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by heda
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Could somebody explain the difference between couplings?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Could somebody explain the difference between couplings?

I think Mountain covered it pretty well. I'm fitting Kadee couplings, the main reason being I really don't like the look of the tension lock couplings. The benefit of Kadee is the uncoupling, I'll try to explain the best I can. But have attached a You Tube link that may explain it better. I've fitte...
by heda
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

That looks fine as you will be supplying power to each section of track. If you ever consider running more than one train you would need to add 'isolating sections' so you could park a train in the siding whist running another round the oval. An isolating section is simply a section of track that ca...
by heda
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rowenwood
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Rowenwood

Should you use cork underlay, there is always disagreement over that so I don't think you'll get a definitive answer. Personally I lay thin self adhesive cork on my layouts, but it doesn't really deaden the sound, I think you would have to use quite thick stuff to do that. I use it because I tend to...
by heda
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1634

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Chops, yes, I can remember as a youngster playing in an air riad shelter, (wouldn't be allowed now)i t was was used by a plastics company to dump plastic chippings and products that were faulty, we would jump in, knee deep in plastics and rummage for toys or anything else that took our fancy. I didn...
by heda
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1634

Re: A 1944 themed layout

A small update on progress so far. The army depot has been surfaced, it will need weathering. I've started work on the hill, I was fortunate in getting hold of some polystyrene from our neighbours who are having a new kitchen fitted having set fier to the old one. I've decided where roads footpaths ...
by heda
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes

You made a great job of them, well done, I gave up N gauge partly because getting older I was finding it to fiddly so I can appreciate what a fantastic job you've done.
Dave
by heda
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 16 volt AC plug and socket
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: 16 volt AC plug and socket

I'm using this for my CDU, also using a 10 pin version for the point switches
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... 9&_sacat=0

Dave
by heda
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Peco N gauge platform width
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Peco N gauge platform width

By chance I've just found an odd bit of platform in my odds and ends box, lucky as I no longer model N gauge.
Anyway the width is 4cm, this is I think the thinnest section as there are no score line on it.
Dave
by heda
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 332
Views: 18722

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Yes make it a surprise, much more interesting.
Like you I enjoy thinking about the layout, I spend more time thinking than doing. Anyway whilst thinking I came up with an idea as you are doing a tropical setting with a lake how about a small beach sunbathers and swimmers.
Dave
by heda
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 332
Views: 18722

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

You could join the two holes at the top to make a lake and put a bridge over to add interest.
Dave

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by heda
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: New layout

Thank you Chops, compliments are always welcome :) The board size ended up at 34” x 78”, I had the idea in my mind but it was thanks to the input on here that I managed to get it right. The layout is well under way now – A 1944 themed layout. It's pretty much turning out how I hoped, being a pretty ...
by heda
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1634

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Chops, I can't say that my layout will be a 'powerful statement', more of a plaything with an excuse to run anything as trains could have been running from all over the country bringing soldiers and supplies to the south coast, but I do hope to try and capture some of the atmosphere of what was prob...
by heda
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."

It's great to see what is destined for the dustbin given a new lease of life. For a few years I enjoyed buying up scrap Scalextric cars, rebuilding and repainting but one of my race buddies passed away last year and the rest of us are getting older so we decided to end our race meetings. As my train...
by heda
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cab crew.
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Cab crew.

Hmm that listing actually looks like 1 figure ! There are a lot of OO scale figures on ebay, as E2E says very cheap, they are usuallu either unpainted or the colours are not suitable (men in pink suits) but give them a quick brush and they come out fine, for seated figures you wouldn't have to be to...
by heda
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 332
Views: 18722

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I like the sound of your plan Mountain, nice to see something a little different.
Dave

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