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by bulleidboy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: West Somerset Railway in trouble!
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: West Somerset Railway in trouble!

That's a lot of paid staff - hope they can turn it round.
by bulleidboy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Picking up the baton again
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: Picking up the baton again

Welcome George - as you can see it's a friendly place. Lots of help, information and fun.
by bulleidboy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 73

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forum David - it's a great place - lots of help, information and fun. BB
by bulleidboy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Converting 0-4-0 and others
Replies: 12
Views: 134

Re: Converting 0-4-0 and others

Ian - As a side issue, it is probably worth getting your Select upgraded. I recently sent my Elite back for the latest upgrade. I rang the repairs department at Hornby and was given a "Job number" which I had to quote when returning the Elite. I posted it on a Tuesday afternoon and it was back with ...
by bulleidboy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Latching Reed Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Latching Reed Switch

Thanks Roger and TWD for the explanation. I thought it might be cheaper to make your own - as I said £6 a coach is not bad, but the prices for some of the items required is very cheap. I'll get probably buy three kits, which will enable a rake to be lit, and then see how we go. BB
by bulleidboy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Latching Reed Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Latching Reed Switch

Iv'e looked at a "coach lighting kit" from Layouts4u - it consists of a strip of 3v LED's, latching reed switch, and a CR2032 battery + holder - all at £6. You stick the LED's and the reed switch to the coach roof (inside), the battery holder sits at the end of the carriage. You wave a magnet over t...
by bulleidboy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Rod Stewart, rail fan
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: Rod Stewart, rail fan

It's been in most of the national papers today - the Express had a double page spread. He was also interviewed by Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 today. It would appear he came across across as a knowledgeable railway modeller.
by bulleidboy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 79
Views: 9284

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Thanks for the link Steve - not sure if I've watched this one - there are a lot out there!
by bulleidboy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Annual trip to Catalunya
Replies: 26
Views: 3035

Re: Annual trip to Catalunya

It's nice when you've booked the flights and have a note on the calendar - something to look forward to. I'm keeping an eye on BA at the moment for tickets to Tampa for next May - they have just had a sale but the tickets were £100 more in the sale than they are normally, so I didn't buy - condo is ...
by bulleidboy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 79
Views: 9284

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Thanks Steve - I'm going for a grey finish on the cliff face. The two ends actually come off - I stuck a length 10mm dowel into the two ends, and then pushed the dowels into the main hillside. Hopefully the weight of the plaster bandage will keep them flat on the base board. I can lift the whole lot...