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by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 128 DPU and coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Class 128 DPU and coaches

It was surprising what those old DMU classes could shift, during a major power failure at New Street in the early seventies there was a 4 car emu loaded to the roof blocking the exit for various DMUs. The 2 car one behind it was going to follow it, those further back weren't. They checked to make su...
by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Tram
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Tram

If it's a bogie tram the limit on how tight a corner it will turn is just the degree to which the bogie can swing underneath it. Peco once claimed to have got Streamline working down to 6" radius, that was when they only did code 100, as long as your bogies will run on code 75 six inches should...
by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Tram
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Tram

I've just spotted your comment in your layout thread. What trams would you want to run on it? A couple of years ago I picked up a diecast Opporto single decker from an odds and ends sale. My interest in it was to see if I could make a working bow collector and if it would reverse by friction when th...
by Bufferstop
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Triple Headed Hudson Locomotives
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Triple Headed Hudson Locomotives

Round these parts (ex GWR territory) they are expected to chuck it out in square blocks that land a couple of fields away.
by Bufferstop
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1008
Views: 54578

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Geoff has your supply of unmade kits achieved SABLE status?

* Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy.
by Bufferstop
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Triple Headed Hudson Locomotives
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Triple Headed Hudson Locomotives

For heaven's sake what are they burning in those locos?
by Bufferstop
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 684

Re: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019

I’d wonder if Hornby are actually paying coke for the license to use their logo etc? They are mugs if they do. Companies will pay thousands to get their logo/branding onto someone else's product. I'd say in the case of Hornby/Coke it's mutually beneficial, it's not likely to make a significant diff...
by Bufferstop
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Am I mad?
Replies: 6
Views: 2413

Re: Am I mad?

Doubt he's listening mate, check the date.
by Bufferstop
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 138
Views: 7669

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

I've never found out, not curious enough, when HD produced an all new loco in 2 rail, did the subsequent three tail version have insulated wheels on one side, or did they produce 3 rail non insulated wheel sets?
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 981
Views: 79816

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

Here's my take on a well known bridge
glenfinnan.JPG


Next anything that's featured in film (or TV)
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 138
Views: 7669

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Converting the two rail version to three rail was never much of a problem if you could get hold of a 3 rail pickup unit from a life expired loco. I reckon someone is still putting 2 Triang motor bogies into their diesels if the number of Triang class 101 DMUs offered for sale minus the motor bogie i...
by Bufferstop
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Engine shed track distances
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Engine shed track distances

Where there are more than two tracks side by side there's usually a 10ft gap to provide safety for personnel who need to be on the track. I've always assumed that the tracks in a shed would be at least 10ft apart. Any one got a tape measure?
by Bufferstop
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 435
Views: 44449

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

The "classic" method is a good place to start, then see if your imagination comes up with more ideas as you go along. You need some photos of trees without too much foliage so now might be a good time to take some. You start with a packet of florists soft iron wire in approx one foot lengt...
by Bufferstop
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaugemaster combi controller
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Gaugemaster combi controller

Theres probably more internal differences between various batches of W.s and Combi.s. The price difference is the wall wart adaptor which comes with the combi, when I bought the W (hand held) it came with just a 4 wire cable tail. The last thing I needed was another wall wart, I have a draw full of ...
by Bufferstop
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaugemaster combi controller
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Gaugemaster combi controller

The connection betwen the transformer (adaptor) and the controller is 16vAC. It can be used to supply point motors, but should be used in conjunction with a capacitor discharge unit (CDU) which trickle charges a capacitor ready to fire a pulse of current through the point motor. Using the 16vAC dire...

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