Instead of springing, maybe I should have said underframe/chassis changed to reflect the differences.
At least I believe so, anyway
Quote from: martyn on Today at 01:12:19 PMI believe the springing has been remodelled to show the difference.
Brake type, Springing and axle bearings were changed when they were rebuilt to VEA. Air brakes replaced vacuum whilst roller bearings replaced plain bearings.
It's not just the main manufacturers; The NGS has produced RTR models that duplicate kits too. The Mk1 carflat and LMS Inspection saloon replicated Etched Pixels/Ultima kits. They rendered their own Queen Mary brake van kit redundant with a RTR model. The VIX ferry van used to be available from Mill Lane Sidings.
Quote from: Spanners70 on Today at 12:20:36 PMJust a rehash of the ones revolution did not so long ago ?
No, not quite.
They were produced by Sonic with Revolution promoting and distributing them.
I believe the springing has been remodelled to show the difference.
Yes, it does duplicate the Society kit, but this is not the first time the RTR market, not just Sonic, have done this. The underframe and chassis will be more accurate than the Peco one.
Last post by Newportnobby - Today at 01:02:43 PM
Packet of 3 ordered. (Something for the weekend, Sir?)
Interesting enough choice of models but of course duplicates the NGS kit 61 which is a shame.
Not one I feel an overwhelming urge to pre-order with a non-refundable deposit payable, but I may be tempted buy a pack further down the line once released.
Last post by Spanners70 - Today at 12:20:36 PM
Just a rehash of the ones revolution did not so long ago ?
Sonic have announced a range of Vanwide Ventilated Vans, available in triple packs.
Due in Q3 of 2024, liveries include BR Bauxite (early and late), BR Freight Brown, BR Olive Green, BR Railfreight (Red/Grey).
Each livery is available in packs of 3.
From Rails of Sheffield's Website:
Due to pressure from large customers BR developed a box van design with sliding doors, the Vanwide to Diagram 1/217, with standard dimensions of 17ft 6 inch length with a 10ft wheelbase. The sides were of plywood construction with flush doors that moved out slightly thus enabling them to slide down the sides, so alleviating the problem of confined locations. The end walls were made from corrugated metal sheeting. The door opening method made a door aperture of 9ft possible which aided loading of pallets by fork lift truck. It was this wider door opening that gave rise to the code name. The build was between Wolverton works and Derby works with nearly 2000 being built between 1961 - 1962.
The VEA vans were refurbished versions of the Vanwide and fitted with air brakes from 1977 to suit customers who could not handle the longer wheelbase of more modern designs of wagon. A total of 550 wagons were converted. They were used on Speedlink trains as well as military specials. A decline in MOD requirements led to most of the wagons being withdrawn in the early 1990s with just a handful finding further use in the departmental fleets. However many survived in internal use at Army bases. Several examples survive into preservation.
Quote from: RBTKraisee on Today at 02:06:18 AMStay far away from upgrading this laptop to Windoze 11. Updating any version of Windoze to the next one is tricky at the best of times, and is an absolute living nightmare if it ever goes wrong - and upgrades go wrong so, so often.
Not really the case these days - In the case of 10 to 11 in-place upgrades, it normally either works or refuses to install at all (most usually because the computer doesn't meet the hardware requirements but can be other reasons). If it's offered through the updates list in the settings app then it is supported (won't offer it otherwise). If it appears there then it's fairly safe to upgrade it.
Yes there are workarounds to the hardware requirements (there's also a lower ceiling which is harder to circumvent) - but these all need a wipe and reinstall and are best avoided for general home users. The annual feature updates also won't install on an unsupported system, so another wipe and reinstall will be necessary - and there's no guarantee that an update in between won't break them. I'd never install W11 on production work machines which didn't meet the hardware requirements - too risky. Done it in testing to see what does and doesn't work, but that's as far as it goes.
I've pushed out the 10 to 11 upgrade to over a hundred machines using Microsoft's remote management platform (Intune), and probably at least 90% of them have installed it with no problems. Of those which haven't, it's normally needed a bit of prodding on the machine itself. A handful have needed a wipe and reinstall, but in no cases did trying to update break them - they just stayed on Windows 10 if they were refusing to install 11.
I've upgraded 2 aspire laptops memory, it was just a case of:
find the exact model off the back of the machine.
Type that number into a memory suppliers page, ( I use Mr Memory).
Up popped the options available.
Order the max it can have.
Watch video on YouTube for that models memory upgrade, though most are very similar.
Unscrew the panel covering the memory.
Unclip the two old memory boards.
Clip in the two new boards,
Put the cover back on.
I've also upgraded a old Toshiba from 4Gb, to 12Gb, same procedure as above and a small HDD, to a 1Tb SSD. It really improved the performance and happily runs win 10 and MS Office.
Note, many PCs and laptops won't run win 11 as they require TMP V2 built in. Which the older stuff doesn't have. There is a work round for that, but you're heading for nerd territory, and it's not always successful ( from what I've read).
Time to go use that old Toshiba to do the MRC accounts.
Quote from: Railwaygun on Today at 01:11:34 AMget a quality SSD as I suggested earlier
I have 'Kingspec' SSDs in two different machines (including an Acer Aspire laptop), they're obscenely cheap from AliExpress and perform as well as the expensive Samsung ones I've got. YMMV.
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