50s. Every manufacturer had different standards Trix was the worst. What comes out is that you can work around anything except over thick flanges. Be careful adjusting check r...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Paint Stripping
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Paint Stripping

Brake fluid is pretty ferocious stuff on plastic, but I tried to strip some Hornby canopy supports, whatever the green gunge is that they coat them in was totally resistant to it. In the end I resorted to Modelstriip and a stiff brush. I can't understand their thinking, underneath that thick green s...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

The job itself has been quite quick, it's the get nothing done interruptions by real life that drag it out. I recorded the bits of video a month ago, it was the three weeks getting round to installing the MP4 codec for my editing software that strung it out. Then there's this huge pile of grey plast...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Coventry (GWR) loft layout in 00
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Coventry (GWR) loft layout in 00

Your stock should be ok on code 75, just be careful about back to back settings. I've run an original Tri-ang dock shunter along plain code 75 track without it striking the sleepers or rail fixings, the point work was a different story. Late 70s HSTs required the wheels pushing out, probably no more...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Here's a bit of video of the 0-6-0 propelling the inspection saloon down the line. It's been sat around for a couple of weeks whilst the annual chaos which is the exam marking season takes over this household. Now I must get back to those motor bogies. https://www.flickr.com/photos/152197098@N03/sha...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Coventry (GWR) loft layout in 00
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Coventry (GWR) loft layout in 00

Good luck with the build Pete. On the subject of mains power, the trailing lead with a four way strip does have one redeeming feature, it makes it very hard to close the loft and leave the power on. If you have it permanently wired later it would be worth having an isolating switch with an indicator...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby R2151 J94/Austerity in LMR blue Wobble
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Hornby R2151 J94/Austerity in LMR blue Wobble

It's a relatively short wheelbase 0-6-0 so you can expect a bit of oscillation . Others may call it a waddle, that well known 0-6-0 the GWR pannier tank waddled that much it was nicknamed a Duck Tank. It would however be worth checking that all wheels are square on their axles, and that none of the ...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Flexitrack as 4th radius curve?
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: Flexitrack as 4th radius curve?

Unless you are going to need a boxful yard lengths of rail by post isn't sensible. Whenever I've needed an extra yard or two I've made it an excuse to visit a model shop, phoning them beforehand to make sure they have it in. Alternatively if there's an exhibition coming up phone one of the traders w...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Flexitrack as 4th radius curve?
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: Flexitrack as 4th radius curve?

Peco flexi track can be bent down to ridiculously tight radii, so there's no problem on that score. What you do have to take care with is the sleeper spacing and its angle. Loosely pin down the track on the required line then work your way along making sure that each sleeper is at right angles to th...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rolling stock
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Rolling stock

@ luckymucklebackit Thanks Jim, I wonder if that was not the first attempt, as the combination I saw, and had been described to me by a couple of other people had a centre coach in maroon! Could it possibly be the coach which had formerly been used between the GWR pair. The first gen multiple unit s...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rolling stock
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Rolling stock

I've not seen a photo of it but it was feasible to run mk1 and mk2 coaching stock with 1st generation DMUs. The GWR used to marshal a non corridor 3rd between the cars of their two two car sets, and WR tried it out for a short while with a pair of first gen. units. Don't ask what class, I only saw i...

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