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by Mountain
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: Henley

Nessie is looking for parcels with food in them? :D Triang stock can be rewheeled. If the bogies/chassis are metal you need new wheels with similar axles. Keep the old Triang axles. Cut tiny circles from a from straw as spacers, and slide the new wheels off their axles and onto the old Triang axles....
by Mountain
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: Henley

Those poor little men didn't stand a chance! :lol:
by Mountain
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 22
Views: 745

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

Haha Chops. My problem is that when I was modelling in 00 gauge I bought too much. :lol: I had a mad few years when I used to work on the railway. I had a garden railway in mind. Never did get to run trains in the garden. One day maybe. Actually, looking back I did run a train on about 10 ft of trac...
by Mountain
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: McBuffys projects
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: McBuffys projects

Very good. At first as the pictures slowly loaded up I thought it was a 12" to the ft scale. :D
by Mountain
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Choosing DCC decoders - A "Black Art" or Where is the science in it???
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Choosing DCC decoders - A "Black Art" or Where is the science in it???

DCC can be quite frustrating at times. OK, to be fair, DC has its moments but the DC moments are normally easier to solve. I must say though that I've only had one single DCC decoder play up and I dont know if it was the loco pickups or the decoder as it could have been either. Other then that it ha...
by Mountain
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Yet another newbie seeking advice
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: Yet another newbie seeking advice

No real downside to using insulfrog points. The only small disadvantage is that if one is running a train at a crawl over them there is a possibility that the loco may stall, but I didn't really find it too much of an issue as I'd automatically give the trains a little more speed just to clear them ...
by Mountain
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What Track Do I need?
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: What Track Do I need?

Dont worry. A good idea for a beginner is to just go out and buy a budget trainset and go from there. One can experiment by running trains on the track just to get to know how things work.
by Mountain
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

That looks exciting. It should be fun!
by Mountain
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Bachmann 36-568 chip
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Bachmann 36-568 chip

Was just looking. I only have details for 36-550 and 36-552 as these are the two Bachmann decoders I bought. None of mine have CV 5 and CV 6 capability which are the mid point and top speed settings. They do have the start voltage setting (CV2). I've not had any issues with them as they work fine. N...
by Mountain
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 1980s Blues!
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: 1980s Blues!

Very nice. It was rare to see all blue DMU's in my area during the 1980's as ours were blue/grey. I never saw those bulk bogie wagons either. We were still using 16, 21 & 24T 4 wheel steel sided wagons which were unfitted. Did see quite a variety of traffic in those days though. I loved watching...
by Mountain
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 266
Views: 10837

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I was also looking at that one. :lol:
The only aspect which makes me prefer the C1 is the power feed.
Mind you, the C0 does give me the ability to turn wheels. Umm. And... I can afford the C0. :D
by Mountain
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 266
Views: 10837

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I was looking at the C1 but there's none in stock.
by Mountain
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 266
Views: 10837

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Talk about 'Building a Model Railway', Mountain doesn't do things the easy way. Great stuff. Carry on! Glencairn Umm. Its not the easy way. You are right. I've hit a snag. My little lathe is OK with softer metals. However, these little discs are no longer made from the soft material that they once ...
by Mountain
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 36
Views: 1196

Re: Greater Loftchester

Part of the fun is in the building of the layout. I must say I get excited about making new things but I do put off things that I know I can do but need to make many of them...
Perservere. Rebuild the points... Get that bit going first. :)
by Mountain
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Garden Railway Woes
Replies: 19
Views: 134

Re: Garden Railway Woes

Oh dear.....

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