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by clivef5915
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: solder problem
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: solder problem

Many thanks for all the replies. I have left gaps where fishplates are used which take up the expansion, it just seems that the solder joint wants to part for some reason. Taking the advice, I will now fit some bridging wire at these joints which will solve the problem. Cheers to all and happy model...
by clivef5915
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: solder problem
Replies: 6
Views: 331

solder problem

Hi all, When Bath Queen Square was relocated during a house move the track ends were soldered where the boards were rejoined. During the recent very hot weather,(and nearly every time there is a heatwave) track expansion and contraction, although minimal, has resulted in a number of solder joints br...
by clivef5915
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 27
Views: 2546

Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

During a recent cruise there was a stopover in Hamburg for the day and I convinced my better half, my sister-in-law and brother-in -law that a visit to the Wunderland would be well worth the effort. And it was, apart from there not being any reference to the railways of the UK in any of the modellin...
by clivef5915
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Crisis point
Replies: 15
Views: 1518

Re: Crisis point

Ah yes,
and then of course there is the airbrush.
Found it the other day, trouble is with my memory I didn't even know I owned one! Great buy at the time, never used.
by clivef5915
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bath Queen Square - something stirring again !
Replies: 73
Views: 18297

Re: Bath Queen Square - something stirring again !

Well it's been quite a while since I ventured back into the world of model railways due to our cave being renovated. New kitchen extention, new kitchen, bedrooms, lounge, garden modified, her own 'playroom', all done. The layout has been re-built for some time but haven't been able to 'play' that mu...
by clivef5915
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 388
Views: 51359

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Hi RR, thanks for the comments re Bath Queen Square but having viewed your branch layout I can see I've got a fair bit to do on the scenic side of mine! Yours looks like and has the feel of a branch line and station.

Cheers
clive f
by clivef5915
Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bath Queen Square - something stirring again !
Replies: 73
Views: 18297

Re: Bath Queen Square - something stirring again !

Some time ago the layout was dismantled and all was put on hold while we moved house. Well, things are starting to come together again and in the next few months? Bath Queen Square will be resurrected. The new location (garage)has been cleaned, painted and carpeted ready for it. All I've got do now ...
by clivef5915
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Calling ballast experts! Ballast advice needed!
Replies: 38
Views: 5440

Re: Calling ballast experts! Ballast advice needed!

A quick solution would be to press 'bluetack' into the joints. It's waterproof and won't stick the boards together. You won't know it's there once you've ballasted.
by clivef5915
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a lighthouse
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: Making a lighthouse

Found out whilst taking the grandkids to Escot (Devon) last year that a 'bodger' is in fact a skilled person from olden days who remained working the woods and forests when the industrial revolution took place. To be called a bodger now is a derogatory term for someones abilities, but not back then ...
by clivef5915
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a lighthouse
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: Making a lighthouse

Many thanks for the responses.
Went to Poundland yesterday and bought the bike front LED light .....erm for a £1. A bit of disassembly and wires lengthened and it all looks and works fine as a flashing lighthouse, if just a little fast.
by clivef5915
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a lighthouse
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Making a lighthouse

Not sure if this is the right section but it seems electrical to me ! My granddaughter (aged 7) is having to make a working light house for a school project. The lighthouse is being made out of a 2 litre Coke bottle so plenty of space inside. What do I need to produce a battery operated flashing lig...
by clivef5915
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bath Queen Square - something stirring again !
Replies: 73
Views: 18297

Bath Queen Square - well that's it for a while !

Moving house in the next month or two so Bath Queen Square is under deconstruction and will be off limits for quite a while. The new house needs considerable redecoration which will have to take preference. In between doing the rooms I'm hoping to slowly put things back together again. The up side t...
by clivef5915
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Old Hornby - any value???????
Replies: 15
Views: 2798

Re: Old Hornby - any value???????

Can you post the ebay id so we can have a look?
by clivef5915
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Not Bath Green Park - but where?
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Not Bath Green Park - but where?

Have a look at this photo that is being sold on ebay. It states it is Bath Green Park but not the Green Park I know. Have already contacted Railtrax to opine my doubt but they say that is the detail on the back of the photo. Anyone any clues as to where it actually is? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAIL...
by clivef5915
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lucky's Yard - Work In Progress
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

Re: Lucky's Yard - Work In Progress

Trackwork looks good, but the ballast size may be a bit big. No criticism, each to their own as they say, but you might have a look at a slightly smaller ballast.

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