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Forum: DCC 20-06-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By Bazil
Probably a really common part but you'd have to...

Probably a really common part but you'd have to know what it was to find a replacement. Its 6 pin, probably used in something like cheap aftermarket xbox or ps controllers.
It is such a naff...
Forum: DCC 19-06-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By Bazil
Quick fix is cleaning out the thumbstick sensor...

Quick fix is cleaning out the thumbstick sensor with a solvent cleaner. But it is only temporary it will come back. A more permanent fix is to get the thumbstick bit replaced.
Forum: DCC 18-06-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By Bazil
The 158 conversion has levels of difficulty...

The 158 conversion has levels of difficulty depending on how much realism you want.

The original yellow and red lights aren't that realistic, being overly bright and overscale but replacing with...
Forum: General Modelling 16-06-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 518
Posted By Bazil
I saw that and it is an amazing model. The small...

I saw that and it is an amazing model. The small scale certainly makes something on that scale possible.
The one thing about it was the motion of the trains was very on/off. They started and stopped...
Forum: N Gauge 16-06-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 785
Posted By Bazil
I think this thread has run it's course, but I'll...

I think this thread has run it's course, but I'll answer anyway. For me it depends what you want to do and what you want out of it, and everyone is looking for something slightly different.

They...
Forum: General Modelling 15-06-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 518
Posted By Bazil
I'd not get into the hobby again in the first...

I'd not get into the hobby again in the first place. But I'm here now.

Seriously, the thing I'd do differently is not buy expensive new things and just stick to older stuff. Probably set a budget...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 11-06-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By Bazil
Apparently it'll replace both Electro and Insul-...

Apparently it'll replace both Electro and Insul- frog models eventually. I can see that being unpopular with some modellers.
Forum: DCC 10-06-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Bazil
It depends which one it is. If it is the...

It depends which one it is.

If it is the new Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) then it will have an 8 pin socket inside you can plug a decoder into to have the lights or to be on the safe side if...
Forum: OO Scale 10-06-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Bazil
Googling shows these numbers to both be Mk3 DVTs...

Googling shows these numbers to both be Mk3 DVTs as used on the West Coast Main Line Between London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Stafford, Crewe, Madchester Piccadilly, Preston, Lancaster, Glasgow...
Forum: General Modelling 09-05-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Bazil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKNZDzzDzzo ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKNZDzzDzzo

Wires go right in but they could be switchable.
Forum: Model Railway Events 08-05-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Bazil
I was just saying for the benefit of anyone else...

I was just saying for the benefit of anyone else thinking of going.
Forum: Model Railway Events 06-05-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Bazil
It's right next to the railway station.

It's right next to the railway station.
Forum: General Modelling 02-05-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Bazil
How does the section lift up? If hinged at...

How does the section lift up? If hinged at baseboard level it creates a problem.
Forum: General Chat 29-04-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Bazil
If you were a regular traveller between Glasgow...

If you were a regular traveller between Glasgow and Edinburgh in the early 80s and interested in trains, you'd know the 47/7s. Only two of the original 13 were in Large Logo: 11 Greyfriars Bobby and...
Forum: General Chat 28-04-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Bazil
I have the latest Bachmann Lady Di in Scotrail...

I have the latest Bachmann Lady Di in Scotrail blue stripe, it was a special run only sold through Scottish and Northern shops, TMC have 11 left.

712 is the only one of the 47/7s in preservation...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 24-04-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,083
Posted By Bazil
The only thing I would add about planning for a...

The only thing I would add about planning for a large space is that it can be worth planning individual features or areas and then joining them up.

The other thing I'd say is consider an off-scene...
Forum: General Chat 15-04-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 750
Posted By Bazil
I didn't find the weather overly wet during my...

I didn't find the weather overly wet during my four years there. Yes, it could get very wet and the cold, well good job I never felt the cold in my uni days. But I do remember a lot of dry days and...
Forum: General Chat 14-04-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 640
Posted By Bazil
This applies to most media universally and is...

This applies to most media universally and is going to make me sound like a cynic and conspiracy theorist but it is actually the way things work.

You buy a magazine and it has a price you pay to...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 13-04-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Bazil
We use the Gaugemaster PCU1....

We use the Gaugemaster PCU1. (http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=GMC-PCU1)

Probably a pricey way but neat and reliable. All in one power supply, CDU and switches; I don't know how...
Forum: OO Scale 10-04-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Bazil
Careful if you take the cover off the bottom of...

Careful if you take the cover off the bottom of the bogie, the thin plastic clip bits tend to become very brittle over the years and snap off really easily. You might be OK as it sounds like yours...
Forum: General Modelling 07-04-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 91,101
Posted By Bazil
Bachmann 47712 Lady Diana Spencer

Dad and I looked at the limited edition 47708 Waverley offered at the ModelRail Scotland show and I persuaded him out of it, saying "If it was 712 then it would be different."
Then what do you know,...
Forum: Baseboards 02-04-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bazil
I think, as 4VEP suggested, a barrier of some...

I think, as 4VEP suggested, a barrier of some kind (like the trakmat which is really just a big sheet of glossy paper) glued over it. If you want a glue to, in effect, encapsulate the fibres then I'm...
Forum: General Modelling 02-04-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Bazil
Hi, I was going to reply to this but thought I'd...

Hi, I was going to reply to this but thought I'd wait and see if someone else answered.

I did google this a while ago but couldn't find a definitive answer anywhere.

I looked at pictures of...
Forum: Baseboards 02-04-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bazil
Not just the wheels, the fibres get right up...

Not just the wheels, the fibres get right up inside and wrap themselves around axles and gears. I don't know what model of class 47 you have.

On old Hornby stuff with ringfields it is easier to...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 01-04-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 766
Posted By Bazil
What size shed are you looking at if you don't...

What size shed are you looking at if you don't mind the question?

As for freight waiting for passenger trains, that happens a lot on the real network.
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