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by Mountain
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Sovereign Street Changes.
Replies: 64
Views: 2210

Re: Sovereign Street Changes.

I like your layout. I dont know what the track plan is, but it gives the impression of a large railway system.
by Mountain
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Modelling Southern Railways/Region
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Modelling Southern Railways/Region

I have a good book, might be the same as Mountin is discribing. Some good info? I say have, had lent it out and not seen it since, can’t remember the name of it, but was very useful. Here is the book I have. "Table of Distances between stations, junctions etc, on London Brighton and South Coas...
by Mountain
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Daisy Wanted.
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Daisy Wanted.

I have a face for a Percy, and I may have a complete Toby (As I was considering using a different chassis for a kit that I have) and a complete Thomas if someone is interested.
by Mountain
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench
Replies: 159
Views: 9284

Re: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench

Is interesting.
by Mountain
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My layout is now DCC but....
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: My layout is now DCC but....

If cheaper, I used to buy 8 pin decoders and snip off the plug and hard wire in.
by Mountain
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My layout is now DCC but....
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: My layout is now DCC but....

You will need to check if they are 8 or 21 pin or 6 or 4 pin or even one that needs hard wiring. Hattons tend to do reasonable priced decoders. Not sure what they are like though. All my decoders are around 8 to 16 years old so I've not bought one for a while. When I fitted two of my Bachmann class ...
by Mountain
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures
Replies: 14
Views: 227

Re: In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures

Those buildings are fantastic! It it the way you paint them that brings the extra atmosphere to them.
by Mountain
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Preowned windfalls
Replies: 51
Views: 3542

Re: Preowned windfalls

I think we have all been there! At one time when I worked on the railway I'd buy two or three locos a month. Back then though, new loco prices were far more reasonable compared to inflation. They seemed to suddenly double around 2008-2010 and then almost double again from then to now. About half of ...
by Mountain
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Boxes - keep or throw away?
Replies: 17
Views: 224

Re: Boxes - keep or throw away?

Haha haha! There are trains up there! Back to boxes... Why do we as humans, when given the choice, take a boxed product in preferences to an unboxed product, when in general (Apart from our hobby) the box gets thrown away? There are not that many items which the item in a box sells for more secondha...
by Mountain
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "PORT MOON" 11x7 OO BR late 80's - February 2018 Update
Replies: 90
Views: 20259

Re: "PORT MOON" 11x7 OO BR late 80's - February 2018 Update

I recall when those traversers came out. They were not sold for that many years. Didnt buy one myself.
by Mountain
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Boxes - keep or throw away?
Replies: 17
Views: 224

Re: Boxes - keep or throw away?

Well. Myself, other then they keep the items safe when not being used, hold no value to me other then that. However, as unboxed items sell for much less secondhand, I'd keep the boxes, or sell them on eBay, but I'd tend to keep them. I have a weird situation of my 0-16.5 items not fitting in their b...
by Mountain
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench
Replies: 159
Views: 9284

Re: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench

Now I've gone and done it. How do you ruin every knife you have? Buy a new knife. Every other knife will instantly seem blunt. I have just got operational (need a dab of paint and added crew figures: photos then) Two of the familiar Triang/Hornby "Nellie" locos. With Rechargeable battery ...
by Mountain
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench
Replies: 159
Views: 9284

Re: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench

When I have tried those motors matched to steel and brass gears, the extra friction in the gears raises the starting voltage, negating any speed reduction the gears might provide. The plastic chassis, with nylon gears and a low powered motor is actually a very well executed bit of cost engineering....
by Mountain
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: reversing loop on a single track?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: reversing loop on a single track?

It looks an exciting project. I hope you get the 009 gauge layout successfully running and finished first.
I dont know why, but I find that working in 7mm narrow gauge to be liberating.

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