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by Richey1977
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N gauge cobblestones
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: N gauge cobblestones

Ratio do some cobblestones, as well as flagstones and crazy paving. You don't get much coverage for your money though, so if you're paving a large area, it's not ideal.
by Richey1977
Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Select is driving me mad...
Replies: 12
Views: 2799

Re: Hornby Select is driving me mad...

Noted. Thanks for the advice. I'm tempted to bin the Select unit. I guess I'd rather have a good DC unit than a cheap DCC unit that will cause problems.
by Richey1977
Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Select is driving me mad...
Replies: 12
Views: 2799

Re: Hornby Select is driving me mad...

I might have had the track plugged into the auxiliary accessories supply. :oops:

It works ok now.
by Richey1977
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Select is driving me mad...
Replies: 12
Views: 2799

Re: Hornby Select is driving me mad...

I've even hit the Emergency Stop button. Doesn't do a thing. The loco will do nothing but sprint.
by Richey1977
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Select is driving me mad...
Replies: 12
Views: 2799

Hornby Select is driving me mad...

I'm new to DCC. I've yet to get it working, in fact. I bought a Select unit, plus a Bachman 6-pin decoder for my Farish class 42 recently. It didn't work at all, so I took it back to the shop and they confirmed that the decoder was a dud, and duly replaced it. They demonstrated that it worked as it ...
by Richey1977
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Modelzone in administration Further Developments
Replies: 255
Views: 30161

Re: Modelzone in administration

I'm quite sad about this. While it wasn't the best shop in the wild, it was at least there. And there were usually young people in there eyeing up the starter sets and so on. I did pop in on Friday night on the off-chance of a firesale, but it was quite the opposite. All the reductions had ended, so...
by Richey1977
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 1st attempt at layout design
Replies: 11
Views: 3613

Re: 1st attempt at layout design

Hi Reggie. As I say, I've been starting out with a similar space, and I've also gone down a similar path - adding more loops and sidings for effect, only to find that I might have over-stretched myself when it comes to the budget and skill required. also, as has been mentioned, there is the matter o...
by Richey1977
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: problems with n gauge 3 way turnout
Replies: 7
Views: 2250

Re: problems with n gauge 3 way turnout

As it happens, I was prepared to bite the bullet and get a couple at the weekend, and see how I get on with reading instructions v-e-r-y--s-l-o-w-l-y and persevering (usually works to some level of success), but the 3-way is a Code 55 product in N Gauge, and I'm on Code 80.

Not to worry.
by Richey1977
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 1st attempt at layout design
Replies: 11
Views: 3613

Re: 1st attempt at layout design

Nice plan. Resembles most of my ideas, as we're in the same boat space-wise. Just one question - does the stabling siding have to be quite so long? It creates a third inner curve in for 3/4 of the entire circuit at the moment. I came up with something quite similar which looked OK on paper (in fact,...
by Richey1977
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: problems with n gauge 3 way turnout
Replies: 7
Views: 2250

Re: problems with n gauge 3 way turnout

I wouldn't mind one of these on my layout. I'm pretty useless when it comes to understanding electrics, but I normally find that that by applying myself to the actual task, it always turns out easier than how the experts describe it. I've been put off by Brian Lambert's guidance on 3-way points. Wit...
by Richey1977
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: marquee
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Re: marquee

A cocktail umbrella might be a good starting point. If you can replace the crepe paper with a thin fabric, and add some side walls, you might just get away with it...
by Richey1977
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: First attempt at model railways
Replies: 9
Views: 2588

Re: First attempt at model railways

Is that Homer Simpson watching the trains in the top two pics?

:)
by Richey1977
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Shelfton - N gauge shelf layout
Replies: 26
Views: 7350

Re: Shelfton - N gauge shelf layout

I think you could assemble this pretty cheaply. If you're using setrack parts, it's worth browsing eBay for used ones (they're going to get exposed to glue and ballast again anyway...) and seeing if anyone's getting rid of a batch. I did this, and ended up with more than enough for my layout, and wi...
by Richey1977
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Essellty - a micro-layout
Replies: 59
Views: 13238

Re: Essellty - a micro-layout

Excellent. Westcliff is about 10 miles from where my parents live, so I can visit them and kill two birds with one stone.
by Richey1977
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish Midland Pullman
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Farish Midland Pullman

Also, you could always run a shorter version, kind of replicate the Triang set in miniature :-) Hmm... perhaps. At the moment, I'm still spending my money building the layout, and I need to be buying the point motors and landscaping materials next. Also, my wish list is long. And it doesn't include...

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