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by brit-in-bama
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby's next great thing.
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: Hornby's next great thing.

I see two problems with this just like all the other stuff made like this in the 70's, which used to be made in Hongkong when I was a nipper, 1, flimsy feeble plastic track, 2, the batteries, we got all sorts of stuff like this at christmas, from racing car sets, to robots, and flying saucer, and th...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Budget Modelling Advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 1306

Re: Budget Modelling Advice.

here a a couple of pic's with more details which are better than me just trying to describe the junk I find and use http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d15/brit-in-bama/greenhouse%201_zpsqj0wdy8p.jpg the greenhouse is made from a cd case, and the glazing bars are bits from an old Venetian blind, and t...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Budget Modelling Advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 1306

Re: Budget Modelling Advice.

all my railway stuff is second hand, track loco's, rolling stock, etc, everything else is either scratch built, or card stuff from wordsworth (mike-M) its surprising what stuff looks like under a magnifying glass, and unusual small items that can resemble much larger objects, that we see in life, fo...
by brit-in-bama
Mon May 22, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Replica Railways rub on transfers
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Replica Railways rub on transfers

the short answer is yes, "BUT" it all depends on how they were stored, I bought a load of them at a yard sale, which were at least 10 years old, all those that were still unopened in their air tight bag would work, except for those that had been in sunlight and the backing paper had faded ...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Advanced plastic scratch building tools
Replies: 18
Views: 2039

Re: Advanced plastic scratch building tools

working in all kinds of plastics all my life, all I can say is that you have two enemies when machining any plastic, 1, heat caused by high speed tools, and 2, pressure, too much force also creates heat, we cut and drill plastic all the time for different projects, they all have different make ups a...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: HUMBROL PAINT
Replies: 22
Views: 2210

Re: HUMBROL PAINT

having had problems with paint over here, I decided to contact a paint company rep, who put me in touch with one of their (experts?) people, it seems the uk is not alone in the declining standards of paint, and it was not so much the removal of lead which wasnt used to bulk up the paint, it was used...
by brit-in-bama
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Whats the best electrical conductive paint?
Replies: 29
Views: 2575

Re: Whats the best electrical conductive paint?

for the purpose that you want, none of them will do, we have tried them all in an effort to use some of them for circuit board repairs, they are "paint" and so none of them have any staying power, friction will always wear it off and pretty quickly, the stuff is expensive, doesnt take heat...
by brit-in-bama
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: MEK
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: MEK

we use MEK for thinning paint, we still use oil based paint because it is much better at withstanding weather than any water based paint we have tried, we use it because it makes the paint retain its gloss, whereas most other paint thinners dulls the shine, its also really cheap in the usa, and yes ...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Idiot
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Idiot

Yeah ours flashes a code that means "load out of balance" usually when washing a duvet cover or something else that's large. Problem is I can't find a button that says "so what" or "tough, get on with it". its right beside the "any" key on your keyboard! :lol:
by brit-in-bama
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Printing on card
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Printing on card

Another way around this is to keep your eyes open for an old bubble-jet that works, I have an old BJC 5100, because it will take really thick card (I usually use 1/16th inch) through the back horizontal feed, it also does up to A3 size, I suppose any printer that will do heavyweight envelopes throug...
by brit-in-bama
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Insulfrog Points but wired a little differnelty
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Insulfrog Points but wired a little differnelty

I have some old Atlas (1970's) points with the same system, if you cant see any wires or connections, then the rails are permanently live and are joined together inside the molded plastic under or inside the frog, I just cut through one rail and made the siding a block with a switch, you could use a...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: House for sale with railway or is it the other way round?
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: House for sale with railway or is it the other way round

NakatsuHime wrote: for some reason, the incessant ding-ding of US locomotive bells really irratates me. they do to us that live here with then too! but at least they only do that where people are around, and the loco is going slow, when they are moving out of towns they use the horn when approachin...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LED Resistor Calculator
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: LED Resistor Calculator

I use this site too, as a stable mate to the above mentioned site
http://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/resistorcalculator.php
by brit-in-bama
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: What class DMU?
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: What class DMU?

cant answer your question, but here is the episode on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl6j8I9MwP8
by brit-in-bama
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Just had to share this!
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Just had to share this!

looks like its just down the road from me, typical Alabama I'm afraid! :oops:

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