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by NedFlanders
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 3-way Point
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Peco 3-way Point

Hi there, I used a streamline medium (I think) point attached to either diverging route to give me the template for the curve back to parallel running . I marked the route on to the baseboard and then laid it with flexitrack. This post has a photo of the unballasted result https://www.newrailwaymode...
by NedFlanders
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 48
Views: 2204

More Civil Engineering

So there I was - at a loose end, so I ambled through Wordsworth Model Railway ( of this parish) and decided I needed some storage for important commodities.... https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4875/46089764771_243e17bf25_o.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4832/46089765931_bf4c64e72f_o.jpg It came to...
by NedFlanders
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft

Very impressive.

I admire anyone who can either design in or just plain use CAD /Paint/Corel Draw/etc. Those type of applications only ever seem to produce disappointing results for me. Yours, and of course David's, are fabulous.

Ned.
by NedFlanders
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Where to solder?.
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Where to solder?.

It is Hornby settrack. I was going to put red one side and black the other for the droppers. I have soldered both onto the sides of the rails and underneath depending on the location. I have settled for underneath now where possible, and I find doing it on settrack easier because I have yet to mana...
by NedFlanders
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 78
Views: 1859

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Before including pictures of some of the diaoramas included my layout I should explain that several of them relate to the experiences of young lad growing up on the edge of the Jaywick marshes in the mid '50s. Whilst they all carry a strong element of truth, further explanation would not be appropr...
by NedFlanders
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 48
Views: 2204

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

You've got the problem of platforms and tight radius curves,.... :D Yes, Every now and then I catch myself thinking "I wouldn't like to be a passenger on that Pullman trying to have my five course meal...." as I see it taking the turns at speed, and then I remember, "Dad, Can we have...
by NedFlanders
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 48
Views: 2204

Platform Musings

While waiting for the Inclines to arrive I turned my attention to the platforms on the lower station. Following the time honoured tradition I attached a pen to the inside/outside of the overhangs on a eurostar. Oh bother! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4896/31845103498_a622b27794_b.jpg On the inside...
by NedFlanders
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 35
Views: 971

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

Well done - I do enjoy reading about a good roundy round. How do you folks make stairs?? A question I often thought of as they always look very fiddly - if you fancy a go at it in card, the current Hornby Magazine has a signal box kit that builds up the stairs as one slab with a shorter slab on top,...
by NedFlanders
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 48
Views: 2204

Cardboard mock-ups and a discovery

There would have to be cut-outs in the side members of the upper baseboards to allow for the trains to run under them, so I began trying to figure that one out by cutting some flaps off a couple of boxes and offering them up to the Track/upper baseboard and I marked the rails on the cardboard. https...
by NedFlanders
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 48
Views: 2204

Some Track testing...

A quick youtube playlist showing some track testing being performed by : Hornby Class 40 TTS Hornby Ketly Hall TTS Hornby EuroStar - LaisDCC chip with Stayalive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVudqJMDUBc&list=PLF0hlJp3QPJ44IFv3k53NSHhHkJrNNCST ( apologies for the quality - Not only is it a test...
by NedFlanders
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 48
Views: 2204

Groundworks to go!

The Contractors felt the need to get out their heavy machinery next. The Site extremities were checked first and found to be in order (these boards were cut back in March/April and left flat under a couch….. Still flat now!). https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1976/43738344290_babd0de0da_o.jpg Measureme...
by NedFlanders
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 48
Views: 2204

Autumnal developments

The Contractors seem to have found it difficult to concentrate on any job for any length of time…. The curved point and medium point at the TV end have been replaced by a three-way point for test comparison with the Door end which still has the curved point and medium point in situ. https://farm2.st...
by NedFlanders
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: HO Marklin two level collapsible layout
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: HO Marklin two level collapsible layout

Holy Moly - That looks Spectacular!! :shock:

Any photos yet?

Ned.
by NedFlanders
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Choosing DCC decoders - A "Black Art" or Where is the science in it???
Replies: 5
Views: 267

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

Poor pickups and dirty wheels are usually the biggest cause of poor running especially with basic decoders. The biggest cause of decoder failure is short circuits either across the motor or from motor to pickup so use your meter with the decoder unplugged and turn the motor to make sure that there ...
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: 5
Views: 267

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...

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