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by RAF96
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: SCARM v Anyrail
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: SCARM v Anyrail

I am the opposite. I get on with SCARM but not AnyRail.
by RAF96
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: What Got You Into Railway Modelling?
Replies: 25
Views: 524

Re: What Got You Into Railway Modelling?

I jokingly moaned at my good lady that I never had a trainset as a kid and always had to sit in awe of the ‘rich’ kid in the street who had a Hornby Dublo set, so she bought me the Orient Express boxed set for my retirement - and I said then - that is Pandoras box - which has been hoovering away my ...
by RAF96
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: A shed for all seasons
Replies: 19
Views: 191

Re: A shed for all seasons

... The only thought I have is if it is metal, there may be the occasional drip caused by condensation... You get more than the odd drip. My daughter insulated her first one and the trapped moisture rusted the roof out in less than two years. She claimed under warranty hence the second one for me t...
by RAF96
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Plywood types and sizes...
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Plywood types and sizes...

I would recommend 9mm Birch plywood, but I would also suggest having it cut to size by the merchant. They usually have cutting machines that will do that in minutes for no additional cost, and will allow you to take the boards home in the car. My builders merchant delivers for free to the door. 9mm...
by RAF96
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Plywood types and sizes...
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Plywood types and sizes...

In prep for a new layout build I have been looking at plywood and the variety of type and size has put me back to square 1. You can get so many types of ply ‘wood’ and so many facings that it makes buying a sheet of simple plywood anything but simple. One that caught my eye was sound isulating plywo...
by RAF96
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: A shed for all seasons
Replies: 19
Views: 191

Re: A shed for all seasons

I built two smaller versions for my daughter. Nightmare as the metal panels are wafer thin and anything over a light breeze had them flapping all over the place during build. Definitely a two man job. As for those screws....some were in awkward places for my fumble fingers. The hardest bit I found w...
by RAF96
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Coach Lighting
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Coach Lighting

I have converted several coaches using IKEA led strips at the cost of a tenner for three coaches but gaining a ‘free’ 12v psu to use for powering station lighting. In my drawer is a roll of 50 leds gleaned from a Lidl sale also for a tenner which will do the rest of my coaching stock. I shall add a ...
by RAF96
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Hornby T9 drawbar
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Hornby T9 drawbar

These drawbars are essentially the same size apart from the holes. Those that are waisted is usually to allow more sideways angle at the tender end. As stated previously by others any old bit of metal or plastic will do suitably sized. I have even used the plastic cable grip bar out of a three pin p...
by RAF96
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Railmaster software
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Railmaster software

Just be aware if buying second hand that the licence is NOT transferable so if it has already been registered it is no good to you. You can and should download the latest version from the Hornby RM forum link as this is the very latest version, then you can buy a licence from within the application,...
by RAF96
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Triang/Hornby R553 Caledonian 4-2-2 traction
Replies: 20
Views: 230

Re: Triang/Hornby R553 Caledonian 4-2-2 traction

Download the service sheets for the various variants to see if any parts are interchangeable to make it a better model.