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Thread: New Dell wireless keyboards do not work.
17/11/2021 12:02:47

What is the model number of the Dell Keyboard?

Thread: Battery Electric Locomotive
17/10/2021 12:16:01

Blackgates do the plans for a 5" gauge Class 08 called Charlatan. They also do various castings and laser cuts for it.

The plans are quite old, so you may need to re-think what Motor/Gears you use.

Thread: Extension to Digital Version
14/09/2021 17:16:56

I suspect only international subscribers are getting the email ..... as the email does say

We cannot however guarantee timely delivery, as we rely upon complex international distribution networks which are each suffering their own challenges at this time, and we do expect delays and disruption for the next few months.


Thread: Can you recommend a UK supplier for good quality "mill board"?
04/06/2021 09:51:02


What type of model are you making and what size/scale?

Have you thought about Plastikard (Slaters) this comes in various sizes.


Edited By Steambuff on 04/06/2021 09:51:22

Thread: Postal Imports ... Notice 143
01/01/2021 15:24:20

I think that for VAT the limit is now £0, but for Import Duty the limit is £135 .... So a purchase under £135 will only attract VAT .... Correct me if I am wrong


Thread: BT e-mail
13/12/2020 11:33:16

Also most email programs gives the user the option of either "Auto Sending Read Receipt", "Prompt to send Read Receipt" (The receiver can refuse) or "Never to send Read Receipt"

I have Outlook set to "Never Send Read Receipt" So it would be a bit Hit and Miss if you get a response or not.

Most Companies disable the sending of Read Receipts as it tells spammers the account is active.


Thread: HELP in constructing 5 inch gauge points
09/12/2020 11:10:02

Ride on Railways has a series of articles on building a garden railway.

Take a look here -


Thread: HELP
01/12/2020 12:32:21


Take a look on the PNP Railways web site ... Look at their Video on fitting fish-plates, they recommend 3mm for their aluminium rail.


Thread: PC unable to read PNY flash card
05/11/2020 11:41:09
Posted by HOWARDT on 05/11/2020 10:30:20:

Format of card is hardware system related, so embedded software. Operating system has no effect ...

If the card had been written in a Linux/unix format (i.e. Not FAT32) Windows will not be able to read it.

Also if it has been written in Windows exFAT format. it will may be readable under older Windows versions. (I have a USB Drive that is readable in Win 10 but not Win 7)


05/11/2020 09:02:42

Was the card written in a format that your PC can read?

What operating system and version wrote the card? (Mac, PC, Windows/Linux etc)

What version of Windows are your 2 PC's running?


Thread: C0 Lathe Blowing Fuses. Control board short?
02/11/2020 21:38:22

I would check the other two diodes as well ... in fact I would replace all three!


Thread: Parcelforce or DPD
28/10/2020 20:25:04

DPD everytime for me .... They always deliver on the time they say. Parcel Force is a bit hit or miss .... sometimes OK but I have had multiple late deliveries for example the order for the two books from Arc last week ...

Ordered over the weekend .. Shipped Parcelforce 24 on the Monday ... Arrived Swansea depot at 3am Tuesday morning ... Sat there all day (according to their tracking) - They flagged it as Address error/issue - Went out on van Wednesday (Got the text giving me the window - usual driver) but it never came - again flagged as address error, was finally delivered on Thursday morning. [The address on the parcel was correct and complete]


Dave (In rural Wales)

Thread: David Noble
24/08/2020 20:13:27

This is what is says on his web site -

As from 31st January 2017, I will not be accepting orders for the new construction of any products except water gauges. These will still be available for the forseeable future, as of course, will any other products which happen to be left in stock. I hope that more time will enable me to finish some projects, so that limited runs of new wagon kits may appear over time.

I would like to gratefully thank my customers for their support and patience over the years, and if the product range is taken over, details will be posted here.


Thread: Two factor Authentication and Ruralism
05/08/2020 11:46:55


Why not look at getting a Skype phone number? Not sure what the cost is.

You then answer the call on your PC/Laptop/Tablet etc


Thread: Printing from Digital Archive
28/06/2020 18:40:19
Posted by JasonB on 27/06/2020 10:16:19:

You will be able to print from the archive except for about the last 8months when the reader changed.

The reader was changed to a non-flash reader in Mid-January 2019 ... The Print facility from the Archive was removed at this time. You can still print (currently) copies prior to January 2019.


21/06/2020 11:14:57

When you get the new board, look to see if there are any markings on the capacitors, the ones I have seen have a number/code marked on them, which could be a clue to the value/voltage.


Thread: Digital archive subscription are there any restrictions?
10/01/2020 12:22:58

To add to Jason's comments, Issues in the archive published after early-January 2019 cannot be printed, issues prior to that you can print, but only a single page at a time. [The only way around this for more recent issues is to screen print]


Thread: Magazine article series.
09/12/2019 18:27:16

Sorry ... This is what I get when taking a screen shot in the MEW archive under Windows 7 and importing into Photoshop.

(I think that this is not readable when printed)


09/12/2019 17:26:55

Quality is very poor, unusable in my view.

09/12/2019 16:23:31

Remember that you cannot print articles from the archive that were published mid-January 2019 onwards. (Print facitity was removed)

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