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About nzgresleyfan

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    Lower Hutt, Wellington NZ
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    Railways, prototype and model; bus and coach operation and preservation; tramways; aviation; motor sport.

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  1. Wondering what the hell is going on here. Godzone is supposed to be safe, not a terrorist target.

  2. There was a good article in one of the early Model Rail editions as well. I have a copy somewhere and can look it up if you'd like to know which one.
  3. Yes. You still have one polarity crossing the other whether it's analogue or DCC. I had the same problem with Zero 1 thirty years ago. DCC makes insulating rail joiners even more essential as the track is permanently live.
  4. What you have is a situation where your wheel treads are wide enough to cause a short at the frog. One polarity is crossing the other which is fine with dead frog points such as these but as soon as you introduce a wheel to the equation; game over. If you had live frog points here then nothing would move. As the post says above, you need to have insulating rail joiners between the two sets of points, and also on the main running lines just beyond the frog. Then have it wired so that the polarity changes with the points. That's the theory, don't ask me how to do it in practice. I leave it to whichever sparkie is wiring up the layout I'm working on at the time...
  5. Any reason you're asking the same question in two separate threads? You already got an answer in the first one. People might get a little irritated if you continue...
  6. A bit late entering the discussion, however I must agree with those who feel the rejected request to join was not down to elitism but was more to do with the fact that it was not the person interested in the group who was applying. I follow a number of NZ aviation pages whose admins make it quite clear that requests will be considered only after checking to make sure the applicant's profile does actually indicate an interest in aviation. It stops randoms getting in and doing things like advertising sunglasses and insurance. I would suggest that the OP's partner's profile demonstrated no connection to railways, model or otherwise, so the request got the flick. I trust the issue was sorted.
  7. Lima Western. I got two one Christmas and fell in love with them. Completely outclassed now of course, but I still entertain the idea of replacing the pizza cutters and investing in the Brassmasters conversion. Given I have 6 to upgrade, it may not happen.
  8. This reminds me of a story I once read: Two women were sitting opposite each other in a full compartment on a crowded train. They had the seats closest to the window and were having a heated argument about whether it should be open or closed. "I want it closed, I'll catch my death of cold if it's open", said one. "Open", said the other, "Or I'll suffocate in the stale air!" The guard hears the ruckus and comes to investigate. Sadly, neither woman will compromise. A retired Army Colonel has been quietly observing from an opposite corner of the compartment. "Might I offer a solution?", he asks. "Gladly", says the frustrated guard. "Lock the window", says the Colonel, "And that will kill one of them. Then open it, that will kill the other. Then the rest of us might just be able to finish our journey in peace and quiet."
  9. You're welcome! And yes thank you, I'm loving it. Work and family commitments meant I took a year off from the forum and I've only recently come back. Most of the threads I just picked up from the date I went offline, however I went right back to the start with yours! I will keep following with great interest.
  10. Back here after a year and catching up on what I've missed. Best of British railway modelling on the 'puter, and Midsomer Murders in the DVD player. Closest I can get to home from the other side of the planet!

    1. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      I think one of the old episodes of Midbummer featured a model railway layout. Can't remember which episode it was.....

    2. vaughan45

      vaughan45

      One set in a brewery, with Christopher Eccleston as the train anorak and murderer (no surprise there then)

    3. nzgresleyfan

      nzgresleyfan

      Moved on to Frost after Midsomer. One there too, but the modelling fraternity were treated a little more kindly in that story. He ended up as the dead one.

  11. Back here after a year and catching up on what I've missed. Best of British railway modelling on the 'puter, and Midsomer Murders in the DVD player. Closest I can get to home from the other side of the planet!

  12. Back here after a year and catching up on what I've missed. Best of British railway modelling on the 'puter, and Midsomer Murders in the DVD player. Closest I can get to home from the other side of the planet!

  13. Back here after a year and catching up on what I've missed. Best of British railway modelling on the 'puter, and Midsomer Murders in the DVD player. Closest I can get to home from the other side of the planet!

  14. Back here after a year and catching up on what I've missed. Best of British railway modelling on the 'puter, and Midsomer Murders in the DVD player. Closest I can get to home from the other side of the planet!

  15. Back here after a year and catching up on what I've missed. Best of British railway modelling on the 'puter, and Midsomer Murders in the DVD player. Closest I can get to home from the other side of the planet!

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