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by mahoganydog
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: How to stop the pop up ads
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: How to stop the pop up ads

Hi Spike, Click tools-add-ons then do a search for ublock which is one of many ad blockers available. Once installed it should start causing certain images to "vanish" when they are part of an advert or social media. I'd also recommend that you get Privacy Badger and Ghostery to prevent tr...
by mahoganydog
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: How to stop the pop up ads
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: How to stop the pop up ads

Hi Spike, What browser are you using? There are add-on adblockers for most browsers as well as those for preventing web sites tracking you. I use them 100% of the time I am online because I hate being bombarded with stupid adverts of any kind. Some browsers have inbuilt settings on how to deal with ...
by mahoganydog
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: www.SevernModels.com
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: www.SevernModels.com

Wonder what happened to the other six? :twisted:
by mahoganydog
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 780

Re: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019

Wonder if this will rot holes in your stomach like the drink can and has done to some people who drank too much of it?
by mahoganydog
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.
Replies: 16
Views: 299

Re: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.

Let's not forget the utterly woeful attempts at wire wheels.

On the model 80's Volvo's the ridiculously thick pillars along with the windscreen at the wrong angle.
by mahoganydog
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: New OO gauge venture
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: New OO gauge venture

Hi Dave, Any recent Bachmann 0-6-0 will have good slow speed running. If you want the cheap end with no fragile detail then look at their Junior models 0-6-0 steam and diesel and 0-4-0 steam. The couplings are screwed on I think. There is also a full range of "Thomas" locos and rolling sto...
by mahoganydog
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1231
Views: 139389

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Not just this item but many of the others seem wrong; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hornby-R6561-LN03-BR-ex-GWR-Horse-Box/163596917651?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D480984f45b214aabaf30d6d45d3fe7fb%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D16359691765...
by mahoganydog
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Wanted

Update- Thank you to all for the great information, I have managed to obtain a full set of January - December 1942 Meccano magazines (original) on E Bay for the sum of £15, they should arrive early next week. As for the rest well more research needed but I may have sourced an original Duchess of At...
by mahoganydog
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Wanted

Hi Ian, I seriously doubt there was one as production ceased in 1941 because of the war and didn't resume until 1947. The chances of finding even a 1941 catalogue are very slim. My advice is try and get him a Meccano Magazine from the month of his birth, these kept going throughout the war as far as...
by mahoganydog
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vernier Caliper Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Vernier Caliper Gauge

Speaking as someone who is into engineering I would be deeply suspicious of both the quality and accuracy at that price. Quality ones are usually made from stainless (like Mitutoyo) but I have seen plastic and ordinary steel ones around.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS

Have a careful scratch at them with a screwdriver. There could be a protective coating on there which heat can't get rid of.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco surface mounted point motors
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Peco surface mounted point motors

Changed both the point & got a new motor. Still same problem I think you've got the common wire (usually green on Peco) swapped with one of the feed wires. Having this wrong will cause the point to only move one way. Worth checking! Jim PS End2end, those parts are nothing to do with Peco points.
by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 752

Re: What would you use?

Hi Buelligan, Wickes will deliver and their prices are close. No idea what their delivery charges are though but this at least would allow you to cut it at home. Jigsaws... I've said it before, they are the shopping trolley of the powertool world and I wouldn't use one again after the blade in mine ...
by mahoganydog
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 752

Re: What would you use?

Hi Buelligan, If you want to cut ply the best tool there is is a rail saw. Quick, accurate and perfect result every time but not cheap. Mine is also a plunge saw so I can depth set the blade quickly. Remember that clamps are optional with some and not made for others and you do need them when doing ...
by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2264

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

We've all seen the new Terrier that will eventually hit the shelves but I wonder if Hornby will do a GER brake van to go with it? Confused and wondering what this has to do with a Terrier? Look up the Edge Hill Light Railway! Jim Did the Edge Hill Light Railway actually get as far as running a trai...

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