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by beeman
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: syncro smoke
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: syncro smoke

The old syncrosmoke is gear driven from the motor to create the 'chuff' through a piston/cylinder totally dependent on the motor voltage applied, and so speed, A higher voltage, and so speed making the heater hotter so smokes better. It may be possible to fit a resistor in the motor feed in an attem...
by beeman
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: coach lighting
Replies: 3
Views: 2269

coach lighting

For those interested in fitting coach lighting this may be of use, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/coach-lighting-kit-dcc-guage-OO-upwards-/281041777889?_trksid=p2047675.m1986&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D29%26meid%3D4754495457131020973%26pid%3D100013%26prg%3D1013%26rk%3...
by beeman
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Coach connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 1992

Re: Coach connectors

Thanks 'Lachlan' but somewhat expensive depending on No. of coaches. Reckon these could be a much cheaper as long as fitted correctly . http://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/images/hornby_spares/x8448.jpg 'afraid motto is 'Don't pay others if you can do yourself' Beeman.
by beeman
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachman WD
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Bachman WD

Anyone managed to fit a smoke unit firebox Led to the Bachman WD, , Is it possible and If managed how did you do it. Beeman.
by beeman
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: diesel sound
Replies: 10
Views: 2253

Re: diesel sound

If 'they' can't get Diesel to sound OK, then certainly not Steam, 'Don't buy and wont buy' . The variation in steam cut off. speed variation and coasting seem out of reach, certainly so far. I.ll stick with fixed speed of actual locos on a greetings card recorder for my 'realism'. as in this recent ...
by beeman
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roof
Replies: 10
Views: 3867

Re: Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roo

Opt for the shed idea cobber, at least you will have your OWN space and not bothered by SWIMBO,don't forget either, they get worse as they get older, Beeman.
by beeman
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Polystyrene insulation on baseboards? Which adhesive?
Replies: 17
Views: 4904

Re: Polystyrene insulation on baseboards? Which adhesive?

My suggestion would be search builders skips for insulation board offcuts rather than polystyrene. This can be stuck with contact adhesives, the texture also finer, Initially 'roughed out' to shape in the garden, still a mess to do then 'finished off' with kitchen carver and 'green roll' in situ, th...
by beeman
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Graham Farish OO gauge suburban oaches
Replies: 23
Views: 8332

Re: Graham Farish OO gauge suburban oaches

Hi Keefjack, been searching and reading what others do, most suggesting a 'thin wash'. Advice also re different types of paint due to interaction of surface strength which can appear after a time.Bit like the old 'crackle finish' assume. Often wonder if weathering 'cheapens' a models value, yet ofte...
by beeman
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Graham Farish OO gauge suburban oaches
Replies: 23
Views: 8332

Re: Graham Farish OO gauge suburban oaches

The Brake I purchased off a seller on Ebay arrived today. Looking at the finish which like most models, unless 'weathered' looks like it is 'out of the paint shop'. It seems 'involved' to give a complete makeover, any recommendations re weathering with a single spray over to darken without loosing t...
by beeman
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Graham Farish OO gauge suburban oaches
Replies: 23
Views: 8332

Re: Graham Farish OO gauge suburban oaches

I bought 8 of these new some 25 or more years back. about £3.50 each then, but no brakes.Recently 'bought' couple of brakes off Ebay to be informed one had gotten damaged beyond repair so anyone have a spare LNER brake or 3rd/brake surplus please. PM if interested in selling. Must admit wondering ab...
by beeman
Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Sounds for more than one train
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

Re: Sounds for more than one train

Thought I would add this here from a different post but similar subject matter, re recording sounds and disappointing steam sound decoders..These 'doctored' from actual sounds. Beeman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy4LzbKxkUk&feature=youtu.be
by beeman
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Pen Y Bryn"
Replies: 268
Views: 38106

Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Just like I remember it during my employment in the industry albeit on the Electrical side, only thing missing is the workers in old dirty [coal dust contaminated] clothes,waistcoats, boots and flat caps, and perhaps a fire in a brazier basket. 'Lovely ' place to work in a wet cold winter.Your backs...
by beeman
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: automatic passing loop module
Replies: 13
Views: 2577

Re: automatic passing loop module

Hi, Peak Experience, I think you need to explain fully as to what you are attempting, which/when each loco/train moves .. Does one, 'goods' perhaps enter the loop to be passed by the 'faster passenger. etc. or are they running in opposite directions.and are you expecting to make fully automatic.? Be...
by beeman
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Smoke and Steam.
Replies: 0
Views: 717

Smoke and Steam.

Further to a number of posts recently re White metal /DCC and Sound, all a bit related, I finally achieved my project with the GEM G2, fitting Smoke unit firebox flicker and greetings card sound recorder in the tender. As stated in earlier posts, this works with the firebox[Aux. O/P] on a 60 secs re...
by beeman
Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: automatic passing loop module
Replies: 13
Views: 2577

Re: automatic passing loop module

Glad you 'picked up the Baton' Bufferstop after I dropped it intentionally. Sorry Beeman.

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