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by 5690
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New N Gauge Plan - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Re: New N Gauge Plan - Advice Appreciated

you're reasonning for moving to N is a good one- well i'm bound to think so, it is the same reasons that i did! however i'm not sure i was right firstly the "poor" quality of OO models. as an adult I chose N primarily because I had bad memories of my hornby trainset as a child- the coache...
by 5690
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New N Gauge Plan - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Re: New N Gauge Plan - Advice Appreciated

well then! cool plan one other thing does sping to mind, you are using streamline spacing, all well and good, it looks better, but there still may be an issue of rolling stock hitting each other when trains pass on the corners- personally i thing a 12 inch radius as minimum is sufficient to prevent...
by 5690
Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New N Gauge Plan - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Re: New N Gauge Plan - Advice Appreciated

Hi there I would suggest leaving a slight gap between the crossover top right and the start of the curve. Also, and it does depend on what scenery you are planning, you may want to consider having the track "flow" more in gentle curves for an improved appearance. cheers Ben A. Cheers Ben,...
by 5690
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New N Gauge Plan - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Re: New N Gauge Plan - Advice Appreciated

That looks a large and interesting layout, for a beginner £300 may seem a lot, but that is just the beginning You then have to add the other costs, such as baseboard, point motors, electrics, and so on What size will the baseboard be? I suggest you build the outer loop first, putting the other poi...
by 5690
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New N Gauge Plan - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

New N Gauge Plan - Advice Appreciated

Having more than one problem with OO, I've decided to go for the fiddly-yet-sturdier N gauge. I've been browsing around some of the models and have found them REALLY impressive. I've churned out the following plan: http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3155/atkinston.th.jpg Due to the limitations of my t...
by 5690
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canon Street ~ N Gauge
Replies: 57
Views: 39485

Re: Canon Street ~ N Gauge

This is looking stunning, absolutely stunning. A true inspiration, very well done!
by 5690
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R2687 rocking wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: R2687 rocking wheels

Nah it's definitely not the track.
by 5690
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R2687 rocking wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: R2687 rocking wheels

Christ it's happening to my Duchess as well now, but just the centre wheels.

Does anybody know what exactly could be causing this?! Some of the rods are bent but I even tested the loco with these off and it still rocked.
by 5690
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R2687 rocking wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: R2687 rocking wheels

It's new-ish, it's one of a thousand produced in 2008 to mark the 25th anniversary of the trip, cost me £90. Anyway, I ended up taking the chassis apart to have a look but now the copper conductor that sits behind the wheels is buggered. I know I can get replacement parts though - does anybody have...
by 5690
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R2687 rocking wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

R2687 rocking wheels

Hey there. The model in question is the Hornby Flying Scotsman - Australian Bicentennial edition. Now, I've recently got a new layout, and while running my Scotsman, she seemed to catch on something I.E I heard a click, didn't know why. Just running her again now and I heard the same click, turned o...
by 5690
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 5690's Model Railway - Atkinston
Replies: 38
Views: 30193

Re: 5690's Model Railway - Atkinston

Andrew Clarkson wrote:
5690 wrote:P.S, Andrew Clarkson, are you the guy who owns Titanic-Titanic?


Guilty as charged!

Ah! Nice to see a friendly face here! I'm abyss on Titanic-Titanic. Thanks for the comments!
by 5690
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 5690's Model Railway - Atkinston
Replies: 38
Views: 30193

Re: 5690's Model Railway - Atkinston

Updates on the layout guys, BIG changes: The original layout on my Fotopic has now been ripped up, it got hugely tedious just around and around and around and a... You get the picture. All track was salvaged, and I now have boards layed around much of my room for a round-the-wall end-to-end layout. ...
by 5690
Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My layout progress - Leecroft Railway
Replies: 137
Views: 25491

Some proper traction! Great pics mate!
by 5690
Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MrT's BR Blue era N Gauge layout
Replies: 126
Views: 34910

I do like this layout, utilizes space very well, top marks :)

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