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by jackshepherd
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track plan Help
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Track plan Help

There is a table here http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/track-conversion.htm which gives the equivalent Peco vs Hornby part numbers. Here is an explanation of the geometry of the track used. https://www.hornby.com/media/pdf/Track-Geometry-PDF.pdf Good luck with your project Jim Cheers Jim
by jackshepherd
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track plan Help
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Track plan Help

Hi everyone, I'm planning on creating this layout http://www.freetrackplans.com/Hornby-8G.php and would like some help on what Peco set track I will need to create it please. I'd not had the model bug for a while but seeing Hornby's 2019 announcements brought it back. Only having my bedroom for a lo...
by jackshepherd
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 3196

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

WOW WOW WOW! What a range! Hornby will certainly make a few people happy!
by jackshepherd
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Exhibition layout Query
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Exhibition layout Query

Just a quick question, would a small layout without a fiddle yard be a good exhibition layout? Basically ive recently built myself a 4ft by 1ft heritage railway layout, which has a few small sidings and a short running line for a tank engine and some brake vans, but has no fiddle yard, so everything...
by jackshepherd
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Heritage diesel fuelling?
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Heritage diesel fuelling?

thanks for the help guys
by jackshepherd
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Heritage diesel fuelling?
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Heritage diesel fuelling?

Could anyone tell me or please show me how heritage railways fuel diesel locomotives, do they use drums or a old railway tanker. Thanks :D
by jackshepherd
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Oxford Rail Loco Query?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Oxford Rail Loco Query?

Hi fellow forum members, been a while since i've been on here, so glad to be back. So I have a query I want to ask regarding Oxford Rail locos. So basically I want to pre order their 00 gauge GER N7, but having seen a Sam's Trains video about the not so good GWR dean goods, I just want to ask if tha...
by jackshepherd
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What can I build on a 6ft board
Replies: 34
Views: 2311

Re: What can I build on a 6ft board

What i am thinking of doing is a new railway kind of layout, have the whole board scenic and imagine that the branch station is a recently set up railway with a short running line, but off scene is a disused track bed which the railway are planning on building on, but to bring money in they run trai...
by jackshepherd
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What can I build on a 6ft board
Replies: 34
Views: 2311

Re: What can I build on a 6ft board

About 50 sheets of paper is right to settle on a whole "blank canvas" design. Raliway museum... Offers flexibility. First thought Turntable, or not? A good way of getting a lot of locos on display and still be able to move them. Some railway museums and centres that have expanded have end...
by jackshepherd
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What can I build on a 6ft board
Replies: 34
Views: 2311

Re: What can I build on a 6ft board

Right I have a idea in my head now, as it will be a home layout, I was thinking about the idea of a railway centre kind of layout, similar to a depot layout, so there would be no hidden track, so its like the east Anglian railway museum, a small running line, and sidings for stock and locomotives. I...
by jackshepherd
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 155019

Re: I must stop spending!

Not exactly spending but more pre ordering. Just pre ordered the R3512 Hornby Wainwright H class Early BR Train Pack. Should be ready at the end of the year. Cant wait
by jackshepherd
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What can I build on a 6ft board
Replies: 34
Views: 2311

Re: What can I build on a 6ft board

Thank you chris, I think I will stick with the branch line design, I plan to have all the sidings running the same way, as i'll be running dc so the power supply will come from the entrance track. First, a reminder of rule 1: it's your railway and you have it how YOU want it. You might find reversi...
by jackshepherd
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What can I build on a 6ft board
Replies: 34
Views: 2311

Re: What can I build on a 6ft board

Thank you chris, I think I will stick with the branch line design, I plan to have all the sidings running the same way, as i'll be running dc so the power supply will come from the entrance track.
by jackshepherd
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What can I build on a 6ft board
Replies: 34
Views: 2311

Re: What can I build on a 6ft board

well I only have a br blue class 105 dmu, a Hornby pug and a sentinel shunter in red, no rolling stock as of yet. Now that has some odd possibilities The 105 pair would work on the layouts I've drawn, but if we go to stuart's "part hidden" station idea, then a bay platform would be possib...
by jackshepherd
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What can I build on a 6ft board
Replies: 34
Views: 2311

Re: What can I build on a 6ft board

That's fair enough, so with the size of the loop, what size train will I be able to run. My sketches allowed for two 57' (9 inch) coaches plus a small 0-6-0 (giving a 23" fiddle yard with definitely no room for a pointwork "ladder") Push-pull services might be likely. A 15xx plus aut...

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