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by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Model Trains 4 U of York
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Model Trains 4 U of York

They still have items currently on e-bay auction,(rather than just "buy now" items) which would suggest some kind of activity!
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:15 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?

If they keep 'em on the back rather than putting them behind the loco it doesn't look too bad, the triangle around Worcester at least means you can turn around an entire train. They were demonstrating the bi-directional working last night, decided it might be easier to board our Stratford train if w...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Exhibition layout 12' × 1.5'
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Exhibition layout 12' × 1.5'

If this is an exhibition only or mainly layout its structure needs to be rigid I'd agree with b308 that 3ft modules are better than 4ft ones in this respect. Professional baseboard builders have the tools and equipment to make them out of 4mm thick play, but as you say your carpentry skills are limi...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:55 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?

@E2E You would hope so, but experience has shown that the flow of information within BR was from the centre out. All of the great loco engineers working in the 20th century had deliberately made time during their apprenticeships to ride the footplates and hang around the fitters in the workshops oft...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

Enjoyed a great evening out, dining aboard a train pulled by 45596 Bahamas. I don't think they could have fitted it into the timetable without the Class47 we took along for the ride. For a start we departed from the (recreated) GW splendour of Birmingham Moor Streets bay platforms, wrong road as far...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Morley Controllers
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Morley Controllers

We had a similar situation a year or two ago, when we had reports that their telephone and email answering seemed to stop altogether for some time, then return to normal without explanation. Perhaps they let too many people take holiday at the same time. Most people seem satisfied with their product...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 009 Electro Frog
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: 009 Electro Frog

It happens occasionally, usually when two mods go to do the same thing. What I had been trying to say was if you draw about 1A continuously through the tip of a 009 or N gauge point tip it will get very hot. A one amp power unit's thermal cut out for 1A will take a long time to trip if you draw a fr...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 009 Electro Frog
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: 009 Electro Frog

What "if anything" do you want me to do I can put it back to where we started, or just leave it alone, I'm afraid the one thing phpBB isn't going to do is find where your post has gone.
John W
Hopefully from this point on the thread should be ok .....king phpBB
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 009 Electro Frog
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: 009 Electro Frog

Don't know what happened there Brian I was trying to quote your remark into my post, got a screen freeze, and by the time I got back it seems to have merged them, which is a real bummer as normally getting it to merge things is a PITA.
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: whats that for ?
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: whats that for ?

I noticed another bit of the solution to light vehicles not activating track circuiting. It was at York in the bays where the nodding donkeys waited between trips back and forth to Leeds via Harrogate, a wiggly line of what looked like welding rod had been applied to the top surface of the rails, pr...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Night Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Night Mail

No I wouldn't want to upset you Mr G, but those guys were definitely trying too hard! It is often the case that those in the chain of command, exaggerate the urgency of instructions when passing them on. I've seen the schedules that couriers are given making deliveries in my vicinity and the are oft...
by Bufferstop
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 009 Electro Frog
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: 009 Electro Frog

Just a word of caution about using 009 point blades to switch the power. The contact area between an 009 or N Gauge point blade and stock rail is a lot smaller than that for 00/H0. You must use an electronically switched overload cut out. A thermal one allows the full output of the power unit to flo...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Night Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Night Mail

Although the driving was very unsafe, even if the weather had been perfect, I could sympathise with the situation the drivers found themselves in. They doubtless had a nearly impossible time for the journey. Probably planned with speeds all set at max for a car, and no allowance for statutory breaks...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Night Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Night Mail

The worst bit of HGV driving I have ever witnessed, was two Royal Mail vans Joining the M6 at Lancaster around midnight in a snowstorm. They made no allowance for the weather, but would still have qualified as dangerous driving in good conditions. What's this to do with trains? It was in the week af...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Lost Tooling
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Hornby Lost Tooling

The previous management of Hornby did seem pretty inept. Managing to miss the delivery date for a Christmas Special must surely be a basic mistake even if you are a toy market rather than model railway manufacturer.

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