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by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.
Replies: 20
Views: 498

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: 72
Views: 1523

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: 8
Views: 150

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: 94

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: 66

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.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

After abandoning the split wheelsets on steel axles did Triang or Triang/Hornby introduce an all plastic wheelers or did they go directly to the metal tyres on plastic hubs/axles. I wasn't buying 00 in that period, when I came back they were using the metal tyres on wheels which had a square axle. A...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Uk modeled railroad
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Uk modeled railroad

Welcome, look forward, to some pics of your take on the UK scene.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Decisions made
Replies: 26
Views: 894

Re: Decisions made

Good idea the clothes legs to hold the bus wires. Do your soldering right way up. Try to find some renewable cable ties to hold them in place when you put them behind the fascia..
The photoshopped looks well done to me. Chop the bottom off you'd have a decent full width photo.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Second time round
Replies: 8
Views: 83

Re: Second time round

Welcome back, did you remember your password, or did you have to use the lost password bot?
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby mallard wont reverse
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Hornby mallard wont reverse

Peter's Spares has 52 in stock, probably a different part number but it says for China built Mallard loco drive. It's small enough to get it airmailed.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: My Railway Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: My Railway Photography

Welcome back Kenny, didn't realise who was behind the camera until you made your signature big enough to read. Some great photgrophy there.
John W
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New Layout, The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: New Layout, The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Railway

Be careful having your fiddle yard on the side closest to the window. You need to ensure that it's screened from sunlight. The ultraviolet in sunlight plays havoc with plastics.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout no name yet
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: New layout no name yet

Hi Aliman, did you get any joy with the Eurostar, the fault sounds like it's drawing too much current for your controller. Look for congealed muck in the axleboxes and around the motor, a thorough clean with iso-propyl alcohol (or meths) followed by a very light lubrication might make a difference. ...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 1405

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

Look out for Hornby rolling stock with the large D shaped coupler, the design has passed down the line from the days when Hornby was Triang, not only is it big and ugly the wagons (and coaches) to which it's attached are one or two millimetres too tall. Unfortunately the excess is just above the axl...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby mallard wont reverse
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Hornby mallard wont reverse

Josh - before committing to "it's electrical" examine the driving wheels and the pick up wipers after lifting the loco off the track whilst it is refusing to reverse, you are looking for a wiper which has gone between the spokes and is jamming the motor. It might be helpful to use a magnif...

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