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by crazypotter
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Gaps in track

Usually because the layout has been created from flexitrack, and where the railjoiners go on the rail ends, instead of slicing the chairs off the tops of the end sleepers to provide clearance for the railjoiners, instead the sleepers are completely removed as a simpler solution. Looks ugly but func...
by crazypotter
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Gaps in track

Hi All. I have noticed on some layouts (you tube etc) that there are gaps in certain places on the track where it seems a couple of sleepers have been removed. Can any of you guys enlighten me on why this is done?. Probably an obvious answer. Cheers
by crazypotter
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Decoder

Thanks for you're input guys. I am tending to favour the Zimo. The price and the favourable comments made by yourselves have swayed my decision. Thanks for you're help.
by crazypotter
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Decoder

Hi all. I am about to order a class 122 "bubblecar" from Rails. This is a Dapol model in oo gauge. Now to control all the lighting functions a five function decoder is the minimum. Dapol recommend their Imperium (well they would wouldn't they) which is 21 pin, 6 function. Prefer a lenz mye...
by crazypotter
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cab crew.
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Cab crew.

Now that would be something to see mate. The driver in a pink suit!!.
by crazypotter
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cab crew.
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Cab crew.

Hi all. Just bought a class 122 bubblecar and intend to fit a chip. Whilst I've got the body off I will fit a few passengers and a seated driver. Any recommendations where I can purchase some decent figures. Scenecraft etc seem so expensive and I don't need a cab crew set as you would use in a steam...
by crazypotter
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Droppers
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Droppers

Thank you all for you're comments. Makes perfect sense to me.
by crazypotter
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Droppers
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Droppers

Hi all. Finally got round to laying my track for my oo gauge "roundy roundy" layout which consists of the bog standard 3 loops and a few points leading to sidings for an engine shed etc. On the question of droppers I think I'll install a couple of pairs per loop which seems plenty for a sm...
by crazypotter
Tue May 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco track
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Peco track

Bufferstop wrote:There's very little difference between Peco settrack and Hornby track, you can safely mix them.

Cheers Bufferstop.
by crazypotter
Tue May 28, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco track
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Peco track

Hi all. I am about to embark on a bit of extension to my layout. At the moment all the track is the Hornby nickel/silver. I have been offered a quantity of Peco settrack at a good price. Would this go together ok and are there any pitfalls to look out for. This is 00 gauge. Many thanks.
by crazypotter
Sun May 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Sleeper grime
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Sleeper grime

End2end wrote:Yes. I did the same. You don't really want to paint the rail tops though.
Thanks
End2end

Cheers Bud.
by crazypotter
Sun May 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Sleeper grime
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Sleeper grime

Hi all. Need a bit of advice please on my trackwork. Before I ballast I am intending to use a sleeper grime for a better effect. Will probably use a small brush as me and sprays don't get on!. My question would be, if I use the railmatch sleeper grime can this be used on the sides of the rails as we...
by crazypotter
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Level crossing
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Level crossing

Hi all. Just in the process of designing my layout which is based on the late 50's. I fancy including a level crossing in the build to include gates or barriers. The question is when were barriers first introduced on crossings and does anyone know a decent kit for oo gauge?. Cheers.
by crazypotter
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Where to solder?.
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Where to solder?.

I used to build massive recording studios and video editing suites in Soho and the like so I've soldered a lot more than many people. We never used flux, but also one thing i noticed in the video from Alex is NOT tinning the track too. If you don't tin both componants to be soldered you can end up ...
by crazypotter
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Where to solder?.
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Where to solder?.

It is Hornby settrack. I was going to put red one side and black the other for the droppers. Thats OK on the straight track, but if you do it in advance of using the track you have a problem with the curves as you will need to know whether the red rail will be on the inside or outside of the curve ...

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