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by Mountain
Wed May 25, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Temperature Controlled Soldering Station
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: Temperature Controlled Soldering Station

Probably is. I do not know a lot about these things.
by Mountain
Tue May 24, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Temperature Controlled Soldering Station
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: Temperature Controlled Soldering Station

Is butane the standard lighter fuel?
by Mountain
Tue May 24, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Temperature Controlled Soldering Station
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: Temperature Controlled Soldering Station

I was thinking ordinary lighter fuel. I could take the soldering iron to places that sell the lighter fuel and see what they say which seems to be the best plan of action. Thanks for the reply.
by Mountain
Tue May 24, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shunting Layout Couplings
Replies: 24
Views: 397

Re: Shunting Layout Couplings

One can on the locos just add a tiny S&W coupling bar loop above the tension lock coupling as there is space to do this. I was going to do this to mine had I decided to convert to S&W as it would have taken time to do the conversions due to the number of rolling stock I had, so a temporary f...
by Mountain
Mon May 23, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shunting Layout Couplings
Replies: 24
Views: 397

Re: Shunting Layout Couplings

I used the standard 4mm scale version when I tried them and the gap when being pulled is around 2mm if I recall. When pushed they are buffer to buffer.
by Mountain
Mon May 23, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shunting Layout Couplings
Replies: 24
Views: 397

Re: Shunting Layout Couplings

For me Kadees, I have used them in OO, and O, when you get the hang of it and suitable magnet uncoupling points its a very good system and hands free... yes they cost a fair bit but well engineered. I think also Sprat and winkle I think its called, can work quite well but seems to need hand of god ...
by Mountain
Mon May 23, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Gauge or OO?
Replies: 17
Views: 3919

Re: N Gauge or OO?

I know this is an older thread to respond to but I found that the smaller one goes the more issues one has with tiny pieces of dirt on the rails stopping the trains from running. Fair point to say that all track needs to be clean anyway, but I did find that smaller scales needed more attention then ...
by Mountain
Sun May 22, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 'Battleship Grey' ICI Bogie Hoppers
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: 'Battleship Grey' ICI Bogie Hoppers

Not easy. Just pick one I guess! Is rather similar to postbox red which used to be a lighter shade to the paint we get today called by the same name. Also GWR green etc where it seems every model manfacturer comes out with a different shade or so it seems! I once thought that Lima was way off but th...
by Mountain
Sun May 22, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Port Carlisle Branch
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: The Port Carlisle Branch

You have had fun with the research. I can see how in the past how difficult things were and the needs to have a way to move things. One wonders if things would have run better without governments making permissions difficult and insisting on conditions? Would today be caotic or would it run better? ...
by Mountain
Sun May 22, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Temperature Controlled Soldering Station
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: Temperature Controlled Soldering Station

Out of interest, does anyone know what sort of gas powers the little gas type of soldering irons? I have one but everything is written in other languages so I am unable to read. I have not needed to try it yet but as I may not have electricity where my trains will be run I may need to bring it out a...
by Mountain
Sun May 22, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shunting Layout Couplings
Replies: 24
Views: 397

Re: Shunting Layout Couplings

I saw a version of the S&W that was homemade and very cleap and easy to make. Actually easier to fit than S&W's are when it comes to bogie vehicles. The bar was not a problem. One only needs a full length bar if one is using very sharp curves (1st radius or less). A simple " ] " sh...
by Mountain
Sun May 22, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 165
Views: 170072

Re: BARGAINS!

The sound of class 66's are impressive in real life. I wonder if the models capture the character of the sound well? What sort of price are they usually? (Not buying one. Just for interest as I am a bit out of date as I gave up looking after diesel locos hit the £150+ price range in 00 gauge). The r...
by Mountain
Fri May 20, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shunting Layout Couplings
Replies: 24
Views: 397

Re: Shunting Layout Couplings

What has happened to the Sprat & Winkle couplings these days?

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