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by Mountain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 00 Points choice..?
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: 00 Points choice..?

I will say though that when I made my last layout I had quite a choice of both ranges of points to use readily available. I think the layout ended up with 46 points, a double slip, 3 way point, three diamond crossings etc... I didnt have a large layout though so it would have been better if I had, a...
by Mountain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 00 Points choice..?
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: 00 Points choice..?

I've mixed them often and use the point that fits best. I've even slightly bent longer points to get them to meet my required location. You are right about the angles of the points, but for me I used it to my advantage, but most of what I tend to use is flexible track apart from sharp curves and the...
by Mountain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Any one used one of these??
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Any one used one of these??

Never used blue tooth so no, sorry.
by Mountain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track identification...
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Track identification...

I have a Hornby Thomas and his two coaches and other Thomas related items.
by Mountain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 00 Points choice..?
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: 00 Points choice..?

They used to be available. I remember they used to cost 10p extra. Could be that Peco have dropped them since they've introduced their new code 75 range.
by Mountain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 00 Points choice..?
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: 00 Points choice..?

Regarding points. (Switches, turnouts etc are the same but names that come from different countries. Actually in the early years of Britain, we used to call them turnouts and railroads (I have an 1840's-1850's original map of Britain's "Railroads" (Not railways)) but in Britain at some poi...
by Mountain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 00 Points choice..?
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: 00 Points choice..?

The difference between code 75 and code 100 is mainly in the height of the rails. (Code 75 being more finescale track is usually a little thinner but we shall ignore this as the gauge width is the same). Code 100 rail is what Hornby use in their train sets, so if one buys 00 sectional track or 00 fl...
by Mountain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track identification...
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Track identification...

You can certainly mix Hornby and Peco track. Here is a tip to save costs and to prevent derailments. Dont use the curved points along with their sidings. You could use a standard left hand point into a short siding instead. Curved points can be problematic when it comes to locos and stock staying on...
by Mountain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

I think I am to old (75) to learn new skills as they say "you cant teach an old dog new tricks" but one of my modelling mates did, he bought a 3D printer from Aldi and saved himself a fortune on layout bits and pieces, tomorrow I will be picking up about six feet of OO gauge post and rail...
by Mountain
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trying New Things.
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Trying New Things.

I think that is what I have done Pete, as though I can agree with Bigmet, as its good advice... However, unless I'd tried it myself I wouldn't have known. The thing I found for me personally is that I was delving into new territory that there was little to reador watch available to me to assist in m...
by Mountain
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trying New Things.
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Trying New Things.

That does certainly help, but I do find that the mistakes I've personally made have given me that reasons why they didnt work, as well as it is easier to remember. Its a case of trying not to make costly mistakes, (Or in the case of electrics, not to make any life threatening mistakes! Is why any el...
by Mountain
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N Gauge Controllers
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: N Gauge Controllers

Though it depends on the track plan, as a simple answer "If you intend to use DC then yes. If you are thinking of DCC, then no". With DC, it is cheaper to get a double controller, though if you are planning on having more then one person operating the trains then two single controllers is ...
by Mountain
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: First layout
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: First layout

How did you get along. Any progress?
by Mountain
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to start kit building
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: How to start kit building

How did you get on Jkelly? Did you manage to make a start?
by Mountain
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

I used to have a Hobbymat lathe and milling machine which was my grandad. He added all sorts of extra bits and pieces. He was a designer by trade. The problem I had was that it was a bit large for me and also it was too technical. I just didnt really understand how to use it. I let a friend have it ...

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