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by Julia
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Push Pull
Replies: 10
Views: 2188

Push Pull

Has anyone had a good look at the Push pull coach set from Hornby? What is the detail like on the model?

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by Julia
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Garden Railway book
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

Garden Railway book

Can anyone recommend a good book on garden railways? I am looking to get one as a gift for someone who has shown an interest in a garden railway. I tried to find one at Warley, but couldn't find a single book on the subject on any of the stands.

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by Julia
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Neukirchen - German Narrow gauge - H0e
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Neukirchen - German Narrow gauge - H0e

Who produces that diesel? The diesel is made by Liliput (Bachmann). They make two versions, an epoc III version from the Rhein-Sieg-Eisenbahn and an epoc V version form the Zillertalbahn. I have the Epoc III version. Today I had it run on the test track at Warley and it was beautiful to watch it tr...
by Julia
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Neukirchen - German Narrow gauge - H0e
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Neukirchen - German Narrow gauge - H0e

FINISHED! Well, stage 1, having a runnable functioning (if untested) module. Had a bit of fun getting the glue to set, and have resorted to a couple of small screws to help the foam board stay in place, but I am quite happy with it. When I can get some of the thingies for making the wiring pretty, I...
by Julia
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Point control
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Point control

I am hoping to eventually move over to using motorised point control, but for now while testing my track I am looking at playing with push/pull wire control. What wire do people use for this?

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by Julia
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Welding effect
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Welding effect

I would like to put in a welding effect that will shine under the door of a workshop. Does anyone have a circuit diagram for such a circuit ?

Thanks

J
by Julia
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Neukirchen - German Narrow gauge - H0e
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Neukirchen - German Narrow gauge - H0e

I've been working on this layout now for nearly a year, but I finally feel I am getting close enough to be able to post here and have something to show. The layout is actually a set of independent modules built to FREMO* standards. But the first module to get anywhere is this one, Module 5. It is a ...
by Julia
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 111235

Re: Cramdin Yard

I am curious about the track you used on Cramdin Yard, I notice from earlier posts that you are using SMP track, are you using the copper clad point kits, or the plastic based kits? What did you use for the plain track?

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by Julia
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 111235

Re: Cramdin Yard

Saw this layout in the flesh today at Tonbridge, it looked really impressive, and much bigger in real life than I thought it was from the pictures here.

Cracking layout.

J
by Julia
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Securing 2 baseboards and aligning,
Replies: 18
Views: 7150

Re: Securing 2 baseboards and aligning,

I use wing bolts (and corresponding wing nuts) in slightly over sized holes (M6 bolts in 8mm holes, or M8 bolts in 10mm holes). This technique scales very well and has been used with modular layouts of several hundred modules in size.

Cheap, simple, effective.

J
by Julia
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Glue needle
Replies: 9
Views: 2632

Re: Glue needle

poliss wrote:If I were to use the flame method I would take the top off and keep the bottom well away.


The needle itself separates from the pot quite nicely. I am not a complete idiot, I didn't do the flame thing with the needle still attached...

J
by Julia
Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Glue needle
Replies: 9
Views: 2632

Re: Glue needle

Just hold a cigarette lighter (or other source of gentle flame) to the needle for no more than 2 seconds , this always does the trick of freeing the stopper pin from needle for me, just ensure you dont apply flame for more than 2 seconds as the contacta liquid is flammable. Dave. Just tried this us...
by Julia
Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Glue needle
Replies: 9
Views: 2632

Glue needle

I have a tub of Revell Contacta glue for assembling plastic kits, but the needle appears to have become blocked. It is a 12.5g tub.

Does anyone know if it is possible to get replacements?

J
by Julia
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: i want to have ago but...
Replies: 8
Views: 2132

Re: i want to have ago but...

If you are starting out in narrow gauge and you are not to set upon modelling British image stuff in 009, consider modelling in H0e. Roco sell a starter kit including everything you need to get started, alternatively there are a number of manufacturers making ready to run stock. It is a lot simpler ...
by Julia
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 3MT
Replies: 9
Views: 2838

Class 3MT

I am pondering treating myself to a bachmann Class 3MT.

Before I do, I was wondering if someone who owned one already would be kind enough to take a photo of the loco without the body on it? I am curious as to how much space there is under there for fitting a DCC decoder.

Thanks

J

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