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by NedFlanders
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Choosing DCC decoders - A "Black Art" or Where is the science in it???
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Choosing DCC decoders - A "Black Art" or Where is the science in it???

Hi all, (Longish story) Having started back into the hobby courtesy of a trackmat layout I discovered that DCC had come of age(ish) and, knowing the tech geek in me, it was something I wanted to get into. I picked up a Hornby e-link go a couple of hattons decoders and made a start. Initial results w...
by NedFlanders
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Newbie - Looking For Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Newbie - Looking For Advice

Hi Blueday, A couple of quick things I have found for myself from a number of years of abortive attempts. build the best baseboards you can - straight and true. lightweight is optional depending on if you think you will ever be moving it ( or the load baring structure in the roof). Wide baseboards a...
by NedFlanders
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Building a small shunting layout
Replies: 17
Views: 409

Re: Building a small shunting layout

I like the idea and the flow of the tracks. I've had a soft spot for a couple of years now to do a shelf layout shunting puzzle based on the Tees Wagon Repair Depot. there's something about the odd angles of and a plethora of different buildings, rolling stock and engines, two ways in/out - I keep s...
by NedFlanders
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Alex3410 - My Railway
Replies: 311
Views: 34536

Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Thank you - I really enjoyed reading this thread. You answered a lot of my unasked questions and have given me much food for thought as I also harbor covetous thoughts for both a garden shed or the attic. :idea:

I like what you are doing at the moment - good work.

Ned.
by NedFlanders
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Some Clearance Testing

As I was finishing up the cork laying on the diagonal board my thoughts turned to clearances for the upper stations baseboard framework. My thinking is to use the same basic structure as for the lower level boards – with a lot of cut out in the framework to accommodate the running lines. Looking aro...
by NedFlanders
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Little Big Eight
Replies: 34
Views: 1130

Re: The Little Big Eight

Brilliant. I love it.

It reminds me of the rabbit Warren concept from CJ Freezer.
by NedFlanders
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Starting to lay some cork

I picked up a packet of Self-adhesive 3mm cork tiles and laid a line of them temporarily under the storage loops and put the track back down and ran a test train over it. The reduction it made to the Rumble/sounding box effect was impressive so I decided to go along with laying it under all the trac...
by NedFlanders
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Radius Island Railway
Replies: 40
Views: 953

Re: The Radius Island Railway

Love it! Mesmerizing.......
by NedFlanders
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

Further thoughts.... As we tested a bargain ( eurostar with four carriages for 50 euro) picked up today at a local show, another thought occurred to me - I have added a couple of inches in width of baseboard at the TV corner which means the inner loop could now be moved closer to the centre of the l...
by NedFlanders
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

Thanks for your suggestions ... and then insert a new left hand point such that the track between this new point and 'turnout 2' is straight ? Unfortunately not- there is a baseboard joint just to the right which would preclude that. :( ... and move the crossover with turnout 1 to the right, effecti...
by NedFlanders
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: Lower Station Throat first redraft....

Right so - back to the Lower Station and the movement of the crossover from the Curve after the station back to the station throat to allow the Small controller direct access to both running lines from the Three storage loops on the outer loop - i.e. a train marshalled to go in either direction on t...
by NedFlanders
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

As well as back to back, check the end float on the axles, Interesting, thank you. I will invest in one of the back2back guages and then take a look at each set that is derailing and look at the axles as well. Futher track testing, additions, etc. have also taken place since that post. I will have ...
by NedFlanders
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Curved Point Bodge.

Thank you for your responses. I had heard of much problems with the set track Curved points, however, on the Trackmat layout putting in a curved point had cured a rake ( pun not intended) of problems so that’s why I had given them a go. The two main culprits for issues on the extension were one or t...
by NedFlanders
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Further Clearance testing.

Sooo, time passed........ Further testing by the relevant (Junior) engineer brought to light that (some of) the storage sidings on the Diagonal board just weren’t long enough. A Swallow Liveried HST set with four carriages was deemed the longest train for storage – and it wouldn’t fit. Careful exami...
by NedFlanders
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: No name loft layout
Replies: 15
Views: 700

Re: No name loft layout

That's an impressive mimic panel - What is the turntable control knob ? I've never seen anything like that before.

Ned.

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