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by George Stein
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco-Parkside-Modelmaster ???
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Peco-Parkside-Modelmaster ???

Modelmaster makes transfers for (many?) of the Peco/Parkside OO wagons. "Some" of the P/P wagons note that the kit now includes bearings, wheels and transfers/decals. So. does anyone know (1) whose 12mm wheels Peco is including; (2) are the Modelmaster (mostly BR-era) decals the ones Peco ...
by George Stein
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: OxRail PO wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 285

OxRail PO wagons

Writing from USA so constrained by only seeing pictures. Do the Oxford Rail PO wagons, esp. 5,6 and 7 rail, come with brake gear on only one side? Seems to make them pre-grouping. Maybe pictures on websites not clear, but I think Big-Four period requires brakes on both sides of wagons. George North ...
by George Stein
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 51L 12mm wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: 51L 12mm wheels

Very helpful and informative comments. Nice builds also. Kits are fun and I miss Cooper-Craft. Wonder if they'll ever return to production.

Thanks
George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 51L 12mm wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 254

51L 12mm wheels

Given the cost of 12mm wagon wheels required for the various wagon kits (Cambrian, Parkside, etc.), has anyone tried the recently available "51L" line of 12mm wheels? (Available directly or from Peter's Spares) Are they all metal or plastic wheels with metal rims? Thanks George North Carol...
by George Stein
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Basic painting question
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Basic painting question

Metcalfe suggests painting their laser cut components with very thinned watercolor paints. As my Railmatch GWR light & dark stone are enamels, what is the reason for not being able to use enamels?? Stupid question, but Metcalfe is pretty direct with suggestion. As an aside, I'm thinking Vallejo ...
by George Stein
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: An odd repackaging ???
Replies: 2
Views: 290

An odd repackaging ???

Writing from the USA. Recently purchased (forget where) seven PO wagon kits in Cambrian packaging with Cambrian instructions labeled as "RCH P.O. 7 plank End Door." However, looking at the Cambrian website, there is no such kit. Comparing the kit with a Peco (ex-Parkside) model, the kit pa...
by George Stein
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Little Jemmy Point Motors - Fawn Electronics
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Little Jemmy Point Motors - Fawn Electronics

May not be exactly what you're looking for, but search "Mole" and "Mole II" at the USA company "Proto87Stores." No connection to company.

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: New Tpoic - "A Modest Proposal"
Replies: 1
Views: 210

New Tpoic - "A Modest Proposal"

First, not proposing that we abandon the various track and layout planning already in this forum. Rather a look backwards. Second, we all recognize the pioneering track planning, especially aimed at realistic operation, that C.J Freezer (and others) did in years past. It is also recognized that most...
by George Stein
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Capacitors, chokes & mysteries - Bachmann "Hall"
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Capacitors, chokes & mysteries - Bachmann "Hall"

Gentlemen: On the rear of the motor of the Bachmann Rood-Ashton "Hall" is a PCB board with capacitors & spring-like things [chokes??]. Most DCC installation advice (e.g., YouChoos & Buffers) recommends removing the whole assembly to permit mounting the DCC chip vertically behind th...
by George Stein
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving road vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Improving road vehicles

In my OPINION, the best thing to do is to kill the shine with a "satin" or "semi-gloss." "Flat" is too flat as most vehicles retain a slight sheen. Cover the windows with a "school glue" PVA that can be washed off with soap & water. Then use Humbrol "...
by George Stein
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: BBC news article
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: BBC news article

Just out of curiosity, just who (what country, etc.) is Phoenix Asset Management? British, Chinese, Multinational??? Might make a difference in a potential trade war world.
by George Stein
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 2561

Re: Price of a Hobby

Writing from the USA. Very informative discussion. The only, perhaps incorrect, comments I would make regarding the UK prototype market are: (1) I have the impression that part of the rise in prices may have been generated by the demand for "better" models when Bachmann entered the market ...
by George Stein
Wed May 22, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol Wagons
Replies: 27
Views: 1298

Re: Dapol Wagons

The one tenth of a mm question. In a different context/forum a contributor claimed "the correct back-to-back dimension for Hornby and all recent RTR wheels is 14.4mm, not 14.5mm -- see: http://www.doubleogauge.com/standards/commercialwheels.htm And went on to add that a "14.5mm back-to-bac...
by George Stein
Sun May 19, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 88
Views: 4797

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Very sad. In the USA it is usually expected that the club/primary host for an event like this will provide an overnight watchman (volunteer club member with an airhorn, cellphone, etc. {and being the USA,sometimes a gun}). While I don't support the gun bit, I believe it prudent for any trademen or v...
by George Stein
Fri May 10, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Many Brake, or Brake Composites Should I Have ?
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: How Many Brake, or Brake Composites Should I Have ?

Interesting discussion. Now I had always assumed that in the era of steam, second/third class coaches were marshaled close to the locomotive and first class coaches were towards the rear. Point was to spare the rich cinders & soot pre air conditioning. This was done (usually) in the USA and the ...

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