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by Mountain
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Layout Sizes.
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Layout Sizes.

I once saw a micro layout website. I don't remember what it was except the websites owner had passed away and it was looked after by a relative? I remember that someone gave me a link quite a while ago. Some micro layout don't appeal to me because they are too restricted. I did make mine to be three...
by Mountain
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Layout Sizes.
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Layout Sizes.

Does anyone know what general sizes come under the term "Mini layouts" and "Micro layouts" ? My layout is just under 7ft long by 2ft wide. Would it be classed as mini or is it too big?
by Mountain
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: garden DC or DCC
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

Re: garden DC or DCC

Radio control. Deltang springs to mind.
by Mountain
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: garden DC or DCC
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

Re: garden DC or DCC

I wouldn't use DCC in the garden. I would want to run trains in all weathers and damp DCC decoders are not a good plan.
by Mountain
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gift ideas for railway modeller
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Gift ideas for railway modeller

It would be good if you could get the following information. Gauge and scale. (For example, 00 gauge 4mm scale). Era (Approximate date one is modelling in...For example 1970's).. Region (An idea of what country and part of the country one is modelling... For example, British Railways Western Region ...
by Mountain
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Modelling Competition Idea.
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Modelling Competition Idea.

Yes. We could make a start. :)

Budget modelling at its best! (Or that's the plan anyway! Haha!)

I already have my other layout in the half way stage. I need to do something more with that as well.

I wonder how much track I can fit on a small board?
by Mountain
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Hornby Track Planning Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Hornby Track Planning Kit

Want to buy some? Somewhere I have two of these packs which I combined to make a large pack.
by Mountain
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The VLBR
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: The VLBR

Nice. A great idea!
by Mountain
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Modelling Competition Idea.
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Modelling Competition Idea.

Well as it was me that built that Christmas layout and I have another two of those train sets sitting in the cupboard I welcome the idea. My sets cost either £1 or £1.99, I can't remember now but I did but a couple thinking at that price they are good cheap fun. And they do run very well, 1 x AA ba...
by Mountain
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Wrenn loco
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Old Wrenn loco

They normally last a fair 40+ years even in semi regular use. I heard of Wrenn and 2 rail Hornby Dublo locos (Same thing just about) which were used daily on a garden railway in all weathers and had done so for a good 15 years and were still running well.
by Mountain
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1062
Views: 67349

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

You have a nice layout.
by Mountain
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Wrenn loco
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Old Wrenn loco

Best not to oil yet... Over oiling can really mess things up. If you do oil use the tinyest little bit on a pin or something like that. Do not let oil get anywhere near the commutator or brushes of the motor. Electrical cleaning alcohol is the usual means to clean such locos. It really looks a nice ...
by Mountain
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Modelling Competition Idea.
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Modelling Competition Idea.

It came to my mind, after a couple of years ago I saw someone do this on one of these forums and made a lovely job of it with a Christmas scene... That it would make an ideal subject for a model railway competition. What am I talking about? Those cheap battery little trainsets which can be bought fr...
by Mountain
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Wrenn loco
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Old Wrenn loco

Is the train controller powerful enough for the train? Is just a thought. Most likely it is just a little dust or something. I have lots of trains I bought new, only used once and have stayed in their boxes for about 15 years. When I need to get one ready as I have decided to sell it (As I'm into na...

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