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by HarryR
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: Choosing a brake van

Thank you for all the helpful comments & suggestions, too many to reply to individually
by HarryR
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Suitable cable for model railway track power
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Suitable cable for model railway track power

Flashbang wrote:5Amp rating is more than enough for most uses. :D
Unless you're a DCC (Digital) user with a Booster that outputs more than 5Amp.


Thank you for the confirmation. Always useful having a supplier in walking distance :wink:
by HarryR
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Suitable cable for model railway track power
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Suitable cable for model railway track power

Is 5amp 12v auto cable suitable for 00 gauge railways specifically for track power ?

thanks
by HarryR
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: Choosing a brake van

stuartp wrote:you can't go far wrong with a bauxite BR or long LMS van for your period.


Thank you that's very helpful
by HarryR
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: Choosing a brake van

You would from time to time seen almost ever variation on brake van design in your area/time span. The most obvious being double ended ex LMS and BR types. You would get the occasional LNER and GWR/BR Western toads, probably never saw a SR Queen Mary (bogie) type. As the period went on fewer and fe...
by HarryR
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Choosing a brake van

I dont have any Toad/Brake vans. Before I rush out and grab something from the usually sources I am seeking some advice about what I should choose. There seem to be a number of different styles available, different weights, colours etc. So are there any rules relating which van should be used, shoul...
by HarryR
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: How To Build A Baseboard.
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Re: How To Build A Baseboard.

After about 4hrs !! work my basic 8x4 framework is cut & assembled each joint doubly secured by using Wilko angle brackets. Tomorrow I'll fit legs & castors then I can stand the frame upright and attach the ply top. The cost of building my baseboard myself is only cheaper than paying the loc...
by HarryR
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: How To Add Legs To Ones Layout.
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: How To Add Legs To Ones Layout.

Thanks Bufferstop & Mountain, I should have gone further and said that my board is intended to be 'permanent'. I might at some stage want to move it a bit to add a fiddle yard for instance, so with that in mind I'll add a set castors to the legs. But since the available space in the room is appr...
by HarryR
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: How To Build A Baseboard.
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Re: How To Build A Baseboard.

I lack any significant joinery skills so the joints on my 27x44 framework will be secured using 50p brackets I got from Wilko, in addition to driving screws into the cross members. Although the board might be moved at sometime within the room, so I might fit castors to the legs, its essentially inte...
by HarryR
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: How To Add Legs To Ones Layout.
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: How To Add Legs To Ones Layout.

My baseboard will be 8X4, when fully assembled I'd struggle to lift it. So I intend to build the frame first, then add the legs & once I've stood it up add the board top which is 9mm ply. For ease for handling I've had the 8X4 sheet cut into 2 4X4 sheets, whether that decision is a good one from...
by HarryR
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Making a start 1st layout (in any gauge) 8 x 4 00
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Making a start 1st layout (in any gauge) 8 x 4 00

Mountain wrote:Go for it. Get something running. It is the easiest way to learn what works and what does not. Try things. Experiment... Enjoy!


Thanks Mountain, "learning by doing" is definitely the way to go, both my hands and my brain will remember eventually.
by HarryR
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Making a start 1st layout (in any gauge) 8 x 4 00
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Making a start 1st layout (in any gauge) 8 x 4 00

After a number of years of do no modelling at all, just reading & accumulating a few bits & pieces, I'm actually making a start. I'm currently making an 8 x 4 baseboard. This weekend I'm treating the timber to protect against damp, which is probably overkill since its going to be in a nice w...
by HarryR
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: One Of My Favourite Books.
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: One Of My Favourite Books.

Most of mine have been acquired thru charity shops or on flebay/Amazon after being specifically mentioned somewhere as being worth having. CJ Freezer is the most common author, most frequently read book is his Model Railway Design Manual, but favourite is probably Julian Hollands The Times History O...
by HarryR
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

AnyRail, value for money? depends on how you calculate it, I bought my copy, admittedly at £35, 2 or 3 years ago & I'm still guaranteed at least one more full version upgrade. Based on my experience they also deserve praise for their customer service, when I lost my registration details & so...
by HarryR
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 4994

Re: Michaela’s workbench

meant to post this yesterday as this was yesterday's build, but here it is, to totally ruin the immersion into my 1950s BR steam era layout, an Aldi... https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/32135777308_3720516c1d_k.jpg (ps yes I bought a load of kits and have been building them on my days off) might ...

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