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by Free_at_last
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Anyone Seen Way Out West?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Anyone Seen Way Out West?

Only saw Way Out West with Laurel and Hardy.
by Free_at_last
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby featured on tv
Replies: 50
Views: 1477

Re: Hornby featured on tv

Mod Quoted text removed to protect the forum from possible legal actions!

Not seen it yet so thanks for the warning.
by Free_at_last
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Identify mystery points, ty
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Identify mystery points, ty

Not sure, but are they from the Hachette Build A Model Railway magazine?

Yes, they are..

If they are they will be code 75.

No, they aren't.
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by Free_at_last
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: I had an idea
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: I had an idea

I once used the axle hub from an old cycle wheel as a turntable bearing.
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by Free_at_last
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point Motor Wiring layout
Replies: 45
Views: 3355

Re: Point Motor Wiring layout

I find elongating the fixing holes in the seep helps with centralising the switch.
by Free_at_last
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 2390

Re: Prodigy faulty again

I give in, what does NFF mean?
by Free_at_last
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Thickness of Plywood framing and type?
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Thickness of Plywood framing and type?

Don't waste money on far eastern plywood, this was flat as a pancake when I brought it home 24hrs earlier...
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I wasted money on two sheets of this when I could have bought one sheet of Baltic Birch.
by Free_at_last
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insulating a shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1403

Re: Insulating a shed?

On my 16x8 shed I ended up removing the windows and installing extra studs and boarded them over after many times trying to stop water ingress. They were blanked out anyway to stop the sunlight. I also removed the feeble double doors and installed a single frame and more robust door with mortise loc...
by Free_at_last
Wed May 27, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3508

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

Remember to remove the bonding links to the V rails. My plan was to leave these in place, cut isolating breaks in the closure rails the other side and use a separate polarity switch for the live frog. So the whole point is fully converted into electrofrog. Ah yes, cutting the turnout in half did th...
by Free_at_last
Wed May 27, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3508

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

I've been looking into this as I may need to use a setrack Y point as well as a double slip to make my MPD work. How about simply grinding out the plastic part, then cutting and filing a triangular section of brass/nickel-silver/steel to fit the gap and soldering it in place? Seems simpler than pul...
by Free_at_last
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Country Station Terminus
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: Country Station Terminus

I think he we was referring to this tunnel mouth....
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by Free_at_last
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3508

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

Did you put in new "hinges" on the cut line.


The layout is a permanent fixture in a 16x8 shed but the board ends are dowelled and bolted together. I am making it so they can easily be removed on my demise in case it can hopefully be found a new home.
by Free_at_last
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3508

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

Needing to install a turnout across a baseboard join and never having done it before I didn't want to ruin a new one so decided to try it on an old insulfrog one I had. Before installing it I made a new crossing nose with a small piece of rail filed to an arrow head, cut away most of the plastic nos...
by Free_at_last
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3508

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

I can't see the point into trying conversions like this, just buy the electrofrog in the first place, or, if buying secondhand, wait until s/h electrofrog ones come up for sale! But if there is no electrofrog option available it has to be done. I did this with my Peco code 100 single and double sli...
by Free_at_last
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sleeper grime spray paint
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Sleeper grime spray paint

Paul-H wrote:Have a look at Halfords Camo Brown, looks quite a good colour for track sleepers.

Paul


I used this before ballasting and was happy with the result.

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