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by Bufferstop
Thu May 24, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: AMSERARALLLLEARALL SCENERY AND LAYOUT
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: AMSERARALLLLEARALL SCENERY AND LAYOUT

Hi, you''ve posted the wrong bit of the link for the Electronics section. It should look similar to the one just above it, or simply navigate to the topic highlight the entire URL line and copy and paste it into your post. What you've posted looks like the URL of the editor.
by Bufferstop
Wed May 23, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport Club Open Day 27th May
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Bridport Club Open Day 27th May

It's a good job you aren't going Dave, that route sends you the wrong way round Brum, straight into the M5 roadworks!
by Bufferstop
Wed May 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

I've printed my extension block and after a little filing it's a firm fit into the rear of the chassis, a 10BA brass screw through the existing hole is self tapped into the block. I've super glued a block of scrap plastic onto the end of the chassis to take a screw through the hole in the back of th...
by Bufferstop
Wed May 23, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Small overhangs are worse to deal with as there's not much space in which to build "support" it's more a case of try it and see how much distortion it causes, If it really fails I'll leave it solid and cut it out by hand. (Well perhaps with the Dremel)
by Bufferstop
Wed May 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: O Gauge Micro Layout and PDF's svailable
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: O Gauge Micro Layout and PDF's svailable

I'm looking on the phpBB forum to find the code to embed the video, not much luck yet :-) Does anyone know how to do this, I would be grateful for any information You've already done the first step thats posting the URL of the video. I don't know if You Tube supplies one but what you need now is a ...
by Bufferstop
Tue May 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

I've fabricated an extension block for the end of the chassis. Now I've got something to measure I'll see if I can print one. It's going to be a fingers crossed job as there will be a small overhang at one end, and my printer doesn't like overhangs.
by Bufferstop
Tue May 22, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 7
Views: 142

0-4-0 quick makeover

Last month Railway Modeller had an article on converting the Triang Polly/Nellie 0-4-0 to an 0-6-0 using the Dapol Terrier chassis. I spotted a reasonable looking body on Ebay and thought I could do something similar. Here's the starting point 20180521_150639.jpg and the chassis courtesy of Electrot...
by Bufferstop
Tue May 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 237
Views: 9572

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

I can understand your sentiments Geoff, most times the electronics behaves itself and can be regarded as a black box which gives a predictable response to a set of inputs. When it doesn't, the first thing is always to compare inputs with ouputs, and it always gives you a most useful answer F ault I ...
by Bufferstop
Mon May 21, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Missing chimneys
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Missing chimneys

If there's a cast or etched kit for the Jubilee you may be able to get a chimney from the manufacturer. Failing that, it''s look out for a damaged body, but Murphy's law says the damage will be the chimney!
by Bufferstop
Mon May 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 741
Views: 40855

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

I can see why they would prefer rails over channels, harder to block with bits of coal. The wheels on the tubs may well have been double flanged. The upturned end of the rail acted as both a stop and a fulcrum point for tipping the tub. It was still a labour intensive, filthy, heavy job.
by Bufferstop
Sat May 19, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: LMS Super D question
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: LMS Super D question

Being big enough for the number was "anorak logic". It amazes me the number of spotters who hung around Bescot junction of an evening, in the 50s. Apart from the resident allocation of Super Ds and gronks the interesting stuff all came through mid day, it is in the middle of the country af...
by Bufferstop
Sat May 19, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: LMS Super D question
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: LMS Super D question

That makes sense, the cab certainly lacked depth, other locos could fit similar numbers on the side sheet so anything mounted on the side of the firebox would have been within the cab. I've seen cabs with wedge shaped boxes in a similar position, to allow the longest fire irons to be pulled complete...
by Bufferstop
Sat May 19, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: LMS Super D question
Replies: 6
Views: 97

LMS Super D question

A question I've never pursued,what was behind the box like extension in front of the cab alongside the firebox? One suggestion, in the days when they were all that could be seen at Bescot, was that without it there was nowhere big enough to apply the number!
by Bufferstop
Fri May 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter

That was my thinking in relation to the ends of the V spring. With that design of motor the whole frame is connected to the uninsulated wheels. There is one possible unseen source of a short circuit. If there is a motor winding to shaft short circuit you need to specifically test for it. With the or...
by Bufferstop
Thu May 17, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter

One vital point is to ensure that both arms of the V shaped spring are insulated, particularly the very ends, also make sure that the wire soldered to the tag that goes behind the brush spring doesn't touch the motor end plate.

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