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by Mountain
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Altrincham Gas Works Tramway
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Altrincham Gas Works Tramway

It is amazing how many little lines there were.
by Mountain
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion
Replies: 115
Views: 1822

Re: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion

You have been busy! It looks very good. I am soo tempted to make repairs to the roof! Haha!
by Mountain
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Bigger figure 8 layout
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Bigger figure 8 layout

It all depends how vunerable it is. Ones trains themselves are not heavy so one could in theory get away with thick card, but for the day to day knocks that layouts get, one needs something more durable, so ply is ideal. For the base part of the layout I tend to go for durability so I would be headi...
by Mountain
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Another Triang Clerestory conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

You have lots of patience!
by Mountain
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Temporary, ever changing layout?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Temporary, ever changing layout?

Why not build a small portable layout instead? I am slowly building a 7mm narrow gauge layout in 0-16.5 which is on two boards each measuring 3 1/2ft x 2ft to make a layout 7ft x 2ft. If one wants a small layout one has two options. Either turn to the meduim to semi large scale in narrow gauge where...
by Mountain
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Hornby R711
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Hornby R711

I prefer the design seen on the 1978 and 1979 Hornby catalogues. That one you have shown will work fine, but I need a little something more interesting for me to work with. But like you say. If you like it, go for it, especially if you find it fun!
by Mountain
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion
Replies: 115
Views: 1822

Re: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion

Makes sense, although not a British thing (that I have ever come across). They were used extensively on narrow gauge lines in the UK in their various forms. Many forestry commissions used to use narrow gauge lines and they would lay the track to where they needed as one would do if one had a sectio...
by Mountain
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion
Replies: 115
Views: 1822

Re: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion

It is one thing that puzzles me when it comes to building wooden rolling stock, and that is to make them out of balsa, but then weight them afterwards. If one built them out of pine they need not have any weight added as they sèm to come out just right as they are. They are also a lot cheaper to mak...
by Mountain
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Trouble with 009 loco on Farish Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Trouble with 009 loco on Farish Chassis

It sounds like the magnet has lost its strength. Usually also the motor becomes hot and smells along with eventually tripping the controllers overload cut out. The running ok at first and then going slower and slower is a classic sign of a weak magnet.
by Mountain
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion
Replies: 115
Views: 1822

Re: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion

I like that.
by Mountain
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Peco PL13 Polarity Switches
Replies: 46
Views: 618

Re: Peco PL13 Polarity Switches

Didn't Hattons do a point solenoid with a built in switch? I have never bought one though.
by Mountain
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Double Track
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: Double Track

I am glad all is working. Enjoy running the trains. :)
by Mountain
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 27
Views: 582

Re: Prodigy faulty again

I hope that you eventually have success. It is an odd situation where one asks "Why me!" :D
But hopefully you will have every success in the future as there is nothing more annoying then having a layout which one can't use.
by Mountain
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Close Coupling Systems
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Close Coupling Systems

I used to like the Sprat & Winkle for 00 gauge because they would really close the gap between vehicles and still work on 1st radius curves. While it is usually relatively simple to fit, it does require some thought to fit to "Awkward" vehicles. To fit them to ordinary 4 wheel wagons i...

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