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by b308
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is worm removable
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Is worm removable

Triang X04? Yes, you need a puller. Something like this, though I'm not sure that's the right one, you need to phone them.

https://www.expotools.com/acatalog/Mina ... 26241.html
by b308
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 73
Views: 3454

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

You need to remember the audience the programme is aimed at, and the timescale of the programme. This isn't a programme about modelling which would have a very small audience and wouldn't be worth a mainstream TV channel even bothering about. I also fundamentally disagree with you about the modellin...
by b308
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 227

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 b308
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Great Electric Train Show - 13th-14th October 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Great Electric Train Show - 13th-14th October 2018

there was one layout that had trains staggered so as soon as one made it off the layout the next was entering - it worked really well as there was always something going on. I bet organising that many trains that quickly was a job in itself! That's the way i try to run mine. You have to have stock ...
by b308
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 227

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 b308
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Yet another newbie seeking advice
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Yet another newbie seeking advice

If your layout is in the garage there are a couple of points you should be aware of. Firstly if it's going to share the space with the car be aware that if the car is put in there wet it will adversely affect the layout over time. Second is that most garages are cold and can be damp so you could hav...
by b308
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 73
Views: 3454

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

You're in the minority, David, the general consensus on all the forums I'm on is that it HAS done a lot of favours to model railways and, much to many people's surprise, does actually work. It's inevitable that they "mock" some of the contestants but so far that's only been Barry in the fi...
by b308
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Great Electric Train Show - 13th-14th October 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Great Electric Train Show - 13th-14th October 2018

Your best bet is ask others to find the quietest time, Warley is just the same. Also look at the layouts and traders and decide before you go which ones you want to see and plan accordingly!
by b308
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 73
Views: 3454

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

The bake-off theme is based on individuals, and that's the way they'd have initially looked to do it. It would then have become clear that for the format to work within the model railway theme, and within the 24 hour timescale, one person working on their own wouldn't have been able to do it. By the...
by b308
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 73
Views: 3454

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Just to clarify matters and stop speculation, here's the rules from a post on RMWeb (they do have their uses!): http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/138126-great-model-railway-challenge-channel-5-starts-05-oct-2018/?p=3330239 One other thing, it is perfectly possible to produce a decent...
by b308
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 73
Views: 3454

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

To be fair to the producers model railways were an unknown quantity and there will always be people trying to gain an advantage. Missenden pushed it too far, though. It's noticeable that no-one else so far has pushed the boundaries so everyone else must have read it the way it was intended. No doubt...
by b308
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Flexible N gauge Track
Replies: 7
Views: 66

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 b308
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Flexible N gauge Track
Replies: 7
Views: 66

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 c...
by b308
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 227

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 b308
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 227

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 probl...

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