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by kingmi53
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Three way turnout problem
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Three way turnout problem

Oh well at least it will make me focus on what point motors I'm going to use.
Thanks
by kingmi53
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Three way turnout problem
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Three way turnout problem

I've recently installed a couple of peco three way turnouts and in conjunction with a number of two ways they form the entrance to my fiddle yard. I have linked the three rails on the turnout as shown in a number of videos but my loco stops as it try to pass over. The linking of he three rails also ...
by kingmi53
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Lift out section
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Lift out section

Can anyone help me solve a lift out section problem. I have seven tracks passing over a lift out section. There are two elevated pairs (either side on Woodland Scenic inclines) and three at normal track level. The span is approx. 545mm and the width of the lift out is around 670mm. Any examples woul...
by kingmi53
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Perspex track support
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Perspex track support

I had thought of a Perspex tube to bridge over the staircase if my wife ever let me have the adjoining room to expand into!! Although it would not seem invisible, the option could be to have 10mm high Perspex sides (taking up Timbersurf's comments), this would make the structure more rigid (reducing...
by kingmi53
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Perspex track support
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Perspex track support

I have decided that rather than have a scenic lift out section I would like to "suspend" the individual tracks that span the opening by fixing them to clear Perspex which would just be the width of the track (oo Gauge). My query is that I don't know what thickness of Perspex to use so that...
by kingmi53
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Cork underlay on inclines
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Cork underlay on inclines

I've just installed the Woodland Scenics 3% inclines. Fixing them to the base cork was easy enough but when it came to fixing the cork track underlay (I'm using 1mm cork sheet) my gluing method was obviously wrong as I tried pva and it didn't work. The Woodland Scenics Foam Tack Glue is recommended ...
by kingmi53
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Inclned Viaduct
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Inclned Viaduct

Thanks, the embankments and girder bridges sound a good solution.
by kingmi53
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Inclned Viaduct
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Inclned Viaduct

Thanks for the info. I had thought I'd use my polystyrene inclines from zero to about 75-80mm and then a ply bed inside the viaduct arches. To get to the final height from 75mm will mean a total length of about 1200mmm -1800mm. If you can imagine the inclines in 610mm sections, one will be where a b...
by kingmi53
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Inclned Viaduct
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Inclned Viaduct

Has anyone scratch built an inclined viaduct? I have a 3% incline rising from zero to 150mm and want to make a viaduct for two tracks so that when I get sufficient height (around 75mm) low level tracks can pass underneath. I'm thinking of constructing the sides in 4mm ply and facing it with plastica...
by kingmi53
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors & Switching
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: Point Motors & Switching

Thanks to all who commented. I'm still confused which is not your fault but I will look further at the Megapoints and try to find somewhere to get a demonstration which hopefully will make it clearer.
by kingmi53
Tue May 23, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors & Switching
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Point Motors & Switching

I have estimated that my layout when finished could have 44 turnouts and I wondered if anyone had any views on the best way to switch them. I don't intend to operate them via DCC but I would like to think that I could pre-set routes although this may indeed mean I need to go DCC. I've looked at the ...
by kingmi53
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Too much track?
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Too much track?

Chris, thanks very much for both sets of comments. I think you're right it not worrying about having different scenic types so I agree it could be bridges, walls etc. I'd really like a TMD and wonder if your comments on not using the space well may help this, perhaps if you have any specific areas t...
by kingmi53
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Too much track?
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Too much track?

Sorry, can't seem to upload either pdf or jpg, not sure why.
by kingmi53
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Too much track?
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Too much track?

I'm attempting to plan my first layout and while I can draw (you may think otherwise) I really struggle to visualise what it will look like and what space I'll have. I've attached the two levels I'm proposing and would really welcome some ideas/feedback on the layout. Briefly: oo scale - modern - tw...

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