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by Beejay7
Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]
Replies: 23
Views: 5360

Re: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]

Airfix cars were 1/32nd scale early Scalextric were nearer 1/30th Scale

Alan
by Beejay7
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: New layout- DCC engines
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: New layout- DCC engines

Thanks for the replies. I will now certainly remove the chips before running the engines any further. Re the poor running of the Bachmann engines( I have three in total)...All were bought new and run in according to the provided instructions. (1/2 hour 1/2 speed each direction plus lubrication with ...
by Beejay7
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: New layout- DCC engines
Replies: 6
Views: 868

New layout- DCC engines

Sorry if this is the wrong section to post in but there doesn't appear to be a DC Forum. I'm currently building a layout which will have 5 continuous running lines. I was going to use DCC but then decided to reuse my old Loco fleet as well as some up to date) ones so changed to DC, This has left me ...
by Beejay7
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bath Queen Square - something stirring again !
Replies: 73
Views: 17954

Re: Bath Queen Square - my version

Very nice indeed. Parked under the canopy today to do a little shopping ....

Alan
by Beejay7
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dralton South - The OO Layout Now Has A Name
Replies: 134
Views: 28614

Re: The OO Layout With No Name - Yet

Very interesting build and great to see a long continuous run layout in progress. I look forward to furthur reports.

Alan
by Beejay7
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gluing Couplings (shiny plastic)
Replies: 13
Views: 2390

Re: Gluing Couplings (shiny plastic)

Hot Glue is very effective and is long lasting. I bought a mini-glue gun from Woolworth's many years ago and it applies just the right amount of glue where you want it. Has the advantage of setting hard within seconds and is flexible. Similar gun now available from Maplins, (where I buy my Glue stic...
by Beejay7
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Moving to DCC - NCE Powercab? and converting locos
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: Moving to DCC - NCE Powercab? and converting locos

Why not keep one of your continuous runs DC then you can run your old locos with no problem. Just make sure there is no connectionto the DCC set up. Even better construct a new high level loop for DC ....Shame not to use those old locos and some of them do not like DCC so why bother with the expense...
by Beejay7
Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DC and DCC
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: DC and DCC

I am building a new layout in my garage and it will be both DCC and DC so that I can run older locos as well as more modern stuff. A very easy way to do it is to have one of the control options, (DC or DCC) running on high level circuits and the remainder at normal table height. No danger of acciden...
by Beejay7
Sat May 11, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Boats/Marina scene - 4mm scale
Replies: 12
Views: 4606

Re: Boats/Marina scene - 4mm scale

I'm currently building this :- http://scalescenes.com/products/T030-Cargo-Ship Typical of the coasters found around the coast in small Ports round about the 1st/2nd World War era. The Card kit is downloaded from their website, (make sure your printer has plenty of ink!!), for £6.99. and all you then...
by Beejay7
Fri May 10, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Buying Habits - Changed due to Postal Charges?
Replies: 21
Views: 1920

Buying Habits - Changed due to Postal Charges?

The title says it all really. I have always bought a significant amount of my railway locomotives and rolling stock from Ebay, as I prefer to buy secondhand items and refirbish. However, since the revised postal charges have been introduced it has made Ebay purchases rather expensive. e.g. a Triang ...
by Beejay7
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone else a little bored with the model railway norm?
Replies: 166
Views: 15770

Re: Anyone else a little bored with the model railway norm?

When I go to an Exhibition I like to see layouts of different scales and as many non-end to end layouts as possible....Trains running at speed with full size coach or goods setups, and through stations.... Don't get me wrong end to ends can be very nice, but to be honest most are , dare I say it, a ...
by Beejay7
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Kernow Model Rail Centre
Replies: 20
Views: 3377

Re: Kernow Model Rail Centre

I wrote to them querying regarding the different quoted price of one of their items in "Railway Modller" to the price quoted on the website. I really just wanted to know which was correct.

I never received a reply so I buy my items elsewhere.

Alan
by Beejay7
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bath Queen Square - something stirring again !
Replies: 73
Views: 17954

Re: Bath Queen Square - my version

Superb Layout but as a lifelong Bath Resident and frequent user (now shopper) at Green Park but a little dissapointed to your relegating the River Avon to the status of a sewer!.... :D . Love the wire in tube points changing system and the wonderful frame. Please providemore details.

Alan

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