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by grs
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: GRS Workbench
Replies: 1
Views: 373

GRS Workbench

I posted before of the American style trestle bridge here is an update of progress.
The rail spikes finally arrived so I've started laying the rails on the deck. The rails are Peco code 75 and Fast Track's Micro Engineering, small Spikes.
So far I've only spiked every 10th tie, now for the rest.
by grs
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What do these terms mean in relation to coaches?
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: What do these terms mean in relation to coaches?

The book is title LMS-LM Region by Clive Carter. It's purpose is to cover train formations (1923-1984) on certain routes rather than detailing every coach type and so didn't have a glossary of terms. I'm looking at LMS for my layout, I like some of the Stanier engines, and was trying to get informat...
by grs
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What do these terms mean in relation to coaches?
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: What do these terms mean in relation to coaches?

Thanks for clearing all that up.
I came across the terms in a book on LMS coaches.

I have read about Autocoaches but didn't realise Push-Pull was the same.
by grs
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What do these terms mean in relation to coaches?
Replies: 10
Views: 822

What do these terms mean in relation to coaches?

I've come across a few terms in relation to passenger coaches I'm not too clear on their meaning:

Gangway/Gangwayed
Open
Corridor
Push-Pull fitted

Most I have a good idea of but I want to hear from someone who's knows better than I.
by grs
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Where in can I get supplies for OO gauge hand-laid tracks?
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Where in can I get supplies for OO gauge hand-laid tracks?

Many thanks for the replies. I am in the process of laying my first section of rail, it's for an American style trestle bridge so I am spiking the rails to the bridge rather than using chairs. The bridge is only about a foot long so I got regular Peco code 75 flextrack and removed the sleepers, I mi...
by grs
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Where in can I get supplies for OO gauge hand-laid tracks?
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Where in can I get supplies for OO gauge hand-laid tracks?

Where in Europe can I get supplies for OO gauge hand-laid tracks? Parts like PCB ties, rail chairs, track spikes etc.
Search for parts always sends me to suppliers in the US but shipping cost and time for one or two items is inconvenient.
by grs
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Re: Are these semaphore signals right?

Another thing to consider, maybe, is who controls what. In my mind the station/signal box at B would be closest and controlling the junction with A some distance UP the line and colliery someone round the corner DOWN the line.
Think i'll do some reading maybe buy a few signals and see how they look.
by grs
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Re: Are these semaphore signals right?

I have read of the distances required for real railway, the signals would be in the next room if I did that!
So small indicators for shunting areas.
I thought there should be something for traffic coming from the colliery at C UP the line to station A.

Any suggested retails with a good selection?
by grs
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Are these semaphore signals right?

I'm trying to get my head around semaphore signalling. Can someone clarify what signalling I should have at single track junction. I know there was a huge variety of signals particularly early on but I'm aiming for LMS in the 1930s. In the junction plan B goes to an end of line station, A is the sec...
by grs
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why, sometimes, is there one long platform and one short platform?
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Why, sometimes, is there one long platform and one short platform?

Thanks for the explanations. I've being reading up on goods/freight ops and I'm only starting to look into passenger ops. To be honest, I hadn't given passenger trains much thought then I was watching John Elliott's Bradfield layout which is only passenger and parcel coaches, there is a lot to do. I...
by grs
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why, sometimes, is there one long platform and one short platform?
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Why, sometimes, is there one long platform and one short platform?

I was watching David Hyde's Deresley station on YouTube and I noticed he has a single platform with track extending all the way down one side but only a third or half along the other. I'm sure I've seen it at real stations too. David never uses it in his videos so it's not explained. Why is this? Is...
by grs
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Wooden Trestle Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Wooden Trestle Bridge

Here are a few photos of my current and first modelling project. It's a wooden trestle bridge. The landscape is formed with cardboard hot-glued into position to get a rough shape that covered in plaster bandage. The track sits on lengths of 4x2 with a cork bed, except over the bridge, the rails will...
by grs
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Query for people making their own points/junctions.
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Query for people making their own points/junctions.

Many thanks for your reply. I've just ordered Freezer's book, £2 secondhand on Amazon and I'll get Templot downloaded once I'm home and play about on that. My current project is a trestle bridge on a 1x3ft board, I'll be getting some experience with hand-laid rail on the bridges section. The section...
by grs
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Query for people making their own points/junctions.
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Query for people making their own points/junctions.

I've being watching videos of people making their own points, crossings and junctions, usually using something like Fast-Tracks assembly and file jigs. When it comes to making complex junctions/crossings, that don't align with any jigs you can buy, how do you go about setting it out? Are there any v...
by grs
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First time model loco buyer, any tips/advice please.
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

Re: First time model loco buyer, any tips/advice please.

Thanks for all the tip, guidance and insight. The black 5 is one of several on my wish list so I might leave it for now, see if someone makes an updated model. Would the bigger makes of ready-to-run models be Hornby, Bachmann and Heljin? Any other to look out for/avoid. I presume there are smaller c...

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