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by Bufferstop
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Corris anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1852

Re: Corris anyone?

This thread is amazing for the length of time between successive posts, but it's such a gorgeous photo who cares :D
I wondered why I hadn't seen it before until I checked the date, it was on here before me!
by Bufferstop
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: P D Hancock inspired new member
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: P D Hancock inspired new member

Welcome Nick, what a great source of inspiration. P.D.Hancock was almost always just known by his initials. That book is a great memorial to him as only small parts of his work remain. He was a modeller very much in the modern idiom, not a brilliant model engineer but a great "painter of the br...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Using polystyrene sheet
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Using polystyrene sheet

Providing you don't remove too much of the top sheet there's no problem in putting in a turntable pit. Use a trammel type cutter to cut a circle in the top sheet. Lift it out. Cut away the infil. Cut two semicircular walls for the well smother them with wood glue and wangle them in. It might help if...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: Soldering

In the sixties when automated PCB assembly hadn't been developed the electronics firms used to employ under qualified young ladies with nimble fingers to assemble and solder the boards. Nothing sexist about it they could just beat the men every time. When it came to learning to solder, they taught t...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1102
Views: 196762

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Some nice detail in the Hotel kit, and I spotted your glue bottle stand, that's an idea I'm just going to have to nick :D
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout
Replies: 863
Views: 148639

Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Hi Mike, nice to see progress at "New Wordswoth", and some old favourite kits making an appearance.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Few newbie questions
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: Few newbie questions

Mountain wrote: Is a good plan not to hammer the pins in to hard for this reason (And you could damage the sleepers).

It's a good plan not to use a hammer on your track at all. Pilot drill your holes then push in the pins with one of
these, many other makes are available.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 27
Views: 496

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

stuartp wrote:Northern service is back on the Windermere branch as of last week so Colonel Stephens is not / no longer required.


I gather it's only their franchise commitment, which is the shuttle service! Perhaps the Colonel would be useful, put a bit of blue sky thinking into their planning department.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: newby
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: newby

Hi, Welcome aboard John. I take it you're a Brummy, I'm a Black Country boy so grew up living next door one way now live next door the other. (there's a clue in my profile.) Getting a room just for your layout is great, I have an otherwise unusable space downstairs amongst the bedrooms, (we live ups...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 277
Views: 119666

Re: BARGAINS!

For N gauge mechanical [url=/https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/plazajapan][Plazajapan][/url] always seems to have a good range of units from 4 wheel bogies and 0-4-0 steam locos to long wheelbase four wheel wagons/ coaches and B0-B0 in various lengths, and nothing I would call outrageously expensive. I mot...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs
Replies: 30
Views: 375

Re: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs

The old UFO lamps are a useful strip for spares item, as well as the mares tail, you get a wall wart transformer usually 12v or 24v, a two pin lamp base, dichoric halogen lamp, low voltage AC synchronous motor, some LEDs, a connector that matches the transformer, and possibly a dish for a turntable ...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Peco SmartSwitch and Smart Frog
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Peco SmartSwitch and Smart Frog

Testing continuity the switch rails should be connected to the adjacent stock rails, the frog should be isolated from all. When running the smartfrog will instantly match the frog polarity to the wheel which runs on to it. On DCC you should be able to push through a miss set point providing the spri...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs
Replies: 30
Views: 375

Re: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs

I think multilegged LEDs and bi-colour are different beasts, bi:-colour are colour changing. Multi legged are multiple LEDs in a single package with a common lead. I think the lamp clusters on an HST power car have sufficient space for individual LEDs. If there's a problem accomodating them, there's...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs
Replies: 30
Views: 375

Re: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs

I don't know how you would control a bicolour LED with the output from a decoder. The applications of them that I have seen do it by changing the voltage applied. We have them in huge clusters in outdoor lights on the Riverside. An inverter in the lamp base cycles the voltage up and down so that the...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs
Replies: 30
Views: 375

Re: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs

Two LEDs keeps it simpler, bicolours get you involved in different voltages.

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