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by Bufferstop
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 47
Views: 2528

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

I think that we have to accept that the layouts will be rather basic, it's more a case of what each group can acheive given a specific theme. I'm a bit surprised at some of the tracklaying abilities. Gaps and misalignments aren't that difficult to avoid.
by Bufferstop
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mainline - Cheap for a reason?
Replies: 37
Views: 4736

Re: Mainline - Cheap for a reason?

I suspect poor choice of lubricants and the dreaded WD 40, were responsible for many of the problems, or at least hastened the onset of problems that wouldn't have come so soon.
by Bufferstop
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Yet another newbie seeking advice
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Yet another newbie seeking advice

Hornby only makes settrack, insulfrog points in code 100. Peco do the same points, they also do Streamline track, which is available as wooden sleepers, steel and concrete types in code 100, and flat bottom and bullhead rails in code 75, with electro and insulfrog points in three different radii.
by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 54
Views: 2079

Re: New / Old

The designs were of their time. HD designs tried to be up to date, there were precious few new designs for anything from the end of the thirties through to the early fifties, so the Art Deco look hung around far longer than it otherwise would.
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 48
Views: 1463

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

The problem with KDs and Uk stock are rather inherent. US stock does not have buffers, and is mainly bogie mounted so the ends don't have as much throw. When knuckle type couplers were introduced on UK coach stock they were mounted on horizontal pin through the back of the hook pushing them further ...
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Looking at electronic componants
Replies: 23
Views: 336

Re: Looking at electronic componants

If only their trade counter had an "order to inspect" facility so that you go and look at the possible without having all the hasel of returning them.

PS what do I do now with the bag of AA battery holders delivered in error, but nowhere to return 'em to.
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 54
Views: 2079

Re: New / Old

For its time HD was extremely well produced and worked well. If only they had bitten the bullet when they restarted production in the forties and gone two rail, they might have survived. Having decided to stick with three rail they then took on board the Peco coupler which involved them in an expens...
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 48
Views: 1463

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Geoff have you experimented with smaller magnets. For the BK modded small tensionlocks I use two 3m diameter by 4mm neodymium rods three sleepers apart on the centre line. It looks as though KDs would need them offset either side of a sleeper or just two appart. They have an advantage in that they c...
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mainline - Cheap for a reason?
Replies: 37
Views: 4736

Re: Mainline - Cheap for a reason?

Peter's Spares have produced a few much in demand parts. Even if they don't currently do them it can only help if you inquire, unless people do there's no demand. I must be very fortunate, I've never had a split axle or wheel centre. Ran my original Mailine Collet goods 'till the bearings were shot,...
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 48
Views: 1463

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Geoff, your situation sounds just like the reason I've resolutely reused to join a club, I'm one of the small number of "doers" that you find amongst the sea of "watchers" and "talkers about" and no matter what the activity once anyone realise I know a bit more about co...
by Bufferstop
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Using Contiboard For A Baseboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 153

Re: Using Contiboard For A Baseboard?

Hi Greg, I reckon 12mm plywood is OTT, 6mm supported at 300mm spacing is more than adequate at least for 00 and smaller. The most important dimension is the depth of the side rails and cross pieces. What you are trying to construct is a bridge deck, as light as possible and as rigid as possible. It'...
by Bufferstop
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Heritage Line Layout-Named at last P9 /
Replies: 161
Views: 40764

Re: Heritage Line Layout-Named at last P9 /

At this moment I'm reduced to using the top halves of a pair of side by side screens as there's a cat sprawled in front of the pair
by Bufferstop
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Looking at electronic componants
Replies: 23
Views: 336

Re: Looking at electronic componants

I used the one in Stratford (Warks) if I wanted something urgently, they seemed to have far more staff than their business required and only a couple of them knew anything useful. One of those two could hardly keep a straight face when one of the numpties tried to talk me into having a £55 DVI cable...
by Bufferstop
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Looking at electronic componants
Replies: 23
Views: 336

Re: Looking at electronic componants

There was a bit in the trade new a week or so ago that one of the "Dragons" from the den had bought the rights to the Maplin name, but I can't see what good it will be to him now, those who were regular customers will have found alternative sources, and the occasional customers couldn't ha...
by Bufferstop
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Modelmates brick joint filler
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Modelmates brick joint filler

Bob, the Expo site must have some rubbish software to give a script error. It says beneath the item "Sorry but we can't export this item" If the script can determine your location it should be able to give you that message. It's because of the hysteria amongst couriers about paints and var...

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