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by Mountain
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Hello

With DCC, the only real complications are when one comes to deal with live frog points and reverse loops or triangles. Dead frog (Insulated frog) points are not so much of an issue as one just puts wires to ensure that all routes remain live. Live frog points need ideally require frog juicers and ar...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 395
Views: 41425

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

When my brother was young and he had a clockwork set, with its circle of 1st radius track, we used to get around 15 laps per wind which wasn't bad considering it was pulling its three wagons. My nieces and nephews ended up with that on a board I made for them and they never used it, and it then diss...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Hello

Sometimes small and simple helps get things done... But large and elaborate is fantastic! Regarding your concern about electrics on another thread which I think it was you who posted it? Are we looking at DC or DCC? First design your track plan, and then look at the electrics. In some ways DCC can b...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 395
Views: 41425

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

What is fun about them is when they really start to free themselves up, is winding them just far enough to get them to glide in and stop at a station. Many years ago they used to get them to run in such a way that they would stop just where they needed to. It was meant to be a fine art, as each loco...
by Mountain
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Couplings on Replica Railways wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Couplings on Replica Railways wagons

Replica Railways had the same couplings as used on Mainline, as they took over a few if Mainlines moulds. Their Pannier tank was the exact same model of Mainlines pannier tank as I had one of each in the past, the only difference being that Replica used the short lived circular GWR monogram livery w...
by Mountain
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Traction tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Traction tyres

That is the key. Finding ways to add enough weight in the right places. Not always easy.
by Mountain
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 473
Views: 99129

Re: The BNR (another way)

Nice......
by Mountain
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Traction tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Traction tyres

The main problems with traction tyres come when one has a garden railway as when traction tyres get damp or wet they slip and can come off the wheels. With indoor layouts they are an advantage as they give superior pulling power at the wheels. The downside is that the traction tyre means that curren...
by Mountain
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Beaglington-On-Sea 00 gauge in 6ft by 4ft
Replies: 200
Views: 19762

Re: Beaglington-On-Sea 00 gauge in 6ft by 4ft

No worries. I have not touched my layout for ages but I have started a few small projects. Not finished any small projects, but started. :D My attention has been on other things, one being making space, so I will be selling more of my 00 collection as to be honest, I just have not used it and much o...
by Mountain
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Heritage Line Layout-a change of plan
Replies: 188
Views: 55434

Re: Heritage Line Layout-a change of plan

I realize this. My point is that could a mixed gauge line be made to also run Hornby Dublo engines? (Obviously not at the same time).
by Mountain
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 60" x 40" 'OO' Oval
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: 60" x 40" 'OO' Oval

That happened to me with something else that my brothers wife ordered nearly a year ago from Amazon. They made a few excuses about workers being on holiday for 6 weeks or months or something like that. I said I was willing to wait but then they said other things to try and put me off and they cancel...
by Mountain
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Heritage Line Layout-a change of plan
Replies: 188
Views: 55434

Re: Heritage Line Layout-a change of plan

I have often thought, though I have not tried it, that one can make a dual gauge line like that which also doubles up to allow for 3 rail running. Turnouts and crossings may need some tought, but I believe it can be done.
by Mountain
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hi guys
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Hi guys

It is an exciting plan. Lack of indoor space? There are ways around that. The garden is one of them. The only downside is it is a long term project so needs careful thought, and like there are many ways to construct an indoor railway, an outdoor railway is much te same in that there are many ways to...
by Mountain
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Diesel advice required
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Diesel advice required

Very nice. That actually is one of Limas last UK models and is one of the best. It is a shame Lima then went bust because they were really moving forward but were restricted by the UK importer who had sole Lima import rights who themselves were struggling to survive.and sadly didn't make it either. ...
by Mountain
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 240
Views: 19915

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

I use old rails and old rail offcuts for various things. If nickel silver, I use the offcuts to make points and things. If steel, they can be used in making waggons or put to scenic effect. (I have also used nickel silver on waggon making).

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