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by GeoffAlan2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Electronics Section (Not for items that should be in the other Forum sections)
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 6250

Re: SpeedWagon?

Rog (RJ) wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:56 pm OO is 1/76.2 scale or 4mm to the foot but runs on 1/87 gauge track.

HO is 1/87.
I stand corrected.

However it's a relatively simple piece of maths to take your 88ft/sec and divide by your scale to get feet per second in your scale.
by GeoffAlan2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Electronics Section (Not for items that should be in the other Forum sections)
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 6250

Re: SpeedWagon?

Assuming 00, which IIRC [I'm an n gauge modeller, please don't talk about scales....1/148,150,160 ;) ] is 1/87. It's worth knowing that 60mph is 88ft/sec. So your express should cover approx 1ft/sec and a loose coupled goods anything from 4" to 8"/sec. To my eye, these look a bit slow, and while I'm...
by GeoffAlan2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: Warley 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 15
Views: 11882

Re: Warley 2020 Cancelled

While on a birding holiday in Norfolk, we had a day in Great Yarmouth. We'd never seen so many people on electric scooters! Rather like in Whitby where it appears to be compulsory to walk around with a minimum of two dogs on over long leads, It appeared that GY required the use of an electric buggy.
by GeoffAlan2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: Warley 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 15
Views: 11882

Re: Warley 2020 Cancelled

What puzzles me abut the big bloke in a big anorak is that the big rucksack is full when he goes into the exhibition. Either he camped out overnight to be first in the queue, or he doesn't intend to buy anything. Which beggars the question, why bring the rucksack? As to the smell, and lets be frank,...
by GeoffAlan2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: The history of British Chariots: advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 3392

Re: The history of British Chariots: advice please

Chariots were used when there were no horses large enough to ride. The Ancient Britain's, the ones who met Caesar and the later invasion were using them because they always had. Being an island they didn't need to breed larger horses, even though in some cases sister tribes on the mainland were usin...
by GeoffAlan2
Wed May 13, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Soundbars
Replies: 21
Views: 5476

Re: Soundbars

I've lost all sound above 4000Hz. My hearing below that is not too bad, so my hearing aids progressively boost the sound from about 3500Hz up. If there's background noise, they boost that too. So in a crowded room I'm effectively deafened by the row. Watching TV I sit with the remote in hand to boos...
by GeoffAlan2
Tue May 12, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Stock availability
Replies: 9
Views: 2177

Re: Stock availability

It seems that Peco are shut down, I have an outstanding order for buffers and brake wagon kits in N. The firm I ordered from said it won't be fulfilled until Peco go back to work.
Other manufacturers seem to be getting stuff out OK.
by GeoffAlan2
Mon May 04, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Does this count as a model railway?
Replies: 11
Views: 3463

Re: Does this count as a model railway?

glencairn wrote: Sat May 02, 2020 1:29 pm or this ---
https://jalopnik.com/heres-the-biggest- ... 1834641096

Glencairn
Well the house will have to go for a start!

Edit.......

And he'll have to find somewhere for the 66.
by GeoffAlan2
Sat May 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Does this count as a model railway?
Replies: 11
Views: 3463

Re: Does this count as a model railway?

He may regret his choice of scale when the Class 66 is delivered!
by GeoffAlan2
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: 2-10-0 loco
Replies: 4
Views: 2999

Re: 2-10-0 loco

Minitrix did a very average 9F, 2-10-0, now over 30 yrs old they come up on Ebay and make decent money. I have 2, as well as 2 Dapol models* which are a better model, but both lack the pulling power of the Minitrix version. In Continental Outline there are several offerings, by Fleischmann, Minitrix...