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by Shuntyman
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'

Its amazing how much having kids slows you down. Its ok but, by the time the 4th rolls around you think sod the kid and play trains anyway :o :lol: Having always been a oo modeler Im really enjoying seeing whats achieved in N gauge. I think its a great scale and I see some amazingly life like layou...
by Shuntyman
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'

Ramp extended and some track laid so that's about 50% of the gradient complete. Soldered droppers on to the rails and linked up to the bus... On testing with the multimeter though no power to the rails, a quick crimp up of the suitcase connectors however and all was well. You have to be pretty savag...
by Shuntyman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Boshe Isle, N gauge 6'x 3'

My new curved point arrived in the post so i set about building the incline to the upper level. I have about about 200 cm to achieve 5 cm height but i want less gradient on the curves so i went for 2.5 cm on the initial 90cm straight. The ramp is 9mm ply screwed down to the baseboard with wood space...
by Shuntyman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Swapping out pizza cutter wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Swapping out pizza cutter wheels

I have some old Farish TEA tanks with the pizza cutter style wheels. As they are shiny with large flanges i wondered how easy would it be to swap in modern finer scale wheels. Can anyone help with this? Preferably a product i can buy and simply swap in if anyone can recommend based upon experience. ...
by Shuntyman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Boshe Isle, N gauge 6'x 3'

The events of the last year mean that not much has happened on the layout, between work commitments, illness and babies the decision was made to put things away for a while. This week though i've got the layout back up and running, fortunately all it requred after one year out of use was some track ...
by Shuntyman
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Boshe Isle, N gauge 6'x 3'

Not a lot of progress on the layout, largely due to our new addition to the family. However I've made some progress on the loco stable, having converted the class 08 to dcc using my new poor man's Dremel from Maplin. I also recieved a class 55 deltic from the Other Half for my birthday which i've ch...
by Shuntyman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Boshe Isle, N gauge 6'x 3'

I'm going to try wiring a bulb in series to the dcc bus as i read that this can stop any minor shorts from resetting the dcc controller. Further track laying is on hold until i decide what to do, so no progress on the docks area for now.
by Shuntyman
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Boshe Isle, N gauge 6'x 3'

What rail section are the points. I'm not sure that cutting with a slitting disc is feasible in N, because of the "foot" buried in the sleeper. Cutting the rails and bonding the blades to the stock rails is only to prevent the wheel backs touching the open blade. Do some checks with vario...
by Shuntyman
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Boshe Isle, N gauge 5'6"x 3'

Point blade contact and DCC particularly in N gauge is a bit risky. It's possible due to a derailment or human error for the blade to stock rail contact to end up carrying up to the total output of the DCC power supply before the cut out functions. A 3amp supply delivering 2.9 and a bit amps, can g...
by Shuntyman
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Boshe Isle, N gauge 5'6"x 3'

I managed to get some testing done last night. The reverse module works great, after crimping up some of the suitcase connectors. A few other dead spots on the oval were also cured by nipping up the connectors in a similar fashion. Another small problem has manifested though,with a couple of the ele...
by Shuntyman
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Boshe Isle, N gauge 5'6"x 3'

Hi Shuntyman, An interesting project that seems to be coming along well. Keep up the good work. Can I suggest that it might be worthwhile putting some protection along the sides of your board where the track runs close to the edge. It wouldn't be the first time an expensive loco has fallen onto wha...
by Shuntyman
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bosherton, N gauge 6'x 3'
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: Boshe Isle, N gauge 6'x 3'

After getting into the complexities of wiring in the point motors it occured to me that the wiring was a complete mess and it would only get worse as the layout progresses. So i decided to rip out the dcc bus and the rest of the mess and start again. Hopefully the new set up looks a lot better and w...
by Shuntyman
Sat May 27, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol or Farish HST?
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: Dapol or Farish HST?

Wow it went for £95 too. Nice bargain for someone, shame the livery was a bit late for my tastes.
by Shuntyman
Thu May 25, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Swapping the body on a (modern) farish Class 08 shunter
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Swapping the body on a (modern) farish Class 08 shunter

Hello all, I've been on the lookout for a shunter to use on the Boshe Isle Railway for a while and due to budget constraints I was looking to avoid paying full price for a new model. I was offered a second hand example in Freightliner livery from my local railway shop which had a slightly damaged bo...
by Shuntyman
Thu May 25, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol or Farish HST?
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: Dapol or Farish HST?

Dapol Power Car - 121mm (add 1mm for a buffer fitted power car) Dapol Mk3 Coach - 153mm Coupler space - 1-2mm between vehicles depending on slack. Thanks that is some very useful info. That makes 709mm for a 2+3 set, and i reckon i have 760mm to play with, hopefully i won't deviate too much from th...

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