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by Mountain
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: AEC
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: AEC

There was quite a need for such a lightweight and small locomotive. Though going off subject, a similar situation often faced farmers for a type of small lightweight vehicle which could cross bridged where the traditional landrover was too heavy. Relaint addressed this by designing and building the ...
by Mountain
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol 2P tender drive
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Dapol 2P tender drive

Is a good plan to take the working tender drive as an example to see how the others should fit back together correctly. :)
by Mountain
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 00/H0 15'x11' Simple orbital shelf layout
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: 00/H0 15'x11' Simple orbital shelf layout

Looks good. I would advise an edge to the shelf either out of perspex strips or some sort of material made to look like a lineside fence as trains may de-rail and it is a long way down if they do! I like the idea of high level layouts as they give so much scope in the length of run they have. Ok, cl...
by Mountain
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Skaledale Resin Shed repair
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Skaledale Resin Shed repair

There are different types of resin. Sylmasta resin which is a 50/50 part A and part B mix almost sucks up superglue. Runny superglue gets pulled into any cracks and joints. It works excellently. Some other resins would be different, but it should still work. I am not entirely sure what resin was use...
by Mountain
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track for Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Track for Layout

The points are standard Hornby sectional track points, as does the rest of the track.Take a look at the Hornby range. Peco also do a similar track system. A catalogue may help to work out the different track. The old way was to either use a track planning stencil or later came track planning symbols...
by Mountain
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Old Triang wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 2344

Re: Old Triang wagons

Triang cast metal chassis work very well and are free running when one retains the old axles and slides modern wheels onto them. Cut slithers of small drinks straw to use as spacers for outside of the wheels (Between the chassis and the wheels). The weight of the cast chassis on the metal wheels mak...
by Mountain
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Skaledale Resin Shed repair
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Skaledale Resin Shed repair

If it is made from similar resins that I use, then runny type of superglue is the ideal bonding agent. One can simply apply superglue down the crack and the glue will suck itself into the join and it should work fine. You may need an elastic band to hold the crack tight while it is glueing. Also be ...
by Mountain
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 36
Views: 2150

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

It is impressive to make it curve. :)
Aww. And I think sold my 00 gauge Wills bridge kit assuming that I didn't need it. Nevermind.
Things are looking good there.
by Mountain
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscene blending success
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Backscene blending success

Brilliant.
by Mountain
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Montfort is back !
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Montfort is back !

You could make a little layout with a small oval of track and add scenery. Make it look scenic?
by Mountain
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol 2P tender drive
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Dapol 2P tender drive

Some motor designs, some of the cogs go onto little bumps on the motor housing.
by Mountain
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ramp metering and roundabout metering for model train set
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Ramp metering for model train set

I am not quite sure what ramp metering is. I used to have the earlier bus version. It was basically a rechargable vehicle which steered via a magnet which followed a metal wire just under the road surface. It also had a built in reed switch which would stop the vehicle if a magnet (One could use an ...
by Mountain
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The Best Scale And Gauge To Use?
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: The Best Scale And Gauge To Use?

Please feel free to correct me if your experience disproves my prejudices, but I tend to see larger scales as better for pick-up, closer to scale-like rails and more discrete couplings. If I ever went for N gauge, I would looking at 0-6-0 tender locomotives as the smallest work-horses (wouldn't say...
by Mountain
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Changing old Triang wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Changing old Triang wheels

It is more a matter of getting the right sized wheels. Bogies need 10.5mm wheels and wagons need 12.5mm.
by Mountain
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Montfort is back !
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Montfort is back !

Welcome back. :)

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