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by RAF96
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: poorly computer
Replies: 25
Views: 407

Re: poorly computer

I had a similar problem some time ago on a Win 10 machine that had been updated from Win 7 and my immediate action with that PC based on past experience was to take the cover off and reseat all the connections. This worked a few times then it refused to boot one day and indeed it was a failed disk. ...
by RAF96
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Rail Magic
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Rail Magic

That’s a bit of a ‘suck it and see’ answer Rog
You tell us what you want and we will try to make it work for you.
A bit of a fluid concept.
by RAF96
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Baseboard for a new layout
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Baseboard for a new layout

Great Eastern Models in Norwich do nice 4x2 boards with Sundeala tops if anyone needs that sort. They also do track laying and wiring to your plan or one of their standard plans if required. Speaking of duck down access. I am no longer agile enough to limbo under the boards so my ‘lift-out’ section ...
by RAF96
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Dapol signal gantry
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Dapol signal gantry

I have two of those built and painted ready to convert to working signals. Been putting it off until I finally decide where on the new layout the gantries will go so I can fix the lamp brackets in the right place. At present all lights are on via very bright paint. Have you got any pictures of the j...
by RAF96
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Train video
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Train video

You can send big files (up to 2Gb) to any email address(es) using WeTransfer a free to use browser driven app, so nothing to install on your PC. No limit to the number of files or number of recipients, just the 2GB limit. Once sent you get an acknowledgment and your addressees get a link to download...
by RAF96
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Woodworking Advice Please
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Re: Woodworking Advice Please

I bought some specialist glue in Cyprus. It expands and foams slightly as it sets and according to the container it is waterproof including sea water. I bought it as a thin film adhesive to refix outdoor patio tiles that had lifted due to acid rain destroying the Cypriot excuse for normal cement bas...
by RAF96
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Thinking of a career change
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Thinking of a career change

Eric-B wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:59 pm
I saw that someone was offering one-way tickets to Mars - the planet, not the chocolate bar!
I don’t suppose there is any chance of getting your money back if you don’t get there.
Almost as good a con as those selling plots of land on the Moon or having a star named after you.
by RAF96
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Attaching backscenes to hardboard
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Attaching backscenes to hardboard

It would not surprise me RAF if it was the same as diluted polycel in spray can for a huge price and global warming expellent to boot. I ‘found’ it at work so it was cheap and it smelled like Evostick when sprayed on. Its all gone now and I don’t have back-scenes on the new layout yet, so watching ...
by RAF96
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Baseboard for a new layout
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Baseboard for a new layout

Note there is a big difference between planning permission and building regulations approval. The former is more interested in will it change the look of the house, whereas the latter is more interested in maintaining structural integrity and habitation qualities of the space, e.g. it can be strong ...
by RAF96
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Sunrise this morning
Replies: 46
Views: 1141

Re: Sunrise this morning

2 days ago we were sitting out in the garden enjoying the warm sun, but today its rain, snow flurries and a bitter wind in East Anglia, so it looks like going out to the train room will get a swerve today. I wonder if I can find a Metcalfe kit and a tube of glue indoors.