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by Maz066
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Hot Air Gun - Any good?
Replies: 28
Views: 1197

Re: Hot Air Gun - Any good?

I use the thing for all kinds of jobs especially removing PVC plumbing fittings, loosening bolts where I cant risk a flame- all sorts of jobs
by Maz066
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: led street lamps
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: led street lamps

Always a good idea to add a fuse system to these power supplies. Not sure how they behave if they are shorted out
by Maz066
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Decisions decisions
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Decisions decisions

I have had an Interesting couple of days. Oz at the moment is burning down. We found ourselves in the path of a major fire, travelling about 30 kms an hour. Temperature for the day was 45 and strong winds, so a lot of fuel to burn. Had to evacuate quickly. My layout is not portable, so grabbed as ma...
by Maz066
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Don't try this at home
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Don't try this at home

Casually doing some scenic repairs on the layout with my Peco grass applicator. To refill the unit, I held it between my legs, unscrewed the screen and begin to refill. Did not switch the unit off !!!!!! Don't know what happened but I copped a savage shock between my legs. Fair jumped off my stool. ...
by Maz066
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Broad guage
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Broad guage

You're right that is an incredible layout. The quality of those locomotives and track and signal design is amazing. I love the steam powered traverser
link Mike Sharman
by Maz066
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: UK Visitor
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: UK Visitor

My daughter and her family live in Surrey. We try to get here each year. But Aus is a long way to anywhere. We spent time in the beautiful Cotswolds, Bath, Londons V&A museum. Favourite places, Debyshire dales, west country, lakes district. In fact I love most of the UK. Once you get used to the fac...
by Maz066
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: UK Visitor
Replies: 4
Views: 559

UK Visitor

My time as a visitor in the UK is coming to an end. Great visiting some of your model shops. So much better than on line which I am forced to do in Aus. Quite often you do not know what is out there unless you browse through the shelves and find all the little things you did not know existed. Model ...
by Maz066
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Statins
Replies: 17
Views: 1714

Re: Statins

. Getting fitted for a hearing aid next week - ain't it grand getting old El-Oh-El :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Ah yes that is the final straw when you become a deaf old fart. I just had a Cochlea implant (12 months ago). Amazing how much they work, but great relief at night going to bed to pull off all the...
by Maz066
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Broad guage
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Broad guage

This has probably been discussed before but I would like to set up a broad gauge GWR shunting layout. I fear though the RTR market would be too small for the investment needed to produce such a thing. Has anyone produced such a layout?
by Maz066
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: Dorking Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 1418

Dorking Exhibition

Well I am over visiting Blighty from Aus, just checking on the cricket and world cup. Looked up RM and saw there was an exhibition in Dorking reasonably close to where we are in Cobham. Once I got used to all your 2 lanes roads reduced to one because of rather erratic parking practices of British dr...