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by footplate1947
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Weak magnet?
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Weak magnet?

Have a look on ebay, a few sellers......... One reliable seller I have bought a lot of spares from is john050272
He sell a lot of Hornby spares. He has most Neo Mags ........ And his prices are reasonable....................John
by footplate1947
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: New member

Hello Scot welcome to our forum. ......John
by footplate1947
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Returning to Railways
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Returning to Railways

I would like to add, that controlling more than 2 trains at once with DCC I have heard is an art in it's self.
by footplate1947
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Returning to Railways
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Returning to Railways

Welcome to the forum,,,,,,,,,,,,, When starting afresh the question of going DC or DCC control is paramount. I think one factor is cost. As previously mentioned the cost of DCC can be enormous. If you buy a loco which is basic 12v DC it may cost £140 say. If you choose the sound version you can doub...
by footplate1947
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco

Have noted that Steve and must say I have been a bit frightened to use varnish since the Humbrol incident which ruined a tender for me. Thanks Steve
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,John
by footplate1947
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco

Sorry Steve about that yes vanish forgot to mention varnish. I had a bad experience with varnish once. I used Humbrol satin acrylic varnish and it dried white mist all over it. Ruined the job So avoid using that stuff. I tossed that tender top in the bin and bought another new one.
by footplate1947
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Bridging the gap
Replies: 30
Views: 589

Re: Bridging the gap

Nice work Richard.....It did not look in the first picture you had room to do that. But the end result is lovely.
Nothing like being there with tape measure and seeing the problem for real. Not so easy to see in a picture is it. John
by footplate1947
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Any Pentatonix fans amongst us ?
Replies: 24
Views: 477

Re: Any Pentatonix fans amongst us ?

John,,, They use microphones and a recording studio to record it dont they. Is that not electronics john. I know all about singing with no without any help from microphones as I used to sing in one of the finest choirs in South Wales. We did not use microphones unless appearing in a Theatre or very ...
by footplate1947
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco

I have removed this printing from Hornby models before using using metal polish or car rubbing down paste (same sort of thing ) with cocktail stick or cotton bud but it has always spoilt the paint finish leaving it shiny. And if you look at the lining, it is a large area to clean up. Which is fine i...
by footplate1947
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco

I am sure that would be printed. It was the collectors club model for 2014. So I would pain over and apply what decals you want on the cab. You could try using cotton buds and metal polish or car rubbing down compound.