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by Undereaves
Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures
Replies: 246
Views: 78741

Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Trying out the stone sheet plasticard inserts. http://rs180.pbsrc.com/albums/x143/ylastman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_10.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip They're not stuck in place yet. Think I'll prime them first, the goods shed pieces are primed from previously. Not sure if this will work out but I'm ...
by Undereaves
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures
Replies: 246
Views: 78741

Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

As the more astute, experienced scratch builders would probably have noticed, when I announced my intention to make the gas house as my first venture into scratch building it wasn't really any easier than the railway cottages I initially proposed as my first project. The main problem being the arche...
by Undereaves
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My (N gauge) table football layout!
Replies: 799
Views: 79192

Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

It's all incredibly neat and tidy. Very impressive!
by Undereaves
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevator
Replies: 35
Views: 3916

Re: Nelevator

I don't know, I was thinking that if the trains could come out at the top of the thing or middle then it wouldn't have to dominate so much and you wouldn't need lots of space above. Eg when undereaves ;)
by Undereaves
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevator
Replies: 35
Views: 3916

Re: Nelevator

Does this have to sit on top of the layout? It seems very imposing and certainly wouldn't fit on my attic layout!
by Undereaves
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures
Replies: 246
Views: 78741

Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Great, thanks for posting these pics ParkeNd! Very helpful. I'm itching to get started now I've got a clearer picture how to approach it.
by Undereaves
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: ParkeNd's Autumn Competition attempt - Railway Cottages
Replies: 105
Views: 8612

Re: ParkeNd's Autumn Competition attempt - Railway Cottages

Thanks for posting the pic of the daler board cut outs. Very helpful for someone about to embark of scratchbuilding. It's good to see you can get such pleasing results in 2mm.
by Undereaves
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures
Replies: 246
Views: 78741

Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Nice job ParkeNd, you'd never think they were so small without the 20p piece shown. It looks like you've built them on a base. I have the David Rowe 4mm architectural modelling book in which he recommends a 9mm plywood base. I was thinking this would be overkill in 2mm. What did you use? The daler b...
by Undereaves
Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures
Replies: 246
Views: 78741

Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

From my survey of the area around what was Richmond station on a very dark and wet Saturday afternoon (the river was fair gushing), I think I might make this my first go at scratchbuilding: http://rs180.pbsrc.com/albums/x143/ylastman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_13.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip Best pi...
by Undereaves
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures
Replies: 246
Views: 78741

Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Thanks Geoff, very helpful. You might be right about starting with something simpler, too. Not sure if any of the buildings at Richmond station fit into that category though! Will have a think.
by Undereaves
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures
Replies: 246
Views: 78741

Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

I'm about to have a go at my first scratch built buildings. This is in 2mm. A lot of n gauge devotees seem to think printed card is better for this smaller scale but I'm giving it a go. The main attraction to model railways for me is the modelling bit. I'm building a row of Railway Cottages for my R...
by Undereaves
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Coupler options
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Coupler options

There is a huge number of different (some subtly) types of couplers for use with N gauge. I listed and commented on them in a review article in the current issue of the NGS Journal (5/15). It's well worth joining the Society (for the support, exclusive products and Journal) and you can do so here: ...
by Undereaves
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Coupler options
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Coupler options

What are currently the best couplers for n gauge as regards s balance of realism and user-friendliness. In the past I tried fitting micro-trains couplers to my wagons but found it impossibly fiddly and complicated. After losing springs, and my marbles, I gave up. My interest in model railways petere...
by Undereaves
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Recent DCC advances?
Replies: 44
Views: 3406

Re: Recent DCC advances?

Perhaps look to the Bachmann bluetooth operating system, requiring no actual DCC controller. A bluetooth receiver forms part of the onboard hardware, either as an adjunct to a decoder or part of the decoder. A constant power supply is applied to the rails and a smartphone is used to control the loc...
by Undereaves
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Recent DCC advances?
Replies: 44
Views: 3406

Recent DCC advances?

I've come back to railway modelling after an absence of 5 years and I'm wondering if there have been any major (or minor, even) developments in DCC during that period. I have a dynamis from that time which wasn't without issues. Is there anything better nowadays?

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