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by GeoffAlan2
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Dorset snow
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

Re: Dorset snow

Walkingthedog wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:16 am Not sure I agree with that. We have lots of coverage of floods and snow affecting the north and Scotland. What is it with this North/South thing. All in the mind as far as I am concerned. :)
It exists, but if you live in the South, you won't notice it.
by GeoffAlan2
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Inclines N gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 5487

Re: Inclines N gauge

If we accept there's a maximum gradient, whatever it may be, then adding a curve makes that maximum too steep, and the tighter the curve the shallower the maximum gradient.
by GeoffAlan2
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: Any left on here ?
Replies: 13
Views: 6762

Re: Any left on here ?

brian1951 wrote: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:46 pm Do we have any N gauge modellers left on here ?
Cooee! N since 1974 here. :D
by GeoffAlan2
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Poor quality control?
Replies: 14
Views: 3293

Re: Poor quality control?

I'm a novice and my track has only recently reached the point where I can run locos on DCC. I have three new DCC fitted diesels, bought November, finally got to use them and have found: * One had a bent chassis pickup. * Another had oil smeared on one of the pickups. * The third has some kind of st...
by GeoffAlan2
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Old Mainline and Bachmann lube issues
Replies: 18
Views: 4355

Re: Old Mainline and Bachmann lube issues

I've had similar issues with n gauge split chassis locos. I now clean out all of the oil residue and lube with graphite powder. Works better than oil ever did.
by GeoffAlan2
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: On your marks, get set.....
Replies: 32
Views: 7820

Re: On your marks, get set.....

And now the fun begins :D Do you mean arguing? 🤣🤣🤣 Ha ha, I'm not so sure about that, most of us on here do our modelling as a solitary pursuit.Though I do admit to a lot of talking to myself, whether it be congratulating myself when I've completed something well or calling myself a silly a**e when...
by GeoffAlan2
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: APT-E in N Gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 3187

Re: APT-E in N Gauge

And DJ Models went bust. Whatever caused DJM to finally fail*, some things he promised have since turned up, eg. the Class 17s, with others in the pipe-line, this time with a good chance of arrival. So I'd not entirely wipe out the chances of an APT appearing, but the likely sales numbers have alwa...
by GeoffAlan2
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Adventures with a 9v battery and some bad soldering
Replies: 32
Views: 6512

Re: Adventures with a 9v battery and some bad soldering

Thanks for the comments, guys. Yes I noticed a couple of bumps and I've sorted them out. In theory there shouldn't be any derailments in the middle because there will be no points. Still - I can reach to the middle if I have to. I actually assembled the inner sections of track in-situ. I also have ...
by GeoffAlan2
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Logging crane
Replies: 3
Views: 2479

Re: Logging crane

As a N gauger since 1975 I think the extreme 'fiddlyness' of N is over stated.

Lovely model too.
by GeoffAlan2
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: Bullfrog Snot
Replies: 1
Views: 2205

Bullfrog Snot

So. I have an embarrassingly large loco fleet. I'd tell you how many, but someone would blab to my wife and she'd kill me. One steam outline loco had a traction tyre snap. And in my large box of spare tyres I found one that should have gone on ok. But after removing the crank pin I found it simply w...