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by Byegad
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dodgy Couplings
Replies: 30
Views: 775

Re: Dodgy Couplings

...Is there a simple solution to this problem. Simplest? Return to OO! It is very simple indeed, N demands considerably more care and developed skill in the matter of stable baseboards, tracklaying and optimisation of the set up of locos and stock to achieve equivalent results to OO in running reli...
by Byegad
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dodgy Couplings
Replies: 30
Views: 775

Re: Dodgy Couplings

First. Is the track smooth? A bad joint will cause N gauge stock to jump and decouple. Second. Are all of the couplings letting go or just some/one? If it's just one is it properly seated in the NEM pocket? Third. For standard N gauge couplings, that look like a ? from above Tacky Wax is fantastic....
by Byegad
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dodgy Couplings
Replies: 30
Views: 775

Re: Dodgy Couplings

First.
Is the track smooth? A bad joint will cause N gauge stock to jump and decouple.
Second.
Are all of the couplings letting go or just some/one?
Third.
For standard N gauge couplings, that look like a ? from above Tacky Wax is fantastic. Well worth buying IMHO.
by Byegad
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: (Will it be a) Happy New Year?
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: (Will it be a) Happy New Year?

I'm a little more pessimistic than that, at least partly because of lead times for organising stuff. I think it likely that it would be safe to have the normal autumn exhibition season, but will the bigger ones like Warley want to risk it having to predict so far in advance? My feeling is that by E...
by Byegad
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help for a not so young beginner
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: Help for a not so young beginner

When we moved home in 2016 I acquired a whole room to use for my photography and railway. So not being a competent woodworker (I've made baseboards in he past and they worked/didn't warp, but were not 'pretty'). As this was to be a permanent layout I bought two inside, non-fire proof doors, made to ...
by Byegad
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: n gauge layout design
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: n gauge layout design

Welcome to N gauge fun! Looks good for watching the trains go by with some shunting possible. I have something similar, but my outer 'loop' isn't a loop but and end to end connected to the central loop. That way I can watch the trains pass by, and whenever I want, do a lot of shunting and turning en...
by Byegad
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: n gauge layout design
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: n gauge layout design

Welcome to 4ge fun! Looks good for watching the trains go by with some shunting possible. I have something similar, but my outer 'loop' isn't a loop but and end to end connected to the central loop. That way I can watch the trains pass by, and whenever I want, do a lot of shunting and turning engine...
by Byegad
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK 55 gallon oil drums.
Replies: 23
Views: 508

Re: UK 55 gallon oil drums.

A prototype question. Peco/Wills supply oil drums in black, bright red, and green. Did the UK use different colors to indicate the content of the drums? e.g., red for flammable? Or is Peco just being colorful. Normally, I'd paint mine steel. I've also seen many photos in your hobby magazines where ...
by Byegad
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The East Westmorland Railway
Replies: 23
Views: 1352

Re: The East Westmorland Railway

A bit over tidy! Looks good.
by Byegad
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Are mice DCC incompatible?
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Are mice DCC incompatible?

Yes there are Pine Martins in Upper Weardale, and the Squirrels are Red.
by Byegad
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: "What if" Scenario- Steam in the 70s
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: "What if" Scenario- Steam in the 70s

Germany kept steam going longer than us. The DDR longer than DB. While In Easter Europe in general and Turkey in particular they kept them even longer, quite a few countries world-wide had steam for a while after that.
by Byegad
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RMWeb forum joining???
Replies: 34
Views: 909

Re: RMWeb forum joining???

They're incredibly touchy.
As mentioned telling people about poor manufacturer's service isn't popular, and in general it seems to be run by bunch of little Hitlers.
by Byegad
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Toads

Whatever you do, don't lend him the car to take Ratty and Badger out for the day!
Poop! Poop!
by Byegad
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Should have gone N gauge?
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Should have gone N gauge?

Having been in N since 1974, I don't find it too fiddly, at 69, with arthritis and unable to read a thing without my glasses, nor to mention my hearing aids, I can and do service my locos and stock. On the area you've got a 4 track round round layout is very doable without it looking full of track.
by Byegad
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: LNWR Precedent 2-4-0
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: LNWR Precedent 2-4-0

...This months RM say it's dropped on page 980. Disappointing. At least there's a cracking model of the Stanier 8F on its way from BachFar, which is some compensation. It would be an unusual LMS / LMR / ScR steam period modeller that didn't need this loco far more than the Garratt. I suspect there ...

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