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by kebang
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What’s the best starter pack to get
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: What’s the best starter pack to get

Well spotted Mountain! Freezer was the inspiration with his "Small & Simple" plan. Freezer Small and Simple.png From my perspective its only disadvantages were that 2 of the points would require remote control and that the incline would have been too steep. One could of course eliminat...
by kebang
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What’s the best starter pack to get
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: What’s the best starter pack to get

Mountain makes a very good point (pun intended :D ) regarding curved points. This is my smaller design with a straight point substituted for the curved point.
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by kebang
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What’s the best starter pack to get
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: What’s the best starter pack to get

This is the 2nd rad design I mentioned in my last post..... It does include a couple of 1st rad ST222 pieces, but these , in isolation, are easier for a large loco to negotiate than set track points which have a similar small radius over 22.5deg, rather than these which are only 11.25deg. 190x120.jpg
by kebang
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What’s the best starter pack to get
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: What’s the best starter pack to get

Here's a little 6x4 that I designed and built last year. It is intended for 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 steam locos. The 1st rad curves make it unsuitable for anything much larger, (although I have drawn a similar plan using 2nd rad curves which is slightly larger, but I think the Flying Scotsman would still lo...
by kebang
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Definitely silly question
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Definitely silly question

How about using an old phone charger as a supply?
by kebang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: As yet unnamed!
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: As yet unnamed!

I like the plan, but as you have already spotted some redrawing is required to make the top station operational. Will you be DC or DCC? Wiring it up in DC sections might present problems for your 5yr old to operate. Another problem will be getting trains onto the left hand track when leaving the cen...
by kebang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. I was aiming at an 'out & back', together with a loop and rev loop, so my train(s) appears to go somewhere then return. At the terminus the tank loco(s) can then do a runaround & the train will be ready to depart again. The theme will be 4 wheeled co...
by kebang
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm

Sorry, this should have been posted in 'Personal Layouts - Planning'. Perhaps a Mod could move it for me?
by kebang
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm
Replies: 5
Views: 536

New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm

Here in the Philippines we have been subject to stringent lockdown conditions, particularly if you are over 65. My wife & I are renting a bungalow in a sparsely populated rural area. My large loft layout in Tagbilaran City is inaccessible so I've decided to build a smaller layout in the garage h...
by kebang
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Egg Tray Sandwich
Replies: 13
Views: 3131

Re: Egg Tray Sandwich

Re-thought this project. At the very start of the Corona virus (Dec 2019) we evacuated from the very crowded city area where our house is and took up a long term rental in a sparsley populated area of the coast. This means my 10x6 loft layout is no longer accessible to me; the very small layout sugg...
by kebang
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 3449

Re: UK or Bust 2020

The rail pass is extremely good value for money, compared to standard rail fares. I live in the Philippines and when returning to the UK I always use one. A big advantage is the ability to take any train, so detailed departure time planning is not critical.
by kebang
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Oops! didn't realise you are using 1st.deg curves - Slight revision
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by kebang
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Assuming you want to keep the size of the layout as is, can I suggest these very minor changes to extend the lengths of the sidings. (May make shunting easier for an 8 year old!)
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by kebang
Sun May 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Small double O layout
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Small double O layout

I enjoy fiddling with little layouts like this, but I think you are going to need a wider space. An inverted fig 8, needs a little more depth (90cm) but less width (110cm). This one is shown using Peco track.
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by kebang
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4amp alternative for Select controller
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: 4amp alternative for Select controller

When I was using a select I purchase a cheap unbranded 4.5amp power supply for it. The select continued to operate perfectly until I purchased an NCE years later.

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