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by knickam
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Slow Action Point Motors
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: Slow Action Point Motors

If you have 12 or more points to do you can get a good discount with a 12 pack cobalts from Hattons
£135 for the basic ones (£11.25 each)
£180 for built in decoders (15 each)
by knickam
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Start At Last
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: A Start At Last

Looking good, How have you made your platforms? And any tips for doing them around a curve? The platforms are made out of 2, 8 by 4 MDF sheets. Laid them on the garage floor and pinned the station track on top. Marked the platforms using the coach and pencil method. Removed track and cut out with a...
by knickam
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Start At Last
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: A Start At Last

Yes its been in the planning stage for a good few years, Just built a new house so have plenty of room in the attic. Put in attic trusses to make life easier as well. The space in the attic is roughly 16 meters by 5 meters. The layout will go round the outside on a 0.9 meter wide baseboard and a cen...
by knickam
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Start At Last
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: A Start At Last

Some of the baseboard progress,

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Proposed station layout

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by knickam
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Start At Last
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

A Start At Last

Finally got a start to the woodwork for the layout and thought I would put up a pic or two

Safety first

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The lift up section above the hatch

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by knickam
Mon May 20, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Lift up section
Replies: 10
Views: 4002

Re: Lift up section

You need to raise the hinges above the highest point of any structure which remains on the board. You need to work out how high you want it to raise and how much clearance you want from the slope. I'd try drawing it out full size on a roll of "lining" paper. It is not going to be in a sce...
by knickam
Mon May 20, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Lift up section
Replies: 10
Views: 4002

Re: Lift up section

I think i read somewhere on here that you should raise the hinges slightly above board height so that when you lift it up, the edges of the rails where they are cut dont foul on each other/the baseboard. As you lift the section, the rails will move away slightly to provide clearance...bit hard to e...
by knickam
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Lift up section
Replies: 10
Views: 4002

Re: Lift up section

Thank you guys, Will give it a go
by knickam
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Lift up section
Replies: 10
Views: 4002

Lift up section

Looking at making a lift up section above the hatch in my loft. Would like to hinge it at the back so it swings up out of the way and can be secured against the sloping roof joists. Planning on using 18mm ply and the lift up section would be about 1.5m long by 0.4m wide. Have seen various lift up se...
by knickam
Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Longest 00 rolling stock
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: Longest 00 rolling stock

Thank you for all the replies, Will have to get some more rolling stock based on the advice above. 8)
by knickam
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Longest 00 rolling stock
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Longest 00 rolling stock

Hello, I am going to be laying peco code 75 streamline track. I want to check the spacing on my curves will be ok for my trains to get round safely. The longest I have at the moment are some intercity mk 4 cars so I can test these ok. But I am just thinking what is the longest engine/wagon that I co...
by knickam
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: L Girder Benchwork
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

L Girder Benchwork

I am going to be using the above method for my benchwork. Have searched but have not found the answer to a couple of questions. The main L Girders will be made from 4 X 1 and 2 X 1 softwood. What is the maximum spacing that can be used beween the leg supports without the L Girder sagging? The cross ...
by knickam
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Terminus Station
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: Terminus Station

Thank you John for your very informative reply.

Still early days so will probably build some sort of test track to see how I get on before taking the plunge on building a terminus or not.
by knickam
Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Terminus Station
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: Terminus Station

NEvans wrote:In an ideal world (so don't include cost) would the answer be DCC and a power unit at either end?


Thanks for that, Will give that a go if I have problems with 1 engine.
by knickam
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Terminus Station
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: Terminus Station

Hi Paul,

Thank you very much for that very usefull information,
I will be in bulding a 00 scale layout and am hoping to run trains with 7 coaches.

Cheers
Ian

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