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by heda
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bridge Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Bridge Suggestions

My first choice would be embossed plasticard, I use slaters, its very thin and easy to work with.
If you want to stay with paper it might be better to buy preprinted.
Dave
by heda
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 164
Views: 18925

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

I do like the idea of th reed switch for the lights, another project to think about.
Dave
by heda
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 158
Views: 15851

Re: A 1944 themed layout

It wasn't a proper running session as I really wanted to try a couple of new purchases that hadn't been run since I bought them a few months ago, once that was done I hitched up some wagons and coaches and enjoyed watching various combinations trundling round, then on to some shunting wagons around,...
by heda
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 158
Views: 15851

Re: A 1944 themed layout

The layout has been stored away for a couple of months while I built a Christmas end to end this week Igot it out and dusted it off. I don't have a lot of motivation at the moment but have made some small progress. Canford now has a grocery and more importantly a pub, at the other end of the siding ...
by heda
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Shuttle service
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Shuttle service

I bought one from Block Signaling (flashbang has given their website), I purchased through ebay for my Christmas end to end, It comes with easy to understand instructions, as has been said you have to cut a section of rail at each end to make isolating sections. I didn't use irj's I measured the iso...
by heda
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Double Track
Replies: 35
Views: 703

Re: Double Track

My thinking was probably a bit foggy with Christmas and the New year But what I don't understand is if the track is wired as per Flashbangs diagram and only one train and one controller is used why there is a need for irj's and why the train will only run on one loop. I understand the need for irj's...
by heda
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Double Track
Replies: 35
Views: 703

Re: Double Track

I'm assuming as you are only running one train you will only be using one controller. As Mountain suggested isolate the points using two insulated rail joiners where I have marked in red. That in effect is what you have done by removing the section of track. It may be one or both of the points is fa...
by heda
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Ideas for n gauge on a door
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Ideas for n gauge on a door

My old N gauge layout was 32” x 72” which is around door size. I don't have a track plan as such but it might give you something to work on.
Dave
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by heda
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Double Track
Replies: 35
Views: 703

Re: Double Track

If the idea is to only run one train can you not just connect the two loops with a wire to each rail. Save having to buy a second controller.
Dave
by heda
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Changing gear ratio
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Changing gear ratio

I've got a couple of the newer 0-4-0's and agree they are much better at slow speeds. The only older version I've got now is one for Grandson to race round the track. A friend of mine who has since given up railway modelling has a couple of 5 pole can motors, once life is back to normal I shall be p...
by heda
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: New Baseboard Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: New Baseboard Construction

As Dad-1 says 'we don't all think alike' so no hard and fast rules regarding cork underlay. I use ply for my basebiards and apart from hilly areas I cover the whole board in cork simply because I find it makes a nice surface to work with and it's easier to paint than wood, Regarding what adhesive to...
by heda
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Yet another struggling for inspiration thread!
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Yet another struggling for inspiration thread!

It might be worth getting a quote from a carpenter for the lifting section. Save you a lot of time and worry.
Dave
by heda
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Complete beginner wanting to get into n gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Complete beginner wanting to get into n gauge

Scroll down and you will find the controller, The description shows a different AC/DC adapter is required for OO gauge or N gauge
Dave

https://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/kato_track.html
by heda
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which Hornby controller
Replies: 23
Views: 496

Re: Which Hornby controller

That sounds interesting, something else to look at.
Dave
by heda
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lowmac
Replies: 30
Views: 846

Re: Lowmac

It looks like they may not come back into stock.

https://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/wago ... r_pack.htm

Best bet might be to look on ebay for secondhand.
Dave

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