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by Mountain
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track cutters
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: Track cutters

Method of cutting track to the exact length where two track pieces need to join but are coming from opposite directions (E.g. If one is making a passing loop when building the second track portion of the run round loop). Make sure track from both directions is temporarily pinned down so rails are se...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track cutters
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: Track cutters

My vote is for the minicraft or expo drill with a thin slitting disc. It will cut in tight locations without the need for getting in there with a file afterwards. I have the choice of Proxxon or a Dremel but both need adequate space to handle them properly. I tend to use the Proxxon on the bench, I...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track cutters
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: Track cutters

I have a pair of the versions when Xuron only did the one type. Very handy things. I also use my Minicraft drill with a carbodium cutting disc. What I use for what purposes.... If I want quick cuts where accuracy is less important I use the cutting shears, but if I want accurate precision cuts I use...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dummy Locos
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Dummy Locos

My experience behind the class 50's is that they are very powerful but just like a diesel engine, if one ups the power output one emmits more exhaust, so the first thing one notices is that though they sound similar to a class 37 or something like that, the exhaust fumes that come off these locos ar...
by Mountain
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dummy Locos
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Dummy Locos

Locos with double identities are now a firmly established prototype the two class 50s in GBRf colours that work out of Kidderminster both carry the identities of two former class members each both name and number. Youngsters seeing them in the station race over the footbridges to see what it says o...
by Mountain
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 512
Views: 69464

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Two new additions ready to use as donor locos have come my way. A little Lifelike American saddle tank loco which is said to "Waddle" which is not surprizing when one sees the massive size of its motor! And a nice heavily engineered Triang dock shunter complete with its knurled wheels and ...
by Mountain
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1415
Views: 361920

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Here we go! (Actually have this and two others like it for sale).

Next a little dock shunter.
by Mountain
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Points Failure At Woking
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Points Failure At Woking

Yes, I was being ambitions with the point blades (flat-bottom) perhaps. All was good on the bench, with everything nice and shiny, but real-world guff/paint/whatever tipped the balance. It's a real shame Peco don't make their points like they do the double-slip, without the micro switch 'box' - the...
by Mountain
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus
Replies: 29
Views: 495

Re: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus

That is nice Chops. Really nice! Do you have space for it?
by Mountain
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Points Failure At Woking
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Points Failure At Woking

While I am no longer using point solenoids, I have found that making points, that the blades could do with the addition of pivots, though I do admit I am using heavy duty code 100 rails and short narrow gauge points so my short blades will need to be pivoted anyway, but even if building longer point...
by Mountain
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus
Replies: 29
Views: 495

Re: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus

1407. Wow. If the walls could speak, what stories would they tell??? A good crop? A bad harvest. Men going off to war? Returning from war. Taxes and other vexations. Loves lost and won? A warm hearth on a damp night? A warm spring breeze flowing through open windows. 9 Not to change a most interest...
by Mountain
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Catching Up On Part Finished Things
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Catching Up On Part Finished Things

You have quite a big layout there. How large is the room? The layout is 14ft long, 2ft 6in wide (with a bit wider at one end). It's more working diorama than layout - there's no fiddle yard or hidden sidings as either would have essentially halved the scenic length. Hence it's designed with two sma...
by Mountain
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Peco launching 1:120 TT
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: Peco launching 1:120 TT

I understand now. I assumed TT was 3mm scale. I did not know that.
by Mountain
Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Peco launching 1:120 TT
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: Peco launching 1:120 TT

I always thought TT (3mm) was the best of both worlds. Space saving, but still reasonably sized to not look like a Wood Lice moving around the layout! :o Its such a shame there is so little ready to run (RTR) UK outline items available in 3mm TT scale, if any? All I've seen is kits. Brave of Peco t...
by Mountain
Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus
Replies: 29
Views: 495

Re: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus

Have you looked at the lovely Triang/Hornby red brick buildings? Elaines Trains has some. Look at "00 Accessories" section on her site. https://www.elaines-trains.co.uk/index.php?cat=28313 The signalbox and station buildings all can be improved simply by smearing grey paint into the brick ...

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