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by b308
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Tall (yard lighting)
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: How Tall (yard lighting)

I wonder if there would be any sort of "standard"? It would depend on how much space the light had to light up, so would vary from place to place. Also sometimes the only lights would be on the front of the loco shed as per that old Airfix kit!
by b308
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Warley 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Warley 2019

John, when you post photos use the link that you are presently using but first click on the "img" icon at the top of the post (it's a few places further to the right of the bold/italic/underscore stuff). Paste the image link (which should end in .jpg) in the middle, thus: [img]xxxxx.jpg[/i...
by b308
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Warley 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Warley 2019

I enjoyed the show again, every year I say to myself "never again" and then get persuaded to go and find it really is worth it! This was pretty spectacular modelling (behind the Scalefour soc stand); [mg]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49115714438_1d19da0a0b_b.jpg[/img] The NEC (North...
by b308
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Warley 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Warley 2019

I think they are using about 2/3 of the hall. They've gradually made the aisles wider and more seating over the years but I believe they are looking again at that for 2020.
by b308
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Mechanical operation of points and signals.
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Mechanical operation of points and signals.

Bufferstop wrote:Only buy them when they are cheap! Bend them from Eileen's phosphor-bronze wire.


I tried that but they didn't work very well, there's obviously a knack to doing it!
by b308
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Mechanical operation of points and signals.
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Mechanical operation of points and signals.

Yep, managed to get a dozen GEM ones for a fiver on eBay, then got another lot so I have some for future layouts! They are ridiculously priced these days for new ones...
by b308
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Mechanical operation of points and signals.
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Mechanical operation of points and signals.

The new layout with manual point control and frog switching.

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by b308
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

It sounds as though it'd been just as easy to build a whole new point, Bufferstop! I can't see the point into trying conversions like this, just buy the electrofrog in the first place, or, if buying secondhand, wait until s/h electrofrog ones come up for sale!
by b308
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway room safety
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Railway room safety

Actually Stuart yes it does have the things you mention. Common sense precautions for any home. I'd suggest you read my last post (above yours) my point is simply that much of what we do is actually less dangerous than cooking and diy. I have no issues with taking sensible precautions such as tellin...
by b308
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to make a class 119 from Lima bits?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: How to make a class 119 from Lima bits?

EDIT!!! Check this out, answer to your dreams?!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-Fox-B ... SwW5BdgRjF
by b308
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to make a class 119 from Lima bits?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: How to make a class 119 from Lima bits?

Probably work as a "look alike" but did any Mk1 loco hauled stock have the same window and door spacing? If not to make it more accurate would take a lot of work and cutting and shutting isn't easy to get right. Otherwise DCKits do a kit for a 119 or Craftsman conversion kit for a Lima 117...
by b308
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway room safety
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Railway room safety

I suppose "scaremongering" was a little strong to describe it. But I do feel that everything we do is no more dangerous than other things we do about the house and in most cases is a lot less dangerous. Therefore I think we need to be careful not to blow it out of all proportion which I do...
by b308
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway room safety
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Railway room safety

Just on a few of those points: Calling for help - shout? If not I always have my mobile phone to hand, but again, I'm really struggling to think of anything model railway related that could do you harm. 1. Trip over trailing cable, bit of half built baseboard, pile of boxes of stuff, any other bit ...
by b308
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster combi controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1320

Re: Gaugemaster combi controller

Bear in mind the uncontrolled output on the Combi is 16vAC. It's there for controlling point motors which use that voltage, not for lights, etc. As John says get a separate transformer for the lights, better all round.
by b308
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?
Replies: 20
Views: 706

Re: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?

This gives you some photos of the locking room during a revamp of the 'box:

http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/blueb ... kwork.html

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