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by smeghead28
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Potential new layout
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Potential new layout

I have a "spare" 4ftx1ft modular baseboard that I had stuck some polystyrene to and made a bit of a slope on and then put it away again :mrgreen: Recently dismantled a previous layout and am looking to re-use some of it on here, just plopped some bits down at the moment to get a bit of a f...
by smeghead28
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco Track still in Short Supply
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Peco Track still in Short Supply

After a short closedown due to Covid Peco restarted production in mid April. I've had oo gauge points on order with my retailer since June and still no delivery date. However a call to Peco shows they have all I want and if I cancel my model shop order and buy direct -at full market price - I can h...
by smeghead28
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would you do in this area
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

Re: What would you do in this area

As others have suggested why not a hill/slope towards the back corner and have a short section of canal at the base of it with the tow path along the retaining wall?
Maybe have it at a 45deg angle or a curved section rather than just straight on?
by smeghead28
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Crazy Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 1376

Re: Crazy Prices

I agree about the cost of these buildings but what also confuses me is the disparity in pricing with some similarly sized buildings being different in price at times. As/when I buy any I try and get them when they are reduced in price even if only by a few £s. The other thing is they always go down ...
by smeghead28
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New build at last
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Re: New build at last

If you are using the points to carry power to the switched sections it might be that they are no making reliable contact all the time when they are switched. I see you are using DC, however might I suggest you work it the other way, connect it up as if it were DCC then put switches in to isolate cer...
by smeghead28
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lachute's small layout
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Lachute's small layout

Can I point something out here please?
The points are Peco, these are 2nd radius so do they line up correctly with the Hornby R605 curves which are 1st radius?
by smeghead28
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lachute's switching layout
Replies: 50
Views: 2240

Re: Big switching layout

Thank you very much for your input smeghead28. But I already built a roundy round layout: Lachute's small layout I think I'm going to rebuild it with a second siding... :roll: Yeah I knew that but my suggestion was to add a bit more interest to it with some sidings and to put a backscence across it...
by smeghead28
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lachute's switching layout
Replies: 50
Views: 2240

Re: Big switching layout

Having built end to end layouts for the last few years they are an acquired taste especially if you don't want to follow any "rules" However, I have recently been building a basic 4x4 oval as I want to actually run the trains rather than just go backwards and forwards, with DCC sound the l...
by smeghead28
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Looking for some wagon advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Looking for some wagon advice.

Locos I have so far, or to be delivered, are Colas class 37521, DRS class 68026 and DRS class 37609 I am looking for some typical wagons for these, I have a set of Accurascale PFA - DRS LLNW - Nuclear Half Height Container to come in a few days that would be okay with both DRS locos, I have also pre...
by smeghead28
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Modern image 6ft x 20 inch depot kinda layout :)
Replies: 20
Views: 2371

Re: Modern image 6ft x 20 inch depot kinda layout :)

Ordered a 12v 2amp power supply that I was hoping would be man enough to switch the points as well as power the one signal. All the points work fine except the one with the signal associated with it, there is a PL-13 switch mounted to the point motor to switch the signal but the extra "drag&quo...
by smeghead28
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Deadend Lane, a micro 00 gauge layout
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Deadend Lane, a micro 00 gauge layout

Lights MK2 :D They help take the edge off the bufferstop LEDs if nothing else. Had three altogether but feels like that would have been too many so just went with the two, same as with the previous lights. https://thumbs2.imagebam.com/59/8d/e1/2c2d521348462085.jpg https://thumbs2.imagebam.com/97/e5/...
by smeghead28
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Deadend Lane, a micro 00 gauge layout
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Deadend Lane, a micro 00 gauge layout

Need to replace the lights I had already fitted, they started behaving a bid odd and were flickering and a lot dimmer than they were to begin with. Not really sure why as they were supposed to be usable on either AC or DC and a wide range of voltages, perhaps wiring them into the DCC bus wasn't the ...
by smeghead28
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Modern image 6ft x 20 inch depot kinda layout :)
Replies: 20
Views: 2371

Re: Modern image 6ft x 20 inch depot kinda layout :)

It looks quite atmospheric with the building lights on. Often you see model buildings with every light in the house turned on! Yours is much more realistic with just one or two rooms lit up. A couple of streetlamps would add some more nighttime ambience- there's a guide somewhere to making your own...
by smeghead28
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Modern image 6ft x 20 inch depot kinda layout :)
Replies: 20
Views: 2371

Re: Modern image 6ft x 20 inch depot kinda layout :)

Few milestones today, Dapol class 68 with sound turned up and I made a bit more progress on lighting a few of the buildings in the town. Will finish the wiring another day when it isn't quite so dam hot :twisted: https://thumbs2.imagebam.com/ad/a9/77/54d8681348002146.jpg https://thumbs2.imagebam.com...
by smeghead28
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Modern image 6ft x 20 inch depot kinda layout :)
Replies: 20
Views: 2371

Re: Modern image 6ft x 20 inch depot kinda layout :)

Ordered a load of the Woodland Scenics lighting stuff. Put the 3 lights in the depot area, got some nano lights that will light 3 buildings in the town area as well as a few others. The wires on the lamposts are so dam fiddly and you can barely see them :D They connect into an adapter that then allo...

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