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by Mountain Goat
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Who to go to for Lima Motor changes?
Replies: 16
Views: 193

Re: Who to go to for Lima Motor changes?

I used 1 amp decoders and they were more then enough to handle the current of my Lima locos. I seem to remember testing them and finding they had a stall current of around 0.75 amps. Back in those days all 00/H0 decoders seemed to have 1amp max capability. The odd one went up to 1.5amps but was rare...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: A good model shop
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: A good model shop

They have been around for quite some time I believe as I used to see adverts in some of the magazines...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Why don't they make ... ?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Why don't they make ... ?

Here is a question in regards to track. To manufacture just the main shortened body of a turnout or crossing, so from there one one can make ones track formation, so one can make more complicated station throats without the need to handbuild ones track.
by Mountain Goat
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Engine & Goods Sheds
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Engine & Goods Sheds

Concrete or somethinb similar as thwy are areas where people regularly walked. The reason ballast was applied was a way of draining track and holding it in place so it didn't move when trains passed over it. It also was a nice foundation to take weight. An engine shed or goods shed didn't need to be...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: UK or Bust 2020

Problem is Chops. You could visit the UK and even with a whole lifetime, not see everything interesting. Ummm. So much potential to see and do.. You're spoilt for choice.
by Mountain Goat
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 83
Views: 2974

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

AFAIK parking lights are still required in the UK if you park on the road where the speed limit is over 30mph To quote Michael Caine, “not a lot of people know that “. Is in the highway code. Other things like you must pull in if you see a convenient location if you are slower then the other traffi...
by Mountain Goat
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 83
Views: 2974

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

On a 15 mile run today my car showed 72.3mpg when I finished the trip.
The official figures say 75mpg average is possible but not had that yet. Usually get no where near... More like 48mpg on local trips.
by Mountain Goat
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Plasticard tips?
Replies: 18
Views: 549

Re: Plasticard tips?

I used cheap superglue the last time I made something.
by Mountain Goat
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Plasticard tips?
Replies: 18
Views: 549

Re: Plasticard tips?

It makes an excellent building material, though usually more suitable for smaller projects. Wood is better for larger buildings as a solid structure to build onto. (I believe plasticard can warp if used on larger projects? I have not had any issues but I have used plasticard to make loco and waggon ...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Plasticard tips?
Replies: 18
Views: 549

Re: Plasticard tips?

If one needs to curve plasticard to make a curved roof, boil some water and dip the plasticard in the water for a little while. Then gently form the desired curve. This may take a few attempts. I cutved the roof of my loco number 3 in this manner.