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by Jkelly
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 11x4ft 00 Gauge Model Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: 11x4ft 00 Gauge Model Railway

Alright so 2 months have passed (time really does fly). I can't say that I have been incredibly active on the layout, but some progress has been made. Most of the track is laid although unfortunately, due to space restrictions, there will be no room for a proper fiddle yard. It would appear that I w...
by Jkelly
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 11x4ft 00 Gauge Model Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: 11x4ft 00 Gauge Model Railway

Yes, I like to know where all my buildings will go. My favourite part of modelling is the scenery, so it is important to me to get it right. I was debating whether I should scrap the village and replace it with a farm but I think that I will keep it. Another lesson learnt recently, DON'T USE HORNBY ...
by Jkelly
Wed May 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 11x4ft 00 Gauge Model Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: 11x4ft 00 Gauge Model Railway

Thanks! Yes, the plumbing was something of a concern, a 6x6 inch hole had to be cut out of the board so that it would sit flush with the wall. The whole thing is moveable so if there ever is a problem (always is), access will be relatively easy to obtain. I am debating whether to keep the village or...
by Jkelly
Tue May 26, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 11x4ft 00 Gauge Model Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 628

11x4ft 00 Gauge Model Railway

Hi all, So for the last month or so I have been chipping away at my new model railway! After a year of faffing the baseboards are finally down and the track is nearly all laid down. I work under Rule 1 of railway modelling, that it is my railway! Rolling stock is relatively eclectic, I do love the L...
by Jkelly
Wed May 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Oxford Rail - Adams Radial.
Replies: 16
Views: 1293

Re: Oxford Rail - Adams Radial.

Well just 10 minute ago I recieved my Oxford Rail Adam's radial in southern green, brand new. First impressions were great, beautiful body, great detail and lots of weight due to the abundance of die cast. Anyway I placed it on the track. My L1 starts crawling, even though I had it parked in a sidin...
by Jkelly
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Opinions welcome on my track plan
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Opinions welcome on my track plan

Hi everyone, I'm starting baseboard construction tomorrow, and have settled for a rough track plan. It works out on any rail. Please note that the main compartment of the operating well is going to be 3x2ft, while there will be a 3ft long valley running along the operating well (on the side opposite...
by Jkelly
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motor control
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Point motor control

Well I really wan't expecting so much feedback, so thank you all very much! In the end, when I made the order on Hattons I didn't purchase any point motors etc. as I felt that such a large investment would require more thought, there's no point in spending circa 200 pounds to realise you got it wron...
by Jkelly
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motor control
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Point motor control

So if I use the Gaugemaster wall transformer as you mentioned, that with relevant point motors and CDU is all I need?
by Jkelly
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motor control
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Point motor control

Hello everyone, Hope you are all keeping well in these extraordinary times. Just wondering what you would all recommend- I'm trying to buy what I need before Hattons et all close down.. I use DCC on my layout but want to use analogue control for my point motors (Peco PL-10Es and a CDU). What power s...
by Jkelly
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Tools needed
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: Tools needed

Thank you all for your informative responses. After 1 year of faffing, I have FINALLY bought all the wood and tools I need! It is currently all sitting in the garage. In terms of tools, we bought a portable little workbench, an electric saw and an electric screwdriver. We are all ready to go. I migh...
by Jkelly
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Tools needed
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Tools needed

OK, so I have finally decided upon a plan! An 11x4ft branch line which combines a station, seperate industry, fiddle yard, village, small valley etc. With Dad having approved the dimensions, I have the green light to proceed. Being a joint project between my Dad and me, I need to know what tools wou...
by Jkelly
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Semi-Foldable Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

Re: Semi-Foldable Model Railway

These pictures obviously show the garage. I hope they highlight why keeping the permanent width at 4ft is important to allow bikes, humans and dogs in and out (the table you see is 4ft in width, well 3ft and 10 inches). As you say, the garage is Dads domain but it is also a graveyard for the immense...
by Jkelly
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Semi-Foldable Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

Re: Semi-Foldable Model Railway

Here are some relevant pictures. Each box represent 1 by 1 feet
by Jkelly
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Semi-Foldable Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

Re: Semi-Foldable Model Railway

So thank you for all the advice, it was far more speedy than I expected. To clear some things up, the idea is to have an operating well in the middle that is 7 feet in length, half of which is 3 ft wide, and the other half is 2ft wide. Unfortunately I can't seem to post pictures on this forum but if...
by Jkelly
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Semi-Foldable Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

Semi-Foldable Model Railway

Hi all, I am building a new layout in the garage. The garage is a busy place with bikes coming in and out etc. so my parents have allowed me a maximum size of the layout to be 11ft x 4ft. I find 4ft in length to be a bit hopeless so my Dad has agreed to allow a layout of 6 feet in width, with the la...

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