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by Bufferstop
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Batch sizes, availability and whatnot
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Batch sizes, availability and whatnot

The only places holding anything in stock theses days are the retailers and box shifters. The Manufacturers would prefer not to have to provide storage space for stock surplus to orders. The motto is, minimise inventory!
by Bufferstop
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 85
Views: 5591

Re: New layout

The best thing to come out of Privatisation was the multitude of colourful liveries. Great looking loco!
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - minor update page 14
Replies: 213
Views: 10554

Re: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - minor update page 14

I use Chinese figures for my modeling


They are cheap and cheerful and look ok as long as you keep them away from Dapol/ex Airfix specimens which are 1/72nd and even make 4mm scale people look short.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 00/H0 15'x11' Simple orbital shelf layout
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: 00/H0 15'x11' Simple orbital shelf layout

No one has ever been able to explain what is the problem but one comment was "it's not just what happens in the point but how the wheels arrive there" I found that a loco which which had no problem negotiating them on its own would derail if it was pulling a load. The streamline points see...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 00/H0 15'x11' Simple orbital shelf layout
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: 00/H0 15'x11' Simple orbital shelf layout

I know curved points give more length in the straights but the.set track ones are too small radius on the inner route for many locomotives to negotiate. You'll find plenty of reports of people swapping them out for ordinary turnouts.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 601

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Insulated rail joiners are plastic versions of the ones that are normally used for joining track. They contain at their centre a plastic web which prevents the two rails coming into contact. The V rails are the two which form a V between the left hand rail of one track and the right hand rail of the...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 66
Views: 2921

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

It wasn't hate they were filled with, just alcohol and stupidity.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 601

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

No one has mentioned insulated rail joiners. You need to put them on the V rails of each point. Your wiring will then be ok for both DC, with just one loco, and DCC. If you don't fit them your points will short out the feeds coming through the V rails.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby McVities
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Hornby McVities

I've never understood Triang R numbers (they are actually Rovex), they did seem to get re-used, and you will sometimes find evidence of the tooling being altered to stamp a new number. I suspect that for some period of time their system couldn't cope with four figure numbers, so they just went round...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: DCC Problems

Something which might be worth trying if changes don't seem to "take" would be the same as sometimes works when you are trying to update a computer's BIOS, having done it and seen no change, disconnect leave it 24hours, then come back and look again. I have not a clue why it works but it's...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 16 volt AC plug and socket
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: 16 volt AC plug and socket

These are sold as low voltage DC connectors, which you could also use for AC, just use a bigger one for the AC so that the plug can't be pushed into the DC socket.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-In-Line-Plug-Socket-Jack-Connector-Male-Female-1-3-1-7-2-1-2-5mm-/251223174617?vti=
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1174
Views: 231310

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

All that work on the garden should count for some brownie points once you start looking for modelling time. Laptops can start to get a bit expensive once you start looking for decent screen sizes. My i7 desktop is the only one left now, were using a trio of Lenovo Yogas, hooked up to, 23" flat ...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1362
Views: 195479

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Just run out of superlatives Jim.
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: N Gauge Branch Terminus design - thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: N Gauge Branch Terminus design - thoughts?

Congratulations! Great minds think alike, you've invented a variation on CJ Freezer's "Minories" layout design from the late 50's. minories.jpg Sorry about the quality, it's in most of the Planbooks that Peco publish. If you have a printer try printing it on A4 it just fits. (it's out of c...

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