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by Bufferstop
Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: All users Please Read *********************
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: All users Please Read *********************

The security question is pretty ineffective as it can't cope with variations on the answer. An AI filter would be better but that's not an available option yet.
by Bufferstop
Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:47 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: All users Please Read *********************
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: All users Please Read *********************

They don't seem to take much notice after setting off their bot. I can bulk delete them as they appear in a list of inactive users, I mark the lot then unmark any that look like real names, then delete all, less than a minute. I should copy all the names to a list then disallow each of those names, ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Feb 19, 2024 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 231
Views: 28838

Re: arboretum valley

FYI the last wagon is not a real wagon, or if it is it is highly unusual Hornby with the runners, I never found a reference wagon to work from It's a Hornby "kludge" They made a brake van/short coach chassis by fitting step boards to the tool for the long wheelbase open wagon chassis, the...
by Bufferstop
Mon Feb 19, 2024 4:38 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208060

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Pleased with the running of this motor unit on DC - you can hear the AC supply buzz
Just remember to isolate it when it's standing still, or take it off the track!
by Bufferstop
Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:04 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208060

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Most of these things didn't have what you would recognise as a firebox, just something resembling an oil drum with a stovepipe sticking out of the top. Most of what you might put inside isn't going to be visible. If you've seen a "Volcano" camping boiler you have the general plan, just a f...
by Bufferstop
Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 546
Views: 84435

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

DO as they say mate! Personally I never need a second invitation to take it easy.
by Bufferstop
Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:11 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: All users Please Read *********************
Replies: 6
Views: 252

All users Please Read *********************

We are currently receiving around 50 attempts per day to register from suspect sources. They are all being deleted. If you change details like user name, email address or any of the details on the user control panel you will find yourself stuck in this queue and your account may get deleted. It will...
by Bufferstop
Sun Feb 04, 2024 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Maes Glas Riverside - A shunting Puzzle
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Maes Glas Riverside - A shunting Puzzle

Dad-1 wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2024 3:02 pm This I swear will be my last new layout,
:roll: I'll believe you until you start another.

John W
by Bufferstop
Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad Plus Class 110
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Hornby Railroad Plus Class 110

The pivotless bogies are a weak point in the design. There are two vertical tabs on each bogie which take the weight of the body. I smoothed down the tops of them and stuck a patch of PTFE tape where they made contact. On the motor bogie I added some weight. Don't add weight to the body as it adds f...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 590
Views: 143857

Re: The BNR (another way)

A tricky job neatly done. I await the pictures of it attacking those fearsome gradients.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from Telford, father and son building a layout
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Hello from Telford, father and son building a layout

Hi I've got a rough and ready guide to what runs and what don't. It's useful for deciding whether or not to bother trying, beyond that you have to take each example and test it. Old Triang (pre Triang Hornby) - bounces along the sleepers on code 100. Originally ran on code 124 which is no longer ava...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 590
Views: 143857

Re: The BNR (another way)

After hours spent cleaning track and wheels, the thought a spreading some gloopy gunk over them doesn't sound at all appealing. I'd stick to gradients of one in twenty at worst, free turning axles and double heading if necessarry.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad Plus Class 110
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Hornby Railroad Plus Class 110

The Class 110 was always a good model let down only by it bogies, motor, dummy and trailer. I've had one for over twenty years, re wheeled and a Tenshodo SPUD substituted for the ring field is one of my best performers. I don't have any experience of Hornby's replacement bogie but I haven't heard an...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:10 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Removing and re-using track
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Removing and re-using track

My experience is that the PVA does not actually stick to the sleepers. Slide a metal ruler or similar under the sleepers, slide it along until you encounter a pin, remove the pin and repeat, untill you can lift a section of track. Hold It over a large sheet of paper then poke out the ballast from be...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 19, 2024 11:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: opening up a diesel
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: opening up a diesel

Sometimes the amount of pressure/force required for dismantling and reassembly passes what you think is the maximum safe level! Trouble is sometimes your assessment proves to have been right.