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Great advice thanks Nigel, I’ll have a look when I get some new cleaning products. 
I think I’ve got the track sorted now and regular runs of the track cleaning coach should keep on top of it! Now I just need to take the King Class apart to see why that has stopped running. 

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Thanks. Forgot to mention, IPA has around the same electrical conductivity as heptane or octane - essentially zero. Those lone electrons stay where they are. The water in retail IPA from the chemist/pharmacy (usually less than 10%) evaporates along with the IPA due to hydrogen bonding. Same as in a distillery. The proper name is 2-propanol.

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Hi Chris,

It really doesn't matter what solvent is used, as long as it does not leave a residue that interferes with conductivity. Or that attacks plastic or paint. Or is dangerous to your health. It is always worthwhile checking the MSDS to see what is used. And whether you want it in the house, garage or shed. 

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To be honest, I'm not up on track cleaners, but I use IPA because it cleans and leaves no residue, many years ago oil was all the go for electric continuity, it sounds good but oil leaves a tacky coat to rail which attracts dust and grunge!



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Yesterday at Bressingham we found a Norfolk rock from Great Eastern Models. It has just taken a tour of Teasel Bay with a 101 taking on the Sunday service. The rock will now be placed somewhere in Thetford!








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Evening running. I like how the light from the memorial lights up the hillside, shows up quite well in a photo. Tonight I spent most my evening under the board soldering a wire to the inside of the point blades of the fiddle yard as I was getting very inconsistent power on the point blades causing regular stalling. 

It was nice to relax and just watch them run for a bit without having to give them a push!




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Hi Chris.   I wouldn’t mind being able to sort out those problems by myself, at the moment I don’t think that I can hold a soldering iron . Best wishes Kevin 



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The soldering iron does scare me a bit. I have a slightly irrational fear of it going near my eyes....



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Hi Chris.  Thank you. But my trouble is holding the soldering iron, if I need to solder underneath the plank? I just turn it over. Just one of the advantages of a plank, but I would prefer a large layout, and would, if I wasn’t renting. You commented the same time on what as me ? I must have missed that comment. Best wishes Kevin 



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Disappointed with my delivery today. I ordered some embossed paper which was meant to look like a stone wall. I ordered O scale too as I wanted to be pretty large. 





Looked like this on the picture. After a week to arrive from Greece it looked like this:






The stone patten is somewhere between OO and N I’d guess, the quality is poor. I was kinda expecting the stones to be ‘bumped’ but it’s just random dots. Not sure if you can tell from the photo but the pattern repeats rather quickly and the join is poor!





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Hi Chris.  I read a thread by a Modeller of OO Gauge on YMRC where he used an O Gauge Stone Sheet to great effect. I am surprised that you purchased it from Greece, when you can purchase at one of the many model Railway shows you can attend in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 and can inspect what you are buying .   Best wishes Kevin 



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It was from EBay Kevin, so as long as they deliver to the UK can come from anywhere. 



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Hi Chris.  Thank you for your reply. But one cannot judge from a photo alone , if one can handle it and turn it over it is far better. Either retail outlet or show stand are better .  Best wishes Kevin 



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