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by EtchedPixels
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Fleischmann Piccolo points
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

Re: Fleischmann Piccolo points

I found the Fleischmann track assumes either wide wheels or proper back to back. A lot of UK stuff has neither. The 3 way is particularly problematic in this regard.

Check the back to back of your wheels is at least 7.4mm (probably 7.5mm with the modern 2mm thin wheels).
by EtchedPixels
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Minitrix Britannia Spare Required
Replies: 15
Views: 2770

Re: Minitrix Britannia Spare Required

And precision decals do printed plates (so not as nice as etched but certainly very good in his case) decals and just about anything if need be with you providing the artwork.
by EtchedPixels
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: late 1970s weedkilling train and parcels train in n gauge

The most well known one was probably the Chipmans rake - which was a mix of mostly ex SR stock. Doable from kits with a bit of hacking but not from RTR. This used SR bogie scenery vans an ex SR brake and tankers. It did help to ensure that some of these vehicles survived long enough to be preserved....
by EtchedPixels
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Repainting Locomotives
Replies: 10
Views: 1568

Re: Repainting Locomotives

Thanks for the advice. When it comes to very narrow lining, does one mask and airbrush, paint by hand, or use a pencil/pen? I think it depends on the lining. I do modern cantrails with a pigma micron pen but most lining with transfers. Fox and Modelmaster (via the NGS) cover a fair number of them a...
by EtchedPixels
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dcc chassis for my nelson 404?
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Dcc chassis for my nelson 404?

Hi all ,im looking for a dcc power chassis for my 4cor. I was told a 150/2 dmu would be ideal but, it would need bogie modification which isnt a problem, it would need to pull 3 of its other coaches any ideas if i should go with it as the only other i can think of is the 108 but its too short? :| T...
by EtchedPixels
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: progress of Canonbury 'n'
Replies: 21
Views: 3758

Re: progress of Canonbury 'n'

Very nice - that captures the rather shabby state of BR in the mid 70s before image consultants, "retail opportunities" and property disposals.
by EtchedPixels
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Manufacturers - Lima or Peco? Setrack or streamline?
Replies: 7
Views: 3776

Re: Track Manufacturers - Lima or Peco? Setrack or streamline?

Zunman! Brilliant - thank you. Did you mean, by the way, that it's best to use Streamline points, but that they can be used with Setrack? Or that I should be using Streamline all the way? Is there a really big difference in the price? Thanks once again from Sunny Bristol! Peco set-track points are ...
by EtchedPixels
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Repainting Locomotives
Replies: 10
Views: 1568

Re: Repainting Locomotives

Black is one of the easiest liveries to paint as you can walk into Games Workshop and get a can of spray black and if need be a can of white primer (the black is a good base and will block other colours but the white is a proper primer), so if spraying over an entirely stripped shell I'd do white fi...
by EtchedPixels
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 2012 n gauge wish list
Replies: 39
Views: 5240

Re: 2012 n gauge wish list

BROADTRAIN1979 wrote:Retooled dcc ready class 31/ 105 cravens dmu, both BR BLUE please! :)


And presumably some blue suburbans (preferably weathered heavily) given I don't think RTR quad arts are too likely.
by EtchedPixels
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Midland Valley Railway.
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Midland Valley Railway.

Ok... So what you want to know is, 'Where can I get coaches like those on the Ravenglass and Eskdale?' Honestly, I've not seen any. You'll probably have more luck if you ask on a narrow gauge forum, or on the narrow gauge part of this forum. My feeling, however, is that N gauge is too wide. As in 3...
by EtchedPixels
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 2012 n gauge wish list
Replies: 39
Views: 5240

Re: 2012 n gauge wish list

A ready-to-run n gauge Greyhound would be nice, and perhaps maunsell coaches, my head nods at the suggestions for more pre-grouping and pre-nationalisation locomotives and stock. City of truro in N i reckon would be a grand addition to anyone's stock. 8) A Drummond T9 'Greyhound' http://www.trenowe...
by EtchedPixels
Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5214

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

I was going to put an order through to Hattons for a Dapol 66 this weekend but I'm having second thoughts about it now. A sample of one is not statistically valid. I could equally point out I had a 50% failure rate on Farish 66s but no Dapol fails. Both are good models - but as ever there are some ...
by EtchedPixels
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5214

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

I've had to remove one of my Dapol Class 66 DCC ready version as it shorts out the entire layout when passing over Setrack points Firstly I thought I had not tested these points, but surely I hadn't made such a blunder No, that was not the case I then ran two other different models over the same se...
by EtchedPixels
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dean Goods?
Replies: 16
Views: 4695

Re: Dean Goods?

There is plently of room in such a tender for a decent power motor especially if the drive is in the loco. Remember if there are no gears in the way the motor can sit just above the wheels (in fact slightly below as the bottom of the motor can is less than 7mm), with a wire driveshaft set low down t...
by EtchedPixels
Thu May 19, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: It's N Gauge
Replies: 26
Views: 4022

Re: It's N Gauge

Yes I was hosting it and have pulled it when I was made aware of the facts.

Beyond hosting it I can't really add anything to the discussion - he simply vanished and I wasn't aware of his past or the current situation.

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