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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Bulleidboy
Hi SM - That is the question. Lots of things are...

Hi SM - That is the question. Lots of things are described as "brand new" - usually with an explanation that the item has never been used and removed from it's box purely for photographs. I think the...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Bulleidboy
Ebay - Arrogance or ignorance?

There is a person selling seven Merchant Navy Class locos on ebay (individually) - a Class that is dear to my heart! I look regularly in case there is something of interest. All of the loco's are...
Forum: Track Layout & Design Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Bulleidboy
Hi Roger - two feet wide around all three sides....

Hi Roger - two feet wide around all three sides. This gives me a three foot wide operating space down the centre of the "U". BB
Forum: Track Layout & Design Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Bulleidboy
I have a dedicated 10x7 room for my layout, with...

I have a dedicated 10x7 room for my layout, with boards running around three sides - hence a "U" shape end-to-end. I have now re-hung the door to open outwards onto the landing. There is a lift-up...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 153
Posted By Bulleidboy
FB's link says it all. If your going to fit...

FB's link says it all. If your going to fit canopies decide on which make you are going to use - they vary in width. As the link shows the edge of the canopy is above the platform edge - passengers...
Forum: General Chat 14-08-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Bulleidboy
I have a few "train packs". Once you've got your...

I have a few "train packs". Once you've got your layout, you don't need to buy a set - loco and coaches for example, that then comes with track and a controller.

Hornby train packs will often be a...
Forum: Members layouts 13-08-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,275
Posted By Bulleidboy
I think that if there is a built-in modification...

I think that if there is a built-in modification that could make a slight improvement, and not need me to worry about it later, I would make that modification during installation. The DCC Cobalt iP...
Forum: Members layouts 13-08-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,275
Posted By Bulleidboy
If your using electrofrog points I would say...

If your using electrofrog points I would say these wires are essential for smooth running - have I missed something here?BB
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By Bulleidboy
Glad you did Brian - I've never been to clued up...

Glad you did Brian - I've never been to clued up on radii(?). They come in 18inch, 21, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48 and 60 inch - and a straight. BB
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By Bulleidboy
Don't forget you can download and print-out full...

Don't forget you can download and print-out full size Peco Points, crossings etc. (there on the Peco site). When planning it helps get some sort of idea as to how these things will fit (and will they...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 11-08-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By Bulleidboy
Hi! Welcome to the forum - as has already been...

Hi! Welcome to the forum - as has already been said, so I'll say it again, lots of help, information and fun - just ask away. BB
Forum: General Chat 11-08-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Bulleidboy
I was on Cocoa Beach some years ago to watch a...

I was on Cocoa Beach some years ago to watch a shuttle launch - they aborted the launch at two seconds. I have seen a launch (flight) from Orlando - on a clear day you suddenly notice a vapour trail...
Forum: General Chat 11-08-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Bulleidboy
Rocket launch in the next few minutes. See NASA...

Rocket launch in the next few minutes. See NASA TV

It will go this morning - countdown clock stopped at 4mins. - countdown will be resumed in ten minutes.

Launch now postponed for twenty four...
Forum: General Chat 10-08-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By Bulleidboy
I thought it was very impressive when all three...

I thought it was very impressive when all three stopped between Cowes and Ryde - it is the end of Cowes week, and the Red Arrows were a bonus. I had read that the three Cunard ships were due in this...
Forum: General Chat 10-08-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By Bulleidboy
Red Arrows are doing a display at the moment -...

Red Arrows are doing a display at the moment - not very clear.
Forum: General Chat 10-08-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By Bulleidboy
Cruise Ships

If you like watching cruise ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria are all heading down Southampton Water now - line astern. You should be able to see them from the IoW Ryde Webcam....
Forum: DCC 09-08-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Bulleidboy
Mine came from Gaugemaster and plugs into the...

Mine came from Gaugemaster and plugs into the mains - works perfectly.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 09-08-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By Bulleidboy
The Peco PL-10E point motor has an extended pin....

The Peco PL-10E point motor has an extended pin. I have 9mm ply tops and I still had to cut almost an inch off the pin. When cutting the pin with a pair of side-cutters, be very careful as the cut...
Forum: General Chat 08-08-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,026
Posted By Bulleidboy
You are correct - there are several available -...

You are correct - there are several available - Tesla the car maker (amongst other things) makes a full range of solar tiles/slates.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 07-08-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By Bulleidboy
For those who have not watched the particular...

For those who have not watched the particular episode of Everard Junction 2018 - the point bending is between 25 - 28mins into the video. We not talking U-bends or right hand turns here.
...
Forum: Scenery 06-08-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By Bulleidboy
No-more-Nails worked well for me on my...

No-more-Nails worked well for me on my tunnel/hill - three layers of foam board - set fairly quickly too.
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By Bulleidboy
RIP Allan - A great modeller. I will miss seeing...

RIP Allan - A great modeller. I will miss seeing his models. BB
Forum: General Chat 30-07-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 645
Posted By Bulleidboy
I've drunk most of the Stella - but I agree with...

I've drunk most of the Stella - but I agree with the sentiment. BB
Forum: Track Layout & Design 30-07-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 334
Posted By Bulleidboy
Welcome to the forum Kevin - I used cork to give...

Welcome to the forum Kevin - I used cork to give the "shoulder" effect when the track was ballasted. No problems with points or double slips, as cork underlay can be bought ready cut and...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 29-07-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Bulleidboy
This is a picture of my terminus called Wykeham...

This is a picture of my terminus called Wykeham (see it under members layouts).

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4346/36306641866_4bef70dddf_t.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Xji2HU)100_0520...
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