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by Bufferstop
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1333
Views: 176428

Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Any Idea how you will tackle those buildings Jim? Will it be what's visible on the surface or will you try to make each one a box that fits in with the others. When the IRA let of one of their fire crackers outside the Army Recruiting Office it brought down some of the roof tiles, just above the ste...
by Bufferstop
Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 322865

Re: Starlingford - New Pictorial Update, pg 85!

Like the gas-works, they all disappeared in the 60s with the switch to natural gas. You could always add, heaps of coal, going in, heaps of coke, coming out and loads of pipework on all sorts of pillars and gantries joining everything together.
by Bufferstop
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The MSLR in OO scale
Replies: 435
Views: 54919

Re: The MSLR in OO scale

Hi I saw your response about using the Weasley's car, I could only match it up with the reference to the 100E. The Weasley's was a Ford Anglia 105 E (late 50's), the 100E was a much squarer design using the pre war side valve engine, 3 speed gearbox, 6volt electrics and vacuum powered windscreen wip...
by Bufferstop
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Minimum radius curve?
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Minimum radius curve?

They're all double bogie types, could handle even tighter. If you did go tighter you'd just need to watch out for the overhang, particularly on the inside of the curve.
by Bufferstop
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Dean Sidings "Killin Pug" conversion set.
Replies: 121
Views: 19360

Re: Dean Sidings "Killin Pug" conversion set.

Brave man, putting up a picture of the prototype! It's a nice model, good luck with the coach hunting.
by Bufferstop
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: LDT HSI 88 USB
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: LDT HSI 88 USB

In Control Panel, ender Hardware Device Manager can you find it listed in the USB Devices. If not, it hasn't installed properly, before trying to reinstall you need t find out from the software authors what needs to be manually removed.
by Bufferstop
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Why... Can't I drive a Train...
Replies: 31
Views: 3489

Re: Why... Can't I drive a Train...

At least a "false engine noise" could be made less annoying than the continual beep - beep of the overgrown golf buggies that they use at major stations. I'm sure many potential users are put off by the "beep - look at me - beep" that comes with the assistance.
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Muchadoabouttoys
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Muchadoabouttoys

Go round to the multi storey car park on the gyratory system opposite M.A.A.T. first hour's FREE. It's about the only thing in Stratford that is :)
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Wagon turntable
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: Wagon turntable

Don't they also do an 0-16.5 narrow gauge one. It might require a few extra lines scribing to make the planks 4mm scale.
by Bufferstop
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 0-4-0 worm wheel replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: 0-4-0 worm wheel replacement

I've just been taking a look at the chassis that I have, (it's a GWR 101). It looks to me that the plastic spokes are an insert into the metal wheels and actually provide the quartering. Not only that the wheels have integral half axles, presumably on an insulating core. They don't appear thick enou...
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 0-4-0 worm wheel replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: 0-4-0 worm wheel replacement

It's possible, but very easy to get the wheels out of true and not accurately quartered. Quartering is the setting of the right hand crank pins to be 90degrees ahead of those on the left. If it's not accurate the rods will bind. If they don't stall the motor they will put a strain on the gears leadi...
by Bufferstop
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Since when does 15v mean 20v??
Replies: 21
Views: 1943

Re: Since when does 15v mean 20v??

Perhaps fitting screw connectors removes it from the toy or consumer classification and avoids it having to go through electrical approvals testing. When we were renovating the house we wanted a proximity controlled dimmer for the lights in the wet room. It only just arrived in time, the design havi...
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 6x4 Starter layout - For sale?
Replies: 121
Views: 16163

Re: 6x4 Starter layout - station signs?

You're right James. It didn't happen overnight, in fact there have always been stations where for various reasons, like it being a listed building, previous colour schemes have been maintained. The best advice is as always get a dated colour photo of your subject if you want to be sure. The swiftest...
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1159
Views: 209014

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Well done Mike. A great resource.
John W
by Bufferstop
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Since when does 15v mean 20v??
Replies: 21
Views: 1943

Re: Since when does 15v mean 20v??

I'm intrigued! I can't think of any other device that requires connecting in this manner. Manufacturers usually go to great lengths to avoid bare wire into screw terminals. I can only assume that the PSU is an "off the shelf" component which would cost more to produce a special, and that t...

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