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by Forfarian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Magnifng Light
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Magnifng Light

I have the same type of light as FB, I use mine for fly tying mostly, would not be without it.
by Forfarian
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 17 motor
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Heljan class 17 motor

I bought two motors from Oliviers, just in case! I made a puller from two pieces of flat bar and some screwed rod and using an off cut from a solenoid point motor pin managed to extract the fly wheels. Not an easy job which occasionally leads to expletives, However I found the main problem with the ...
by Forfarian
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The joy of scruffy or non-existent boxes
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: The joy of scruffy or non-existent boxes

I'm not fussed about boxes, my stuff lives on the layout, in the draws of a plan chest, (just deep enough for 00 models) or in a couple of display cases, but whilst I have the space to store the boxes I will, someone may be glad of them one day. I'm the same as John, on the layout, but just a few i...
by Forfarian
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK 55 gallon oil drums.
Replies: 23
Views: 485

Re: UK 55 gallon oil drums.

Iv'e seen a few idiots cutting oil drums with disc grinders and oxy/acet to make BBQs. They actually go with quite a bang if you leave all the bungs in! Only saw it once in the UK but many times overseas. I saw a team of painters use a 45G one as a bath! these guys were painting steel work out in th...
by Forfarian
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK 55 gallon oil drums.
Replies: 23
Views: 485

Re: UK 55 gallon oil drums.

https://www.creativesafetysupply.com/ar ... ty-colors/
A few examples here, re steel drums they rely on the standard signage OSHA for safety of contents
by Forfarian
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Simulation for PC's?
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: A Simulation for PC's?

"Trainz"? think it's an Ozzy thing, but it's not free
by Forfarian
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Are mice DCC incompatible?
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Are mice DCC incompatible?

This will mean an Elf and Safe Tea inquiry of course, you could be facing charges of failing to inform the local rodents of potential electrocution :o , lack of warning signage. I trust you have a Risk Assessment in place!!!!
by Forfarian
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 829
Views: 117307

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Looking good Jim, plenty of plate laying to keep you out of mischief there.
Good luck with the completion schedule!!
by Forfarian
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Control panels. Show us yours.
Replies: 32
Views: 2027

Re: Control panels. Show us yours.

I have updated my control panel with a row of switches along the bottom. these are the "On" Off" switches for the LED signals that I have made and installed during all my spare time since March.
by Forfarian
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Beware this shop/site may be closed.
Replies: 21
Views: 9895

Re: Beware this shop/site may be closed.

Just happened to Google Trackshack in IoM, that closed indefinitely in August.
by Forfarian
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Bass railways
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Bass railways

Thanks Tim - very interesting - would like to have seen more of No.20. I've seen an Ordnance Survey map of the system and it's well worth looking at to appreciate the size of the system - I imagine there was much cursing at the level crossings in the town. There is a N gauge layout of the whole sys...
by Forfarian
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Bass railways
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Bass railways

Yes No20 is a bit of an oddball, I've not seen a BE loco of that style before the noses are much shorter than most. {Edit] Seems I miss identified it, it's a petrol powered loco (transmission not stated) which makes the design even more oddball! They were affectionately known as Coffee Pots, they h...
by Forfarian
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Bass railways
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Bass railways

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q20caNH ... =AdiPullen

A bit of the Bass brewery railways history.

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