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  1. It could, and does (Travelator / Escalator) I recall seeing a spiral escalator in Las Vegas a few years ago. Apparently made by Mitsibushi.
  2. Can be a really good option, as long as you are able to have a consistent and even light source. Light colour and edge dimming can be problems. Realising the OP is a few months old, here's my offering on the subject. After some mediocre results from an (IIRC) Epson Perfection 1670, I got a Epson V850 a few years ago and the results have been excellent. Can scan up to 12 slides in one pass. It'll be an excessive solution if you only have a couple of hundred of slides, but I note this here for anyone else who wants to digitally archive their slide collection.
  3. Hi Martin, Did Dapol ever come back to you with an answer or solution?
  4. @Accurascale Fran Congratulations on an excellent collection of wagons. Whilst these are all outside my 'era', there is a Rule 1 slipping in. Would you consider producing a 'sample' pack containing one of each livery? I could then choose to run them as an eclectic rake, or just admire them.
  5. Thanks, I didn't know that. I've now found the place to change that.
  6. And when I went to college, we were taught that you cast items in a mold. The thing you do not want in your house is mould. Yet many people seem to want to cast their resin models in a fungus. I know I'll get a lot of pushback on this, as many dictionaries now use the American spelling and this seems to have permeated into the UK lexicon more, to the extent that I would not be surprised to see that the OED have interchanged both, but I come from Ireland and that's my excuse! (It doesn't help that this forums' spell-checker puts a little red wiggly line under 'mold' to suggest that the word does not exist). Edit #1: Ok, I'm out on a limb here. As I said, some dictionaries define both mold and mould interchangably, and it's what I recall from college in Ireland many decades ago. Edit #2. Glad to have been informed that the spell-checker is a browser function, and not a forum function. Browser now updated, which helps elsewhere. Happy to be corrected.
  7. At an eco-building course I went on many years ago in West London, the tutor and many of the attendees kept using the word subsistence instead of subsidence. It really REALLY bugged me, especially as this was a course on building, not trying to survive.
  8. I thought I'd save a couple a quid and bought one of these from either Aldi or Lidl, can't remember which. Found they either wouldn't strip off the insulation neatly (seemed to leave a 'stretched' portion of insulation trailing to the end of the wire), or broke some strands of wire when removing the insulation. It is possible that: (a) I just got a duff item and all the others are great or (b) I wasn't using it correctly. However.... ..... I returned the wire stripper to Aldi/Lidl and bought the CK one. Worked a treat first time, and still does. Excellent quality and reliable (although I didn't find the crimping function particularly easy to use).
  9. No Problem. I I was just thinking along the wrong lines. Now, just need to figure out these TLAs: KUA HYA JSA IKA PFA TEA IIA PCA FIA ...
  10. ROW = ? Republic of xxxxx? What have I missed since I left (apart from many grey cells).
  11. From the BBC today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-57145192
  12. I checked mine this evening. Freightliner twin pack 640213 & 640214 bought second-hand in May 2019 shows cracks, as per the pictures. Freightliner twin pack 640155 & 640156 and twin pack 640177 & 640178, bought new Summer 2019, shown no external signs of damage.
  13. Sympathise with whoever has to keep an eye on the forum, especially when things seem to go awry more on bank holiday weekends and late at night for that matter. Got this strange effect this evening, after having a few problems connecting to the forum. Jumps form 12 hours to 2 years. Maybe I've had a blackout and missed the last year or two (did I miss anything important ?) or it's the internet gods telling me to go to bed. Anyway, I'm sure it'll be resolved soon enough. Take care, whoever has been called to look into this.
  14. Sympathise with whoever has to keep an eye on the forum, especially when things seem to go awry more on bank holiday weekends and late at night for that matter. Got this strange effect this evening, after having a few problems connecting to the forum. Jumps from 12 hours to 2 years. Maybe I've had a blackout and missed the last year or two (did I miss anything important ?) or it's the internet gods telling me to go to bed. Anyway, I'm sure it'll be resolved soon enough. Take care, whoever has been called to look into this.
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