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by crazypotter
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Level crossing
Replies: 8
Views: 203

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: 379

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: 379

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 ...
by crazypotter
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Where to solder?.
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Where to solder?.

Are you soldering to settrack or flexible? With Flexi track you can slide the sleepers along to expose some rail to solder to, or you can remove a sleeper and slide in a new one once the track is laid. The difference with settrack is that the sleepers are fixed and there's not a big gap to solder i...
by crazypotter
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Where to solder?.
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Where to solder?.

Hi all. This question has probably been asked before so apologies in advance. After several weeks I am now starting on my layout build. After seeking advice from you guys, I decided to take the plunge and purchased a soldering iron(no experience whatsoever). I pinned a piece of old track to a block ...
by crazypotter
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Track
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Track

Gordon H wrote:
crazypotter wrote:Sorted now. Big thumbs up to the responders!.

So long as the responders are thinking in the same scale as you - I saw no mention of what scale was being asked for.

Yeah, you're right!. Bit of a gaffe on my part. Just have to see what happens.
by crazypotter
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Track
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Track

Sorted now. Big thumbs up to the responders!.
by crazypotter
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Track
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Track

Hi Everyone. Anybody got a quantity of nickel/silver track to sell. I need enough for 3 loops and a couple of sidings plus approx half dozen left and right points. Will pay a reasonable price for used or unused plus any postage. Cheers.
by crazypotter
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby elite
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Hornby elite

Hi guys. Recently bought a second hand Elite controller from a mate of mine. Eventually I will set up a DCC bus for a thorough job. In the meantime just to get used to the controller he gave me a power track to use. I do however need some wire to run from the controller ports for both programming an...
by crazypotter
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Manual

Hi. Does anyone have an instruction booklet for the Hornby Elite?. I know I can download from the Hornby site but don't really want 40 sheets of A4 paper to wade through!!. Cheers.
by crazypotter
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Points
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Points

Ok guys. Fairly new to the modelling hobby. At the risk of sounding like a complete numpty can I ask a question on points as I am designing my layout. We have say a right hand point, a right hand curved point and an express point. In what scenario would these different ones be used?. Quite baffling ...
by crazypotter
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First radius
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: First radius

Some small BoBo types will. For certain both the Bachmann and Lima/Hornby EE type 1 (class 20), the Hornby NBL type 2 (21/29) the Bachmann and Hornby Derby Sulzer type 2 (24, 25). Tested all these successfully for a friend on his layout which included R1. He went for the Bachmann class 20 as being ...
by crazypotter
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First radius
Replies: 12
Views: 434

First radius

Evening all. I am looking for a diesel loco/shunter for my layout to use to pull freight. The layout is based on a late 1950/early 1960 theme. I know a class 08 would probably work on a first radius but can anyone recommend an alternative. Trying to make use of all the track if possible. Cheers.
by crazypotter
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Cork
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Cork

Thanks for your replies. Plenty of food for thought. Might just ballast it and see what happens.
by crazypotter
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Cork
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Cork

Yes you can cut it as you wish Yes the PVA will work (cork has similar properties to wood (it's bark)) Thickness is up to you, thin for branch lines, thicker for main lines is a general guide PVA will glue it down as will any contact adhesive Out of interest why are you using it? Mainly to create a...

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