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by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 84
Views: 3154

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: 626

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: 353

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: 223

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: 231537

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: 1363
Views: 195787

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: 232

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...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 332
Views: 19586

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Keep us guessing, you've got us hooked!
by Bufferstop
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 332
Views: 19586

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I keep having to remind myself that the track is 16.5mm, looks good for NG. If you can see NG sleepers they shouldn't be too close together, or remain above ground too long. If you can add some grass growing between them it's even better.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

I'd forgotten about the generator coach, in fact we had one on Pathfinder's all diesel Highlander to keep the kitchen independent of the loco. I remember the 47s, they took over from the ETHELs on some of the tours that came into Stratford-on-Avon. My counterpart in the AV Suite used to get really w...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."

I've just taken a look at them racing around on "Goods Day". I said on another thread that practical experience often reverses the most carefully work out theoretical results. Those two do. By all theories taking the drive down through the centre of the bogie pivots should produce a turnin...
by Bufferstop
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

Yes they had a problem keeping the HST power cars from joining in when they were substituting for DVTs on the East Coast. In the end they gave in and took full advantage of them, some pretty nippy starts by all accounts.
by Bufferstop
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

It comes down to economic calculations, you have to calculate the diesel's drag in terms of loaded coaches and deduct them from the locos permitted maximum. My guestimate is 3-4 Mk1s. The loco's not at all interested in what the tail end weight is made from. It's the promoters break even point that ...

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