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by GeoffAlan2
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam
Replies: 30
Views: 2992

Re: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam

The issue has got worse in recent years mainly due to the appearance of Voice over IP services. a few companies in the market simply sell lines and numbers to anyone who'll pay. For some reason, Ofcom hasn't regulated who can issue UK numbers very well, and these shady companies are not checking wh...
by GeoffAlan2
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam
Replies: 30
Views: 2992

Re: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam

Forward emails to... report@phishing.gov.uk

They seem to be closing down sites and email accounts that these scum use.
by GeoffAlan2
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Restoring old locos
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Restoring old locos

I do it with my n gauge locos. Some of mine are well over 40 yrs old and work now.
by GeoffAlan2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: New camera
Replies: 22
Views: 5877

Re: New camera

A friend of mine bought one. He took it to 'a certain viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle line. After photographing the structure he lost sight of the thing and the camera was not a lot of use in locating it. Time went by, still no sight, then his old hearing detected a slight buzz, as the drone desce...
by GeoffAlan2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Why don't they make ... ?
Replies: 37
Views: 17645

Re: Why don't they make ... ?

A small turntable / turntable kit for OO The currently available items / kits are all for large turntables which look out of place and take up far too much space on many of our layouts. Please we don’t all want to turn the Flying Scotsman complete with two tenders! A 60 foot (24mm) table would be m...
by GeoffAlan2
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Tapered Boiler Design
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Tapered Boiler Design

It is worth adding that when the GWR showed the advantages of a taper boiler, all the other UK companies adopted it for new construction. Stanier served in Swindon so when he became CME of the LMS it was adopted as standard for all his main classes, and he rebuilt quite a few Fowler designs with it...
by GeoffAlan2
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Dorset snow
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

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: 4048

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: 12
Views: 5222

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: 2180

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...