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by Mountain
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 219
Views: 16804

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

I remember those Commer vans. I think the earlier ones may also have been badged "Bedford?" I remember the Commers, they were only 1500cc which even with todays engines would be a little on the small size given the size of the body. The equivalent Bedford was the CA, which went on to CB,C...
by Mountain
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 219
Views: 16804

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

I am glad you like it. Those 50's are impressive. :)
by Mountain
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 477
Views: 48083

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I thought I would share some interesting information. The first is in regards to working with tinplate. Take a look at this link:- https://youtu.be/4SSGohkErZc I have not soldered my tinplate items yet as I have carefully designed waggon bodies that rely on them being cut and folded in the right pla...
by Mountain
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH
Replies: 90
Views: 2184

Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Some of you who want to work with tinplate may want to take a look at this:- https://youtu.be/4SSGohkErZc I will also post it on my 7mm narrow gauge thread as it is inline with some of the things that I am doing. Also while I am here, I want to share a method that my Dad taught me as a child when he...
by Mountain
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Newbie Here, Got a Few Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Newbie Here, Got a Few Questions

You do not need feeders for every piece of track, but the basic idea is for all track to be "Live". It does not have to be, as one can simply plug in a DCC controller into a DC layout instead of the DC controller and switch all track sections on. Ok, the sidings will be dead if the points ...
by Mountain
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 192

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

I I can imagine that the twin motor A2 prototype would be able to outpull almost anything else as this was made like the old Hornby dublo products were except it had much finer made mechanisms.
Were the ones that made it to production loco or tender drive?
by Mountain
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 357
Views: 48486

Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

It looks great.
by Mountain
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 192

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

I almost bought a Trix prototype model locomotive of an A2 that had a motor drive in both the tender and on the loco. The reason for this was that as a prototype model (Which it was really well made) it had to be appraised and they needed to see both drive units at an ppraisal so when the model went...
by Mountain
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New to DCC
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: New to DCC

DCC ready are locos that do not have a DCC decoder, but they do have a DCC socket to make the conversion to DCC easier. DCC fitted are locos that have DCC decoders already in them. DCC sound are locos that have DCC sound decoders fitted to them. There are lots of DCC systems to choose. From Lenz to ...
by Mountain
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Startup
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Startup

In regards to track, it all depends what you are planning to run on it, as older models used to be made with larger flanges, which is why for most people who want to use either 00 or H0, and want to ensure they can run most model locomotives and rolling stock that they come across, I would use code ...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My personal layout under endless (re)construction
Replies: 222
Views: 8674

Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Ex-Pat wrote:Only your fingers spoilt the sheer realism of the first photos!


His fingers look real to me? :D

Your trees look excellent!
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 24
Views: 217

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Chris. Wobbly rails are not an issue if soldering onto PCB. Gauge width is but rails can be adjusted by re-heating them until the solder liquifies and moving them slightly to where they need to be.
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 24
Views: 217

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Just for Mountain and those with unruly rails Ta-da--- "Rails that spring in all directions - you need my "Universal Rail Tamer"" Here's a shot of me "straightening" an unhelpful rail. The effect isn't instant but it is even reversible. That angle does me no favours I'...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 24
Views: 217

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Welded track? What scale will the model be? I use Peco code 100 rails soldered onto sleepers I cut from printed circuit board but I model in 7mm scale. I know a modeller used for his 1/32 and Gn15 modeling code 100 rail directly spiked on a flat playwood baseboard, Very usefull, time and work spari...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!
Replies: 11
Views: 263

Re: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!

I was going to give this answer elsewhere as I let my mind wonder, but it is so apt for this thread I will put it in here instead. The foundational principles of DCC was to make set of rules in which everyone used so that the systems would not only use the same language, but have a forward and backw...

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