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H&M Walkabout
Hi all. While I remember, Happy New Year! A quick question. I have acquired an H&M Walkabout hand held controller, and I need to know what power supply it should take - is it a pure 12v DC, or does it...
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A matt or gloss finish on plastic models?
I have a question relating to the paint finish on plastic models. Is it preferable to have either a matt or gloss finish on 00 gauge rolling stock? I seem to find that factory-finished plastic models...
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ANN: New Railway Design Associates products and laser cutting service
Hey Everybody, have a look at the new products and laser cutting services from Railway Design Associates
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BR Diesel/Electric Headcode Font
Little canter a month or so ago explored the rights & wrongs of the fonts BR used in it's headcodes and how it was difficult to get it correct without tweaking it after... found this
 
Scratch-building a diamond crossing
Scratch-building a diamond crossing because the angle I want is not available from the Usual Suspects. Should be easy enough, but I seem to be struggling. Is there a handy how-to on the good old...
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Converting RTR Steam Locos to 18.83 gauge
Hi all, As a kind of followup to my earlier post re Lima coach and wagon wheelset replacements, can anyone tell me what kind of straightforward conversion packs are available for RTR steam locos to...
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EFE Tube trains
Hi all. Anyone out there motorised an EFE Tube train? If so, have you used new couplings and what type please? My plastic ones look as though they won't last long. Cheers
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Metcalfe Platform
What's the group's opinion on Metcalfe models card platform kits? Thinking of using some, mostly straight but one section will need to curve. Anyone got any experience of building these? How easy is...
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Relco track cleaners
Bought a couple of these second-hand the other day, can anyone please tell me where the brown and blue resistors?/capacitors?/things? go? TIA Dave -- web: dave.potter55(at) All outgoing mail certified...
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Pulsed Width Modulation Controllers
Hi Folks, Thanks to Bromley Libraries I've got my hands on a copy of the "Complete Book of Model Railway Electrics"/Roger Amos. After giving it a quick scan I'm quite astounded by some of the very...
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Re: Point and Signal Bowden cable
| About 25 years ago, someone was selling a Bowden-cable | style control system for point and signal control. This consisted | of thin white plastic tubing into which slid a springy steel wire | (some...
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Motorising a Airfix/Dapol Windmill
Hi all Fareham club needs to motorise one of these for use on our kids "drive it yourself" layout. It will be the second one we have done, the first one had a motor in the base and transferred the...
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