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by fourtytwo
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Yet another newbie seeking advice
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Yet another newbie seeking advice

Hi mickky, I can definitely recommend the lifting flap having finally fitted one to my oval layout after about 5 years of scrabbling on my knees! You tend to think once your in the middle there you will stay but duty calls (wife, tea, phone, knocks on the door & loo) mean constant tooing & f...
by fourtytwo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Riccarton Junction in N gauge
Replies: 31
Views: 2580

Re: Riccarton Junction in N gauge

Its my pleasure, this was conceived in 2013/14 before anything was available commercially anyway (AFAIK) BUT some others preceded me I remember reading a few RM articles from long ago, one based on a very long leadscrew jack and another built inside a wardrobe using the sides as guides. Wood is a na...
by fourtytwo
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Riccarton Junction in N gauge
Replies: 31
Views: 2580

Re: Riccarton Junction in N gauge

As requested (I am sorry Dan to be so late I was not around for a while). The stacker was designed by me for my layout Riccarton Junction, it is a vertical storage unit as I had no space for horizontal loops as used in previous layouts. I cut down the maximum train length from the previous 10 to 7 c...
by fourtytwo
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Riccarton Junction in N gauge
Replies: 31
Views: 2580

Re: Riccarton Junction in N gauge

Actually to continue upon the theme of improvements another one is a lifting section, being an oval with a central operating well it was becoming a real pain in the knees ducking under all the time and is one of the reasons the railway was becoming less used. I finally decided to take a saw to it in...
by fourtytwo
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Riccarton Junction in N gauge
Replies: 31
Views: 2580

Re: Riccarton Junction in N gauge

Hi all a long time since my last update basically because for a while I didn't have the time nor inclination but having looked seriously at alternatives this railway survives as the best option! While examining ways to improve operation I came up with a random sequence generator as a way of creating...
by fourtytwo
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Moving from 00 to N
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: Moving from 00 to N

Hi Jonathan, I too model in steam (turntable) and moved from OO to N over 30 years ago and still kick myself for selling all my OO, apart from anything else some of it was like heirlooms! Anyway down to the nitty gritty. N is soooo much more fussy about track cleanliness and being perfectly flat tha...
by fourtytwo
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Transformer max temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Transformer max temperature

TBH thermal cutouts are of little use unless embedded within the winding, you would be better to ensure each secondary is protected preferably by a self resetting thermal current cutout close rated to the actual secondary current and a primary fuse in case some nasty accident occours. By the time yo...
by fourtytwo
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound fitted Diesels
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: Sound fitted Diesels

I quite agree especially if there are several of these layouts in close proximity, just a noise, nothing enhancing about it, entirely distracting! Personally I give them a wide berth :!:
by fourtytwo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1619

Re: Nelevation issues

I would guess this puts a lid on the likelihood of an OO version anytime soon, as the order of magnitude greater moving mass that the larger scale implies will demand a mechanism redesign. I considered this type of device for my own OO application, and it became serious engineering that would need ...
by fourtytwo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Boxes - keep or throw away?
Replies: 18
Views: 984

Re: Boxes - keep or throw away?

Just put them under the layout in plastic bags, don't take up that much room and very usefull should you ever move house! Mine are in the loft :)
by fourtytwo
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1619

Re: Nelevation issues

Whilst I am sure the mods would frown upon bashing a particular commercial product from all I have read here and seen it seems to be a good idea gone wrong in that the manufacturers have completely failed to forsee the likely problems in the real world and ensure the design adiquitly adresses them. ...
by fourtytwo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1619

Re: Nelevation issues

Thanks for your time and suggestions. Yes, one rack of tracks actually works perfectly well. Spent the whole of Sunday morning unloading the Nelevation and packing each train carefully away. Tested the Nelevation without any stock on board and Bingo! both racks now work perfectly every time..... Of...

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