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by 4472
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Building model railway books.
Replies: 16
Views: 644

Re: Building model railway books.

Try to get to some exhibitions, where you not only see what is possible but can also talk to the builders. I found if I was a good listener I would go home with some great ideas. Also you can see a lot of stuff to decorate the layout and talk to the suppliers who often have demos to show how it work...
by 4472
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: street lamp placing
Replies: 7
Views: 404

street lamp placing

Going to install some street lamps on the layout. Is there a scale distance to follow or should I just go by eye
by 4472
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: gwr coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: gwr coaches

Thanks for the information. My uncle was a driver and the last picture before retirement in 1961 shows him in charge of 5008 Raglan Castle, so I have chosen that in memory of him ( renamed and renumbered by me from Hornby Hampden Castle). I just needed to get the best looking coaches as the Lima MK1...
by 4472
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: gwr coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 526

gwr coaches

I am assembling a Cornish Riviera set and have the loco sorted and some LIma coaches As this is set in the40/50's are these coaches correct. I just want to know if there are any other makes that are better or more appropriate
by 4472
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 2-BIL question
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Hornby 2-BIL question

Many thanks guys
by 4472
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 2-BIL question
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Hornby 2-BIL question

Got one for Christmas and in the box it a little set of transfers. 2 sets of numbers and 2 white (1 big 1 small) I am not an expert on prototypes and there are no instructions. What are they for ?? They are about a 1/4 inch in size
by 4472
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Trees,bushes scrub etc
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

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: 212

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: 212

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: 625

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: 625

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: 625

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: 464

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: 383

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

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