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by Paul-H
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: I'm very pleased to be able to report......
Replies: 14
Views: 553

Re: I'm very pleased to be able to report......

In the big Hurricane what Hurricane in the 80's my mate woke to find he had gained a nice new Caravan in his back garden, completely undamaged Trouble was unlike his neighbour who was the original owner he didn't have any access to the road from his garden, the insurers had to hire a crane to lift i...
by Paul-H
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Woodland Scenics - MiniVac
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Woodland Scenics - MiniVac

I just bought one of these and it had no extra mesh filters in the box, the dealer check all his stock and none of them had any, he said they have probably stopped supplying them now. I ended up making my own Must admit it's not a very impressive bit of kit, thankfully it's not overpriced unlike mos...
by Paul-H
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Heavy Weathering or what.....
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Heavy Weathering or what.....

My car looks as bad as that after a day driving around the M25
by Paul-H
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: changing from oo to N
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: changing from oo to N

It's very easy, after cleaning and hoovering the track you just rub the pencil over the tracks, with power off as the pencil is conductive, then as you run your locos they spread the graphite around your layout. It does not take much to make a vast improvement. Not just for n-gauge it works just as ...
by Paul-H
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: changing from oo to N
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: changing from oo to N

I used to be quite paranoid about track cleaning but since being introduced to the wonders of a 9B Graphite Pencil all I do is just the occasional quick vac and occasional re application of graphite These are the ones I use https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LYRA-Graphite-Pencils-9B-Art-Drawing-Sketching-Po...
by Paul-H
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: changing from oo to N
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: changing from oo to N

To be honest I went down the use of a graphite pencil route some time ago and that had a fantastic effect on running reliability so I don't realy do much cleaning these days.

As for voltage N needs the same as 00 do you existing controllers will work fine.

Paul
by Paul-H
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: changing from oo to N
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: changing from oo to N

Hi N can be just as reliable as any other gauge, everything does need to be nice and clean as their lack of weight can give issues in electrical contact if everything is not clean and well laid. Auto coupling, do you mean drive over a magnet to uncoupler or some sort of electronic uncoupler built in...
by Paul-H
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Paint colours (a question in two parts)
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Paint colours (a question in two parts)

For the Deltic are looking for the two tone or all over green
by Paul-H
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: COPPA (American child protection law)
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: COPPA (American child protection law)

If you are clever enough to hack but stupid enough not to hide behind multiple vpns they you deserve to be extradited. I suspect charges of breaching national security are viewed differently to charges of showing train videos to children at an extradition hearing, especially in any country other tha...
by Paul-H
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: COPPA (American child protection law)
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: COPPA (American child protection law)

It's a bit of an odd one Is it aimed at children, Yes ok post it but no one will be able to find it using the search function, only people you have provided with the link will be able to view it. Is it aimed at children, No ok post it and it will be searchable but if we find it contains stuff that m...