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by George Stein
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adhesives for plastics
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Adhesives for plastics

Writing from the USA. Check your own UK company "Deluxe Materials" catalog (catalogue) for an excellent discussion of which glues glue what to what. In fact, they have a glue that deals specifically with the questions discussed above. Support the home team!

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!

A common statement here in the USA is that when someone asks "what railroad is that supposed to be" (implication "it's not prototype"), one merely replies: " It's MY railroad." Run what you please: it's YOUR railroad (or railway).

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.

First, I assume you know that any locomotive will need a DCC chip. And any locomotive with a DCC chip can be operated by any DCC power system. So, I am quite happy with my NCE Power Cab. It is entirely appropriate for any smallish (e.g., 12' x12') system and would be quite appropriate for an end-to-...
by George Stein
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 27
Views: 811

Re: The Purist

Naturally it helps to be in the USA modelling the Great Western. No one has called me out for using five wires instead of six on my line side fencing.

George
North Catolina
by George Stein
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Covid 19 Lament
Replies: 13
Views: 421

A Covid 19 Lament

We should have a Covid 19 Lament stream (strictly limited to the hobby). In my case, the March issue of Model Rail finally made it to USA bookstores. Great announcement for big British train show in April in Canada. (It's June 27th today). Doesn't really matter because the border between USA and Can...
by George Stein
Sat May 30, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Who's sound project do I have?
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Who's sound project do I have?

It might be possible to discover the "author" via running it thru JMRI.

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Mon May 18, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is Cooper-Craft dead?
Replies: 31
Views: 2622

Re: Is Cooper-Craft dead?

Yes, let us assume C-C is dead. However, are the PO wagon kits being sold either unmarked or with transfers by Powsides the old Slater's wagons? They seem to match the description of the Slater's PO wagons? Curious, as I enjoy building my coal fleet from kits. George North Carolina (where,consequest...
by George Stein
Mon May 11, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goo Gone
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Goo Gone

If you want to get a bumper sticker off your car, Goo Gone is great stuff. Not for track cleaning as it will leave a residue. Better than IPA is naphtha, aka "lighter fluid." Reason: if you get IPA on rolling stock, it will damage the finish. Our club uses naphtha. George North Carolina
by George Stein
Mon May 04, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby "Hall" TTS ???
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Hornby "Hall" TTS ???

For a long time Hattons (and others) were selling the Railroad Range GWR "Hall" in various options. (They all lacked the still-unavailable brake rods!) Now that the Harry Potter Hall has been released with TTS sound, has there been any gossip as to whether the "Hall" TTS decoder ...
by George Stein
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Resisting Temptation
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Resisting Temptation

From the USA. Awaiting a small package from "H" ordered and mailed before the virus shutdown. Now, following USA advice, I should let mailed packages wait on the porch a bit until I disinfect them. Talk about resisting temptation......! Hah, hah.

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons store closure
Replies: 23
Views: 1468

Re: Hattons store closure

Look on the bright side. If we all have to self-quarentine, we won't have an excuse for not getting back to actually working on the layout!!! Time to weather all those PO wagons.

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco-Parkside-Modelmaster ???
Replies: 0
Views: 246

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: 474

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: 383

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: 383

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...

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