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by IanS
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: New member

Welcome. As has already been said, a friendly and helpful bunch. Lookout for posts by Chops, always good videos!
by IanS
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: UK or Bust 2020

You've not left much time for travelling between locations. All day in London, then off to York the next day. Consider axing one location (Brighton will be most difficult to get to from the Lake District (of course it depends where in the LD you are) as travelling to a mainline station then down to ...
by IanS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Old and Very old rolling stock
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Old and Very old rolling stock

Can you be a bit more specific about the 'old and very old'? Are they from the 1930's, 40's etc or a little more modern from the 70's and 80's or even newer from the 2000's? And welcome! Replacing wheels is not for the inexperienced, especially on steam locos. Can you be more specific about what was...
by IanS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Triang giraffe box car
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: Triang giraffe box car

Of some interest. More details of how it worked and photos of the contents of the box it came in.

http://www.tri-ang.co.uk/giraffe.html
by IanS
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: VOLTAGE TO TRACK PART 2
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: VOLTAGE TO TRACK PART 2

That's the problem with double posting and shouting - I didn't read it all because it is difficult to read ALL CAPITALS, especially long posts. As I understand it, you can't read DCC voltage etc via a normal meter. The supplied Gaugemaster power supply is for 3.5amps so readings of 6-12 are obviousl...
by IanS
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: VOLTAGE TO TRACK PART 2
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: VOLTAGE TO TRACK PART 2

I don't like shouting - so won't.

How are you measuring the Amps or Volts?

Most controllers would struggle with that level of Amps, what are you using?

Is it a DC, DCC or AC controller?
by IanS
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Heavy Fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Heavy Fuel

"The Gallery," "Wild West End," "Six Bladed Knife," "Water of Love," "Lions," list goes on and on. Truly brilliant stuff. Never been a great fan of Punk, but Ian Drury, who's lyrics are really quite incisive and smart, rather caught my attention. Oddly enough, I have never, ever been able to locate...
by IanS
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello from Edinburgh
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Hello from Edinburgh

What they said - welcome and ask away.

If you've older stock or track ask away about using them on modern layouts.
by IanS
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Railway exhibition destroyed
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Railway exhibition destroyed

In England (where the offences took place) the age of criminal responsibility is 10. The perpetrators of the damage were 15 or 16 so well beyond that age. I agree that the penalties in the criminal justice system are strange, to say the least. You're right when you say that parents often don't know ...
by IanS
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Looking for Station Building Info
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Looking for Station Building Info

Maybe contacting this group here : http://www.gnsra.org.uk/master.htm will help.

I've not looked at all the photos, but there are some of most stations and types of buildings are often common on particular lines.