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by tunnelmotor
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Scratch building a warehouse
Replies: 17
Views: 14708

Re: Scratch building a warehouse

Koos, Beware gluing the beautifully printed and weathered concrete base sections with PVA - in my experience they will part company, especially when there is any dampness in the air. I tried the same thing but have now used double sided tape from Michaels in the USA (Killer Red as Jack Burgess calls...
by tunnelmotor
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model Railroader - March 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 6906

Re: Model Railroader - March 2013

My replacement magazine arrived this morning - postage cost $8.00. Ouch for Kalmbach as the cover price is way less than that. Now you see why NMRA Magazine costs us so much over here. Time for an e-copy option on that?
by tunnelmotor
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model Railroader - March 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 6906

Re: Model Railroader - March 2013

Their response: Dear Mike, Thank you for the inquiry regarding your Model Railroader subscription. We are sorry to learn that your March 2013 issue arrived with missing and duplicate pages. A replacement will mail shortly. Please allow approximately 3 weeks for delivery. It is not necessary to retur...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model Railroader - March 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 6906

Model Railroader - March 2013

My MR for March 2013 just arrived today - it has 16 pages missing (27-34 and 75-82); and 16 pages duplicated. If you get yours by subscription check your copy. I have reported this to MR.
by tunnelmotor
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: New Loco Announced by Athearn - Genesis Range GP50
Replies: 5
Views: 3457

New Loco Announced by Athearn - Genesis Range GP50

Probably the worst kept secret - Athearn announced this past weekend their next HO scale loco, the EMD GP50.

Here are some links:

http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.a ... =ATHG+GP50

https://www.facebook.com/AthearnModelTrains

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcVG2c9XBAc
by tunnelmotor
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Matching Freight Cars to Industries
Replies: 7
Views: 7204

Re: Matching Freight Cars to Industries

After some thought on what industries I could encompass, I have finalised the list. I admit to unashamed admiration for Lance Mindheim and the choice has been inspired by his work. I describe them starting at the right hand end of the plan above: The scrap yard is now complete and can accommodate th...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Useful Tips for Operating Sessions
Replies: 0
Views: 3405

Useful Tips for Operating Sessions

There are four videos by Mike Hamer and Chris Lyon on Youtube with tips for operating layouts especially when strangers are in on sessions. Here is part one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59BE0V0j ... 3E65E0EAC8 The other three parts are listed below it.
by tunnelmotor
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 25253

Re: Interested in Layout Design?

As I said in the inital post I am a member of the LDSIG. One of the "perks" of membershup is that you can share material with NMRA members....as long as author credit is given along with a link to the LDSIG membership page or other LDSIG contact details are provided with it. Membership is for a spec...
by tunnelmotor
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Athearn Genesis Cabooses
Replies: 4
Views: 3597

Re: Athearn Genesis Cabooses

How do you ensure that it is only 15Ma? I am ignorant of things electrical - I know that a resistor can limit voltage but Mas are still in a cloud somewhere!
by tunnelmotor
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 25253

Interested in Layout Design?

I wonder how many members are either members of the Layout Design SIG (LDSIG) or are interested in layout design. Could you please express an interest and whether you are a member of the LDSIG? It might be worth creating a new UK-based group to get together and share ideas and even put on a display ...
by tunnelmotor
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Athearn Genesis Cabooses
Replies: 4
Views: 3597

Athearn Genesis Cabooses

I have one Genesis caboose with decoder and another without. The latter has LEDs in place but requires, the words say, a lighting circuit to complete - all pick ups are there already. Would it be possible to wire in a simple decoder like a Digitrax DH123 with 1000 ohm resistor to complete the circui...
by tunnelmotor
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Windows for Scratch-building
Replies: 0
Views: 3548

Windows for Scratch-building

I came across a product I had not seen before - laser cut packs of windows in OO and N scales. I picked up a mixed pack of domestic windows, set OOS-D6 from my LHS the Hobby Box (got 10% discount for NMRA membership - a shameless plug for them). Whilst some look traditionally British (a Crittal-look...
by tunnelmotor
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: North Fork Springs
Replies: 32
Views: 26029

Re: North Fork Springs

Koos, it looks as though Knauf have stopped manufacturing it and gone over to foamwool boards. I have a pack of four sheets in my garage I do not need....garage is in East Sussex. Anyone coming to Benson from Devon? There seem to be other suppliers but in smaller sizes like A1 through A3, so many sh...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Photos and Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 4335

Re: Photos and Copyright

Peter, I am not sure your original question is about copyright as expounded by others in responses. I have used others' photos in articles and even used someone's blog material as an article, but always with permission if you can get it. If you attempt to get paid for somebody else's photos you MUST...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Personal and Postal Importations
Replies: 0
Views: 1997

Personal and Postal Importations

Not sure if this is the right category for this subject but it is hobby related. Bear with me. I have just returned from a trip to the USA and we have also just received our first Christmas parcel, from relatives in Australia for our three grandchildren. I thought I would share the experience with y...