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  1. Hi, does anyone know of a way to make coach bolt heads or are any available to buy? Thanks in advance
  2. The coach company is still in business based in Annitsford Northumberland.
  3. Great photos of West Blyth David, I have an uncle who was based in the lower yard offices. These photos bring back great memories. Thanks for posting
  4. Thanks Gilbert, I dont mind waiting as I am sure it will be worth it
  5. Has anyone who has pre-ordered their copy of issue 10 had their delivery yet?
  6. The Eckon EL 1 yard lamps are nice, they come in kit form and are powered by 12v, they use small bulbs so they are not overly bright, they appear on Ebay from time to time.
  7. Hi all, I am about to build the above kit and was wondering if anyone knows if there are any commemoration transfers for the plaques on the war memorial? Thanks in advance
  8. Hi all, Does anyone know how to fit the fine applicator nozzle to the glue tube? Thanks in advance
  9. Just a quick update, floodlight is working fine now.
  10. Further to my question regarding the above yard floodlight, I have removed a small section of the metal 'stem' this has revealed what I believe to be four enamelled wires which I assume is one wire for each LED, these are wired via a resistor to 12V positive and the 'stem' itself has a wire soldered to it which goes to the negative. I have no experience of working with enamelled wire, is there anything that I need to do with the wire before I can solder a resistor to the wires ( I was thinking of a 1K resistor) since I dont know what the correct resistor value should be. Thanks again for any input.
  11. Thanks for your reply, there are wires at the top which I assume connect to the Leds and I think there are wires down to the base but not exposed, also, the light did not come with the circuit board shown in the video.
  12. I came across one of the above yard lamps cheap at an exhibition, as there are no wires coming out of the base I decided to have it as a 'just for show' depot floodlight. I started wondering if the light will actually work as the LEDs look to be intact but as there are no wires to connect it to a 12V power supply I dont know how I can test it, if anyone can give me an idea how to do this that would be great Thanks in advance.
  13. That won't fit in my loft!
  14. Hi all, How do I check that DC running is disabled on my decoder, I am not sure about the individual 'bits' the current value of CV 29 = 39 Any help would be much appreciated.
  15. If anyone has used this fence can you tell me what height this fencing is please? Thanks in advance
  16. Thanks for your reply and link, that is exactly the same as I use.
  17. Thanks for your reply, so that would be front and rear?
  18. Apart from lubricating the coupling rod crank pins and wheel bearings I have read that the motor bearings also require periodic lubrication, the 'Hornby Maintenance Manual' download doesn't show how to do this, can anyone tell me how to go about it please? Thanks in advance
  19. Some excellent and helpful replies above. My layout is based on a real location in 1970s North East England, a loco depot and coal export facility and will be known to people familiar with the area, having said, because of compression, the upper and lower sidings are not long enough nor is there the correct amount of sidings, the buildings on my layout are not totally accurate and some of the other trackwork work is inaccurate but I am happy with my layout being an 'interpretation of' or 'loosely based' layout. There is nothing I can do but work with the space I have and try to get my layout as close as I possibly can with what modelling skills I have and I use the word skills very loosely! I say go for it but most of all enjoy your modelling.
  20. These look interesting Iain, so how do you record onto them?
  21. Sometimes the contact tabs on the body for the lights dont make a good enough contact with pads on the chassis, remove the body and carefully bend the tabs downwards slightly, refit the body and try the lights again.
  22. Some warm water and a wallpaper scraper but be prepared for a mess!
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