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by alex3410
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I've had an idea...
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: I've had an idea...

While looking on the sales I’ve noticed they are doing smart plugs alongside Alexa devices, it got me thinking about this thread & in theory the smart plug with an Alexa should achive voice on/off Talking to a friend who uses it they say it can be a little slow so thought the emergency stop butt...
by alex3410
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 1438

Re: Legality or moral ethics

I'm not holding my breath for a returns label when the correct third item arrives. I suspect the seller's employees can't be bothered. We ordered 5 boxes of A4 paper, the seller instead delivered 5 reams (1 box) after a fair amount of arguing with them Amazon stepped in and refunded us, the seller ...
by alex3410
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 354
Views: 134347

Re: BARGAINS!

They have had Airfix kits in Aldi a few times over the last two years, normally the starter sets.
by alex3410
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I've had an idea...
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: I've had an idea...

i wonder if you can connect is up to an Amazon Alexa, set it up to stop everything if it detects you swearing at your layout :lol:
by alex3410
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I've had an idea...
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: I've had an idea...

It will be interesting to see how you get on, i had a similar thought for my layout in the loft - my controller does stop everything but if your on the other side of the loft it can take a few moments to get to the controller :lol: So my idea was one of these at each end of the layout - have not got...
by alex3410
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 1438

Re: Legality or moral ethics

I’m glad the store is sorting it out for you, I have had a few similar situations in the past with the seller refusing to help implying I am at fault :evil: the last one was an Ofer that only had 1/2 the volume ordered & took a fair bit of faffing around to resolve :roll: Other times the seller ...
by alex3410
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1232
Views: 142391

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

I was not aware that juvenile primates now enjoy their railway modelling along with their human relatives. In all fairness not everyone has the same level of skills as you & we all need to start somewhere, it’s hard to know the story behind it just from an eBay listing. Being dislexic I get thi...
by alex3410
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Montfort's Bridge
Replies: 46
Views: 1465

Re: Montfort's Bridge

While it looks really interesting from an operational point of view its essentially a short run around track a good diagram from this page you could increase the capacity of the train you can run around buy removing the diamond crossing which would also help with your pickup issues. https://www.rail...
by alex3410
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 105
Views: 3720

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

really interesting thread, i have a few 0-4-0's in my parts box that i keep meaning to do something with so will be watching out for ideas i can pinch :lol:
by alex3410
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: MODEL TOWN
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: MODEL TOWN

HarryR wrote:Edit: The ongoing murder mystery is exceedingly naff, & more than enough to kill off railway modelling as a tv topic for a generation.


I have been watching and am about 1/2 way in - I'm glad its not just me thats not impressed with the mystery story :lol:
by alex3410
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: USA stock - best places to get it
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: USA stock - best places to get it

Thanks guys, i knew i could rely on you to have some suggestions :D
by alex3410
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: USA stock - best places to get it
Replies: 10
Views: 382

USA stock - best places to get it

Hey guys,

my brother is expressing an interest in model railways but more of the USA stuff

the trouble is i don't have a clue about the best places to get it and was wondering if any of you have more experience of it and can help out with some suggestions?
by alex3410
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Montfort's Bridge
Replies: 46
Views: 1465

Re: Montfort's Bridge

Good luck , i am looking forward to seeing how it develops :D
by alex3410
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Where to solder?.
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Where to solder?.

i did a video on it last month which you may find helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viEqNrL9HaY&t=56s Its how i do it after a fair bit of trial and error with other peoples suggestions, its one of those things you just need to practise to find your style of doing it. I hated it with a pass...
by alex3410
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Not impressed
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Not impressed

have you tried washing them in soapy water before painting? it could be some oils either from touching them or release agents from the machines. Interestingly i have been watching some YouTube videos of people building aircraft kits and they use white gloves to keep the model clean, tad far for me b...

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