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Forum: For Sale Yesterday, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Steve M
You won't be disappointed Roger.

You won't be disappointed Roger.
Forum: For Sale Yesterday, 12:27 AM
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Views: 204
Posted By Steve M
True, but SWMBO wants me to leave some for her.:D

True, but SWMBO wants me to leave some for her.:D
Forum: For Sale 22-11-2017, 11:42 PM
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Views: 204
Posted By Steve M
I’m keeping quiet tonight.:)

I’m keeping quiet tonight.:)
Forum: Members layouts 22-11-2017, 07:16 PM
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Views: 69,789
Posted By Steve M
An interesting sales pitch from Brian’s “School...

An interesting sales pitch from Brian’s “School of Business Management”.:D:eek:
Forum: Members layouts 22-11-2017, 05:32 PM
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Views: 69,789
Posted By Steve M
I found a bit of spare time to add the lineside...

I found a bit of spare time to add the lineside fencing, blend in the alterations with some scatter material and add some trees.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4538/38583602541_403fde7878.jpg...
Forum: OO Scale 22-11-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 430
Posted By Steve M
Pre-ordering often means avoiding last minute...

Pre-ordering often means avoiding last minute price rises as manufacturers/suppliers tend to honour the order price.
Forum: Members layouts 22-11-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,512
Posted By Steve M
Although I often don’t remember the missing...

Although I often don’t remember the missing sleeper until I’ve just added the ballast - never fails.:D
Forum: Members layouts 22-11-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,512
Posted By Steve M
Alternatively, cut off one sleeper to give space...

Alternatively, cut off one sleeper to give space for the joiner and keeping the unsleepered gap to about 1cm. Cut off the chair on the removed sleeper then slide it into the gap prior to ballasting.
Forum: Members layouts 19-11-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 37,438
Posted By Steve M
Next up was Hornby Caerphilly Castle. This has...

Next up was Hornby Caerphilly Castle. This has the shallow Churchward tender which severely restricts space - I couldn’t fit the decoder between the ballast weight and the underside of the tender...
Forum: Members layouts 19-11-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 37,438
Posted By Steve M
I fitted a couple of TTS decoders this morning...

I fitted a couple of TTS decoders this morning and also took the opportunity to swap the standard speakers for sugar cubes.
First up was A4 ‘Golden Fleece’ - the first photo shows how I positioned...
Forum: DCC 18-11-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By Steve M
That's why I suggested the Gaugemaster unit for...

That's why I suggested the Gaugemaster unit for polarity and only using the switch for a non-critical function.
Forum: DCC 18-11-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By Steve M
While some point motors include a switch in their...

While some point motors include a switch in their design not all do. Personally I use Seep PM1, an analogue motor which includes a single switch. But I use a polarity changer from Gaugemaster to...
Forum: On The Workbench 17-11-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By Steve M
I must try to craft one of those tyre levers...

I must try to craft one of those tyre levers myself.
Forum: On The Workbench 17-11-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By Steve M
A mini tyre lever? Remember this is N.

A mini tyre lever? Remember this is N.
Forum: On The Workbench 17-11-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By Steve M
Just throw him a couple of squid from time to...

Just throw him a couple of squid from time to time.:D
Forum: On The Workbench 17-11-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By Steve M
Meet my new assistant.

Meet my new assistant.
Forum: On The Workbench 17-11-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By Steve M
Traction tyres

I’ve been replacing traction tyres on some N gauge locos recently, not too difficult once the connecting rod is released from the crank and using two very thin nosed tweezers.

But today I thought...
Forum: Members layouts 17-11-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 69,789
Posted By Steve M
Thanks GTH. If you do try the sugar cubes a tip...

Thanks GTH.
If you do try the sugar cubes a tip is to put a piece of tape across the side with the electrical terminals on to avoid shorts. And yes they are a very cheap way of upgrading the sound -...
Forum: Members layouts 16-11-2017, 03:35 PM
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Views: 69,789
Posted By Steve M
Basic groundwork completed on the reinstalled...

Basic groundwork completed on the reinstalled crossing into the goods yard.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4515/37746413534_04f319aab4.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZvweFm)2017-11-16_02-11-40...
Forum: Members layouts 15-11-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 69,789
Posted By Steve M
Yes Barry, they came with the standard 28mm round...

Yes Barry, they came with the standard 28mm round speaker. I recently fitted one to a Tornado where the decoder is in the loco rather than the tender and rather than extend the wires to fit the...
Forum: OO Scale 15-11-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Steve M
By coincidence I’ve been ‘Sharging’ round my...

By coincidence I’ve been ‘Sharging’ round my layout this afternoon. Push it round with a single Deltic and it’s fine. Can be challenging to get the drip rate right but once it’s done it’s a great...
Forum: Members layouts 14-11-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 69,789
Posted By Steve M
I sneaked a few moments away from the workbench...

I sneaked a few moments away from the workbench and looking after my granddaughter to fit a tunnel and grass area between the town and West Orton station just before the rails join the lift out...
Forum: Analogue 14-11-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By Steve M
Have you reversed the wires on the frog switch by...

Have you reversed the wires on the frog switch by mistake?
Forum: Members layouts 13-11-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 21,443
Posted By Steve M
I type too slowly.:D

I type too slowly.:D
Forum: Members layouts 13-11-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 21,443
Posted By Steve M
Excellent BB. I bet WTD is reaching for his...

Excellent BB. I bet WTD is reaching for his earplugs.:D
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