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by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Future Concepts and Traditions.
Replies: 24
Views: 1268

Re: Future Concepts and Traditions.

I feel that with an aging demographic and the continuous output of new models that the hobby now is more about accumulating/collecting rather than using the items we have. In my case the continuous output of new models has left me feeling lethargic about the items as mental saturation point has been...
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons website issue on Google Chrome
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Hattons website issue on Google Chrome

Alex, many thanks. Perhaps like the recent Rails security issue on Chrome which corrected itself after a few days as it did almost twelve months ago as well, the issue with Hattons may be temporary (fingers crossed). Now this is getting stranger. If I search say, Hornby OO locomotives and without op...
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons website issue on Google Chrome
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Hattons website issue on Google Chrome

Alex, I just added an item to the cart using IE but when I then went to the Hattons website on Chrome the shopping cart was empty. I rechecked the Hattons website on Chrome and it is a secure site. I loaded and ran Ccleaner to no avail. The shopping cart is still inactive on Chrome. I installed Fire...
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons website issue on Google Chrome
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Hattons website issue on Google Chrome

I am running an up to date browser (Chrome) and am unable to add anything to my shopping cart on the Hattons website. This is a new issue as I have been using Chrome on the Hattons site to purchase goods for many years. If I choose IE, which I am loathe to do, then no issues with adding to the shopp...
by GWR_fan
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Coach on display at Bachmann Warley exhibition
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Coach on display at Bachmann Warley exhibition

Many thanks
by GWR_fan
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Coach on display at Bachmann Warley exhibition
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Coach on display at Bachmann Warley exhibition

On the Hattons Warley Exhibition video 42 seconds into the video are two green coaches in the display cabinet. One looks like a green Bullied car and the other an ex-teak Gresley coach. Given that Bachmann does not manufacture a Gresley coach in OO, is the example "N" gauge or a possible n...
by GWR_fan
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bachmann Class 66 motor
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Bachmann Class 66 motor

[quote="Bufferstop"....................As the mechanic said "Thats not £100 for 'itting it wi' ommer, £99.99 is for knowing where to 'it t' beggar.[/quote] In the aviation industry it is known as a "technical tap". We had a supervisor well versed in the use of this piece of ...
by GWR_fan
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann drawbar pin
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Bachmann drawbar pin

One of my recently arrived 30XX ROD from the famous sale had the dreaded broken off tender drawbar pin. When packaged in the factory on some models the assembly worker fits the loco to the ice pack with the drawbar pin inserted in the drawbar. Movement intransit results in the relatively fragile pin...
by GWR_fan
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley
Replies: 49
Views: 2480

Re: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley

I do shake my head at the direction the hobby is heading (oblivion!!!!!). A manufacturer has the right to produce whatever product they see as financially sustainable, however, with Hornby facing a nasty "takeover" and asset stripping exercise, do we really need another duplicate product e...
by GWR_fan
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rails website issue
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Rails website issue

This is what the details state on the page - "The client and server don't support a common SSL protocol version or cipher suite. This is likely to be caused when the server needs RC4, which is no longer considered secure." Odd that it is almost twelve months since the previous time that I ...
by GWR_fan
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rails website issue
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Rails website issue

Once again Google Chrome has locked me out of the Rails website. I get the following message - "This site can’t provide a secure connection railsofsheffield.com uses an unsupported protocol." I do not get this with any other online model railway website. Does the site have a lesser level o...
by GWR_fan
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model stripping
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Model stripping

When rebuilding my Austin Healey Mk1 Sprite over forty years ago I used a caustic soda preparation to strip paint on smaller metal parts. I noted though that almost immediately the surfaces would commence rusting so a primer was essential shortly after stripping.
by GWR_fan
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model stripping
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Model stripping

My son uses "Isocol" (rubbing alcohol - around 70% Isopropyl Alcohol) for all his military and plane model paint stripping. In the U.S. Isopropyl Alcohol 92% is the favoured stripper for plastic models.
by GWR_fan
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop

George, I am more than happy with my Bachmann Halls, both split chassis and DCC ready models. Personally, given the money the store wants for pre-owned DCC ready Halls, perhaps look to either a new Bachmann Hall or perhaps a Hornby Grange. I would keep clear of a split chassis Manor as I have severa...
by GWR_fan
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop

George, I have purchased literally hundreds of "pre-owned" stock from the store and in general if they state "like new" then they are correct. Read my "Pre-owned Windfall" thread in this forum section. In all my purchases I could count on one hand the number of items th...

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