Well, I come back from work and have eight lovely posts to read, thanks guys.
I might just crack on with the other point kit soon without the tie-bar becasue I don't know what I am going to do with the turnout currently. Naturally I'm hoping to be able to incorpirate it into a layout but that won't be for a while.
I did a test last night that I think went rather well.
I got the Dapol buffer (RCH type judging by that website I showed above, I think I'll compile all that info you know, then I should always know what buffers I need!!! Brill)
that was in the cattle wagon kit and had a play, by reading the instructions from the 51L 12" sprung Oleo buffers I did similar with the plastic dapol. Results are quite pleasing and the modelling took all of a few minutes. It is however in my opinion grossely crude being plastic, that and the fact that I either didn't drill straight or I drilled the 1st hole too big, I think the latter.
Not bad for a 1st attempt, I had to snip the springs length too.
Ok, next thing, I found these arrived at last...
Nearly £50 for that with the postage!
But anyway, I have a Heljan Class 35 to convert sometime.
Know any good tutorial / blog links or anything to help?