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by Free_at_last
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

Did you put in new "hinges" on the cut line.


The layout is a permanent fixture in a 16x8 shed but the board ends are dowelled and bolted together. I am making it so they can easily be removed on my demise in case it can hopefully be found a new home.
by Free_at_last
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

Needing to install a turnout across a baseboard join and never having done it before I didn't want to ruin a new one so decided to try it on an old insulfrog one I had. Before installing it I made a new crossing nose with a small piece of rail filed to an arrow head, cut away most of the plastic nos...
by Free_at_last
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

I can't see the point into trying conversions like this, just buy the electrofrog in the first place, or, if buying secondhand, wait until s/h electrofrog ones come up for sale! But if there is no electrofrog option available it has to be done. I did this with my Peco code 100 single and double sli...
by Free_at_last
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sleeper grime spray paint
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Sleeper grime spray paint

Paul-H wrote:Have a look at Halfords Camo Brown, looks quite a good colour for track sleepers.

Paul


I used this before ballasting and was happy with the result.
by Free_at_last
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Seep v Solenoid difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Seep v Solenoid difference?

Ironduke wrote:
Roger (RJ) wrote:
Free_at_last wrote:Avoid Hornby passing contact switches and go for Peco, they are far superior.


Especially if you use a CDU.


Why? Not arguing, I'd really like to know. Do they not handle high currents well?


The Hornby one switches both ways on every throw, the Peco only one.
by Free_at_last
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Seep v Solenoid difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Seep v Solenoid difference?

Avoid Hornby passing contact switches and go for Peco, they are far superior.
by Free_at_last
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 2544

Re: Price of a Hobby

Never thought I would be seeing on a model railway forum, a mention of the best and much missed Blues/Rock band this country (or any other) as ever produced, I am of course talking about FREE....Hornchurch and Free at Last, greetings from a fellow fan. Indisputably . I have every album they made. A...
by Free_at_last
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Steam shed/depot ground cover tips needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Steam shed/depot ground cover tips needed!

Black Desert Sand from Aquaria outlets.
by Free_at_last
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 2544

Re: Price of a Hobby

Looking at a Hattons advert for Nov 2007 Bachmann 47s were £55 - £56. Various other months during 2018 show the same prices. Not sure what the point of this post is other than misrepresentation generally? Your're right in that after the financial crash of 2007, using Hattons' prices as a reference ...
by Free_at_last
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 2544

Re: Price of a Hobby

Looking at a Hattons advert for Nov 2007 Bachmann 47s were £55 - £56. Various other months during 2008 show the same prices.

Edited for error - 2018 should have been 2008.
by Free_at_last
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 2544

Re: Price of a Hobby

Saw a trader today selling UHU glue @ £3.00 for 60ml tube, does he really expect anyone to buy this when it is only £1.00 in the shops.
by Free_at_last
Thu May 23, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fast delivery
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Fast delivery

I ordered a soldering iron from Antex on Monday, got an email on Tuesday morning to say that it had been posted and I received it at noon the same day.
by Free_at_last
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: How to vacuum?
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: How to vacuum?

Handy tip...
Don't listen to loud rock music through Bluetooth headphones whilst using a vacuum cleaner.
I had just finished vacuuming the whole upstairs of the house when I noticed the vacuum cleaner was not switched on.
by Free_at_last
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Princess Coronation class Queen Elizabeth - another Hornby dud
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Princess Coronation class Queen Elizabeth - another Hornby dud

I ran my Streamlined Coronation straight out of the box with no problem, it was only when changing the front bogie for the one with larger diameter wheels that I noticed and removed the packing piece. I tried the flanged rear wheel but the loco stalled on my Peco slips so I had to put the flangeless...
by Free_at_last
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Seep PM2 points motor
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Seep PM2 points motor

Bramshot wrote:I don’t suppose he could be referring to rail joiners, perhaps?

I wouldn't think so as he also makes mention of metal fishplates and plastic joiners.
These 'brass plates' appear to be something else, of which I am also intrigued by.

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