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by Bufferstop
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1117
Views: 201066

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

The GSM weight of a sheet material tells you very little about its thickness or stiffness. It's useful to know that 16 sheets of A4 is a square metre. So putting 16 A4 sheets on the post scales will tell you the GSM for a sample. 300gsm greyboard (the stuff cornflake packets are made of) is going to...
by Bufferstop
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 53

Re: Bachmann "Junior" locomotives

The two Gregg(Percy) that I cannibalised had a huge decoder hardwired and mounted in the cab roof. The chassis and body are idiosyncratic, the tank hides an inner cylindrical body, which is part chassis holding the motor in place, the lower part sitting on a diecast frame which provides the U shaped...
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 69
Views: 6051

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

With Hornby out of the way and Bachmann getting the UK rights the problem wouldn't exist as they would be making and selling both the Thomas and scale versions. There was no pressure on Hornby to drop the 0-4-2 auto tank, or any other loco which got the Thomas makeover.
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 42
Views: 1647

Re: New / Old

It was the same with their semaphore signals, the post were slightly thicker than true scale but they looked, and still look better than the present Hornby, Triang derived, ones. With ladders and galleries added they look ok and are far stronger than kit built ones.
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 42
Views: 1647

Re: New / Old

Another old scatter was dried tea leaves. Spread on blotting paper and dried in the airing cupboard. Top of the central heating boiler would have to be the modern equivalent.
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Brum goes chuff chuff
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Brum goes chuff chuff

They seem to have set themselves up to do everything themselves using their own resources, from new build and repairs right through to train crew.
by Bufferstop
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: King's Lynn
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: King's Lynn

The CAMRA Guide and UKModelshops directory on your smartphone, essential business travel equipment! :D
by Bufferstop
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Solid and rustic buffer stops
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: [00] Strong and rustic buffer stops

I'd use two screws and put a hole through the bottom part so that the hook on the coupler can pass through the block.
by Bufferstop
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 69
Views: 6051

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Percy uses the same 0-4-0 chassis as GWR 101, Toby and the Port of Par twins use a special convertible 0-4-0/0-6-0 chassis. I can't see Toby being re used as it's horribly overscale, the twins are a different matter, they have the advantage of a preserved and attractive prototype. Harry Potter theme...
by Bufferstop
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 69
Views: 6051

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

The TTTE bodies were mainly built for existing chassies so they are unlikely to make specials. It was a slightly different scenario for Bachmann. Could Hornby profit by producing yet more bodies for the 0-6-0 and 0-4-0 chassies.
by Bufferstop
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Ivatt 2-6-2t 2MT front pony axle
Replies: 16
Views: 153

Re: Ivatt 2-6-2t 2MT front pony axle

It's a poor design, and may well fail again. I'd look for a pair of the correct pattern wheels on a 2mm steel axle. You would need to find some bushes 2mm internal, same external diameter as the half axles. I'm assuming Bachmann haven't released a re-chassied version, in which case I'd replace the o...
by Bufferstop
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again

If they do they will probably decide it's a fudge. So Hornby can use it to mean what suits them. I'm sure the biggest decider would be the cost of re-licencing.
by Bufferstop
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder/controller incompatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Decoder/controller incompatibility

Sounds like the decoder isn't fully NMRA compatible.
by Bufferstop
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again

They appear to mean it this time as they've not taken up the option to re-new the licence.
by Bufferstop
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: OMG Peco's got a new website.
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: OMG Peco's got a new website.

I'll give them chance to figure it out for themselves first. It pay's to discover these things for yourself. In IT development there are rarely any rights and wrongs, more like the occasional "better" amid a load of "less worse". Who knows the software may even have the capacity ...

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