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by b308
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: garden DC or DCC
Replies: 16
Views: 2690

Re: garden DC or DCC

End2end wrote:
Tom@Crewe wrote:Or Radio Controlled

This was my first thought but is this even possible in 00 gauge?
Thanks
End2end


Yes. Some people do it in 009 so it'd be a doddle in standard gauge.
by b308
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gift ideas for railway modeller
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Gift ideas for railway modeller

Another vote for a voucher. I've told my family that. Getting one is far better than something that duplicated or is of no use to them. Safe option.
by b308
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)

I started on the railways in 2000 and always remember the CCT in the bay platform at Oxford (the rail connection had been severed by then if I remember rightly) alongside a GUV. They've gone now with the building of the Chiltern platforms. Anyone know if they were preserved? https://photos.smugmug.c...
by b308
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: The Kingdom of Ostrovia
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: The Kingdom of Ostrovia

I assume you mean the control wire? It's brass wire, not sure of the gauge but it's reasonable stiff, the main section, though, is bullhead rail (code 75) laid in the grooves.
by b308
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)

Flashbang wrote:You really have two options IMO...
Live with the humming - it can't be that bad really!.


Three actually, sell it on and get another that works properly.
by b308
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: End of train lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: End of train lamp

Bear in mind that that light wouldn't be there if you are double heading and pulling a train so at least make the option to switch it off. There are far too many layouts i see at exhibitions that have the red lights on the back of the loco even though they are hauling a trains... And that's before y...
by b308
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)

And now you know why the seller got rid!
by b308
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 009 gauge basic track questions
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: 009 gauge basic track questions

I should have added that there is also the Bachmann US Thomas the TE OO9 range as well which is imported by some shops. With Hornby dumping the TTE rights we are hopeful that the Bachmann US range will be on general release fairly soon. Although Bachmann list them as HO scale (for the American marke...
by b308
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 009 gauge basic track questions
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: 009 gauge basic track questions

As Hattons no longer sell Bachmann they are probably a poor choice of an example of a shop for OO9 RTR. I'd use one of the others such as Rails or Gaugemanster who do stock other makes, in fact most of them do except Hattons!! https://railsofsheffield.com/manufacturer-bachmann-JJJM3?Personalise=fals...
by b308
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1093

Re: UK or Bust 2020

Sounds like London is a must, then. Someone earlier pointed out that there's plenty to see down in the South East of England, from Railways to historical sights and plenty of beaches and walks. I've just come back from 5 days in the New Forest which is again in easy reach of London (just over an hou...
by b308
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Trap point, catch point, which?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Trap point, catch point, which?

Trap points stop unauthorised right direction movements, catch points stop unauthorised wrong direction movements. That was the BR operating definition, as far as the engineers were concerned they were all trap points. That does sound logical. You trap something trying to go somewhere it shouldn't ...
by b308
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby make attempt at World Domination
Replies: 21
Views: 1528

Re: Hornby make attempt at World Domination

£72 seems to be the going rate, and that includes the pick-up shunter's wagon as well, so I'd say that's not a bad price. The wagon with pick ups and connectors is probably worth £15/20 so £55 quid for the loco is ok.
by b308
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A couple of questions Re. track
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: A couple of questions Re. track

Bigmet wrote:Think you may find the rail is plated steel too.


This would indicate it's nickel silver (bottom of page):

http://www.ness-st.co.uk/pdf/Lima_OO_1980.PDF
by b308
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A couple of questions Re. track
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: A couple of questions Re. track

Buelligan wrote:Hi everyone, just got a couple of questions. Firstly, I've seen 'catch points', listed on a couple of websites, what are they for? as far as I can see there's just an extra rail next to the track?


Further to Mountain's post:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_points
by b308
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 155
Views: 11122

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

As I said! ;) :lol:

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