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by TimberSurf
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 849
Views: 64764

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Very sad to see it go! Truly been an inspiration and literally one of my three favourite layouts ever!
A sad loss. :cry:
Thanks for sharing it and best of wishes for were ever your interests take you. :)
by TimberSurf
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Megapoints Controller (Point Servos)
Replies: 24
Views: 7889

Re: Megapoints Controller (Point Servos)

There are a number of suppliers that do less than 12 per board, look at Peco, heathcote,dingoservo,walthers to name a few, or you could build your own from discrete components or an Arduino!
by TimberSurf
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 120
Views: 11742

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

I like every picture!
The brass wagons look awesome, I cant believe your patience for such small brasswork! :o
by TimberSurf
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!
Replies: 728
Views: 78256

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!

Hi Jim, I'm liking the sounds drifting this way. Don't be afraid of big, but keep it simple. It looks like you've noted many lessons of design and skimping can lead to problems but don't build a battleship, 6 mm ply should be fine and honeycomb reinforcing from the same material can work. My questi...
by TimberSurf
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 730
Views: 80102

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Matching a resistor to an LED as per the calc will give 100% brightness and long life. For us modellers, modern LED's are too bright. Increasing the resistance will dim the light, but only when using one resister per one LED, as soon as you string LED's together (Series) or group LED's with one resi...
by TimberSurf
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!
Replies: 728
Views: 78256

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!

Great news you can start again, I miss version 4 already! I am glad to say that past versions of my layout and a lot of research on the net, mean I am complacent I have all your lessons learned in place, the only problem I have, is that because of an eventual house move, I don't currently have a run...
by TimberSurf
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Torn between my layout and trains
Replies: 34
Views: 742

Re: Torn between my layout and trains

Plastic wheels? :o BLASPHEMY! :lol: Yes I also change all mine to metal wheels. I have really seen the price of Hornby wheelsets rocket in the past couple of years, from a sensible £8.50-£9.50 upto a staggering £16.95 in Gaugemaster recently but they are still much better than those gunge grabber p...
by TimberSurf
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Brand new member
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Brand new member

Welcome jscousertommy As a beginner, you have joined the right forum, there is a very helpful bunch on here, have a think about what kind of layout you want, era and type of control (DC or DCC) and scale, let us know your thoughts and we can direct you to some useful resources to research and throw ...
by TimberSurf
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Insurance

Make a catalogue of all your rolling stock, as detailed as you can, then take pictures of them and the build and include raw materials and tools. It is very difficult for an insurer to argue against 'in context' pictures. Otherwise they will come up with a nominal sum and it will be woefully short o...
by TimberSurf
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Steam shed/depot ground cover tips needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Steam shed/depot ground cover tips needed!

Talcum powder! (painted black)
by TimberSurf
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A Question of OO Canals, advice please.
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: A Question of OO Canals, advice please.

I have yet to build mine (I have cast the sides out of herculite from a silicon mould made from a master made of Linka) but I can advise on all the methods I have researched. The sides can be made from card with paper (stone/brick) covering or from plasticard, quite easily or just sloping embankment...
by TimberSurf
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - INTRO, PLANS, Baseboards & Expos
Replies: 26
Views: 807

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Intro, plans & Baseboards

Wonderful!

Your explanation of board construction, nicely confirms my findings through research, over the last umpteen years.

Following with great interest. I am planning a layout half the size, but £25k still sounds scary. :o
by TimberSurf
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: G scale fence posts
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: G scale fence posts

Depends what scale your after! If it were 1:22.5, then 6in post would be approx 6mm, I would look at hobby shop wood supplies or possibly DIY store wood beading, but probably the best option may be lollipop sticks (think candy floss) from china https://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/tips100.html#108 and https:...
by TimberSurf
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: OO Triang Hornby Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 546

Re: OO Triang Hornby Stephenson's Rocket

There are several commercially available PCB's available to give shuttle control for DC and similarly for DCC, DCC Concepts have just brought out a range of "Black" decoders that have a shuttle function built in!

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