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by crazypotter
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Droppers
Replies: 4
Views: 86

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: 4
Views: 86

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: 240

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: 240

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: 136

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: 136

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: 290

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: 460

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: 460

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: 460

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: 460

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: 257

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: 257

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: 257

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: 247

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...

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