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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: 192

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: 71

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: 192

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: 292

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: 3186

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: 617

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: 351

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: 351

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...
by Bufferstop
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Gresley 2-6-2. Help.
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Gresley 2-6-2. Help.

The model was introduced by "I think Palitoy" under the name "Mainline" it may well have been produced by the same people who produced it for Bachman. The Gresley 2-6-2T was first released in 1992 in the Bachmann range and was significant in being Bachmann's first UK loco that h...
by Bufferstop
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 357
Views: 49233

Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

See what you mean, multipane windows in doors aren't very common in UK industrial buildings, they tend to be minimal or non existent.
by Bufferstop
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3186

Re: Dcc loco issues

In my experience a Lenz DCC system and Lenz or Zimo decoders are a stable solution, A similar scenario to the "Apple v just about everyone else" in computers. Build your hardware to your design, control the use of it by copyright and patents rigorously enforced, and defended against rever...
by Bufferstop
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 27
Views: 351

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

Postby Daniel » Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:36 pm Well, yes, especially the “Fairfax Manor Incline Railroad” with only one car. More tradeoffs. A one-car system uses rail no more complex that a single length of track, no points etc., but then it possibly requires some sort of counterweight to offset the mech...
by Bufferstop
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 357
Views: 49233

Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

With the "wood" painted/stained in the right colours it probably looks more like wood than balsa or birch ply would have looked. Great job. Put me out of my puzzlement, apart from perhaps having their frames on the outside, what's American or at least not English about the doors? Are Ameri...
by Bufferstop
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3186

Re: Dcc loco issues

Everything that's NMRA compatible will work fine with a good DCC system - True, or False. Very False !! It seems nobody can really explain. The better the decoder the less problems you'll have. Welcome to the world of digital electronics Geoff. The following are just accepted truisms Specifications...
by Bufferstop
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: starter set vs separates
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: starter set vs separates

Older sources of advice may suggest that you will end up with a bundle of curved track that you, nor anyone else, particularly wants. They come from the days when running in was a pointless exercise, you would have worn out the mechanicals before there would be any improvement , well not quite!. One...

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