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Good ol' Peco SL-40 assembled and suitably (over?)weathered. I added a couple of Hornby spare sprung buffers, which I believe greatly increases the looks.

 

The fit with the track (code 100) is fine if you follow the advice of removing chairs. I did have to glue the legs of the buffer stop to the rails with some epoxy (with clamps because the soft plastic bends easily) and trim the plastic in some areas where it wasn't flush. Otherwise a very good looking buffer!

 

Also, I think the lamp on top should be red?

 

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16 minutes ago, JRamsden said:

Good ol' Peco SL-40 assembled and suitably (over?)weathered. I added a couple of Hornby spare sprung buffers, which I believe greatly increases the looks.

 

The fit with the track (code 100) is fine if you follow the advice of removing chairs. I did have to glue the legs of the buffer stop to the rails with some epoxy (with clamps because the soft plastic bends easily) and trim the plastic in some areas where it wasn't flush. Otherwise a very good looking buffer!

 

Also, I think the lamp on top should be red?

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/IMG_9098.JPG.fca91ae7cb0e9684a90b952a35df484e.JPG

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/IMG_9099.JPG.c974ed127e2731801e1ce76df8dd0bdc.JPG

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/IMG_9100.JPG.8a028ac6a965da813ccd38740e0bb85b.JPG

Aren't they the wrong way round?:scratchhead:

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I had a go at getting a better fit on the code 75 rails

Chairs were removed as recommended.

The inside plastic needed undercutting by about 0.5mm where it sits on the rail head, the web between the sleepers was removed allow the uprights to sit slightly lower (although it seems it might not have been necessary!) and more bevel was needed on the inside of the horizontal rail to allow for the flat bottom "foot"

Here is the result just superglued to keep it in place:

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OK but could do better.

 

 

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20 minutes ago, melmerby said:

OK but could do better.

 

 

 

But this is what this thread is about, see-build-post-learn

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Heres one of my efforts, Midland heavy bufferstop.

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Dave.

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1 hour ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

That's cheating!

 

Mike.

 

Helps to be in the business!

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Scratch built in EM gauge as a test exercise after reading an article by Steve Hall in MRJ 48 - the article outlines the design for a rail bending jig which I fashioned from available bits and pieces (despite the appearance it does work OK!).

 

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18 hours ago, SP Steve said:

Scratch built in EM gauge as a test exercise after reading an article by Steve Hall in MRJ 48 - the article outlines the design for a rail bending jig which I fashioned from available bits and pieces (despite the appearance it does work OK!).

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/Buffers.jpg.83d57a5857ebcca390bf041d57ef0122.jpg

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/1755675900_RailBendingJig.jpg.ddb5eeaf11db9536ad76db7beca2c589.jpg

 

I was inspired by the same MRJ article, but I didn't have the requisite bits and bobs or machining facilities, but then that nice Mr Franks arrived!

 

Mike.

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Mantle Lane, Coalville. 

The reason for these very subsantial stop blocks was a 30 foot drop into a flooded hole, funnily enough the cripple road had no stop block , there's a dogfish in there and not the finned type! 25032 arrived from Toton with the crane althought I dont recall the rerailing op. Piccy available if anyones interested.

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The bar across the wagon's buffers (a bit of something it's picked up in the collision I assume) make it look like it was fitted with tension lock couplings and has lost the hook!

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Here is my favourite. Is it a shed or a buuferstop? Guide Bridge.

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 These at Aberdeen have the extra stretchers. I am not sure why.

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Mike Wiltshire

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Coach bogie said:

Here is my favourite. Is it a shed or a buuferstop? Guide Bridge.

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/buffers001.jpg.74235c0b0a4517e3fe334778fc8f6fe0.jpg

 These at Aberdeen have the extra stretchers. I am not sure why.

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/DSCF0048.JPG.07f0c3a0e0ac2509cea6069796e00f5e.JPG

Mike Wiltshire

 

 

They are extra brakes, as each is hit by the sliding buffer stop more brake resistance comes into force..

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Excellent service from Lanarkshire Models.

Ordered some GWR short bufferstops late night 16th Sept,

On the doormat today.:good:

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Regarding the earlier post about wooden buffer stops, I found the attached during a pre move clearout. Does this answer any questions?

Tim T

All packed up and nowhere to go to (for the second time in six weeks!)

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On 13/09/2019 at 14:08, Steamport Southport said:

Whilst we are discussing buffer stops. Does anyone know any details for the sleeper built ones?

 

Peco, Hornby and Bachmann all make them, but I've never seen a photograph of a real version. I'm assuming they were used before using rail built ones or they were used in remote areas.

 

https://www.hattons.co.uk/7715/peco_products_sl_41_sleeper_built_buffer_stop/stockdetail.aspx

 

https://www.hattons.co.uk/31392/bachmann_branchline_36_883_sleeper_built_buffer_stop/stockdetail.aspx

 

 

 

 

Jason

According to Jenkins and Carpenter in their book on the Shipston-on-Stour branch, the buffer stops at the end of this S & M J R siding at Clifton is a sleeper built buffer stop.  Somewhere under the weeds, perhaps!

https://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/smjc98.htm

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I've noticed that on some of the older style buffers the beam was painted wholly or partly in white, whileas on others it wasn't.  Was there any rule that that should be done?

 

DT

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