N Gauge Forum

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: mojo on March 15, 2019, 09:32:27 AM

Title: Parts Directory
Post by: mojo on March 15, 2019, 09:32:27 AM
I have frequently requested help in finding products from forum members, always receiving excellent advice, but is there a directory available showing products and firms making/selling them?

My latest request is for rail built buffer stops and who makes them, but it would be nice if this could be found without bothering other modellers for their help.

Maurice C
Title: Re: Parts Directory
Post by: Bealman on March 15, 2019, 10:27:32 AM
The search function (top right) will bring up many posts on the subject.

The Peco model is popular and easily available.
Title: Re: Parts Directory
Post by: RailGooner on March 15, 2019, 10:46:12 AM
..
 but is there a directory available showing products and firms making/selling them?
...

Would be a massive job to build and maintain such a database. Consider how many small enterprises appear and then after a relatively short life disappear again, i.e.: Modelux (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=44504).

I wouldn't want to do it.
Title: Re: Parts Directory
Post by: ntpntpntp on March 15, 2019, 01:21:51 PM
As mentioned, pretty much impossible to build up and maintain such a database.   Some of the large box-shifter suppliers have comprehensive online shops to search and browse, but they probably won't have the small artisan makers etc.

So this is where asking on here is great, not only will someone know the item(s) exist but often can offer their personal experience or suggest alternatives.

So for rail-built buffer stops, you don't say if you specifically want British, European or what? Peco are the obvious candidate as already mentioned, but off the top of my head also consider Fleischmann (the ex-Roco buffer stops are nice) plus of course brands like Minitrix sell a buffer-stop attached to a section of track.   I'm pretty sure there are some very fine etched ones available from artisan makers.

https://www.conrad.at/de/n-fleischmann-gleis-ohne-bettung-22216-prellbock-402952.html (https://www.conrad.at/de/n-fleischmann-gleis-ohne-bettung-22216-prellbock-402952.html)

https://modellbahnshop-baumann.de/Fleischmann-piccolo-Prellbock-helles-Gleisbett (https://modellbahnshop-baumann.de/Fleischmann-piccolo-Prellbock-helles-Gleisbett)

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/Trix-T14991.html (https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/Trix-T14991.html)


Here's one of the artisan versions, by Weinert ...
https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/Trix-T14991.html (https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/Trix-T14991.html)


Appols for the very European-based suggestions above but that's my thing these days  :D



Title: Re: Parts Directory
Post by: njee20 on March 15, 2019, 01:57:10 PM
2mm Scale Association do all manner of rail built ones, with different designs by region if you're so inclined.
Title: Re: Parts Directory
Post by: Bealman on March 15, 2019, 02:01:55 PM
Thanks for the database comments, @RailGooner (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5427) and @ntpntpntp (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5885) .

From a mod's point of view, it would most certainly be a big and impossible job.
Title: Re: Parts Directory
Post by: njee20 on March 15, 2019, 02:06:42 PM
FWIW I'd echo that too, totally insurmountable!
Title: Re: Parts Directory
Post by: keithfre on March 15, 2019, 02:50:57 PM
Surely the information is easy to find on google:
rail built buffers stops "n gauge"
for instance?
Title: Re: Parts Directory
Post by: TrevL on March 16, 2019, 12:29:25 PM
There are several on the Gaugemaster site

http://www.gaugemaster.com/search_results.asp?searchstring=buffer&searchtitle=Search%20Results%20%20%3E%20buffer&andor=View&method=kws_gauge&style=main&strType=n&currentpage=1 (http://www.gaugemaster.com/search_results.asp?searchstring=buffer&searchtitle=Search%20Results%20%20%3E%20buffer&andor=View&method=kws_gauge&style=main&strType=n&currentpage=1)
Title: Re: Parts Directory
Post by: mojo on March 16, 2019, 05:22:54 PM
Thanks for the links to suppliers of buffer stops.
I asked if there was a complete reference site to save involving other members time responding to my requests, not to suggest someone building a site which I know would be a tremendous task.
Maurice.