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by heda
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Toy Trainsets.
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Toy Trainsets.

I bought a couple of those £1.99 train sets a few years ago for fun. One I used for a Christmas Polar Express layout. Now I have just finished making a small Christmas layout for my Grandson, Total cost less than £10, apart from the cost of the train the only other things I bought were some trees an...
by heda
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 53
Views: 3632

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Not a lot of progress to show and I'm off to the sun for a couple of weeks so thought I'd take a couple of pictures of the board with the buildings in place, something for me to look at while I'm lazing by the pool. None of the buildings are stuck down as they all need work doing. My next jobs won't...
by heda
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kadee Couplers
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Kadee Couplers

Thanks for the reply Geoff and Bigmet, I'm certainly not against going digital, my previous layout (N gauge oval in the countryside) was digital and the train running without a doubt was excellent, even over points. Cost isn't really an issue, not because I'm particularly rich but because I'm only p...
by heda
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Modelling Competition Idea.
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Modelling Competition Idea.

That's intereting about the train running at reasonable speed, maybe the quality control (if it exists) is such that motors run at different speed, I was thinking about soldering in a resistor but not too much room. Making extra track should be quite easy, I have got a couple of spare sets to get ri...
by heda
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kadee Couplers
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Kadee Couplers

Bigmrt, when starting out in OO I bought a small job lot of wagons with Kadee's already fitted, this may have been my first mistake as they would not uncouple with the official Kadee uncoupler magnet, presumably they were slightly to high (seller not using the proper height adjustment tool ?), hence...
by heda
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Modelling Competition Idea.
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Modelling Competition Idea.

Well as it was me that built that Christmas layout and I have another two of those train sets sitting in the cupboard I welcome the idea. My sets cost either £1 or £1.99, I can't remember now but I did but a couple thinking at that price they are good cheap fun. And they do run very well, 1 x AA bat...
by heda
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kadee Couplers
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Kadee Couplers

I decided on Kadee couplings when I planned my layout. Getting the magnets right was a bit trial and error, eventually I settled for round magnets as per this you tube video, I used two either side to give a bit more leeway lining the couplings up. They haven't been properly used yet as the layout i...
by heda
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 45
Views: 1027

Re: Songs about trains.

The runaway train - vernon Dalhart
Rock Island Line – Lonnie Donegan
I had to check who sang the runaway train, I remember the song though. Showing my age !
Dave
by heda
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Question
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: DCC Question

Wiring - with DCC all the track is constantly live at full power so the usual method is to solder a 'dropper' wire to each section of track and connect them under the board to a single 'bus' wire. You may need to fit 'isolating rail joiners' on some of the points. I would recommend taking a look at ...
by heda
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 53
Views: 3632

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Thanks again for your kind comments Josh, nothing is stuck down in the depot yet as I want to get the structural work out of the way first to avoid knocking and breaking smaller detailed items and yes your quite right it is about having fun, I want to get the feel of the era but at the same time I w...
by heda
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Revell Contacta Professional
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Revell Contacta Professional

I use a flame to clear them if they block. But I have found the best way to stop them blocking in the first place is after use hold them with the tube upright, vertical, hold a piece of tissue or similar round the tube and gently squeeze a couple of time, at first a small amount of glue will come ou...
by heda
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 53
Views: 3632

Re: A 1944 themed layout

A few more pictures of my progress, the army depot walls are glued down although they still need capping, tunnel entrances to the back in place, the one by the army base was half scratchbuilt as I couldn't get anything to fit due to the R1 curve and lack of space. There will be a barrier at the road...
by heda
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weathering Removal.
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Weathering Removal.

It might be worth selling the weathered body on and buying a replacement rather than risk ruining it.
Dave
by heda
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: A permanent 00 layout at last?!
Replies: 19
Views: 1096

Re: A permanent 00 layout at last?!

It's always a compromise, trying to squeeze as much as possible into the limited space that most of us have, how about keeping the four tracks on the right hand side where you can have a big station and park trains but going into just two tracks on the left hand side which will give you space for sc...
by heda
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 53
Views: 3632

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Thanks Josh, I appreciate your kind comments, not a lot of progres of late, I was laid up with a stomach bug for a week then spent a week in the (not so) sunny English Riviera. But back now and hoping to catch up a little on the 'what to do next list'. Yes it's quite surprising how you can spend age...

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