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by Steve M
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: SHOULD I LEAVE A GAP BETWEEN MY RAILS ?
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: SHOULD I LEAVE A GAP BETWEEN MY RAILS ?

Yes there should be an expansion gap. Generally the gap should be about the thickness of a credit card but take into account the ambient temperature - if it’s cold the rails will need a little more of a gap to allow for more expansion when the weather improves.
by Steve M
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Woodworking Advice Please
Replies: 12
Views: 82

Re: Woodworking Advice Please

Steve, to me thats a coach screw. Interesting. I would certainly attempt the glue fix, before paying for a chippie, who will not be able to come till about july, based on isolation They go by either name John. My father would always use the term lag bolt so that must have stuck in the memory. Maybe...
by Steve M
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Woodworking Advice Please
Replies: 12
Views: 82

Re: Woodworking Advice Please

Lag bolts.

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by Steve M
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Sunrise this morning
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: Sunrise this morning

brian1951 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Sorned two of our cars today, as there not going to be used in the near future so it will save washing them.
Have you put your butler on reduced hours then?
by Steve M
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Woodworking Advice Please
Replies: 12
Views: 82

Re: Woodworking Advice Please

Sandy, the newel post should be securely fixed to the full depth of that floor joist - for example the one at the top of my stairs is flush with the plasterboard of the ceiling below. It sounds as though the fixings holding it have worked loose - either long screws, bolts or long dowel pins. They do...
by Steve M
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 145
Views: 13549

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

No doubt a DCC expert will be along to tell you which wire(s) to use but until that happens, I stuck a section of LEDs from one of those very cheap 5m rolls to the inside of my GWR railcar. I just connected them to the rail pickups so they are on all the time - quick and dirty, but it worked.
by Steve M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Sunrise this morning
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: Sunrise this morning

Just finished drying off the car and now it’s p..p...p...persisting down.

Tempted by your offer Brian, but I just checked with Boris and it would involve an unnecessary journey, so no dodging checkpoints today. :D
by Steve M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Sunrise this morning
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: Sunrise this morning

Two separate lots of Hail Stones and a few flakes of snow falling over here. Brrr. Not going out for my allowed exercise today. If I don't use today's allowance can I bank it for tomorrow? Ha ha :lol: I’m going to report you to the ‘Covid police’. I’m washing cars this weekend (not a career change ...
by Steve M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 145
Views: 13549

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Only one option then................rip it all up and start again. :roll: Or..........hand built points. I did look at C&L point kits, but I really think it would be to much hassle. Forty year’s ago (first ‘proper’ layout) I built a couple of points - the kits were cheaper than readymade at the tim...
by Steve M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: And another hobby.
Replies: 176
Views: 19011

Re: And another hobby.

I prefer the word irresponsible Brian.
Not known as floating Petri dishes for nothing.

Mind you Easyjet have a salesdrive on flights to all destinations for £29.99 through to February - I call that optimistic. :D