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by Mountain
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Questions about the Faller road system etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Questions about the Faller road system etc.

You could lay guide wire and build a road on top of it from card or something similar. I used to have a bus. I bought the set with the Faller road, and I extended it with extra sections. The road itself is expensive! Best make your own.
by Mountain
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Who wants to test some card building builds?
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Who wants to test some card building builds?

For some reason the photos don't work on my tablet. It could be at my end. Can anyone else see the photos?
by Mountain
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Santa Special
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Santa Special

00 gauge or 0-16.5?
by Mountain
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 967
Views: 190666

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Will a RTR bashed loco do?

Next. How about a tree?


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by Mountain
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 203
Views: 8398

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Very nice. I like them.
by Mountain
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: power connector clips
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: power connector clips

Some makes of power connecting clips dont need those grey metal things. The wires simply fit without them. Somewhere I have an old pice of track that has a power clip like this built in and uses little springs and pieces of metal to hold the wires. I think it was made by Lima, though you may only fi...
by Mountain
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: converting 1970's lima
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: converting 1970's lima

I have used old Bachmann decoders and also a few Lenz 103XF decoders and they work fine. I sometimes have to dissable certain settings to enable the decoder to run in its purest form (E.g. dissabling the back emf, inertia etc) as the loco runs better like that. Other then that all should run well as...
by Mountain
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Future Concepts and Traditions.
Replies: 24
Views: 406

Re: Future Concepts and Traditions.

Just to add something else to the discussion... These guys are having fun with model railways https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCjSNSTxSC-YZM_i9dqCZLOw Worth a look Thanks Dan I've seen their creations before and they are having fun. For my layout, the more I am thinking, the more I feel the need for ...
by Mountain
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 25 misbehaving
Replies: 14
Views: 204

Re: Class 25 misbehaving

Araldite two part glue maybe the right choice, but like SRman said, be careful that the glue only goes to the part it is supposed to go and first make sure that any oil on the shaft and cog is removed. Those Hornby class 25's may be elderly models but they were rather well detailed in their day so h...
by Mountain
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Renumbering, The First Attempt
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Renumbering, The First Attempt

Looks good. :)
by Mountain
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The internet and its effect on online sales
Replies: 26
Views: 427

Re: The internet and its effect on online sales

As an avid N gauger, I won't buy a Dapol locomotive in store. Their terrible failure rate 'out of the box' means buying with a guaranteed 30 day no quibble return makes it safer to buy online, run in, or at least attempt to do so and decide whether to keep it. Out of 5 9Fs I kept 2, out of 3 Britan...
by Mountain
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 83
Views: 3452

Re: New / Old

Chops wrote:Could, perchance, you be persuaded to shoot and post a spot of video? I've only seen stills, no less excellent, of Hornby 3 rail. It would be a thrill to see these works clattering through their paces.

Chops. 3 rail sound of wheels on tinplate track.

https://youtu.be/8UQWmCfXoew
by Mountain
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The internet and its effect on online sales
Replies: 26
Views: 427

Re: The internet and its effect on online sales

Though I may sound a little contrevercial here, but why don't manufacturers simplify their chassis so they are basically a pair of frames that everything bolts on to in the manner that kit manufacturers and the likes of Triang used to do. Even if mazak weights were used, any issues could easily be c...
by Mountain
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Who wants to test some card building builds?
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Who wants to test some card building builds?

It is a good idea. I cant as I dont have a printer as I use a tablet, and I have a small 7mm scale layout that may not have a lot of room for buildings. No doubt others will love to try them, especially those who use 00 gauge. Have you made any to show pictures of your results? I hope you have succ...
by Mountain
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Just starting in this Forum
Replies: 15
Views: 202

Re: Just starting in this Forum

It is surprizing how much space a layout needs if one wants to copy a prototype location. I once tried to do Pembrey & Burry Port and it just wouldn't fit in my room. I needed an extra 4ft.

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