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  1. rab

    EBay madness

    It can't be Gostude; it doesn't say kit built. Or is repainted the new kit built for him.
  2. Thank you all for your responses. Armed with these, and having had a couple of days away from the layout, I'm now having a bit more success. The consumption of track joiners has dropped to a more sensible level, and track is now staying on the bench, not flying around the railway room.
  3. It'll probably close then be taken over by a group of volunteers. what goes round, comes round.
  4. rab

    EBay madness

    You can't have pastries without a T(ea)
  5. Wadebridge to Padstow ; great views of the river all the way.
  6. Hi, Can someone please help me before I waste any more rail joiners, or anymore track gets thrown across the railway room! I've finally started trying to lay track. I've stocked up with lengths of flexitrack and packets of rail joiners. I've also got myself a pair of Xuron track cutters, the ones that cut across the track. I'm cutting the track to length, filing the ends with a tapered lead, and, eventually, getting the joiner onto the first piece of track. When I try to assemble the second length of track to the joiner, the joiner just slides along the first length of track. I have read somewhere that the joiners can be tightened onto the track with pliers, but all this seems to do is distort the joiner, making it loose on the second piece. A: What am I doing wrong please? B: When tightening the joiners with pliers, do you apply the pressure vertically, squeezing between the bottom face of the track and the top of the flange web, or horizontally, squeezing the joiner onto the sides of the web. C: Is an acceptable alternative to lightly centre punch the bottom of the joiner into the bottom of the track. D: Should I resort to soldering the joiner to the first piece of track. Thanks in advance. Yours, Frustrated!!
  7. rab

    EBay madness

    Not exactly madness but the description amused me: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peco-points-n-gauge-Non-Frogging-/265227897345?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 I've heard of dogging but frogging??? Also, if you read the description, you see why the layout was never finished; too many pints!
  8. None of which would be prototypical of course.
  9. Obviously the thickness of the road lining paint is to blame
  10. Moveable cuttings; isn't that whats called landslips on the big railway.
  11. rab

    EBay madness

    N what https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/n-/284356087839?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  12. rab

    EBay madness

    I was under the impression that some model shops test run models before they send them out. Does that mean they are not new when you get them?
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