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by b308
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brass Etched kits
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Brass Etched kits

That's because of the way superglue works, it also works well with whitemetal kits for exactly the same reason... It doesn't like smooth surfaces and whilst it will glue them together the bond is weak, hence smooth metal surfaces like brass or nickel silver it's not very good on.
by b308
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 56
Views: 5672

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

I was thinking that as well. There probably is for the cheaper end of the market but I don't think there is now for the more specialised end. It's noticeable that manufacturers these days seem to release their new products when they get them delivered rather than on particular dates such as Christma...
by b308
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brass Etched kits
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Brass Etched kits

I've tried in the past and it doesn't work as well as solder. The joints are nowhere near as strong. Superglue works well on whitemetal kits but stick to solder for brass especially if it's a loco.
by b308
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

I'm not a fan of hand painted backscenes, I've yet to see one that come close to a decent photo backscene. Don't get me wrong, some of them are nearly up to Constable standard but even so they still, to me, look what they are, a painting. Look at the County Gate backscenes in photos of the layout an...
by b308
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The final day of steam
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: The final day of steam

Mountain wrote:The local passengers were used to this delay and all had their ways to cope like knitting or read newspapers,


Nowadays they'd be on Twitter of Facebook complaining! ;)
by b308
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The final day of steam
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: The final day of steam

Contrary to the opinions of the romantics many (probably most?) staff were glad to see the back of them, the problem is that people romanticised steam when in day to day work it was dirty and dangerous work, especially compared with working diesels and elextrics. I was 11 years old at the end of ste...
by b308
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

Pity the poor sod that had to clean out the ashpan at the end of the day, though!
by b308
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

All drivers have their own favourites, which vary from driver to driver and whilst some may say "everyone in the depot hates the things", there will always be some that like 'em (note the word "have", not "had" as its the same with modern drivers!), so I wouldn't take t...
by b308
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

Yep, the other common one is the rebuilt Royal Scots, mainly replacing the parallel boilers with a tapered version...
by b308
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: MOD Ashchurch and Ashchurch Railway Station
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: MOD Ashchurch and Ashchurch Railway Station

I've not seen anything go into the place for ages, there's been the odd yellow track maintenance stuff parked up in that loop but that's been about it. The station is called "Ashchurch for Tewkesbury", Bufferstop, I believe there's a connecting bus service to Tewkesbury, XC and GWR trains ...
by b308
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Low Attic
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Low Attic

Would agree with Heda. The layout would have to be on the floor or near to it, increasing the likelihood of dust, you'd find it a sod to work on and finally I expect it would get very claustrophobic and hot . Best left for storage. TBH I'm not a fan of attics unless they are well insutated, easy to ...
by b308
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How do they do it?
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: How do they do it?

sparkhill wrote:No problem so long as your not married and having a nagging wife drag you away from the layout to change a light bulb :lol:


And spend your money on other things! ;)
by b308
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How do they do it?
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: How do they do it?

Mountain wrote:A slightly easier approach is a garden railway


Easier? I'll take the indoor layout any time than have to do gardening!
by b308
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How do they do it?
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: How do they do it?

UrbanHermit wrote:find the time and commitment?


If they are working full time as well it'll be their life and they probably don't do a great deal else outside of the layout... Mind you if they are retired they can allocate lots of time to it!
by b308
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Peco electrofrog points
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Peco electrofrog points

If you use the Peco point motor and associated switch it's very easy to wire up the frog polarity, it's only three wires!

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