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by Artisan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Track Compatibility

Unfortunately, I made the mistake of using my Xuron cutters to cut the actuating pins on point motors. All I got was a pin shaped hole in the cutter jaws. They are not very hard! So I bought some proper wire cutters for these pins and found that they work perfectly well on track too. So I am not su...
by Artisan
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Track Compatibility

You will need some Kuron? cutters to cut flexitrack to length, or better a slitting disc / Dremel / Proxon unit. Or just use settrack, though if buying new, flexi is cheaper per length. "Xuron" (I mentioned them earlier!). Personally I would use them over a slitting disc any day, they are...
by Artisan
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What Track Do I need?
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: What Track Do I need?

I am in no rush and expect this project to take several months to complete. What I want is the pleasure of building a model railway but at the moment I am in danger of giving up. If you perhaps could suggest a goods yard layout I would be very grateful but I would fully understand if you where to c...
by Artisan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What Track Do I need?
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: What Track Do I need?

The reason I reduced the size of the board is because I have decided that I am going take my time building and getting my first layout as authentic as possible. So I have decided to leave the board in place so I can easily work on the layout and leave a small amount of room at the front of the benc...
by Artisan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Track Compatibility

Hi. I would add that Peco code 55 flex track is a lot more robust than the code 80. I used code 80 thinking it would be the other way around, but it is very easy to pop the rail out of the sleepers. That said, it is more flexible than the code 55, and easier to straighten out after bending wrongly,...
by Artisan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Flexible N gauge Track
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Flexible N gauge Track

It's fine, and also gives you more flexibility in that you are not governed by the set-track's geometry. You will need a track cutter, though, this is the best https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xuron-Track-Cutter-2175B-Suitable/dp/B000IBOOU8 Thank you for the information. Are the track cutters designed for ...
by Artisan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What Track Do I need?
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: What Track Do I need?

I have I have decided to reduce first layout size to 4ft x 18 inches or possibly 4ft x 1ft. The plan that end2end sent me I like so perhaps you could reproduce that for me or something similar based the size I am going use. Thank you again for your kind offer. Got you, I think. Or perhaps I haven't...
by Artisan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Flexible N gauge Track
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Flexible N gauge Track

It's fine, and also gives you more flexibility in that you are not governed by the set-track's geometry. You will need a track cutter, though, this is the best https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xuron-Track-Cutter-2175B-Suitable/dp/B000IBOOU8 Also bear in mind that flexible track will not "hold" a ...
by Artisan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Flexible N gauge Track
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Flexible N gauge Track

Still thinking about the track I will be needing for my first layout. Would I better off using lengths of flexible track or is that not a good idea for the beginner? Flexitrak is handy for those slight curves and odd lengths which can be important on small layouts as saving little bits of space, cu...
by Artisan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Flexible N gauge Track
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Flexible N gauge Track

It's fine, and also gives you more flexibility in that you are not governed by the set-track's geometry. You will need a track cutter, though, this is the best https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xuron-Track-Cutter-2175B-Suitable/dp/B000IBOOU8 Also bear in mind that flexible track will not "hold" a ...
by Artisan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Track Compatibility

Right, someone who knows better than I may well amend this but as a generalisation most British N uses code 80 and is compatible. However if you pick up European Track (Roco, etc.) it is code 83 and though it can be connected to code 80 there is a small hump that is best filed to a slope for smooth...
by Artisan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Flexible N gauge Track
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Flexible N gauge Track

Still thinking about the track I will be needing for my first layout. Would I better off using lengths of flexible track or is that not a good idea for the beginner?
by Artisan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Track Compatibility

You don't say which scale, but if it's OO/HO then most of the stuff you'll see will be Code 100 and yes they are compatible. However I personally am not a fan of buying secondhand unless you are absolutely certain that the stuff you are buying is in good nick. Points especially can cause major prob...
by Artisan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Track Compatibility

As I am on a budget I might buy secondhand track for my first layout and will not necessarily have a choice in which makes I purchase. If I purchase new track are there any brands that are good but cheaper than others? But if I purchase a mix of secondhand track are there any that are not really com...
by Artisan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What Track Do I need?
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: What Track Do I need?

Can anyone tell me where I can find online lists of manufacturer’s N gauge track part numbers. If you finalise on a plan I should be able to draw it in Anyrail which can display part numbers. I see the style of station you are after but unless I am missing something they are all too long for your 4...

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