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by keef777
Tue May 08, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Superquick Country Station
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Re: Superquick Country Station

It's one main building, with a separate canopy plus two waiting rooms under the canopy. Where the main building sits on the platform, it juts out about 10mm, and the canopy is designed to sit on top of this to hide the joint. You COULD use the waiting rooms and canopy separately but it would leave a...
by keef777
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pavements and roads
Replies: 13
Views: 3335

Re: Pavements and roads

I disagree about the Metcalfe self-adhesive ones, the gaps are so huge in scale size that you could put your fist in the cracks. I much prefer the Metcalfe card for realism, also the Superquick is very good but you need a stiff backing.

Keith
by keef777
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: A word of warning!
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: A word of warning!

Would that really be enough to fry a chip? I do it frequently, using Peco loco lifts, and I've seen it done lots of times at exhibitions.

Keith
by keef777
Thu May 12, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Peco PL11 surface mounted point motors.
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: Peco PL11 surface mounted point motors.

I had the same problem with a number of locos and Setrack curved points, which are themselves a tight radius which leads to more overhang. The worst offender was an ex-GWR railcar, which has deep side skirts - this fouled on the point motors on the inside of the curve but other locos fouled on the o...
by keef777
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: end to end, continuous?? suggestions please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: end to end, continuous?? suggestions please!

Perhaps my experience may help your decision. When I returned to the hobby three years ago I had a 10' x 9' spare bedroom at my disposal, and I worked out that I could get a decent layout to fill my requirements, i.e. main line steam and early diesel expresses as I used to see them years ago in my t...
by keef777
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE PowerCab
Replies: 23
Views: 3259

Re: NCE PowerCab

Another vote for the Powercab. When I returned to the hobby some 3 years ago I was persuaded that the Dynamis was the 'bees knees' but I was never particularly happy with it. As soon as I picked up a Powercab I knew that was the one for me, I bought it on the spot and came home and put the Dynamis s...
by keef777
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Cardboard model - keeping it clean
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Cardboard model - keeping it clean

I feel that a household vacuum is too powerful, even with a sock over it it can still damage scenery. I prefer to use a paintbrush to disturb the dust, which then settles on the layout, and use a car vacuum (with the thin nozzle attached for getting in tight corners) to suck it up after, resulting o...
by keef777
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Foam or Cork?
Replies: 10
Views: 2513

Re: Foam or Cork?

The foam underlay is prone to disintegrating after a few years, if you're going to keep the layout for any length of time I would stick with the cork. You can buy a roll at most model railway exhibitions, or there are plenty of shops that do mail order - try googling it. Alternatively (according to ...
by keef777
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A bus for £1.99?
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: A bus for £1.99?

Yes, I've ordered one. Whilst on the phone they tried to get me to buy another special offer model, a Lodekka open-top for half price, with a further 25% discount if I lodged my credit card details with them. I declined this so I'm just waiting for the RTW - the usual 'please allow 28 days for deliv...
by keef777
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Oxford model shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

Re: Oxford model shop

Depending on whereabouts in Oxford you are, there is also Model-World at Headington. Although their website looks to be completely Wrenn, their advert in the latest Hornby mag says that they stock, among others, Graham Farish, Freestone, Dapol etc. I've never been there so I don't know what their st...
by keef777
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Metcalfe kit instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: Metcalfe kit instructions

You don't say which station you have. I have P0217 which I could scan for you if it's any help.

Regards
Keith

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