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Forum: Members layouts Today, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Steve M
Three months and no posts = no activity on the...

Three months and no posts = no activity on the layout.

This morning I found myself sorting through my N gauge locos selecting a few to ‘move on’.

Is this the beginning of the end, or the end...
Forum: General Chat Today, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 292
Posted By Steve M
The lager monopoly is really bad down here. ...

The lager monopoly is really bad down here.

Many places will have around pumps for six lagers and one for Guinness and no bitter at all. The closest they occasionally get is a single offering of...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:23 PM
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Views: 292
Posted By Steve M
Moderator takes thread off topic alert.:D:D

Moderator takes thread off topic alert.:D:D
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:03 PM
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Views: 292
Posted By Steve M
A pint of ‘Black Sheep’, yes please.:)

A pint of ‘Black Sheep’, yes please.:)
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,944
Posted By Steve M
Always did feel uncomfortable about this new...

Always did feel uncomfortable about this new ‘resource’.
Plagiarism is not pleasant - even I have had to start watermarking my photos (freely shared in the past) as I now share them to a much wider...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 292
Posted By Steve M
Perhaps we should add ‘sizism’ to the prohibited...

Perhaps we should add ‘sizism’ to the prohibited list.:D

But I do believe too much lager will make you larger.
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-07-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Steve M
“As cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed...

“As cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University?”
Forum: DCC 17-07-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Steve M
I believe you are operating in DCC? If so fit...

I believe you are operating in DCC? If so fit Gaugemaster autofrog modules rather than use the switch in the Seeps. They are fully automatic and quite inexpensive. I use them alongside my Seeps all...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-07-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Steve M
If I smoked it would be on the back of a fag...

If I smoked it would be on the back of a fag packet.:)
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-07-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Steve M
Yes they are ‘handed’ and I do have a TT. I have...

Yes they are ‘handed’ and I do have a TT. I have a plan, part of the experiment.:)
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-07-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Steve M
My eyesight is not great but it will have to do -...

My eyesight is not great but it will have to do - it’s the fat fingers that I’m worried about. There are quite a few twists and bends to be put in the parts as they are assembled. And some soldering...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-07-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Steve M
The date on the fret is 2002. Reading between...

The date on the fret is 2002.
Reading between the lines, I think they rely on being fitted at exactly the same height on each item of stock - and for this they replace the existing coupling hook on...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-07-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Steve M
Dingham Autocouplers

I suspect this thread may take a while to complete as I experiment with these.

Like many I have been looking for a reliable method of autocoupling my rolling stock on ‘Low Ghyll’. I have dabbled...
Forum: Members layouts 16-07-2018, 06:22 PM
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Views: 55,421
Posted By Steve M
PP will be along later to explain.:) I have...

PP will be along later to explain.:)

I have to admit it’s a strange looking beast, but it adds something different to the layout.
Forum: Members layouts 16-07-2018, 04:29 PM
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Views: 55,421
Posted By Steve M
The new railcar makes its debut. Runs really...

The new railcar makes its debut.

Runs really well, a bit fiddly getting the body off as four handrails have to be removed and replaced but the decoder has been installed along with a few...
Forum: General Modelling 16-07-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 94,122
Posted By Steve M
Well, I didn’t pay extra but Hatton’s and Yodel...

Well, I didn’t pay extra but Hatton’s and Yodel managed delivery in 19 hours.
Forum: Location location location 16-07-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By Steve M
From real life experience: garage floor paint...

From real life experience: garage floor paint will seal fresh concrete and (in my case) won’t flake off - 15 years and counting. Old concrete, possibly contaminated with oil etc, won’t let the paint...
Forum: General Modelling 15-07-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 94,122
Posted By Steve M
Anything under £75 is good these days but I...

Anything under £75 is good these days but I prefer the Dapol version.
Forum: General Modelling 15-07-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 94,122
Posted By Steve M
Hatton’s are having a small sale. Not an enormous...

Hatton’s are having a small sale. Not an enormous amount on offer but I have ordered the Heljan Park Royal railcar for £69.
Forum: General Chat 15-07-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 208,707
Posted By Steve M
Bush pruning saga: Day 1. Discover cracked fuel...

Bush pruning saga:
Day 1. Discover cracked fuel cap. Locate replacement with manufacturer. Two day delivery from Germany.

Day 3. Fuel cap arrives. Notice fuel pipes have perished. Locate...
Forum: DCC 15-07-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By Steve M
Hatton’s recommend the 4 function decoder for...

Hatton’s recommend the 4 function decoder for this specific model.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 11-07-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Steve M
I've heard of it but I wouldn't try it. I'd...

I've heard of it but I wouldn't try it. I'd replan the layout instead.
Forum: Members layouts 09-07-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,241
Posted By Steve M
Andy, a ‘Y’ is a useful thing to have if you have...

Andy, a ‘Y’ is a useful thing to have if you have the space, as you can turn locos or entire trains without taking them off the track or having a turntable.
The problem is the need to switch...
Forum: DCC 09-07-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Steve M
Link to ‘snubbers’: ...

Link to ‘snubbers’:

http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/DCC.html#On
Forum: General Chat 08-07-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By Steve M
They regularly repair our washing machine and...

They regularly repair our washing machine and oven.:)

Tinker on the subject of a replacement Hoover, have a good look at some of the supermarket own brand vacuums.

I bought one from Asda for...
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