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  1. Electrically - the (uni)frogs are so short the wide Hornby wheel cause a short circuit at the heel end of the point. Very noticeable with sound sadly...
  2. I'd like to re-ask this question as despite all my efforts on B2B etc my two relatively recent 31s will misbehave on the Peco C75 Bull head (Unifrog) points because of the relatively wide treads and the way the axles move from side to side. I'm very pleased with the points but would like to run the 31s reliably. Both Gibson and Ultrascale used to do 31 wheels but no longer... Chris
  3. Major works on our local GWR mainline today. Track replacement in Saltford Tunnel meant a few trains were parked up near home.
  4. While looking for something else in my Flickr I stumbled across this photo. S&DRT at Midsomer Norton in 2016
  5. Thanks - the cut off NEM was a good call. I've had a go and although not layout-tested yet this looks like it might work. As its good to see when people have actually found a post useful I offer some photos: Front has a 20 fitted to the top of the bogie using the existing hole with the nem legs gently filed to creat a recess for the screw plus a smaller screw to provide a firm fixing. After I'd fitted it to the loco I realised the bogie has a bit of give built in so I may go for a fitting slightly further back. The tender has a cut off #20 fitted to the
  6. I think the point (sorry) for me is that I woould not set about point building as described but these kits look as if they'll put decent looking points in the hands of many more modellers - including me. I care how track looks - almost as much as how it behaves - for example I used Marcway ready to lay points on my Pixash Lane layout.
  7. I'd worked that out... My other response could have been.....Yes:
  8. I didn't think we needed them for these kits - apart from electrics....
  9. Scarey....yesterdays creative pre-dinner activity - possible rural outpost of the S&D (using the two fiddleyards from my current "Dock Street replacement" project reversed)
  10. I agree and as an enthusiast of the "micro" layout I think when slightly shorter realistic points are available in 00 this will also be a game changer. I needed 1500mm to make a viable micro using the PECO BH points (Penmaenbach) but once we can do something in 1200mm or so with decent track it may have quite an impact. Chris
  11. Thanks - I will have a look but everything looked very tight......
  12. I'll use any Kadee I can - I have the full range in my stash and a couple of height gauges and I'm not constrained to #17-20s. I thought I could sort it but is "difficult" to be honest. No NEMs - its a very old design and I am prepared to modify if necessary - its not much use to me as it is frankly.
  13. Does anyone have any experience of or suggestions for installing working Kadees on the Hornby 8F. I have a nice model with DCC sound installed but unless I can get some Kadees on it it will be a shelf queen...or even worse...sold... If I was just using it for single ended shunting I could use a brake van as a "go-between" but I'd like to use it for shunting, running round etc. Thanks in advance for any ideas. Chris
  14. That's enough about PP ....what about you!?
  15. No John - its local but not close. The bridge is on the GWML a bit east of Keynsham station. Frys was NNW. There is a very good local historical society which I keep meaning to join! Chris
  16. I agree about the fence post idea but they seemed to be part of a larger structure. I've found a photo from Lockdown #1
  17. ...and there was a train to see as well.....60019 Port of Grimsby & Immingham on a wagonless Murco service from Theale to Robeston
  18. Todays jaunt - these remnants of what looks like Broad Gauge Rail appear to have been used as part of some sort of hoist across the River Chew near the GWML in Keynsham. This is on the other side - I'll try for a better look when weather is kinder and river is lower! This is the GWML bridge over the river. Unusually it appears to be a round arch not a gothic version like everything else I've seen on this stretch.
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