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by 4472
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Trees,bushes scrub etc
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: Trees,bushes scrub etc

Discovered in the garden centres this Christmas my wife used the plastic imitation cut sprigs. Just cutting off the ends make passable small trees and shrubs. They look good in the model gardens and don't shed They come in various colours and are cheap.
by 4472
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: coach destination boards query
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: coach destination boards query

Many thanks
by 4472
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: coach destination boards query
Replies: 2
Views: 182

coach destination boards query

I am assembling a Cornish Riviera set and want to add the boards to the coaches. I have tried Google images but cannot find the answer. What I need to know is when I attach the boards which comes first on the coach, the name of the train or the names of the stations. I realise that on the return jou...
by 4472
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LED current consumption
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: LED current consumption

They are definitely LEDs, not filament, so if the current draw is 10ma would that mean that up to 100 lamps could run off 1 1amp transformer
by 4472
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LED current consumption
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: LED current consumption

I am buying them over the internet, probably from layouts4u, so don't know resistor value, but I do know they sell 3V lamps with resistors to allow 12V operation if that helps. And no, I am not into soldering no matter how much cajoling !!
by 4472
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LED current consumption
Replies: 7
Views: 579

LED current consumption

I have a number of 1amp 12v power supplies suitable for wiring up. I don't want to overload them so would like to know approximately how many LED's I can connect. They will all be set up for 12v operation with the necessary resistors already attached, as I am avoiding 3v. What is the wattage of a si...
by 4472
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: unidentified wagon - help needed please
Replies: 7
Views: 407

unidentified wagon - help needed please

As I was sorting through my collection I came across a low flat wagon. It has a greeny blue chassis and I found 3 containers to fit on it. They have the names of Royal Mail Parcels, P&O, and Metal Box. I have searched all over to find a similar one to no avail. There is no makers name anywhere t...
by 4472
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Coranation Scot stopped
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Coronation Scot stopped

I bit the bullet and took it to my nearest dealer. It will be up to a month in the sick bay, so I will get on with scenery etc

PS Slap on wrist for the wrong spelling of Coronation !! Now corrected
by 4472
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Coranation Scot stopped
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Coranation Scot stopped

I have the above train pack that I bought some years ago but never run. I put it on track and it stuttered, so I thought it might need running in. I used first just the loco, then added the tender, and after about 10 minutes running I hooked up the three coaches. It was running ok for about 15 minut...
by 4472
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest loco
Replies: 15
Views: 822

Shortest loco

I am looking for a very short loco to pull one wagon end to end on a short piece of track. It doesn't matter if it is diesel or steam, and livery is unimportant. The Smokey Joe style pugs are too long, but I see an industrial pug that looks about 8.5 cms, but seem to be quite rare on the secondhand ...
by 4472
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LED or Grain of wheat
Replies: 2
Views: 225

LED or Grain of wheat

Apart from the longevity and cooler running is there any other reason to use LED. The grain of wheat seem to have a softer light and I would not like to have really bright street and building illumination. Is the heat generated by GOW a real problem inside cardboard buildings ?
by 4472
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ballasting the track
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Ballasting the track

Has anyone experience of using the Proses type device for ballasting. I intend to use glue after the ballast has been laid and adjusted, not at the same time as laying it
by 4472
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Airfix set
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Airfix set

I have acquired a box containing an Airfix GMR (Great Model Railways) set of a Locomotive and 3 Blood and Custard coaches along with an oval of track, transformer and speed controller. On the box it is named St. Pancras to Derby circ. 1958. The set is dated 1979, and should have some cardboard build...
by 4472
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: road laying
Replies: 3
Views: 379

road laying

What is the best way to lay a road. Most of the propriety roads seem to go in straight lines and I want to have gentle curves. I am going to use Metcalfe pavements

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