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by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Hattons/Dapol LMS Twins
Replies: 22
Views: 5817

Re: Hattons/Dapol LMS Twins

Zunnan - I missed them completely but then to my way of thinking hand built in brass equates to kit built by an expert!
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Turnout Plans for Peco N Gauge 55
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

Re: Turnout Plans for Peco N Gauge 55

I think somewhere down the years Peco mentioned taking photocopies of the sheet after you'd bought it. I don't think they are particularly bothered as long as you don't start flogging them.
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Hattons/Dapol LMS Twins
Replies: 22
Views: 5817

Re: Hattons/Dapol LMS Twins

I've been looking to see if there has been a previous model of the twins. The only one I can find is an advertisement by a firm called "Kirdon" in a 1957 Railway Modeller. The company was more noted for its power unit/controllers and point motors. I've failed to find a review or reference ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Click-Clack - BE GONE!!!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2366

Re: Click-Clack - BE GONE!!!!!!!!

Nearly 30 years ago I experimented with cheapo can motors (I came by a bagful of them). First attempt was a long screw with a running nut. a bit of piano wire was soldered to the nut as an actuator and the screw was fastened end on to the motor shaft with a length of coiled spring. It was hardly a s...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: N, Goodison Wood, updates page 11
Replies: 173
Views: 22340

Re: New Start in N - Update, page 11

Bluechang - Locating your platforms, unless you're going to tip the whole thing upside down, try my method. Draw around the base of the platform or building, use a fine tip pencil, then glue some thin dowel (chopped down cocktail sticks) to the inside of the walls so that about 1cm sticks out at the...
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Click-Clack - BE GONE!!!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2366

Re: Click-Clack - BE GONE!!!!!!!!

You're re-inventing the wheel, or in this case the Tortoise point motor.
by Bufferstop
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Turnout Plans for Peco N Gauge 55
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

Re: Turnout Plans for Peco N Gauge 55

I can't understand why Peco don't offer the code 55 plans on their web site? They seem to offer all the others! Discrimination.. :lol: Mike I sometimes think Peco has failed to grasp the Ideas behind the internet. One of their reps at Warley last year was talking about getting the images digitised....
by Bufferstop
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Blown Over
Replies: 27
Views: 1793

Re: Blown Over

Yup, I'd say that corner would benefit from relaying the track. The outermost track looks to be done in settrack straight curve straight, whilst the one next to it seems to be flexi, but looks to have a very sharp radius, with relatively straight bits leading in and out. Both could be relaid with sl...
by Bufferstop
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Click-Clack - BE GONE!!!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2366

Re: Click-Clack - BE GONE!!!!!!!!

Surely the electrical supply is the easy bit. Turning the small motor's high speed rotation into a useful and reliable linear movement calls for some fairly precise mechanical engineering.
by Bufferstop
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: railroad range, what should join?
Replies: 74
Views: 4782

Re: railroad range, what should join?

Are we getting a bit over ambitious. I suspect Hornby are quite happy to do economic runs of anything that they still have the tooling for, and presumably have a mechanism that fits but only as long as it doesn't impact on sales of the newer designs. I think they have to be congratulated that there ...
by Bufferstop
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Modern Freightliner Shunters
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Modern Freightliner Shunters

Just wondering what you would expect to see on shunting duties in a Freightliner depot? I know there are some 08s about but for example no one makes a model of these as far as i know Uh? Bachmann/ Farish in N, Bachmann and Hornby in 00 or are you looking for them in Freightliner livery, http://www....
by Bufferstop
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Blown Over
Replies: 27
Views: 1793

Re: Blown Over

that possibly the weight of the hst engine on inner line has adverse disturbance effect thats linked to outer line. Dave this is just where my questions were heading. If the back to back is tight and either the weight or motion of the HST causes the DMU to move off centre then one set of wheels cou...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Blown Over
Replies: 27
Views: 1793

Re: Blown Over

One step at time! Put the a sheet of paper over the rails and stand the GNER loco back at the head of the train so that it's electrically isolated and not moving, just there for its weight. Then see what happens.
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Blown Over
Replies: 27
Views: 1793

Re: Blown Over

dpr59 wrote:Then when a larger unit on inner track, over it went again.

Does larger equate to heavier? Does it matter if the larger unit is moving or not? "just gimme the facts maaan, nothin but the facts."
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons Website
Replies: 13
Views: 1182

Re: Hattons Website

I've only used Hattons a couple of times. I hope that one of their claims for the website software is not that "It was all written in house" a phrase that makes me cringe when heard from anyone but a full time software developer. The amount of on line business that Hattons do means that th...

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