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by Bufferstop
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scaling in Four (or More) Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: Scaling in Four (or More) Dimensions

Looking lengthways down the platforms is more like the way we often see the real thing> There's a similar view on Warwick and Leamington's "Addison Road" layout where you can look in through the Victorian booking hall and to the tracks beyond.
by Bufferstop
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Preiser box
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Preiser box

Very likely to be a slide in, rub down a piece of masking tape on top and bottom surfaces then try forcing them in each direction to slide. In the strong light look to see if one of the edges as a fine line running through it. You could try squeezing the two ling edges towards each other hopping tha...
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scaling in Four (or More) Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: Scaling in Four (or More) Dimensions

There's a layout that's appeared at the NEC a couple of times, it's Bath Green Park and the first mile of the S&D route. It's just over 60 feet long, wherever they put it ends up blocking one of the crossways circulation spaces.
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scaling in Four (or More) Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: Scaling in Four (or More) Dimensions

There's a model of Brunel's Tamar Bridge, sort of in TT3 scale, 3mm/ft, actually it's in the architectural model scale of 1/100th. It's toured the country going on display in places like The London Design Centre, the Swindon "STEAM" museum, the NRM at York and Shildon; as it includes the a...
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New starter Layout 00 Gauge
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: New starter Layout 00 Gauge

A nice demonstration of crawling, but those drivers would be facing a "trip over the bridge" to explain to the superintendent why they weren't "making reasonable progress".
by Bufferstop
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dublo Three Rail Layout
Replies: 30
Views: 1609

Re: Dublo Three Rail Layout

The Hornby and Wrenn Ringfield motor was a totally different beast to the later Triang-Hornby design. It was a skew wound armature with worm drive, capable of very slow running and great haulage capacity. The only downside was it's complete occupation of the cab with a bit sticking out of tee back o...
by Bufferstop
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: New loco smoked and motor burned out
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: New loco smoked and motor burned out

If it's the "old faithful" 0-4-0 chassis with one piece solid connecting rod/piston rods was one of them jammed in the slot in the end of the cylinder, or behind the crank pin on one of the front wheels. That's the most likely cause on those chassis for it to burn out the motor when first ...
by Bufferstop
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC

A few years back there was a flood of what I call "Mare's Tail" lights, the ones where a bundle of cheap optical fibres were stood on end with a colour changing light underneath. I have the fibre bundle from one (somewhere) You could use some strands to bridge the break, or even make a new...
by Bufferstop
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC

I'm not sure any method of gluing it back together will restore the "light pipe" function. There's likely always to be some scatter at the junction. If the two parts can be put together and tightly clamped together putting a layer of two part adhesive around the joint and leaving the press...
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan '00' 05 problem solved after nearly 3 years
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Heljan '00' 05 problem solved after nearly 3 years

Geoff it's been that way with spares in the computer industry as long as I've known it. I did a one day course on aligning disk drives, and the guy running it was quite happy to buy anything we couldn't fix just for his company to rip down for spares. Similar thing with printers, they are eminently ...
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima class 92 (Victor Hugo) - juddering / stopping - FIXED (with pictures)
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Lima class 92 (Victor Hugo) - juddering / stopping - FIXED (with pictures)

Hornby ringfield motored locos getting slower and slower (also hotter and hotter) is often due to a poor ringfield magnet. Why there have been such variations in the quality of the magnets is a bit of a mystery, except that I came across one or two tender drive units where the magnet wasn't a chunk ...
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Class 20`s
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Hornby Class 20`s

The time has come for Hornby to sort out their "decoration levels" and drop Railroad. Perhaps calling anything in an ex-Margate body "Classic" they are hardly pocket money prices these days.
by Bufferstop
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan '00' 05 problem solved after nearly 3 years
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Heljan '00' 05 problem solved after nearly 3 years

I bet you could have found one on Ebay. Unless a motor has been made specifically as part of the chassis you'll find one that matches, but without the gear on the end, and usually considerably cheaper than the manufacturer charges.
by Bufferstop
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: New member

Welcome to NewrailwayModellers not being IT literate I don't understand how to find my way about - are there any simple instructions anywhere or advice? The easiest way to use this site is to use the "Quick Links" You'll find them on the left hand side just below the big blue banner. They'...
by Bufferstop
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 220
Views: 17529

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

I'd be a bit suspicious of that GPO Commer van it looks to be rather down on its suspension! Is someone trying to smuggle something out hidden behind the panelling? We had an olive green version of the same thing, officially it was a survey vehicle, but it was useless the way we did our surveys need...

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