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by kristopher1805
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: point derailment ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: point derailment ?

Hello, I usually find the derailment is set up before the point and when it gets to the point it derails, so check in making the change that you have not opened up a rail gap on an outside rail, a new Hornby point should be fine, the other usual cause eis that the wheel track is to large/small for 1...
by kristopher1805
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Newbie Question on Track Cutting
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: Newbie Question on Track Cutting

OK, I have a very large railway and there are two methods that I use. I also cut set corners of R3/R4 (do not use R1 at all and R2 sparingly) I will cut down standard track as well as small sections of streamline falls apart, I rarely use Hornby as the chairs are more brittle. Hornby semi flex is qu...
by kristopher1805
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thompson B1
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Hornby Thompson B1

I agree with Bigmet, I have a number of B1's and they are all good, better than the rival product which great in its day is not as good as the Hornby, the same applies to the O1 and B17, the L1 front pony truck does not stay radial and thus can be an issue if the track is tight, overall this range i...
by kristopher1805
Thu May 22, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New early urban OO layout
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

Re: New early urban OO layout

OK well NBR and NER ran together in the borders areas, however if you want NER, GCR, GNR and GER altogether then its called Doncaster, at a push Retford or Grantham will do although the NER came down just north of Donny then it could stretch a ways, GER came up from Spalding on the GN/GE joint, NBR ...
by kristopher1805
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: East Coast Help...
Replies: 14
Views: 2519

Re: East Coast Help...

N-ooby, I post my version of a 4 track through station with additional 2 track through lines. This is OO and the station with curves fits in 4 metres so it would be 2 metres in N scale leaving in my money 1.2m for fiddle yards etc. The idea is to have the main approach as per Huddersfield which was ...
by kristopher1805
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 4 track branch line 4 track terminus
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

Re: 4 track branch line 4 track terminus

A few observations here, generally terminus stations in the UK had arrivals on the left, departures on the right, there was some sort of centre road for the station pilot, 4 track is generally either in one of two versions however Type 1 generally used slow & freight - left fast line left centre...
by kristopher1805
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 009 - The Only Logical Conclusion?
Replies: 21
Views: 3886

Re: 009 - The Only Logical Conclusion?

The Roco loco is very nice and who cares Hoe is very similar to OO9 and here the new Peco stock couples quite nicely to the Roco loco, the only thing a slight rise tends to uncouple wagons etc. I have some Kato N gauge bridges which look well with this set up but the track really has to be flat, I m...
by kristopher1805
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 4 track geometry
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: 4 track geometry

I use a 4 track mainline on my original Towcaster using radius 2,3,4,5 Radius 2 was too tight so on rebuild it went 3,4,5,6 where the distance between centres is 67mm on oo gauge, on the back run I spaced to have a 6 foot way then 10 foot then 6 foot and this looks very nice but the corners have to ...
by kristopher1805
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Steam Loco's - minimum radius curves
Replies: 11
Views: 4262

Re: Steam Loco's - minimum radius curves

Generally speaking should be OK, Hornby railroad locos such as the 9F eats R1 curves for breakfast but the Bachmann version may dislike them although they will pass through the standard ST 240/1 points which are nominally R2 as well.
by kristopher1805
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Smoothing out the joins in flexitrack?
Replies: 16
Views: 3323

Re: Smoothing out the joins in flexitrack?

A couple of things borne out of experience. I speak of code 100 but should apply to code 55. Getting a nice straight cut is best down with a Dremel, I am too lazy so use Xuron vertical cutters but this generally leaves the cut at an angle and leaves burrs to be cleaned up. Second you will never re-c...
by kristopher1805
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: schools class
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: schools class

I like this loco and it is brave of Hornby to make 4-4-0 locos just that mine has disintegrated the front bogie pick ups, a complete mess and not repairable, seems to be weak assembly, could do with a system more like the 2P which funds very well.
by kristopher1805
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby B1
Replies: 15
Views: 2932

Re: Hornby B1

I totally agree Bigmet, I bought 61180 from Bachmann nicely weathered apart from the coal shield which is missed, however better than the split chassis it may be but the `Hornby version is superb, I have 3 of these LNER 1040, 61138 and 61243 (I think) and they are all smooth, quiet, haul big loads, ...
by kristopher1805
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby - sign of the times
Replies: 21
Views: 2667

Re: Hornby - sign of the times

Yes we have come a long way, still back to Hornby, they make some truly excellent steam loco models but have managed to confuse themselves in a number of places, the model ranges are all over the place and some sets are a big strange but a bargain can be found. Without a doubt in terms of reliabilit...
by kristopher1805
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann's rechassied V2
Replies: 15
Views: 2673

Re: Bachmann's rechassied V2

I have just had two delivered, the green one is very nice and performs very well, just like the B1, smooth, quick (if you want it) very nice loco, the second black one (Durham School) started with involuntary stopping for no apparent reasons and then after about 30 metres stopped, emitted smoke from...
by kristopher1805
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Help with new layout design
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: Help with new layout design

Pretty well anything between Bristol and Birmingham, also to the north because Wolverhampton is a forgotten corner the upper and lower stations were side by side, coming to a minor railway Wellington might do, GWR main line to Birkenhead with other branches and LMR trains to Stafford etc. Bristol lo...

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