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by Emettman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Doing some research
Replies: 15
Views: 110

Re: Doing some research

How did you get into railway modelling? I did a bit when young, but it was being asked to build a layout for a godson, it being out of his dad's territory, which reminded me how much fun they could be. Especially, for me, unconventional ones. Why do you buy online vs in store? I'm not mobile! If you...
by Emettman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Doing some research
Replies: 15
Views: 110

Re: Doing some research

Her's my first batch. Do railway modellers consider themselves as collectors or hobbyists? [bWe vary, but I'm not a collector and I wouldn't use the word hobbyist. "Enthusiast", perhaps ][/b] Do you purchase railway models online? If not why not? I have to: I'm housebound. I used to enjoy ...
by Emettman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Not happy with current layout
Replies: 18
Views: 348

Re: Not happy with current layout

I am struggling a little getting this designed in Scarm, would you mind posting the drawing you have with the part numbers displayed please. I have only Hornby track so will need to do a conversion Hope your dont mind Rob Here we go. Scenery dropped. The first version without any Peco points. ( I f...
by Emettman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: A Real Big Eight
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: A Real Big Eight

Just checking: is this for OO/HO or for On30 as well?

Though it's wider than scale, Hornby's standard separation between the tracks may not be enough for the larger narrow gauge models, especially on the curves where centre overhand and end throw increase.

Chris.
by Emettman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench
Replies: 161
Views: 10495

Re: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench

Oh, and just for fun, the eclectic trains currently running in my window:

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Mostly, their own mother wouldn't recognise them.



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Down to 6" radius on the sharp bits, that piece of track.

Chris
by Emettman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench
Replies: 161
Views: 10495

Re: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench

Recently arrived, some O scale horse-drawn tram kits from Russia. Printed card, needing no cutting or glue to assemble. The idea was to see if the (majority of the) kit might be a cheap and different route to some O-16.5 coaches I ordered 3, along with an HO industrial building for a different proje...
by Emettman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from France !
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Hello from France !

Longvallon wrote:I'm thinking about a wooden bridge in "old west style" if you see what I mean.



Something like this?

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Chris.
by Emettman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: A Real Big Eight
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: A Real Big Eight

That's close enough that it's not a worry. More importantly, you may have the bridge the wrong way round. If intending left-hand running, you have the trains climbing the steeper (inner track) slope and coming down the gentler (outer track) one. If your *high* track becomes the lower one, this gets ...
by Emettman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Little Big Eight
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: The Little Big Eight

I regularly check FleaBay but I don't find a single 6020. :? They turn up and go on eBay: check that you'd be getting German, Dutch and Italian listings My last were from a model shop in Holland. I hunted via Google *images* for Fleischmann 6020, and seeing whether any of the pictures found were at...
by Emettman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Little Big Eight
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: The Little Big Eight

Ah, the infamous Fleischmann 6020 curve!

10" radius curves are not at all impossible given careful selection of locos, stock and couplings.
I've both used and recommended the 6020 several times, and have a couple of circle's worth tucked away against possible future need.

Well done.

Chris.
by Emettman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Not happy with current layout
Replies: 18
Views: 348

Re: Not happy with current layout

Whilst playing around in scarm see what it looks like using some Peco Streamline points in appropriate places - There are certainly tweaks to be made, or at least considered. That was definitely a "first thoughts" plan not a polished one. The short Peco Y could be quite useful here, and a...
by Emettman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby R2151 J94/Austerity in LMR blue Wobble
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Hornby R2151 J94/Austerity in LMR blue Wobble

Depending on the minimum radii *your* J94 is going to meet there may well be more side-play slop than is necessary. It may be possible to add very thin (or not so thin) shims of plasticard to the chassis near the axles to reduce the play. I'd suggest for stability try the front and rear axles and le...
by Emettman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Not happy with current layout
Replies: 18
Views: 348

Re: Not happy with current layout

Wow. That looks really good. Thank you. Rob I'm glad you like it. 2-3 57' (9") coaches and a tank engine would be an easier fit, a push-pull steam set even more so, but at least with the return loop tender engines can be turned round. I've used quite a bit of flexitrack, but only where "a...
by Emettman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Not happy with current layout
Replies: 18
Views: 348

Re: Not happy with current layout

There was I hoping for short 2-car DMUs ! Three 10.5" passenger coaches plus a (tender?) engine isn't easy. but I have "something". My thoughts will need explaining. 835.jpg No 1st radius curves, now. The curved station on the right has an overbridge station building, which is the bes...
by Emettman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Not happy with current layout
Replies: 18
Views: 348

Re: Not happy with current layout

Hello robhillwales
Can I ask what trains you are currently running, particularly whether the passenger services are DMU or loco hauled?
(What's currently your longest train?)
I have an idea or two, but getting loco-hauled trains to reverse direction is not quite so simple!

Chris.

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