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  1. Thanks Yardman Using a lamp may be the simple solution.
  2. I want to install some LED's on my hidden sidings trackwork to show if that particular length of track is energised. Do all LED's have to have resistors when worked of 12 V DC? Thanks.
  3. Always liked the Trix EM1 electric. For it's time a lovely model to gaze at in the shop window, had to do with a Triang Princess Elizabeth and dock shunter in those days but extremely happy with them!
  4. Nostalgia is a fine tonic. One of the oldest catalogues I have is an ERG with all its parts for scratchbuilders Have also several W&H which were very comprehensive. The ones I miss were the annual Gamages catalogues which somehow have been lost. Reading the old catalogues shows how far we have progressed in RTR.
  5. It getting a bit like the general media, full of negativity.
  6. Amongst my old catalogues I have an ERG for scratchbuilders and several W&H for Nostalgia.
  7. And the other quote from her indoors, you never take them out if the box!
  8. Over the last week I have purchased a couple of diesels from Mike at C&M by mail order, living in Cumbria they have arrived next day.
  9. That wiping contact under the blade always seemed a good idea, why drop it?
  10. Gypsum has still come in occasionally to Workington for Kirby Thore but goes by road now.
  11. In the digital v paper discussion, one aspect of the digital side I like with Rmweb and shop sites is the instant news when a product is available and any bargain sales which occur, which with the paper adverts this has quite a lag time. Or if you are researching a subject you can guarantee someone will answer your query which you submit fairly quickly. However for articles the paper copy every time.
  12. I have more or less given up on railway modelling magazines, they try to much to be all things to all people, which goes over old ground time and time again. One thing that has definitely improved is the quality of the photographs. I nowadays prefer Backtrack and Railway bylines which tend to deal in depth with specific articles
  13. Correction, my mistake, they were in the 2004 catalogue but in any ones money, that's a long time ago. And they had lights. So very cost effective to the supplier rather than the end user.
  14. Absolutely ridiculous pricing, but if a punter wants its it fair enough. I bought a rake of Mk1 Pullmans, lovely at about average price of £19 when they came out. What I cannot accept is the price hike of old tooling to nearly £70. New models fair enough you factor in the development and tooling but not something that goes back to the last century and they try to justify the price hike.
  15. The idea is good if the correct recycling is carried out, but if some one disposes of the plastic point packaging other than in a bin, that gives a problem, it is not bio degradable whereas at least the cardboard packaging does degrade away, but the plastic can wash up and down in the tide for years.
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