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by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My personal layout under endless (re)construction
Replies: 222
Views: 8435

Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Ex-Pat wrote:Only your fingers spoilt the sheer realism of the first photos!


His fingers look real to me? :D

Your trees look excellent!
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 24
Views: 178

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Chris. Wobbly rails are not an issue if soldering onto PCB. Gauge width is but rails can be adjusted by re-heating them until the solder liquifies and moving them slightly to where they need to be.
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 24
Views: 178

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Just for Mountain and those with unruly rails Ta-da--- "Rails that spring in all directions - you need my "Universal Rail Tamer"" Here's a shot of me "straightening" an unhelpful rail. The effect isn't instant but it is even reversible. That angle does me no favours I'...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 24
Views: 178

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Welded track? What scale will the model be? I use Peco code 100 rails soldered onto sleepers I cut from printed circuit board but I model in 7mm scale. I know a modeller used for his 1/32 and Gn15 modeling code 100 rail directly spiked on a flat playwood baseboard, Very usefull, time and work spari...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!

I was going to give this answer elsewhere as I let my mind wonder, but it is so apt for this thread I will put it in here instead. The foundational principles of DCC was to make set of rules in which everyone used so that the systems would not only use the same language, but have a forward and backw...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 38
Views: 2758

Re: Dcc loco issues

Probably why they bought a job lot cheap? The problem is with things like this is that manufacturers can test and test but it is not until they go out into the publc that issues really come into play, as there is always a small aspect that they had not accounted for while testing. You will probably ...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 24
Views: 178

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Welded track? What scale will the model be?

I use Peco code 100 rails soldered onto sleepers I cut from printed circuit board but I model in 7mm scale.
by Mountain
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 24
Views: 178

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Some had an even simpler method. They used three rails so no need for any points. Alternatively, custom wheels with double flanges on one side and none on the other. One carriage follows the left rail, one follows the right. Or, if you wanted to build some track work, interlaced four-rail track. Tw...
by Mountain
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 24
Views: 178

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Some had an even simpler method. They used three rails so no need for any points. Alternatively, custom wheels with double flanges on one side and none on the other. One carriage follows the left rail, one follows the right. Or, if you wanted to build some track work, interlaced four-rail track. Tw...
by Mountain
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)
Replies: 24
Views: 178

Re: How is my brain nowadays??? (Funicular layout)

Some had an even simpler method. They used three rails so no need for any points.
by Mountain
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Paint Removal - Lima Mk.3s
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Paint Removal - Lima Mk.3s

Could the plastic be the colour of the paint? Lima did some common sense cost cutting. Their diesel locos were made from yellow plastic so they did not have to paint the ends of the loco. Could the livery be of that coloured plastic? It is just a thought.
by Mountain
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: starter set vs separates
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: starter set vs separates

Will you be thinking of using mainly H0 or mainly 00 (British)? Convert to the type of coupling that you will be using the most.

You can always have a wagon or a coach that has one type of coupling at one end and another type of coupling at the other end, so you can run both.
by Mountain
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: starter set vs separates
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: starter set vs separates

If one is starting from scratch, a starter trainset is ideal as it not only works out cheaper then buying everything seperately, it also has everything one needs to make ones trains go. BUT, there are drawbacks, and the main one is that the controllers normally lack power and are often not very nice...
by Mountain
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Question of scale...
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: A Question of scale...

Thanks for the kind offer. I don't think it would fit my layout as I will be needing shallow wooden lightweight bridges to suit the scene. (I plan to use wooden dowels and lollypop sticks for this as it will blend in better on my layout. I did have a think to see if your bridges would fit and look o...
by Mountain
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Databases of Photos of Prototypes
Replies: 8
Views: 102

Re: Databases of Photos of Prototypes

It is a good idea.

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