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by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 13 x 4 layout. Pulling hair out !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: 13 x 4 layout. Pulling hair out !!!

Welcome aboard. What scale are you going for? The loops you want will be a bit tight in 00, especially for express lines but it would be a great space for N gauge.
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 71
Views: 1590

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

If Hornby is going to progress saying goodbye to any tooling that hasn't already been re-used is probably a move for the best. Some owners of Triang items in good condition will probably be quite happy to see their rarity value increased.
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ex-Cambrian Railways Composite coach
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Ex-Cambrian Railways Composite coach

If seven compartments is too long and five too short, try a pair of Hornby four wheelers and some plastic cement
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Needs footboards and the roof toning down, the bogies came out of the odds and ends box.
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Choosing a brake van

You would from time to time seen almost ever variation on brake van design in your area/time span. The most obvious being double ended ex LMS and BR types. You would get the occasional LNER and GWR/BR Western toads, probably never saw a SR Queen Mary (bogie) type. As the period went on fewer and few...
by Bufferstop
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout
Replies: 173
Views: 13044

Re: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout

Yes I decided to build my current layout as a series of interlinked dioramas, working on each a stage at a time. It avoids those huge mountains, track laying, wiring, ballasting, etc. You get to do a bit of each and see some results much sooner.
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 43
Views: 2229

Re: Wandle Park

Blending the road into the backscene was a great bit of modelling. Some might say, "repeating the trick with water is just showing off". Nice work.
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Carbon brushes for track cleaning??
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Carbon brushes for track cleaning??

If you don't want to track down large carbon brushes, get a carpenter's (flat) pencil, sharpen it to a chisel point, then use it like a scraper.
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 612

Re: Making minories in settrack?

Need new crossings on the level, tight curves along the route, sounds like a job suited to the tram/train solution.
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wagon Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 109

Re: Wagon Wheels

Definitely! It happened often enough for it not to be commented on.There's also disc with 0,2 or 3 holes, but I think disc without holes was more likely to be the larger diameter coach wheels. Remember that some Dapol wagons have shorter axles than the Hornby and Bachmann ones. if you are going to b...
by Bufferstop
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 70
Views: 3260

Re: New layout

EDIT: NEVER WALK AWAY FROM A SOLDERING IRON LEFT ON And never put it away until you can hold the bit in your hand✋ A telephone engineer of my acquaintance finished work for the day, hung his overall in his locker, put his tool tray in the bottom, and hung his soldering iron over the open metal door...
by Bufferstop
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Crafter's Companion Evesham
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Crafter's Companion Evesham

If you are in or passing through the Vale of Evesham a new outlet that has opened at "The Valley" in the Vale of Evsham Country Park, is Crafter's Companion, a similar range to Hobbycraft, very large stock of Javis Scenics, and a huge range of cards, papers, mylar film, paints, glues and t...
by Bufferstop
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: overly complicated point work in old photos
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: overly complicated point work in old photos

Parallel routes, demands parallel crossovers, with multiple heavily trafficked routes it had to be possible for two trains on parallel tracks to cross over to parallel lines out of the junction without conflict. Even if platforms were reserved for up and down movements, it would still have been nece...
by Bufferstop
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 612

Re: Making minories in settrack?

(Sorry, couldn't resist!) That's what happens if you leave the top off whilst using it :twisted: I've got a jar of something even worse, one of the plumbers had to be helped out of the loft and taken to A&E whilst joining plastic pipes with it. You can tell which PVC window ledge ends were stuc...
by Bufferstop
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 612

Re: Making minories in settrack?

An article from around the same time as Minories was first published showed how to take two Triang suburban coaches and turn them into a three coach articulated set with not much more than a razor saw, some plasticard and a bottle of MEKPAK. It was before the clerestories had been produced but they ...
by Bufferstop
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 71
Views: 1590

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

We certainly didn't anticipate such a problem, the first post programme posting wasn't until 02:06 if that can be relied on. I'm glad you folk are less volatile, - or just too tired, 02:06? It beats my latest posting by at least an hour, and from the comments about it's unavailability beyond our sho...

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