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by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 189
Views: 12482

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

There's two ways I've found to avoid warping, sticking a "balancing sheet" on the other side, or bonding to something with a great depth, eg joining the bottom of a wall to a floor, that's a bit difficult with the free standing wall of a goods or loco shed, unless you have pre planned and ...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 123
Views: 3090

Re: arboretum valley

I like the idea of the tears in the side of the slope. From my misspent youth I remember there was a slope just like that where we used to get onto the Tame Valley branch of the WCML (the original route via Bescot) The land was obviously unstable as the railway had enclosed twenty yards or so the no...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

The classic pricing model that we are all taught at school has long gone out of the window. The models being shipped now apart from a proportion agreed in advance for payment on delivery and recently put aside, have already been paid for. What they will be priced at depends on, how much needs to be ...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

The split half wheelsets were to intended to be free to slide from side to side and the wheels to be able to move apart to negotiate the early Triang points. One half was free to slide on the axle, the other half slid from side to side with the axle. They didn't take well to conventional points whic...
by Bufferstop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.
Replies: 28
Views: 830

Re: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.

If you are still using sectional track from way back, I'd suggest check each section with a magnet. If it sticks put a mark somewhere where you can find it but it isn't intrusive, as it will be galvanised steel rail. Then as time and funds permit swap it for new sections which will be nickel silver,...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 123
Views: 3090

Re: arboretum valley

Jaz wrote:0413 i used to paint my scenic area green if i was going to 'grass'

Same here, but when I started using strips of brown postal bags soaked with dilute PVA, I figured if any grass rubbed off I wanted it to show through brown. It's what happens in real life after all.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

The old Triang tooled bodies are ok, virtually all of the discrepancy is in the bogie. By the time you've replaced the wheels and the coupler replacing the whole bogie is a better choice. You may need to cut out the old pivot stud and plate over the hole to get a good pivot but it's a lot less of a ...
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster Prodigy
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Gaugemaster Prodigy

Are the rotary throttles continuous rotation switches, (no end stops) if so they may benefit from switch cleaner. Best thing would be to ask Gaugemaster the same question.
by Bufferstop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Hot Glue to Seep2 Soldering point
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Hot Glue to Seep2 Soldering point

I would go along with Ironduke's assessment, it's going to be messy if you have to unsolder/resolder the connection. If you want to take the wire's weight off the joint, take a small loop with a bit of slack in it up to the underside of the board and fix it in place with a dab of hot glue.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

After abandoning the split wheelsets on steel axles did Triang or Triang/Hornby introduce an all plastic wheelers or did they go directly to the metal tyres on plastic hubs/axles. I wasn't buying 00 in that period, when I came back they were using the metal tyres on wheels which had a square axle. A...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Uk modeled railroad
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Uk modeled railroad

Welcome, look forward, to some pics of your take on the UK scene.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Decisions made
Replies: 27
Views: 1038

Re: Decisions made

Good idea the clothes legs to hold the bus wires. Do your soldering right way up. Try to find some renewable cable ties to hold them in place when you put them behind the fascia..
The photoshopped looks well done to me. Chop the bottom off you'd have a decent full width photo.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Second time round
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Second time round

Welcome back, did you remember your password, or did you have to use the lost password bot?
by Bufferstop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby mallard wont reverse
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Hornby mallard wont reverse

Peter's Spares has 52 in stock, probably a different part number but it says for China built Mallard loco drive. It's small enough to get it airmailed.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: My Railway Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: My Railway Photography

Welcome back Kenny, didn't realise who was behind the camera until you made your signature big enough to read. Some great photgrophy there.
John W

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