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by mahoganydog
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wire strippers - suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 3163

Re: Wire strippers - suggestions



Old Snap On is fine but I remain unconvinced how good their new stuff really is. Vastly overpriced as well.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: whats the best solder to use?
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: whats the best solder to use?

Hi Rog,

Interesting, they aren't supposed to be selling it! Unless the RoHS rules have changed that is. A friend works at a major UK university and they have been forced to use lead free because there was no other option. The general consensus was it was hopeless.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: whats the best solder to use?
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: whats the best solder to use?

Hi all,

Leaded solder is no longer available in the UK (supposedly) due to the bunch of idiots also known as politicians banning it due to imaginary EU rules. You can still buy it in Germany so I've been told.

Whatever you do DON'T buy lead free solder, it's worse than useless.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: model railway lighting
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: model railway lighting

Hi Jack,

Here you go....

http://www.layouts4u.net/

Bought some off them at Warley which seem to be OK.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Does anyone know?
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Re: Does anyone know?

Hi Bufferstop,

Failing everything else you could see if any of the aftermarket 'kit' worm gears are right. They do parts to convert old K's kitbuilt locos to take a modern motor and also parts to convert some Triang locos to modern wheels.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2014 wishlists for models
Replies: 39
Views: 4852

Re: 2014 wishlists for models

Hi all,

RTR 00 Lion aka Titfield Thunderbolt.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Warley 2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4775

Re: Warley 2013

Hi all, Warley is slowly getting smaller. It has been noticable over the last few years. I've had some real bargains there over the years but the one that sticks in my mind is the one when I bought two very rare Dublo models for half their real value; Ludlow Castle and 48094, an 8f.....both hardly ...
by mahoganydog
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Warley 2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4775

Re: Warley 2013

Hi all, Warley is slowly getting smaller. It has been noticable over the last few years. I've had some real bargains there over the years but the one that sticks in my mind is the one when I bought two very rare Dublo models for half their real value; Ludlow Castle and 48094, an 8f.....both hardly u...
by mahoganydog
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding 3rd Rail
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: Adding 3rd Rail

Hi Steve,

I can't say as I don't have one but I very much doubt they'll be anywhere near touching otherwise they'll interfere with the actual current collection. I'm sure someone on here may have a pic showing this?

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding 3rd Rail
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: Adding 3rd Rail

Hi Steve,

Pick up shoes will be cosmetic on anything you buy now. The reason I asked if it was to be functional was that I am coverting standard Peco track for use with old 3 rail models.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding 3rd Rail
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: Adding 3rd Rail

Hi Steve,

Are we talking a working third rail or simply cosmetic for a Southern themed layout? If it's the latter Peco make a kit of conductor rail chairs IL-120 and the rail to go with them IL-1. This could all be added later.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brrrrrr!
Replies: 22
Views: 3067

Re: Brrrrrr!

Hi mjb1961,

Try and find yourself an oil filled radiator, they are about. They have an element inside and can't freeze in theory unless another ice age strikes or you move to Siberia.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: insulated rail join - Deltic and similar
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: insulated rail join - Deltic and similar

Hi,

This isn't going from an isolated section to over a point is it? I've had a couple if instances of broken wires/dirty contacts on the point blades that create an unwanted dead section.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wire strippers - suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 3163

Re: Wire strippers - suggestions

Hi all, Draper are made in China like Record and so many other old names. The quality is utterly appalling (seen Record vices like an aero bar inside after being dropped) plus they don't harden anything so nothing is made to last. Some of my stuff is of old RS Components manufacture and even after y...
by mahoganydog
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wire strippers - suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 3163

Re: Wire strippers - suggestions

Hi Alex,

Mike's suggestion seconded. I have something like those only older and British made.

Jim

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