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by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

At a guess I would say at one point the manufacturer swapped from one design to the other, and someone made use of a spare motor bogie to do a quick upgrade. They probably added the ballast weight as well. ....in around 1969 I had five Triang-Hornby Mark 1 coaches and two Trix Mark 1s and the differ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

Weren't the Trix locos built to a slightly odd scale around 3.75mm/ft?
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock

Looks similar to mine. I adjusted the shelf spacing in one of mine and got an extra shelf in, to make it match the other. The essential item is a depth stop for your drill :o
by Bufferstop
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 222
Views: 17824

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

I remember those Commer vans. I think the earlier ones may also have been badged "Bedford?" I remember the Commers, they were only 1500cc which even with todays engines would be a little on the small size given the size of the body. The equivalent Bedford was the CA, which went on to CB,C...
by Bufferstop
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 477
Views: 49099

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I wish you luck with heat joining those plastics. Back in the mid sixties GPO Telephones was trying to find a really moistureproof way of joining polythene covered cables, and the only things that got anywhere near to effective were all mechanical and suffered creep, where the moisture got through e...
by Bufferstop
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock

Yes I wondered about them, not a big company. The one I have is pretty long, it was no trouble to go and pick it up from their premises, not a big place. They could easily have wound it up.
The one I couldn't remember was from Wayfair, there was an add on ch5 a couple of minutes ago.
by Bufferstop
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Newbie Here, Got a Few Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Newbie Here, Got a Few Questions

Although just ensuring that each Section of track (by section I mean the track between any two sets of points or any dead end) has power would seem to be all that's needed there are some subtle differences between DC and DCC. With DC you only need to get sufficient current through the track to drive...
by Bufferstop
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock

I have one of the clamped on glass front type from Picture Pride Displays, it looks great and is long enough to hold a loco and 3 or 4 coaches, but as it is quite a job to get something out it has the ones that aren't likely to run again. I also have two sliding door jobs one from Argos the other I ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The significance of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: The significance of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

I'd never realised that painting was by Cuneo. He seems to be trying to recreate a style current at the time of opening. I like the touches where he emphasizes the detail, like the ballast - if truly representative wouldn't mean a lot to someone who'd never seen railway track, but he leaves no doubt...
by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Display storage for OO gauge rolling stock

Type "Model Train Display Case" into Google, There's plenty there under £100. Go for one with hinged, or sliding doors unless you intend to use it for stock that you won't be running very often. The ones with the dust proof clamped on glass front are a faff to open just to get one item out.
by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

Did you try running it on each separately. I too would like to see a photo of the two bogies. The arrangement in most old Lima locos might lead to someone thinking that the trailing bogie was something like a Tenshodo SPUD bogie. It's just a rather heavy block containing the pickups for one rail. I ...
by Bufferstop
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3204

Re: Dcc loco issues

Lenz made their DCC design open source in conjunction with the NMRA Oops missed that :oops: Perhaps it's the language thing, they don't seem to make a lot of it. At least they don't try to pretend there's no other manufacturer in the business like a very British firm used to (may still do to some e...
by Bufferstop
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Thankfully never produced
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Thankfully never produced

What if Wrenn had understood the jig was up for their existing product, and sourced plastic loco bodies from Hong Kong I doubt that was likely. From everything I have read, and picked up at exhibitions etc. Wrenn got, for free, the H-D tools and anything else they could carry away from what Lines B...
by Bufferstop
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 27
Views: 354

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

And a tensioning screw with a knurled nut which makes your fingers sore (saw-I'll get my coat)
by Bufferstop
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 27
Views: 354

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Just for Mountain and those with unruly rails Ta-da--- "Rails that spring in all directions - you need my "Universal Rail Tamer"" Here's a shot of me "straightening" an unhelpful rail. The effect isn't instant but it is even reversible. That angle does me no favours I'l...

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