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by SRman
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pilentum - excellent automated layout
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Pilentum - excellent automated layout

There are quite a few other interesting videos of model layouts of a high standard from the same person, including some "cab view" runs.
by SRman
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: co-co derailing
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: co-co derailing

When joining two lengths of flexi-track on a curve, I always tweak the rail ends with a pair of pliers to put a permanent bend just in the rail ends to smooth the transition from one piece to the next. You might still be able to do this even with the track fixed down.
by SRman
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Road markings
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Road markings

I used a very similar technique to the OP for my earlier layout, but haven't actually got as far as road markings on my current one. One minor difference for me was that I painted the paper I used first, with some white semi-gloss enamel, which prevented the paper from absorbing any moisture or disc...
by SRman
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby M7 tank R2840
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Hornby M7 tank R2840

Weight distribution can be a problem with these locomotives, as well as a lack of weight anyway. I have plans to eventually replace the tank weights with real lead - the manufacturers aren't allowed to use this any more, but we can. Also, check that the balance of the model is as correct as you can ...
by SRman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: A new system
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: A new system

I think Bigmet has ht the nail on the head. The question is a bit too open-ended to give definitive answers. When I went for the NCE Power Cab I was looking at the ergonomics of the hand-held controllers, plus the future connectivity and expansion prospects (I later upgraded toa Power Pro system, us...
by SRman
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: THE Christmas show - Manchester 2019!
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: THE Christmas show - Manchester 2019!

I wish I could come to this one. I have friends in Manchester and a cousin outside Warrington I can stay with, but it's a long, long way to go just for a model railway show!

:mrgreen:
by SRman
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which glue? Lineside fencing
Replies: 16
Views: 514

Re: Which glue? Lineside fencing

I tried MEK on these and it still didn't seem to want to stick. I gave up on the plastic 'wire' and decided I preferred the idea of railings, so used 20 thou plastic rod, which did glue nicely with MEK. This may not be the effect that the OP wanted, but it works for me. https://live.staticflickr.com...
by SRman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

A reminder that if you haven't voted already, the Poll closes on Saturday November 2nd. If you are concerned about the motives, rationale and mechanisms behind the Poll, I quote a response Brian Macdermott gave to a contributor on RMweb (with Brian's permission). " The Poll is many days in the ...
by SRman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone Know What's Going On Here
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Anyone Know What's Going On Here

Hi Bigmet. We have had a regular swap meet at the Forest Hill scout hall about 1 km from us, currently on the last Thursday of each month. We used to walk to it but after I had an accident and damaged a knee we tend to drive there. It is currently run by the widow (Christine) and daughter of the man...
by SRman
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone Know What's Going On Here
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Anyone Know What's Going On Here

I agree: the Blue Pullman motor/dummy pairs turn up frequently at swap meets, seemingly almost as common as the DMU, and use an identical motor bogie. So why just the R157 version (which is also anything but rare)?
by SRman
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Gear problem on keith park R2586
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: Gear problem on keith park R2586

Wasn't aware of that on the class 68. Distance purchasers would have had the option of return for refund; but I guess with Dapol the only game in town for this class the majority will have decided to 'put up or shut up'. Regarding Dapol's general performance, I am leery of them TBH. I'll wait for r...
by SRman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

I'd love a C2X myself. Put your votes into the poll - if these are already listed then tick them, if not, add them at the end where there is room for requests.
by SRman
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

sparkhill wrote:I have my own wishlist which is I wish I had the money to buy what others wish for. :lol:



You and me, both, sparkhill!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by SRman
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

Firefly16 wrote:What was the result of last year's poll, please?


Results are in this RMweb thread: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/139197-results-the-wishlist-poll-2018/ - links to PDF files are in the second post.
by SRman
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 958

2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

The 00 Wishlist Poll 2019 The 00 Wishlist Poll runs from 14 October to 2 November at: http://www.rmweb.co.uk The Poll provides railway modellers and collectors with an easy and informed way of indicating to makers and commissioners of 00 ready-to-run models which models they would realistically buy...

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