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by ngresley
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: GF Class 101 Express Parcels question...
Replies: 14
Views: 2962

Re: GF Class 101 Express Parcels question...

olliereading1123 wrote:The Parcels Unit does indeed have two power cars and you will need 2 decoders. Just remember to program them so they don't run in opposite directions! :D

Ollie


Reviving an old thread - so do you set them up separately then control them together as a consist, or is there some easier way?
by ngresley
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Modelzone in administration Further Developments
Replies: 255
Views: 28093

Re: Modelzone in administration Further Developments

I really hope some business man could rescue "The Signal Box" portion at least as I have bought from them online and at exhibitions :). A lot of exhibitions are going to be quite different without TSB attending them :(. That would make sense as The Signal Box wouldn't have the shop overhe...
by ngresley
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Blue/sectorisation freight operations
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Blue/sectorisation freight operations

I'm building an N gauge layout in the house to complement the 00 gauge layout in the garage. As a contrast I'm doing it as late blue diesel/sectorisation on the East coast. My only concern is that compared to the transition era freight operations look a bit boring. Is there anything other than MGR/b...
by ngresley
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol 60ft Stanier Coaches - 4P-010-009 - Br Maroon
Replies: 20
Views: 5311

Re: Dapol 60ft Stanier Coaches - 4P-010-009 - Br Maroon

I've built seven of these of various types. They don't have the detail of the Hornby ones but except for the brake they do different types. In particular the 60 footer is invaluable and fills a yawning gap in the Hornby range. Replace the wheels with metal ones and you're laughing!
by ngresley
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: T-Trak
Replies: 0
Views: 704

T-Trak

Instead of diving straight in to a permanent layout, I'm looking at doing a simple module-based layout using the T-Trak system (uses Kato Unitrak). It's popular in Australia and the US, with Yahoo groups for both, but is there any T-Trak "scene" for UK outline?

ta!
by ngresley
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: ECML late '70s locos and rolling stock
Replies: 2
Views: 878

ECML late '70s locos and rolling stock

Given Canberra's extreme climate, my 00 layout, set loosely in BR(Midland) 1962, in an outside garage, is largely unusable in winter and summer. So I'm looking at building a smaller and simpler N gauge layout to live inside the house that I can use all year around. Looking for something different, a...
by ngresley
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Controller for N gauge layout
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Controller for N gauge layout

Frankly I'd advise anyone starting with hobby-level model railways to go DCC unless they had a good reason not to.
by ngresley
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Controller for N gauge layout
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Controller for N gauge layout

DCC should also give you better low speed control.
by ngresley
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol Coach Kits - ready-finished for final assembly
Replies: 12
Views: 3153

Re: Dapol Coach Kits - ready-finished for final assembly

The glazing with them is what the roof clips on to , so if you go third party glazing you'll have to have some other way of securing the roof. Have seven of the things - love 'em! Easy enough to change the vents on the suburban brake - Comet does a kit of it and their site shows the correct locations.
by ngresley
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Freelance stock?
Replies: 40
Views: 6262

Re: Freelance stock?

The latest one is or was Spam Can 4-6-2 'Winston Churchill now converted to a 4-6-4T configuration and repainted black, and given the nickname of Big Girtha, as its rather wide at the back end.......!! It made it onto the drawing board but never to the rails in real life. Ian Sounds like the sort o...
by ngresley
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: could this be the most ugly and incorrect model loco ever ??
Replies: 15
Views: 2057

Re: could this be the most ugly and incorrect model loco eve

You never seen the Irish built Jouef attempt at a warship? A cloud of mystery surrounds the factory built there, but I do remember the products been sold very cheap indeed in the early 90s. Some of the items they made are very collectable indeed now. Follow the link and scroll down. Some astonishin...
by ngresley
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: HORNBY 2013 RANGE RELEASED
Replies: 53
Views: 5209

Re: HORNBY 2013 RANGE RELEASED

DoG and P2 - yep a bit of a gamble but DoG has a high profile in restoration, probably higher than when she was running. Like Tornado, they're doing them in both main and Railroad range to spread tooling costs - clever! Note that with no Britannia in Railroad this gives the range a Standard express ...
by ngresley
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachman DCC research
Replies: 18
Views: 3112

Re: Bachman DCC research

Re. DCC fitting guides, there's a very complete range (with photos) at the Bromsgrove Models site:

http://www.bromsgrovemodels.co.uk/decod ... ion4mm.htm
by ngresley
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Dealers in Cheshire
Replies: 13
Views: 3302

Re: Bachmann Dealers in Cheshire

Just back from a UK trip where we stayed around there. Modelzone Cheshire has a good range as well.
by ngresley
Thu May 03, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: When does modelling dedication become OCD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: When does modelling dedication become OCD?

Come to think of it... At the Canberra model railway expo last year for our stand (BRMA) one of our Sydney members came down with his portable layout. It is a fiddle yard to terminus layout only a couple of metres long, and is set somewhere in the West of England in 1890, right at the end of broad g...

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