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by Mountain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: New / Old

They always seemed to be for sale when I didn't have the money! :lol: I'm not sure if I am keeping the 3-rail or not so it is pointless at the moment buying a turntable unless I know what I'm doing. I'm hoping my 3-rail collection is OK because where it is isn't the best place to keep it.it seemed O...
by Mountain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....

There was a different colour for 0n30 items if I remember correctly. The main issue I found with 7mm narrow gauge is that various retailers websites dont have a specific narrow gauge section and normally put them in their 0 gauge section so things can be difficult to find even though they may have a...
by Mountain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: New / Old

Ooh. I know I have the one with the gantry and the four signals on it. :) Yes. That's the one. I also have a few junction signals along with a few electric Dublo signals. The Dublo point and signal levers took a while to find.
by Mountain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: New / Old

It is likely to be Crescent, though I'd have to dig out my 3 rail stuff and take a look. At the moment they are buried under other things. One of the things that took me ages to track down were 2nd radius curves. I did eventually find a circle and the price was quite high. I guess they weren't that ...
by Mountain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: New / Old

I have a few, and also have some of a different make but which were in the same style. The other make did a whole gantry of metal signals.
by Mountain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Solid and rustic buffer stops
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: [00] Strong and rustic buffer stops

Bufferstop wrote:I'd use two screws and put a hole through the bottom part so that the hook on the coupler can pass through the block.

Instead one could extend the bufferbeam part outwards a bit. It would be nice if it was sprung as well. :)
They are lovely things though. Nice and solid. :)
by Mountain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: New / Old

Very nice. I've always liked the HD 3-rail crossing gates. It is very tempting to try to make a double tracked version.
I've never seen such lovely crossing gates as Hornby made back then.
by Mountain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....

I just looked and it looks the same as before. Not sure why but I never really found their site that easy to use but it is still better then a few other retailer sites that I've seen. The odd few sites were set up years ago and with a few, it looks like they've not been updated since with the odd co...
by Mountain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....

I dont know much about modern site design, and I've not looked at Hattons site in the last week or so, but when I have looked I didn't find it easy to see the difference between new or used, and if one wants to look at just used items, one gets a list of what came up on each day to troll through. On...
by Mountain
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Solid and rustic buffer stops
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: [00] Strong and rustic buffer stops

You could make the part that the buffers hit sprung.
by Mountain
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

Very nice Lysanda.
by Mountain
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Points
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Points

You mentioned which scenario are they used. It depends on what you are attempting to fit and where. It also depends on if you are keeping to flexible track or venturing into flexible track. You can freely mix both types if you use the same rail height which is known as the code. Hornby track is 00 g...
by Mountain
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Points
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Points

Points. • The first photo shows a left hand and a right hand point. (Peco streamline medium). • The second shows the two right hand points of different sizes. The smaller one is Peco settrack and is very similar to the Hornby standard point. The larger one is a Peco medium streamline point (00 gauge...
by Mountain
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement

Well. They are being honest about it. I would imagine that it is the hire of a locomotive for each model that costs a lot, never mind the decoders themselves.
by Mountain
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder/controller incompatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Decoder/controller incompatibility

The first batches of Hornby decoders didn't fully comply with the DCC protocol and neither did their DCC controllers. Hornby quickly corrected the problem with later batches of decoders and controllers. (I believe Hornby can correct the issue if one has an early controller). For a while Hattons and ...

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