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by Byegad
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Radiators and railways...
Replies: 20
Views: 1574

Re: Radiators and railways...

I have a terminus station over the radiator in my room. I use a 15 x 84" door as that part of the baseboard, underneath is a sheet of mounting card, another sheet, at an angle with a tapering air gap, then some self adhesive caravan insulation. The radiator is turned down but in winter can get ...
by Byegad
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?
Replies: 31
Views: 2531

Re: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?

I have a budget for recreational use. So as my fancy takes me I buy what I want, roughly within the limit. If Brexit doubles the price of everything I'd buy half as many things as I do now. If prices halved I may well spend less, as srorage would start to run out.
by Byegad
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?
Replies: 31
Views: 2531

Re: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?

I'll be buying fewer items but, sadly, spending the same. And I do hope Mr Bank Manager doesn't read this!
by Byegad
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Big disappointment!
Replies: 30
Views: 3363

Re: Big disappointment!

@RAF96. I am pretty sure this happened to me when I bought a Dapol Bargain Grange, after the third one was returned I took a refund, but I'm certain No.2 was not brand new. All suffered from an uncontrolled slow then speed up over a couple of feet of running.
by Byegad
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS

As copper conducts heat rather well, it's possible you're simply getting the copper too hot. Tin the copper first, then the other metal and then join them with a little extra solder.
by Byegad
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Kato unitrack
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Kato unitrack

Just remember that Kato points work on DC, not AC. I've used a 9v battery to power the points on my Xmas under tree layout.
by Byegad
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest Arrival!
Replies: 13
Views: 1136

Re: Latest Arrival!

I think it's very mean of everyone teasing him. It's a lovely model and any passing resemblance to a certain children's character is toby ignored.
by Byegad
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 25
Views: 2081

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

Today I've been pestered by alerts of replies to threads, some of which I haven't even looked at. After turning off that feature in google I wait to see if they come back. Frankly they've taken a decent enough forum and beggared it about to the point where I'm considering letting my account go.
by Byegad
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Question about Chinese steam locos
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Question about Chinese steam locos

I suspect it's for smoke deflection. Sparks are not such a problem with coal.
by Byegad
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 25
Views: 2081

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

I use tablets and phones to access fora and now, even in condensed view rmweb shows far fewer topics to a single screen than other fora, including this one. So scrolling is becoming an issue
by Byegad
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brake Tender For Diesel Locomotives
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Brake Tender For Diesel Locomotives

I remember them in use in 1960s in the Tees area. Usually, but not always, propelled, sometimes used in pairs they were a feature of the slowly disappearing unfitted freights. They were made using old carriage bogies under a prefabricated box which was then filled with scrap metal and a top fitted. ...
by Byegad
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Catalogue Errors
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Hornby 2019 Catalogue Errors

#Three wheels on my wagon, and I keep rolling along #

I presume they are for use on Hornby Three Rail?
by Byegad
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 2541

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

They're pretty good at answering questions too. I've asked specific questions and bought on the answer being what I expected, and not been disappointed with the item on delivery. I did buy one described as a good runner which very definitely wasn't and got a full refund on return.
by Byegad
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.
Replies: 15
Views: 1642

Re: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.

Makes me glad I'm 'stuck' with analogue only. With over 200 locos I will stick to it as most of my locos wouldn't be easily chipped.
by Byegad
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Building smoke?
Replies: 26
Views: 2782

Re: Building smoke?

Hamster bedding, most of which is grey cotton wool, makes a good representation of smoke. Use rather less than you might first think.

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