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by paule23
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Power
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: DCC Power

Thanks Guys

What if I go down say the NCE Powercab route. Do I need anything else then alongside whatever I will get with the powercab?
by paule23
Wed May 31, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track pins
Replies: 22
Views: 1259

Re: Track pins

I've discovered the joys of double sided sticky tape instead of track pins. Quick and easy to use, effective in holding everything in place until ballasting.

I know have 3 bags of unused track pins of course.......
by paule23
Wed May 31, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Power
Replies: 6
Views: 533

DCC Power

Well this is a whole new world isn't it! I'm on my first layout and I'm going the DCC route. I've read lots of guides so I'm pretty comfortable with the idea of a bus, drop wires etc, and needing a decent DCC controller, but I'm struggling with the basics of power supply. Say I've set up my bus wire...
by paule23
Fri May 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Javis Scenics landscape mat #11
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Javis Scenics landscape mat #11

I've got something similar but am going to take a slight different tack. Get the track down, basic of where any hills or raised areas will go, then put down the mat. I will want to add/remove some after that, static grass etc but think this should be a goo basic approach.
by paule23
Fri May 26, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors & Switching
Replies: 10
Views: 1506

Re: Point Motors & Switching

44 points is a reasonable amount. Are we talking reasonable as "wow that's loads' or reasonable as "pretty average, should be easy". I think I've got about 10 and I'm already having hot sweats about the wiring (although that's probably more to do with the uninsulated loft and 26 degr...
by paule23
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Triple track engine shed - brick
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Triple track engine shed - brick

I'm hoping someone can help with a recommendation for a kit build triple track engine shed, ideally brick or stone. I've had a browse around but can only find single or double track ones in brick/stone.

Any suggestions?
by paule23
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: HUMBROL PAINT
Replies: 22
Views: 1901

Re: HUMBROL PAINT

Aha, I never use enamel as I hate cleaning the brushes afterwards!
by paule23
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Alotty -Roundy Roundy for the Nephews.
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Alotty -Roundy Roundy for the Nephews.

Good start, I've been going 2 months and only just finished my baseboards with no track down yet!

What's next?
by paule23
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: HUMBROL PAINT
Replies: 22
Views: 1901

Re: HUMBROL PAINT

While several light coats can be better it had also been possible to to get away with one coat of 'old' Humbrol. I've done it on competition winning aircraft models. Both spray & brush painted, I gave up on airbrush working due to the cutting back and post painting cleaning needed. I then moved...
by paule23
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Elliston - loft layout
Replies: 29
Views: 2412

Re: Elliston - loft layout

After a slight delay, and some judicious use of a hammer, my baseboards are now complete. I've fit in 10x6, with a 2x6 hole in the middle. I'm still looking at a basic double oval, but with sidings probably to an engine shed on the left where a country station/village scene is planned. I'm still dec...
by paule23
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New layout in the planning process
Replies: 22
Views: 1764

Re: New layout in the planning process

Bufferstop wrote:Do you think these will carry the weight?
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Ha, yes i think that might just about do it :D
by paule23
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New layout in the planning process
Replies: 22
Views: 1764

Re: New layout in the planning process

Quick update 29 packs of 18mm flooring arrived this week the main area of the loft has been raised on loft legs (130) and strengthened with 4x2 timber laid length ways across the joists between the legs and also under the floor where needed at joins in the floor. The new lights have been fitted in ...
by paule23
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Making a baseboard....
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Making a baseboard....

I'm a bit late to the party, but thinking of tools I'd very much recommend a drill driver if you need to be inserting a lot of screws. They are so much quicker, stable and effective than a power drill for screws.. I bought mine principally to build some wood stores, but it was great for the baseboar...
by paule23
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Advice
Replies: 72
Views: 4352

Re: Advice

Don't be scared to use flexible track as it is much cheaper then sectional track. Yes it does need cutting. Track cutting shears is best for beginners and a set of cheap small files for the ones that have not cut right.... Is a Dremel a good replacement for some specialist shears? I've already got ...
by paule23
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: How important are constant radius curves?
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Re: How important are constant radius curves?

I've found over the years that you only start to work out the clearances, what is too tight, what makes sidings and run rounds too short when you start doing some of it full size. A roll of lining paper, or the back of a surplus roll of wallpaper, some coloured pencils, a few printed out copies of ...

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