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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: 30
Views: 780

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: 2448

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: 140
Views: 7781

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: 982
Views: 80058

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: 140
Views: 7781

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: 199

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: 44575

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: 134

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: 134

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...
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3135

Re: Wandle Park

I used to have an add on to Paint Shop Pro that did it in software, but it died along with Windows XP. Knowing XP was going, I tried printing at the highest resolution my printer could manage 1200 dpi, took ages, and re-scanning. It was actually better than the software. These days if I'm doing it f...
by Bufferstop
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3135

Re: Wandle Park

MikeM's kits come in for quite a bit of hacking around, I took one of his rows of houses, turned the PDF back into a JPG and applied perspective to them so that they appeared to be at an angle to the wall in front. They are great for backscenes because you can chop and match to rearrange them in way...
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Choosing a brake van

I can remember my mother's uncle complaining bitterly about having to work a GW Toad well into the 50s, (too much fresh air), He started off as a Midland man, by the time I knew him he was working out of Bescot, his least favourite trips were returning empties to Wolverhampton (WR). Ex GW, BR(W) ter...
by Bufferstop
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Finding the history of a model loco
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Finding the history of a model loco

I think the quoted type7 motor is a mistake, the type 7 is the one used in the Thomas 0-6-0, and the ex Dapol locos, 14xx, Pug, austerity etc. It has a different shaft diameter and would need quite a complicated cradle to drop into the 0-4-0 chassis. The latest can type motors with the wire links to...
by Bufferstop
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2299

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

The 0-4-0 chassis is a bit bulky when it comes to alternative bodies. Side tanks provide space for the motor, but it needs headroom as well. The 0F firebox is way too high when you look at the prototype, Dad-1 did a conversion to 0-4-2, but had to ignore the firebox error. Fitting a type7 motor make...
by Bufferstop
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A different way to use dropper wires?
Replies: 27
Views: 1480

Re: A different way to use dropper wires?

One reason for a bus wire and short droppers is the overload protection on a DCC system, it's going to be in the order of 4 to 5 amps. It's important that all wiring can carry that without overheating. It's not the dead short circuit you have to worry about, that will trip in less than a second, but...

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