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by Bufferstop
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: when will she return???
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: when will she return???

It certainly won't be being forgotten about, but if you can get any information out of Carnforth then good luck to you, they're notorious for keeping schtum on these matters until the loco's actually out and about, which is entirely their prerogative of course, being a completely commercial company...
by Bufferstop
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 567

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

It does but then they can't hide behind being POLITICAL! (just about)
by Bufferstop
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 567

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

I think the deal with Google, for bits of advertising on index pages, some or most of which can be filtered off if you really object, treats us well. It looked to me as though content was being invaded by ads on their new format, some thing that would get me moaning for sure. When some ads started b...
by Bufferstop
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Triang, Dock Authority shunters
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: The Triang, Dock Authority shunters

IIRC The chassis for this loco was also used as one bogie for the transcontinental Bo-Bo diesel T'was the other way around, that is why one coupler has always been part of the chassis (the one from the bogie) and one on the body, the one they fitted into the body extension needed to make the loco l...
by Bufferstop
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 567

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

I know from time to time I'll mutter about pspBB's ideosyncracies, but it does have some useful touches like "New Posts" and "Active Topics" the search facility is extremely powerful, but it does take some learning to use if you want to make use of the advanced features. We do ta...
by Bufferstop
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornsby railroad r4873 coronation Scot coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Hornsby railroad r4873 coronation Scot coaches

My opinion is that if a loco had a specific coach set then it should at least be scheduled for release either with or shortly after the loco. Anyone sufficiently keen to pre order a loco is a potential customer for matching rolling stock, so supply the retailers with a questionnaire to send to those...
by Bufferstop
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street
Replies: 45
Views: 1311

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

You know what they say "Grandchildren are the compensation for bringing up their parents."
by Bufferstop
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Lima GWR Parcels Railcar
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Lima GWR Parcels Railcar

Is this a recent production since the Hornby buyout, a Limby, or is it from Lima's independent days. If it's one of the older models with the Lima doughnut motor bogie it's likely to be one side picked up through the bogie frame the other from the trailing bogie via the bogie pivot.
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Signal control switches
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Signal control switches

The Dapol signals require a single pulse to change their state, a simple press button would be best. but I can see why someone would want to operate them from lever switches. The Peco passing contact switch is compatible as it does not flash both wires as it moves, the Hornby one does. Flashbang's w...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: raspberry pi
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: raspberry pi

I've had two of them lined up for it, the first one was just what my wife needed to show teachers writing computer syllabus what they should be looking out for, the second one got donated to my granddaughter to drive the led matrix sign she had designed (just don't ask, but it worked.) Whilst "...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1037
Views: 200278

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Haven't got a Traction Engine but will Fred Dibnah on the scrounge for more parts do?
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Perhaps someone else has a traction engine.
by Bufferstop
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.

I will say that where DCC really comes into its own is where one has a large club layout with many operators. Now thats where one can really have fun! Get a panel for the signals and a signalman using conventional control, and use the DCC side for many train drivers who have to obay the signals. Bl...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rolling stock
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Rolling stock

Another vote for leaving them out. All of my stock is on the layout or on the shelves off a wall mounted display cabinet (rarely fully closed). Dust isn't as bad as I expected, the layout is in the rear area of the room at the centre of our lower floor. It has an outside door and doors off to two be...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How do Spanish trains stay on the rails?
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: How do Spanish trains stay on the rails?

Those petrolheads from the Grand Tour managed to reinvent the original Talgo design for a stunt they did on the Great Central. They fitted rail wheels to a large Merc and a motley collection of caravans, put towing hitches on the back of everything and connected it up. It worked :o
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Triang Budd Railcar Spares
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Triang Budd Railcar Spares

barnlow wrote:Hi Bufferstop,
Budd Bogies are not the same as other Triang transcontinental stuff.
All the mechanics are the same, similar to the Hymek, but the chassis casting is peculier to the Budd Railcar.
Mike

Amazing - they must have had good sales the previous year to starting on it!

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