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by centenary
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Should have gone N gauge?
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Should have gone N gauge?

Im rapidly coming to the conclusion one of the first, if not the first thing you should do when looking to get into model railways is decide what scale you're going to model in before you buy anything. It sounds obvious but maybe not? I had a Dublo layout as a kid 50 years ago so it seemed natural t...
by centenary
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Thickness of Plywood framing and type?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Thickness of Plywood framing and type?

Looking for recommendation of what type of plywood and thickness to use for base board framing as an alternative to PSE wood. What height would be suitable for making the frame sides and cross members, about 10cm tall, what thickness, 12mm, 18mm, 25mm? I have a brick, double integral garage, car and...
by centenary
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hatton's Original Class 66 OO gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Hatton's Original Class 66 OO gauge

Hmmmm, yes, been looking at a Hattons pre owned. You're not paying full whack and for very minor defects which you'd probably find on a Hornby or Bachmann if you look close enough, is it a deal breaker?

But thanks for all the responses.
by centenary
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Blue Switch \ Points Machine.
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Blue Switch \ Points Machine.

Watching another Larry Puckett YT vid and he's using a nifty little gadget for switching points on his UK style exhibition build. They're called Blue Switch Machines and available in the US for about $12-$15 a pop. They dont seem to be available in the UK although I was able to find a couple of UK s...
by centenary
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hatton's Original Class 66 OO gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Hatton's Original Class 66 OO gauge

Apologies if this is in the wrong forum, couldnt find anywhere elese. Mods please move as required if necessary. What are people's opinions on the Hatton's Original Class 66 in OO gauge? Heard a few stories of the axle boxes falling off but generally, a good buy or goodbye!? Are there any other issu...
by centenary
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco decoders & number of functions?
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Loco decoders & number of functions?

OK, thanks once again.
by centenary
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: XPS for topping ply baseboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 94

XPS for topping ply baseboard?

Been watching Larry Puckett's DCC Guy You Tube vids and a few other US model railway (road) builders. Larry's full layout and UK exhibition yard build, uses a wooden frame with plywood top. But then he lays XPS, extruded polystyrene foam sheet about 25mm thick on top of the ply. Mainly as a sound de...
by centenary
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco decoders & number of functions?
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Loco decoders & number of functions?

Thanks both but Im not sure it answers my question. Should you just buy a 6 or 8 function decoder and hope for the best?
by centenary
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco decoders & number of functions?
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Loco decoders & number of functions?

Apologies if the answer seems obvious but Im seeing a plethora of loco decoders coming on the market ranging from 2, 4, 6 8, to 10 (more?)'functions' and Im confused! Clearly the number of pins on a loco decoder can be determined just by looking at the plug in point or socket on the chassis. But, if...
by centenary
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Class 52 Westerns OO gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Class 52 Westerns OO gauge

What's people's opinions on Dapol's 21 pin Westerns? They look really nice especially in BR green or maroon. Are they good runners, quality wise are they reliable? Thoughts and comments? Thanks! ' I bought mine in a 'London Transport Museum' Black-Friday Sale (online), because of a (fine) tip-off, ...
by centenary
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby
Replies: 25
Views: 2637

Re: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby

Due to Hornby's financial circumstances, they have been reducing discounting of their products to improve their profitability. To a degree this has worked and losses are reducing. Im going out on a limb Hornby have told retailers to stop discounting above a certain amount or risk losing supplies. Th...
by centenary
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Class 52 Westerns OO gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Class 52 Westerns OO gauge

Thanks for this.
by centenary
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Class 52 Westerns OO gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Class 52 Westerns OO gauge

What's people's opinions on Dapol's 21 pin Westerns? They look really nice especially in BR green or maroon. Are they good runners, quality wise are they reliable? Thoughts and comments? Thanks!
by centenary
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: eHattons re pricing on enquiry?
Replies: 2
Views: 790

eHattons re pricing on enquiry?

Sorry for this gripe and if the mods wish to delete or move it, fair enough. Nevertheless, Im a bit hacked off at this and I guess the lesson to be learnt is, phone and ask rather than send an email query and risk the same happeningto you. Im now operating on a budget since retiring so have to look ...
by centenary
Sun May 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Inside and outside track radii
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Inside and outside track radii

Thanks all. I wont be using any 1st radius curves and intend avoiding 2nd. Hoping to use 3rd as a minimum.

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