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by Mountain
Thu May 13, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 478
Views: 49240

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Thanks for the replies. I do read them even if I forget to comment on them.

Recent developments have been interesting as I have bought a secondhand donor loco in H0 gauge made by Aristrocraft. It is heavy and solid! It is only a little 0-4-0 shunter.
by Mountain
Wed May 12, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Narrow gauge candy for amateurs
Replies: 237
Views: 10099

Re: Narrow gauge candy for amateurs

And more interesting things from the same railway...

https://youtu.be/7fHlAvZorA4
by Mountain
Wed May 12, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Narrow gauge candy for amateurs
Replies: 237
Views: 10099

Re: Narrow gauge candy for amateurs

A practical home made railway.

https://youtu.be/XaNleXoyYD8
by Mountain
Wed May 12, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from America
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Hello from America

Thanks for the heads up. Elaine just emailed me to say that she is happy to ship to the US. Ah. That is good. :) I, too, will take a look-see. Thanks for the tip. :) Yes. I found her to be honest in her descriptions and good to talk to. She also has quite a range of things to look through from Horn...
by Mountain
Wed May 12, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from America
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Hello from America

I often find nice Triang and Hornby items on Elaines Trains (See her website). She specializes in Triang and Triang/Hornby so it is worth a look, and she does test everythig and gives a good description of any faults if there are any. I don't know if she posts to the USA but you can always ask. Tha...
by Mountain
Tue May 11, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 355
Views: 43272

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

I came across this for those of you who want to run something a little different on your 3 rail layouts.

https://www.elaines-trains.co.uk/index.php?cat=23013
by Mountain
Sun May 09, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 7mm Narrow Gauge For Beginners.
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: 7mm Narrow Gauge For Beginners.

Something that may help those who are used to 00 and wanting to try 7mm narrow gauge and the space saving and budget qualities it offers. Train lengths. If one keeps to the Hornby 0-4-0's as donor locos, and one keeps to shorter 4 wheels coaches... Two locos take the same length as a larger 00 gauge...
by Mountain
Sat May 08, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The grills on Class 25 diesels
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: The grills on Class 25 diesels

I was trying to find out. There is mention of the air intake being moved on later examples as where the intake was was prone to picking up leaf and other debris into the air filter. Also, some early examples had steam heating boilers... And another difference that I could find was that when the clas...
by Mountain
Sat May 08, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: How to test a Hornby-Dublo 3 rail loco
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: How to test a Hornby-Dublo 3 rail loco

You may need a little more power then a little 9 volt battery. An ordinary DC controller preferably an amp or more, though it should work with less, but do not expect it to do any more then turn its wheels. The three rail system with HD works by the central skate (Or plungers) being the one pick up,...
by Mountain
Fri May 07, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to improve the free running of my carriages?
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: How to improve the free running of my carriages?

What I have done to fit the brass bearings is I drill a hole in the centre of the outside of each axlebox, and fit the bearings from the inside. I later fill in and paint over the holes left from the outside if that makes sense? Start on an old scrappy coach or waggon to get the idea. I think it is ...
by Mountain
Fri May 07, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from America
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Hello from America

Hello and welcome. I don't know what is available over there, but I often find nice Triang and Hornby items on Elaines Trains (See her website). She specializes in Triang and Triang/Hornby so it is worth a look, and she does test everythig and gives a good description of any faults if there are any....
by Mountain
Fri May 07, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to improve the free running of my carriages?
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: How to improve the free running of my carriages?

Metal axled wheels with brass top hat bearings. (I use the Romford/Makits bearings. They come in packs of 50). If possible having the brass bearings float rather then glued in further improves free running but is not essential. Only some of my stock use bearings, but the difference is quite noticeab...
by Mountain
Fri May 07, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH
Replies: 95
Views: 2719

Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Very nice. :) I solder so I have been fortunate in that the solder is strong enough to hold the rails firmly in place, but solder itself does not look like railchairs so needs imagination. :P Though for me I do not mind. Fine detail I am not so concerned about as long as it has a nice overall look t...
by Mountain
Wed May 05, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 265
Views: 75041

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Whichever direction you head in enjoy and be blessed. :)
by Mountain
Tue May 04, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: are toy fairs a good place to buy trains?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: are toy fairs a good place to buy trains?

Toyfairs are actually good places to buy, as I know some of the sellers do test their locomotives before putting them up for sale, and they can be bargained with as well. I have bought and sold at the same fair that the gentleman arranges (Have not been to the Brecon one) a few times. It is a good w...

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