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  1. Wow, that, in my humble opinion, is absolutely superb ...... and I would assume very expensive. Having looked at the web site for regions et compagnies I came across this, perhaps a little over the top for loco stabling at minories;
  2. Hi Phil, I was a little confused with that statement, I thought the 7805 is a regulator, purpose made to reduce the voltage but then it dawned on me, perhaps not so efficient at it's job. Perhaps the following wil be an adequate replacement; https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/switching-regulators/7962138/?cm_mmc=UK-PLA-DS3A-_-google-_-PLA_UK_EN_Power_Supplies_%26_Transformers_Whoop-_-Switching+Regulators_Whoop-_-7962138&matchtype=&pla-341403531999&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-ouP0aaK8gIVAbbtCh1KHQJKEAQYBCABEgKjd_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Ian
  3. Hi BoD, Thank you for keeping us updated about Gordon over the past months. You ask for us to message you for further details but perhaps my fellow subscribers to this thread, the same as I would ask that whereas you have told us that his funeral will take place on Wednesday could we ask you to inform us of the time. I would like to mark it with respect and a few minutes of silent contemplation! Thank you Ian
  4. Hi Wayne, I have never built a turnout, well perhaps one but since it didn't work we can't include that one;-) so I have never built a turnout but I am looking forward to giving these ago. You mention "blackening the flangeway of the cast crossing" ... with what are we to blacken this with, most people will probably know the answer but I don't! Thanks Ian
  5. Very sad news. I’m not quite sure what to say other than, I do hope that Jackie can take some comfort in the knowledge that Gordon was a much loved member of the RMweb community and that he will be greatly missed. I also want to take this opportunity to thank BoD for keeping us informed about Gordon. Ian
  6. I too am totally choked by this, can't get it out of my mind since BoD announced it. We communicated a little over the years and Gordon gave me lots of tips, a genuinely nice guy, such a shame. I certainly didn't expect it to go down like this, I hope he bounces back! My love to Gordon’s family and friends Best regards Ian
  7. This is an excellent review ..... makes me want to have a go! As Dave also mentioned, what is your opinion regarding curvature of the turnout ..... do you think it would be relatively easy to curve? Thanks Ian
  8. Best wishes Gordon, we're all rooting for you .............................. and look forward to the completion of Eastwood Town with construction of Bastille on the opposite wall;-) Get well soon. Ian
  9. ... whatever you do don't mention Bastille, I did it once I think I got away with it
  10. Hi Gordon .... can I have the..., only joking of course! We all know that at sometime in the future life comes to an end, three score years and ten was the norm at one time, both my parents passed at that age so what hope for me but life style changes and the three score years and ten is easily surpassed nowadays and a healthy attitude can help. Is the glass half full or half empty? I think you are very prudent to catalogue all your stock, the same as having your affairs in order, it doesn't mean your going to pass away tomorrow but rather less to be concerned about which is less of a pressure, why put of until tomorrow what you can do today? Sure you have a big operation looming and I certainly hope all goes well with it but I also think you have a very positive attitude and from what you have said previously you'll have a good team undertaking the op ..... you'll be fine and if you start to doubt it just remember the Monty Python song "always look on the bright side of life" ! All the best Ian
  11. Just my just my tuppenceworth, and I haven’t built jack yet! I’ve been considering 00-SF for sometime but now I’m finding myself to be attracted to EM for the improved look from the wider gauge. However, there is a problem in committing to EM gauge and that is the time it will take to modify the RTR locos and stock that I have collected, to say nothing about the cost and complexity of the conversions. I’ve just looked up (searched) the conversion of Bachmann 4TC to EM Gauge ... seems rather extensive, not just pulling the wheels out, and also the cost of an Ultrascale wheel set for the Bachmann class 08 Diesel Shunter … Ouch! EM looks nice but so too does 00-SF which is what I think the majority of modellers will probably stick with, including myself ….. when I eventually pull my finger out! Ian
  12. Excellent idea from Bob and one that seems to have been implemented sucessfully by The Laird on Leeds City www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/64065-leeds-city-the-midland-side-in-4mm/page/4/ Best regards Ian
  13. Hi Wayne, I think that is really quick but I won't hold you to it! Thanks Ian
  14. Hi Wayne, What is the time scale for you having the full range of turnout kits available in 00 similar to the range that you have available in code 40? Ian
  15. Hi Gordon, Thankyou for getting back to me; I certainly wasn't suggesting that you rip it up and start again ........ that'd be crazy I think I'd be over the moon if I could achieve half of what you have achieved with ET, it's looking superb! Good luck with the reset of the build. Ian
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