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by Emettman
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Layout Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Layout Advice Please

Hi, Attached is my first draft of a layout for an N gauge board.... but for now, the general layout is up for comment. Thanks Hello sjgarth Can I ask the size of board you show, along with the radii of the curves? I understand you already have one train: how long is that? Unless already purchased, ...
by Emettman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best Scales and Gauges for Budget Modellers...
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Best Scales and Gauges for Budget Modellers...

... if people thought that they couldn't afford to join us in this great hobby we have. There's an odd touch of Catch-22 here, because while there are definitely a range of cheap ways of pursuing the hobby, they are most open to those who already have a degree of modelling and "bodging" e...
by Emettman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 73
Views: 3415

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Either i am getting use to it or it is improving enjoyed this weeks steampunk layout a lot of fun and why not kevin sharpe It was a bit better. The team that most tried to build an operating railway, as opposed to using the train as a pointer to where the next animation was, got into the most troub...
by Emettman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: One of my turns coming on...
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: One of my turns coming on...

...and? 6ft is long enough for a classic inglenook shunter arrangement, using American boxcar lengths, designs using a set-back fiddle yard, or odder things, many of which can be found on Carl Arendt's wonderful site for small to near-microscopic layouts. http://www.carendt.com/ Chris
by Emettman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench
Replies: 165
Views: 11420

Re: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench

The green loco is now running sweetly. The only half-sensible use I can see for the size is as a fairground "children's railway in O." On OO track and scale the loco and coaches could do nicely for a Hobbit railway in the Shire. A thought literally as I was typing this. would it marry to a...
by Emettman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench
Replies: 165
Views: 11420

Re: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench

Halloween approaches, and I need something cheap and easy to make a (new) window display. (Not being flush with either money or energy, the second being on the tighter budget) Likely answers for this year: I've got a couple of near life-size skulls on the estimate, which is looking good, that I shou...
by Emettman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Garden Railway Woes
Replies: 24
Views: 263

Re: Garden Railway Woes

I am bad enough now with the track at floor level, so some sort of 'hinged track' is a possibility. I built a lifting bridge (one end pivot) on my previous railway which worked well, even carrying current across it. Depending on the height of the track, a garden gate is a possibility. (track alignm...
by Emettman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

****** note to self incorporate some wheels to move layout some how ************ I built one layout where the substructure was bedroom furniture on castors. Storage and appearance dealt with in one go. Where the layout would only need to move in one direction, to get behind it occasionally, washing...
by Emettman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

The goods area will be adapted with a turntable and possibly shrunk a little for some extra scenery. If the turntable is a must then the return loop can go, giving lots options for the green sidings. If the green half loop is shrunk back a couple of inches. (the whole point cluster slides, at the t...
by Emettman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Garden Railway Woes
Replies: 24
Views: 263

Re: Garden Railway Woes

An unusual but very interesting set up Chris, I like it. :D End-to-end with a "handover" passing loop half way. A "round and round" option for those other occasions, such as weeding. In 10 years the track plan developed twice more, and the last version was what I put in this gar...
by Emettman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Garden Railway Woes
Replies: 24
Views: 263

Re: Garden Railway Woes

This is why the garden clinched my house to me. The lower level is 3-4 ft higher than the path next to the house. Near perfect. In my former town house I just had a fairly small bare yard so I had brick raised beds put in, having designed them so that they would work *without* the trains for any new...
by Emettman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

I've got plans for a 9f so I think that will have an effect on the final design". Big engines are popular, but on this size of layout they can't be given the coaches or wagons they deserve. 0-6-0 tender locos could handle the goods, and a 4-4-0 or 2-6-0 the passenger service... I'll stop there...
by Emettman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Yes I imagine 3rd and 4th radius does eat up every inch of board space haha. Plans looking great though. I do quite like how both main lines access the inner loop so you can feed engines wherever you need. Well done Thank you. Yes, the third loop is not intended as a running oval. The pink half loo...
by Emettman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Garden Railway Woes
Replies: 24
Views: 263

Re: Garden Railway Woes

This picture shows more clearly, bottom right, the section that I mangled up. :oops: Interesting: relative to the track the grass wants to be either higher or lower. If the edge dips down, cutting in from the edge for a turf "flap" that could be raised with infill soil/compost could be an...
by Emettman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Yet another newbie seeking advice
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Yet another newbie seeking advice

Hi guys, s there any downside to using insulfrog points as I hope to put droppers wherever I can. Thanks for looking. Hello Mickky, The place where electrofrog points are going to be the most useful is for goods and locos sidings where there will be slow running. Building in a switch for the point ...

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