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by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Any one used one of these??
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Any one used one of these??

From my reading of it: if there is a box all it will contain is the software, you may not need that as he may just send you a link to download it. All of the hardware is sourced via Ebay.
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track identification...
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Track identification...

If you're planning to buy Hornby Thomas models, get in quick. Hornby haven't taken up the option to renew the Thomas licensing, so current production is likely for the last. Take a look at the American versions from Bachmann. A firm called Tootally Thomas imports them. They are better models than th...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 11 Aug 2018 it was Fifty Years Ago today
Replies: 1
Views: 37

11 Aug 2018 it was Fifty Years Ago today

That BR put on a special last ever train pulled by steam. A celebratory tour to mark the half century planned many months ago to run behind Tornado it was still quite a good day. The loss of Tornado due to the need for some testing which can't happen until fire restriction is lifted, John Cammeron s...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 12
Views: 128

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

Don't forget to look on the Greater Manchester and Cheshire pages as well. They'll add (amongst others) details of The Locoshed at Besses o'the Barn and Waltons in Altrincham both of which have helpful staff. The Locoshed will even put the kettle on when you walk in! They are closed Mondays and Walt...
by Bufferstop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: MOD Kineton and its Railway History
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: MOD Kineton and its Railway History

It has been used as an overnight stop for the royal train from time to time, easy to secure, and the never used "Night Star" coaches were hidden there for a while in an attempt to avoid embarrassment. The tracks cross the B-roads in a couple of places, it's not unusual to get flagged to st...
by Bufferstop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon

The tooling was wrecked by altering it for the Battlespace range.

A common occurrence at the time, It cost Wrenn a fortune to restore the tooling for the HD 08 after it had been used to produce an 0-4-0 for the "starter sets".
by Bufferstop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Industrial minimum space loop
Replies: 24
Views: 358

Re: Industrial minimum space loop

A plain clothes Percy with DCC in Maroon is Gregg, worth looking out for. They came in the DCC starter sets along with a plain clothes Thomas. There was something in the terms of the franchise about the tools not being used to produce other models. I could never understand that as Hornby were allowe...
by Bufferstop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

Settrack curved points are always a problem, as to fit into the geometry the inner curve has to be tighter than the outer, which can be a problem with long wheelbase locos and stock.
by Bufferstop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon

If you are replacing the original Triang split axle wheelsets, watch out for the ride height, as the original treads are only 10mm diameter. Replacing with 12mm will raise the buffer centre line by 1mm which is just about acceptable. Replacing those wheels on coaches with 14mm raises them unacceptab...
by Bufferstop
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: MOD Kineton and its Railway History
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: MOD Kineton and its Railway History

Hi Roger, MOD Kineton is "just down the road" from me. There will be a big gap in photographic records of the place, as for a time photography anywhere in the vicinity was actively discouraged. Up until about ten years ago there was a big blank area on maps, and the very first Google Earth...
by Bufferstop
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A question !
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: A question !

Are you sure it was a LIMA pannier tank? Lima didn't appear on the scene until Hornby Dublo was history. It's more likely to be a Graham Farish model that has been converted to 3 rail, it's a particularly easy conversion especially if you have a spare HD third rail pickup assembly. I wasn't aware of...
by Bufferstop
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A question !
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: A question !

The rolling stock, would be OK with a change of wheels. Locos would require some extensive work to change the wheels to HD standards. Given the age of them I would be reluctant to attempt it. You would also need to do something about the AC/DC motors if they are to run off standard DC controllers.
by Bufferstop
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Just saying hello

Hi Tim welcome to the forum, any questions you may have ask away.

John W
aka Bufferstop.
by Bufferstop
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford's latest Dean Goods
Replies: 22
Views: 369

Re: Oxford's latest Dean Goods

I think Oxford has a closer relationship with their Chinese manufacturer than any of the other new entrants, their diecast releases should mean there is sufficient capacity dedicated to their requirements to fairly accurately schedule production and delivery. I held my breath waiting to see what the...
by Bufferstop
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Creative Modelling.
Replies: 25
Views: 566

Re: Creative Modelling.

Check out this months Railway Modeller for something different, a branchline in Middle Earth, complete with hobbit holes and timber framed pitch roofed locomotives.

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