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by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Uncoupler
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: Uncoupler

Assuming you are talking 00 and Tensionlock the simplest is a length of clear plastic pinned to the sleepers so that it bows upwards raising the couplers when they are pushed across it, but not that stiff that it won't bow downwards when they are pulled across. Better is a method using magnets that ...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Beech Hill
Replies: 70
Views: 12904

Re: Beech Hill

My coach lacked an interior however and whilst i could have maybe chopped up another, I thought i'd have a go with my christmas present, a 3d printer from aldi. You actually got one, must have been bloomin quick of the mark. Do you fancy doing a bit of a review of your experiences with it, once you...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: So....I bought 2 layouts.
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: So....I bought 2 layouts.

Welcome to the forum, as Mountain said Flashbang is the man for electrical knowledge, you will find much of his wisdom published on his website https://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/index.html . Check it out, I'm sure it will save you asking a whole load of questions. John W aka Bufferstop
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: street lamp placing
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: street lamp placing

If there are street lamps no more than 200 yards (minor variation allowed) appart a road is deemed to be restricted to 30mph unless there are signs stating otherwise. The lights don't have to be lit for the rule to apply, but they do have to be mostly visible. One speed camera partnership lost on ap...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: hello, 00 gauge and n gauge blues
Replies: 18
Views: 248

Re: hello, 00 gauge and n gauge blues

Hi CJB welcome to the forum. Some of the latest N gauge locos are of a similar quality to their 00 equivalents. They have to try hard though to match the performance. The weight of an N gauge model is around one eighth of its 00 counterpart so the contact pressure between wheel and rail is going to ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: street lamp placing
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: street lamp placing

Wherever you put them try to get them so that they don't cast "shadows on the sky" it really shouts "backscene"
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1119
Views: 112507

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

I think that's his problem. That and the £ signs in front of his eye's making it a bit difficult to see what the options are.
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1119
Views: 112507

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

He labels anything "kit built" that has had anything done to it, like details added, repaints, new decals, anything he imagines will justify the price he's asking. Beats me where he finds his customers.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Tonight. The Biggest Little Railway in the World
Replies: 50
Views: 895

Re: Tonight. The Biggest Little Railway in the World

The characters portrayed are much exaggerated in the editing, At one point in this weeks episode the "younger nerdy one" made a comment about some obscure fact and they cut away from him very fast, I suspect so that we didn't hear them laughing at themselves, which would dilute the nerdin...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Exacting wheels for Wrenn problems
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Exacting wheels for Wrenn problems

The wheels are an interference fit on the axle, take care when turning in the lathe that you don't overload it and cause the wheel to slip, leaving it a looser fit. My father was an old school workshop engineer and he would always say "not too much cut, so it doesn't feel a thing".
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Exacting wheels for Wrenn problems
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Exacting wheels for Wrenn problems

If the centre axle is the driven one (has he gear on it) then the solution would be to extend the other axle holes downwards and arrange some springing on them, as Tony says. Otherwise it's a case of opening out that axle hole upwards if possible. These mechanisms date back to the very start of RTR ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 52
Views: 2551

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

I tried some of Eileen's lead shot in the sort of clear tube with push on cap that they sell panel pins in, gave it a soaking in pva put the top on and left it alone. About a month later I found it again, the PVA had turned a browny/yellow and both the tube and lid were split. Not a mixture to pack ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 52
Views: 2551

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

On level track the weight in the shunter's truck doesn't make so much difference to the effort required to move it. I made several from redundant wagon frames and plasticard bodies. I weighted them up to around 50g. which seemed to work ok. Glad to see you are using superglue, PVA can be disastrous ...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: HELP!!! Broken DCC Tender Connection.
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: HELP!!! Broken DCC Tender Connection.

Even with the proper tool it's easier to make a poor job than a good one. Yours broke where they did because when being crimped the conductors were pinched more than the design intended. As Alex says hardwiring is far more durable. You would need to find out which pin on the loco goes to which one o...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Tonight. The Biggest Little Railway in the World
Replies: 50
Views: 895

Re: Tonight. The Biggest Little Railway in the World

Although it carries their name and Patent, what Thomas and Caleb Pratt were protecting wasn't so much the design of that particular truss but the method of constructing bridges by the combination of parts in tension and compression, but patents don't work like that.

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