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by Free_at_last
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1842

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: 4
Views: 285

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: 61
Views: 1842

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: 61
Views: 1842

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: 61
Views: 1842

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: 151

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: 372

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: 630

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: 570

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.
by Free_at_last
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I've had an idea...
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: I've had an idea...

You could try mounting a ceiling 'pull switch' at one end of the layout with the cord running to the other end, along the lines of a communication cord.
by Free_at_last
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Transferring a baseboard....
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Transferring a baseboard....

No, I have never been mad enough to do it. If you are not seriously contemplating it, best to just carry on with what you are doing.
by Free_at_last
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons, Beyer- Garratt new list.
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Hattons, Beyer- Garratt new list.

It now looks like it is a Heljan release and not a Hattons exclusive.
In the Kernow advert it says 'Model has been revised with new improved motor and other upgrades.'
by Free_at_last
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: The dreaded CV29
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: The dreaded CV29

Bigmet wrote:Per the old joke: there are 10 kinds of people when it comes to understanding binary.


Those who do and those who don't.
by Free_at_last
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Marshall III controller bulb
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Marshall III controller bulb

Using a multimeter can you read a voltage from the centre contact to outer threaded bit: a) as an ever present or selected voltage and/or b) only in overload conditions - e.g. stall a hungry motor at max chat. Ok, just been out for a bulb, could only get 12v 1.2w. Before installing I checked for vo...

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