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by Bufferstop
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Using sandpaper as ballast mat
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Using sandpaper as ballast mat

Even if you don't want to use it for ballast, you can put a pack of assorted "sandpapers" to use. Here's the road past my station, the road surface is a light coloured medium grade sandpaper, I used a fine grade, black, wet and dry paper to make a reinstatement scar where a cable duct from...
by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48DS first impressions
Replies: 25
Views: 929

Re: 48DS first impressions

I'm actually quite impressed by this little loco. The main body is really solid just a few small parts that are necessarily thin but otherwise a solid little box. The underside of the footplate is flat and the chassis fastens to it by a screw in each corner, the motor is held in place by a bracket w...
by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 353
Views: 37312

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

The most annoying thing about the NEC is it takes me 25 minutes to get there by car at least 1hour 25minutes by train. I wonder what parking at Tile Hill or Canley is like?
by Bufferstop
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

Is this a consequence of the "small engine policy", apart from the "Black Fives" and the Pacifics it seems to me their was little on the LMS registers for enthusiasts to get excited about, just a lot of relatively small but adequate work horses. The most recognisable feature of b...
by Bufferstop
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Possible Shed/Garden Railway
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Possible Shed/Garden Railway

It's OK as long as the two double junctions only have diamond crossings, I think you would run into trouble if you tried to install single or double slips. In DC there's no problem with the crossovers as the polarity has to be matched to run across them, as long as each controller has its own transf...
by Bufferstop
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Small Inglenook sidings
Replies: 27
Views: 750

Re: Small Inglenook sidings

We use the term bufferstop too freely. A bufferstop is specifically a buffer beam supported by rails or timber fitted with a pair of wagon buffers. Or one of those crazy hydraulic things the have at terminal stations. Anything which had just a beam or something like a bunker filled with ballast is a...
by Bufferstop
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

Still nothing from the North Staffs Railway, then again, I suppose I'd be a bit annoyed if anything was manufactured as it would show up my scratch-built efforts! :? Hmmm a reaction I may have had at times, but think how long you would have been without one if you'd just waited for someone to produ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48DS first impressions
Replies: 25
Views: 929

Re: 48DS first problem

I've been enjoying sending this little beauty up and down my yard, with the occasional trip out onto the main for the past week. Even without it's flat wagon attached it crawls across my electrofrogs with not a problem. Then this morning it came to a stop with a bump. A bit of checking it became obv...
by Bufferstop
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Great Electric Train show
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Great Electric Train show

At Gaydon it was Simon by himself for a couple of years. Those were the years when Hornby's presence was down to the invitation. In his "Simon Says" column he posted a picture of a signboard adjacent to his hotel which I was able to comment upon, we had an amiable exchange of emails. It w...
by Bufferstop
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Small Inglenook sidings
Replies: 27
Views: 750

Re: Small Inglenook sidings

I'd say make your sidings 1 loco + 3 wagons long, but the headshunt one wagon shorter just to make it that bit more difficult to shunt. Or you could have a long headshunt and a clip on bufferstop which you could move to make operations more or less challenging.
by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Are these semaphore signals right?

Distant signals tell a driver the state of the next home signal, giving him plenty of time to bring the train's speed down so that it can be stopped at the next signal. These are the yellow signal with a fishtail end and a black chevron behind it. Their lamps are different too, they have a red lamp...
by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Great Electric Train show
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Great Electric Train show

Yes Hornby were there at the invite of the publishers, would have been churlish not to. They appear not to have been put off by the venue, as I said it will be interesting to see if different organisers can make better use of the odd shaped space. They had a few problems with layout in their first y...
by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Gear problem on keith park R2586
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: Gear problem on keith park R2586

I suspect Hornby's willingness to supply replacement parts FOC is very dependent on who built it and when. If parts had been outsourced in China and then a subcontractor has since disappeared or is now working for a competitor there will be little possibility of finding replacements.
by Bufferstop
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Great Electric Train show
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Great Electric Train show

Hornby themselves have taken a stand this time. The GES is organised and sponsored by the "Hornby Magazine" which is a publishing company. We let them advertise the show on here, but they kept bunging in adverts for non railway publications, so in the end we pulled the plug on them.
by Bufferstop
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout
Replies: 874
Views: 170244

Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Ah Wordsworth country, where the Sun always seems to be shining, always cheers me up.

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