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by Bufferstop
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:52 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

The depiction of Santa in red is often miss-attributed to a Coca-cola advertising campaign. read all about it
by Bufferstop
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 13 x 4 layout. Pulling hair out !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: 13 x 4 layout. Pulling hair out !!!

Particularly as they are almost never laid with the correctly widened spacing between the second and third lines.

If you are using settrack it's already too wide.
by Bufferstop
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:47 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

Taking pre orders for a June delivery of an item aimed at Christmas, is only one step better than missing an early December delivery date. Such is the price of trying to minimise inventory cost.
by Bufferstop
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 54
Views: 2143

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

I built my own "electric tea strainer" with bits from the pound shop, flyaway £1, set of three seives, £1, wire and crop clip from the spare box, as I still have two unused seives total well under £2. I cover my ground with strips of brown paper sacks soaked in PVA, then paint with neat PV...
by Bufferstop
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:25 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

Doesn't strike me as aimed at anyone. Standard products given a no effort makeover. Anyone running a book on the final clearance price from Hattons or Rails?
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 13 x 4 layout. Pulling hair out !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: 13 x 4 layout. Pulling hair out !!!

Welcome aboard. What scale are you going for? The loops you want will be a bit tight in 00, especially for express lines but it would be a great space for N gauge.
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:03 pm
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

If Hornby is going to progress saying goodbye to any tooling that hasn't already been re-used is probably a move for the best. Some owners of Triang items in good condition will probably be quite happy to see their rarity value increased.
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ex-Cambrian Railways Composite coach
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Ex-Cambrian Railways Composite coach

If seven compartments is too long and five too short, try a pair of Hornby four wheelers and some plastic cement
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Needs footboards and the roof toning down, the bogies came out of the odds and ends box.
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Choosing a brake van

You would from time to time seen almost ever variation on brake van design in your area/time span. The most obvious being double ended ex LMS and BR types. You would get the occasional LNER and GWR/BR Western toads, probably never saw a SR Queen Mary (bogie) type. As the period went on fewer and few...
by Bufferstop
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout
Replies: 173
Views: 13443

Re: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout

Yes I decided to build my current layout as a series of interlinked dioramas, working on each a stage at a time. It avoids those huge mountains, track laying, wiring, ballasting, etc. You get to do a bit of each and see some results much sooner.
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3131

Re: Wandle Park

Blending the road into the backscene was a great bit of modelling. Some might say, "repeating the trick with water is just showing off". Nice work.
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Carbon brushes for track cleaning??
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Carbon brushes for track cleaning??

If you don't want to track down large carbon brushes, get a carpenter's (flat) pencil, sharpen it to a chisel point, then use it like a scraper.
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 748

Re: Making minories in settrack?

Need new crossings on the level, tight curves along the route, sounds like a job suited to the tram/train solution.
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wagon Wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Wagon Wheels

Definitely! It happened often enough for it not to be commented on.There's also disc with 0,2 or 3 holes, but I think disc without holes was more likely to be the larger diameter coach wheels. Remember that some Dapol wagons have shorter axles than the Hornby and Bachmann ones. if you are going to b...
by Bufferstop
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 73
Views: 3772

Re: New layout

EDIT: NEVER WALK AWAY FROM A SOLDERING IRON LEFT ON And never put it away until you can hold the bit in your hand✋ A telephone engineer of my acquaintance finished work for the day, hung his overall in his locker, put his tool tray in the bottom, and hung his soldering iron over the open metal door...

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