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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: 68

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: 135

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: 12
Views: 103

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: 12
Views: 263

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: 12
Views: 263

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: 895
Views: 67198

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: 969
Views: 191082

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: 242

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: 331

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: 249

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...
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Future Concepts and Traditions.
Replies: 24
Views: 411

Re: Future Concepts and Traditions.

Apart from the shunting plank/large working diorama portable layouts need a team of operators to set up and run. non portable layouts are either solitary or need to be in a clubroom or other room accessible to a group. Pete Waterman's barn is a good example of this. Even if your interest tends towar...
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: My other workbench

In the bad old days my remote was called George. I would move around front of house gesticulating madly to him for up/down, that's it! I have a suspicion that it was setting the level on those stacks, that I now walk around with a pair of amps of my own, one behind each ear!
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Link to Good Site for Micro Layout Design
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Link to Good Site for Micro Layout Design

It's a well known site, you'll never go long without someone referring to it. Carl was a great loss to the online community, but fortunately others have taken on his site and kept it going.
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The internet and its effect on online sales
Replies: 26
Views: 438

Re: The internet and its effect on online sales

Now there's something the "high street" retailer can do to set themselves apart from the box shifters, install a test track along the counter and test each one before the customer's eyes. It used to be common practice, time for them to bring it back! Keep it in the box collectors can still...
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1160
Views: 209382

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

PDF coding is based on the Postscript printer language, it includes at least two ways for handling scaling. Postscript was a plain language printer driver so you could read the output and work out which method had been used where. PDF is encrypted mainly to stop copyright theft so unless you have th...

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