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by jaym481
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting
Replies: 110
Views: 11575

Re: Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting

Let's see if it works for me:
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by jaym481
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lighting up the railway layout
Replies: 19
Views: 2651

Re: Lighting up the railway layout

Do the Wago connectors have an equivalent to the ScotchLok in-line splice that allows one to make a connection to a bus wire without cutting the bus? My quick scan of the Wago website didn't show anything, but I could easily have missed it. The thing I like about the ScotchLoks is the ability to add...
by jaym481
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anybody use Kato unitrack with their OO?
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Anybody use Kato unitrack with their OO?

I have some HO Unitrack, but haven't used it for HO or OO (I use it in N though). I shouldn't think it'd be any problem as far as running goes if it was working well for HO. The only issue would be the visual effect of the plastic ballast.
by jaym481
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Creativity
Replies: 22
Views: 2215

Re: Creativity

An observation that could make an hypothesis: it seems every generation has members who regard other generations, usually younger, as less creative/industrious/adventurous whatever attribute you want to apply. The hypothesis is that the older generation's observer is simply seeing "different&qu...
by jaym481
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Why DC analogue for running-in?
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

Re: Why DC analogue for running-in?

Look for a small, usually white, dot. It marks pin 1. Sometimes they're really hard to see.
by jaym481
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Anthony Adler collection, auction
Replies: 11
Views: 1672

Re: The Anthony Adler collection, auction

While I am aware that RoS does these days charge much higher prices on used goods than two years previous, I find that they are more amenable to accepting reasonable offers (around 10% less) these days. I have never had a complaint with the store and never questioned their business practice. They p...
by jaym481
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Idiot
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Idiot

We had a bread making machine walk around - right off the counter onto the floor. Back to hand-making bread.
by jaym481
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby track vs Bachmann track
Replies: 29
Views: 4417

Re: Hornby track vs Bachmann track

It really is an interesting time, Peco export I know, but how much do they export and where? They certainly export shedloads to the US/Canada, but as US outline with US sleeper spacing. They're considered a premium brand, with a price to match, but their turnouts (points) are often on the top of th...
by jaym481
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N gauge N2
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: N gauge N2

I'm certainly interested!
by jaym481
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Poor quality control
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: Poor quality control

Since I'm saving the VAT, and the extra postage and possible application of duty and tax (it doesn't happen with every shipment to Canada as long as it's through regular post) doesn't usually bring things up to the VAT-included price, I'd be willing to pay a bit extra for that reassurance.
by jaym481
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Poor quality control
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: Poor quality control

I'm not entirely convinced about the test running idea. Granted, it would pick up issues with bits dropping off and locos dead out of the box, but some things only show up after a few running sessions. How long is a shop going to test a model for and how fussy are they going to be in rejecting it? ...
by jaym481
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Poor quality control
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: Poor quality control

There certainly isn't any routine pre-sale bench testing of car engines. What's happend is the "run in" period is now up to the first oil change. I queried Hatton's about test running any locos I purchase, and they said they would do that, as long as I specified it in the notes to the order.
by jaym481
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Unusual eBay response
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: Unusual eBay response

I think the US categorizes weaponry by a class system, as gun owners can have licenses by class. I recall a "class 6" permit allows for weapons up to .50 Calibre machine guns. I'd hate to think what "class 8" would be.
by jaym481
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Some people want something for nothing!
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

Re: Some people want something for nothing!

I do not ship to the UK so you are safe from blocking. I do what I need to do as it is my account and has so far worked out just fine over many years. I'm not worried about you blocking me (not in the UK anymore - must fix that). I can't fathom a reason I would even encounter your listings anyway -...
by jaym481
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Some people want something for nothing!
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

Re: Some people want something for nothing!

Actually, I don't think it's that simple, for either buyers or sellers. Both sides of the coin have people who are greedy, want something for nothing, or a bunch for crap, make mistakes in purchasing or listing. I've seen sellers, apparently from their feedback experienced sellers, who have listed i...

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