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by beeman
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lidl soldering station
Replies: 0
Views: 468

Lidl soldering station

The conical shape tip did not 'hold' solder very well. It was found to be copper plate on a brass tip. Wondering if I could replace with a copper tip but having no suitable solid copper I rammed on a piece of copper vehicle brake piping, and flattened/shaped the end. Now great, used for a few hours ...
by beeman
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Careers with trains
Replies: 33
Views: 2150

Re: Careers with trains

with the network rail workers out on the tracks getting fresh air and seemingly content with their jobs and I fancy a bit of that! , That sounds fine but what when its howling and blowing,, the rain lashing down or snowing,did you see the track gangs during the floods trying to keep things running,...
by beeman
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Signals
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: Signals

There is a 'simple' answer to this if your Ratio signals are not powered. make them a 'plug in' fit to your baseboard rather than a fixture so removable if working in the area. I did mine that way so after U/S B.B disconnection they are readily removed if needed. Damaged mine in the past by suddenly...
by beeman
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What is it with some modellers?
Replies: 69
Views: 6125

Re: What is it with some modellers?

he hobby is rife with them unfortunately. Luckily for us most of them reside on rmweb and not here
Nice to see there are other like minded souls like Me. :lol: Beeman. Ps Lofty you could feel different had you fell foul to them with some 'trivia' you posted/ suggested they got upset by.
by beeman
Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Foot control for a Dremel ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: Foot control for a Dremel ?

I saw something interesting at our local "recycling centre" I picked it up and walked towards the car. Mr Official approached me and told me to put it back or he would report me for theft. I pointed out that I would be saving the Council money if I removed it but he was adamant. lofty Pos...
by beeman
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Point motors
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Point motors

Retro fitting is what I'm doing.made the mistake of thinking that I would not bother to power points being close to layout edge. in this project for Carriage/wagon works, with a total of 10 turnouts. Reckon 'rod for my back' if things go wrong at the layout rear due to reach needed. My baseboards ar...
by beeman
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Point motors
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Point motors

Thanks Bufferstop for your quick reply I believed that they were ok for O gauge but not sure finding no ref re size seems I will be better to stick with the other offerings. Beeman.
by beeman
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Point motors
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Point motors

Having no knowledge of the old H&M point motors against Peco/Seep can anyone give indication of size, are they much larger physically etc. Appreciated ASAP as considering some on Ebay. Beeman.
by beeman
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: restoring trashed loco's
Replies: 60
Views: 13390

Re: restoring trashed loco's

Inspiration for others and very well done , credit due and earnt. Beeman.
by beeman
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Advice req'd on adding a decoder to an X04 motor
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Advice req'd on adding a decoder to an X04 motor

You may be disappointed, a neo magnet should improve but Xo4's are never good on DCC, often the commutators not true, evidence of sparking on DC.would confirm, but can be turned in a lathe if available, also balance is often questionable.designed/made when automation not so accurate as present offer...
by beeman
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: new poster: 8x4ft layout ideas please
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

Re: new poster: 8x4ft layout ideas please

Your post suggests you are coming up against the same problem as most of us, and that is the one of space in which to promote and express your ideas. Model railways in general are, and have to be a compromise, generally due to that reason. I remember one comparison drawn was that to model one of the...
by beeman
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cheap vs Expensive decoders
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Re: Cheap vs Expensive decoders

I suggest you ' get in quick' due to the Pound falling against the Euro won't be long before it balances and then they will have won their 'battle; to abandon the Pound and make it all the same, the cry being theres no reason now not to become part of Merkels dream. wait and see. been slowly 'engine...
by beeman
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cheap vs Expensive decoders
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Re: Cheap vs Expensive decoders

My aim is the cheapest decoder (at the time of purchase) that will do the job to the standard required Bigmets sentiments are same as mine.With around 50 + chipped, most Bachman 553 and 554 exceptions being one ZTC Tsunami and 1 Opti. Satisfaction of performance in slow dependable running being the...
by beeman
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: How do you plan your layout? In your head? Or on 'paper'?
Replies: 36
Views: 6116

Re: How do you plan your layout? In your head? Or on 'paper'

This is my layout, designed to be 'supplied' from the Vertical Storage Hoist, 6 levels of 4 consists on each,so total of 24 available as well as the locos already around. Originally done by the 'jig saw' approach of shuffling track around to obtain desired operation.. The Scarm plan was done lately ...
by beeman
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: OO People
Replies: 28
Views: 2801

Re: OO People

Much like 'Fashion' things get 're-cycled' intermittently, I suspect Hornby bought the name Airfix. You will find many of the old Airfix products are produced under the Dapol brand, the T/T, Windmill figures etc.in the same way the Airfix N2 tank and Dean Goods has been made successively by Mainline...

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