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by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: highlight of the last ten years
Replies: 25
Views: 1807

Re: highlight of the last ten years

With some locos the point is going to come where attending to the current problem would remove the last remaining original major component. At that point do you give up and put it on static display, or accept that this has always happened and carry on. For some of the smaller types 0-4-0, 0-6-0 etc ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Rocket Coach
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Re: Rocket Coach

The Tenshodo Spud, Black Beetle and Bullant, available from DC Kits and have some pretty close matches. I think the Black Beetle can be produce in 1mm steps within its range.
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Salute the HST
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: Salute the HST

The HST's were a very successful concept. It had been tried "sort of" with the Blue Pullmans, but the HSTs got it right. Particularly using minimally different versions of loco hauled stock. I can't see why we need to have a new design for complete replacement trains. In the HST concept we...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Stalling on Peco Code 100 single slip
Replies: 16
Views: 2017

Re: Stalling on Peco Code 100 single slip

Widening the gauge reducing the side the side movement sounds a contradiction, however there presumably comes a point at which the coupling rods begin to exert inward pressure. One solution to this that I've seen in the past is the use of longer crank pins on either the centre, or the two outside wh...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loftfordshire dead?
Replies: 132
Views: 10725

Re: Loftfordshire *WORK HAS STARTED*

Joining rails by soldering is less of a problem on a curve as expansion will tend to push the curve outwards. I had to join rails that way on my previous layout where code 75 joined the code 100 in the hidden sidings (everyone had run out off the Peco joiner). It never gave any trouble. When they di...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Waton - N gauge challenge
Replies: 404
Views: 70160

Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Looks good Dave, might try the pva idea for my canal, seems to do the trick! Ste Canal water is usually very still. I've used four layers of OHP transparency on top of the painted base. Each one having succedingly less khaki spray along the edges. Looks good, but totally defeats my attempts to phot...
by Bufferstop
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rhydypennau By Stewart Gethin.
Replies: 199
Views: 25602

Re: My layout. First ever attempt at modelling anything.

PeterH wrote:Oi! If you haven't got anything nice to say, then don't say it at all, Dan. And Kenny, it was just some friendly banter, relax!
Why do I feel as though there is a contradiction in that sentence...

Agree with your sentiments entirely.
Live and let Live
by Bufferstop
Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: painting thatch??
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: painting thatch??

The shade varies from area to area depending on the local materials. You are likely to find that new work even if it uses reed or straw from miles away will still have the same colour as the cottages will either be listed or in a controlled area. The centre of our village is controlled and there is ...
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: highlight of the last ten years
Replies: 25
Views: 1807

Re: highlight of the last ten years

hairyhandedfool wrote:Virgin even added that to some of the branding on the trains in the early days of the franchise (look closely at this image)


I'm sure that when they first took on the franchise the slash through the last stroke of the N followed by a C was somewhat bigger. It eventually shrunk to nothing!
by Bufferstop
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: 800px Images now allowed
Replies: 46
Views: 24261

Re: 800px Images now allowed

A Tip for anyone who is struggling with inserting images and other bits into a post. When you see something like you want to achieve click on quote and you will see what the code to do it looks like. I wanted to use meaningfull names instead of URLs for links. By looking at someone else's code I dis...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby APT Panto' help from other APT owners?
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Hornby APT Panto' help from other APT owners?

would this help http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Hornby-00-Pantograph-Advanced-Passenger-Train-APT-/180533231716?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item2a089e8064 If the link doesn't work its item no 180533231716 This piccy is as good as I'll manage so study it well. I managed a look at min...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: THE CLASS 70S ARE NOW PRE-ORDERABLE ON HATTONS!
Replies: 14
Views: 1611

Re: THE CLASS 70S ARE NOW PRE-ORDERABLE ON HATTONS!

Does each one come with a pair of dark glasses and a hoodie, so people can't see who's buying it?
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: highlight of the last ten years
Replies: 25
Views: 1807

Re: highlight of the last ten years

i actualy agree with you when it had proper train's 47's with stock :shock: and Hst's instead of today's plastic crap and more comfortable to ride in :D Yep Voyagers are a definite retrograde step. On the New Street to York you got HSTs from the southwest going on to Newcastle, BNS to Manchester wa...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: highlight of the last ten years
Replies: 25
Views: 1807

Re: highlight of the last ten years

I may be wrong but hasn't Cross Country only been around since 2007? Although the public, many of us included lumped everything together and called it Virgin. Virgin called the two franchises "West Coast" and "XC" It certainly appeared as an abbreviation in the restriction bit o...
by Bufferstop
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: How do you make a train wait at a red signal?? UPDATE
Replies: 36
Views: 4093

Re: How do you make a train wait at a red signal??

My first reaction is to say "if you have to ask don't do it." My second, more considered response is to say "Join MERG " I have a friend who is into automation (He writes machine code routines for embeded processors as a hobby, I bash out a few lines of BASIC or Pascal if I can't...

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