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by Bufferstop
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 21
Views: 252

Re: Dcc loco issues

Switching from DC to AC, is the cause of reduction of dirt build up. Dry or not the combination of slightly different metals with dust, moisture etc in microscopic amounts between them leads to electrolytic action with DC. It's still there with AC but reverses its effect fifty times a second which m...
by Bufferstop
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby's poor build quality
Replies: 42
Views: 929

Re: Hornby's poor build quality

MAZAK rot has various appearances depending on the extent to which the component is restrained. If it's within a plastic body the first signs may be the body starting to bulge or twist. Left free the MAZAK will start to expand unevenly and have the appearance and strength of crumbly cheese. It only ...
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Advice Regarding an Automatic Reversing Component
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Advice Regarding an Automatic Reversing Component

It's amazing how one development leads to a huge supply of components for years to come. The almost glut of reed switches came about largely to BTs programme of introducing System X exchanges, compared to other users their requirement was huge. a similar thing happened post WW2 with radio valves par...
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trouble at 't mill
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Trouble at 't mill

@Bigmet - Getting in lots of wildlife spotting, we're staying on a game reserve, and I'm driving Mrs W the 25k into town each day to the education development institute. She reckons the wild life along the road and at the reserve is the antidote to the chaos which seems to be their normal mode of op...
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Visitor's
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Visitor's

I had experience of this last year, the folks in our road(which we maintain ourselves) hold a yearly summer party in one of the parking bays, with games and open gardens to follow. Last year our neighbours, who had seen my layout said could it be on the list of what's on. It was quite easy to do as ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: The Return of the Prodigal
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: The Return of the Prodigal

Welcome back Brian, I've sent you a PM about your old thread, maybe something we can do.
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 4 wheel locos stalling on set track points
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: 4 wheel locos stalling on set track points

It used to be the case that the old 0-4-0s ran on their flanges in the bottom of the flange ways lifting a wheel just when it's not needed. These days the problem is more likely to be a wheel falling into the frog gap lifting one of the others. Some people have had some success putting a thin plasti...
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?

Do TTS chips require an 8ohm speaker? If you powered it down whilst the tape was still melting there's a chance the hot chip will have survived. I'd try reconnecting the original speaker just to see if anything works.
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trouble at 't mill
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Trouble at 't mill

That would be cutting your nose off to spite your face, cos of big B can't get enough of
'em made Hatton's will run into capacity problems if they try to source their own productions. It seems that in China's communist version of capitalism contracts and leases don't figure as very secure.
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trouble at 't mill
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Trouble at 't mill

Could Bachmanns' (temporary) reduction in production capacity be behind it.? { Yes it is me, sitting in a coffee shop in Okahanjia, save you looking it up it's in the middle of Namibia where the railway tracks ( rails 3'6'' apart) split to go north and west. Been here four days not spotted a train y...
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 899
Views: 67407

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

A class 33 at the Churnet Valley Railway. Taken because it's carrying my granddaughter's name.
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Next
Another Loco (or carriage) sharing its name with a family member.
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 970
Views: 191281

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Not quite a Christmas present. This was My wife's advent calendar last year. She's recycled it and given it to me on !st December.
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I wondered where she disappeared to at Warley.
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Let's leave it as a Christmas present
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: My other workbench

Some places like the Gala Hall, which in the Summer was the Gala Swimming Baths had their lighting in the roof and if it was pointing the wrong way (that's what you got for doing the season's opening night), someone had to go up the walkway between the ceiling and roof and reach through the hatch ne...
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons website issue on Google Chrome
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Hattons website issue on Google Chrome

Try changing your DNS server. Hatton's website operates on a number of different IP Addresses which roll over on a regular basis maybe as often as hourly. If your ISP is maintaining their own DNS server it can be permanently using old IP's. Google how to use a public DNS.
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 25 misbehaving
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Class 25 misbehaving

Your problem is the gear rotating on the shaft. If you can get the correct 11 tooth gear replace it, otherwise clean the end of the gear and the bit of shaft visible in its centre, then put a blob of thick superglue on the end. The motor bogie has rubber tyres on two of it's wheels so cannot pick up...

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