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by kebang
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: New Hybrid Train
Replies: 11
Views: 202

New Hybrid Train

https://insights.globalspec.com/article ... in-germany?
This looks like a useful development
by kebang
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Ravenglass Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Ravenglass Railway

Thanks for that info b308. I've now joined the NGRM forum. As you said there is lots of valuable info there. All the modellers seem far more experienced & more able than I so I'm just quietly reading their forum at the moment. At the very least I will be able to draw up a shopping list for when ...
by kebang
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Ravenglass Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Ravenglass Railway

Thanks for the reply b308. I had never heard of 09 before your reply. Am starting to search the web now for more info. (I'm not sure If my skills are up to the challenges this will present) I've come to a temporary halt on my other plans for constructing a 16.5 O gauge until I visit UK in May when I...
by kebang
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Ravenglass Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Ravenglass Railway

The Ravenglass Railway was originally constructed as a 3ft gauge in the 1870's and was initially used to transport iron ore from the mines to the mainline at the coast. in 1915-17 it was converted to 15 inch gauge when it then carried granite and passenger traffic. Granite quarrying ceased in 1953, ...
by kebang
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: kKeep alive not working
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: kKeep alive not working

Hope I've done this right! This should take you to a year old thread on the same topic. https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=51663&p=631437&hilit=KAM4#p631437 This is a link to a short video I made in 2016, showing a KAM4 giving very slow running over set tra...
by kebang
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A cure for insulfrog points?
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: A cure for insulfrog points?

I did some searches on the forum & realised that we covered this topic pretty well in 2016 'electronics' forum. I had actually contributed but had forgotten :oops: . (In my defence my contributions were by way of using TCS keep alive decoders to solve the problem) I've ordered some 'Silver Condu...
by kebang
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A cure for insulfrog points?
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: A cure for insulfrog points?

Emettman - Will the blade against the relevant stock rail not provide "switched" power, without going to the disruption of providing a separate switching power supply? I'm thinking of points already ballasted & in situ. (As you rightly surmised the dremel cuts are also intended to avoi...
by kebang
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A cure for insulfrog points?
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: A cure for insulfrog points?

Last year I managed to destroy a hornby set track point trying to convert it into an electrofrog point (I am very ham fisted!) Been reading this thread with great interest. Will this work? hornby point electrofrog small.png This is meant to replace unmotorised points and could be done in situ. The l...
by kebang
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Digital sound
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Digital sound

Just to make it absolutely clear A TTS loco is fitted with a decoder. That decoder operates the loco on a DCC layout and it also generates sound at the same time.
by kebang
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Small Layout for O 16.5
Replies: 16
Views: 765

Re: Small Layout for O 16.5

I'm now looking for a bigger space! Might try to redefine my objectives.......
by kebang
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 188
Views: 6968

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Chris, If your coaches are available in May I'll certainly take them from you with thanks! I'm a bit worried about your comment that ' That's one big difference between OO rrackplans and O-16.5 trackplans: the latter will need 2 to 3 times the gradient length to allow a track to rise to cross over a...
by kebang
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 188
Views: 6968

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

That's a good idea Mountain & b308. However I'll be in the UK in 3 months time. As shipping takes almost a month, and as before my holiday I'm going to be quite busy with other things, I might as well exercise a little patience & then spend a few hours shopping in the UK for exactly the righ...
by kebang
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 188
Views: 6968

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

No other known railway modeller in Philippines I'm afraid. If I wait until May when I visit the UK again I can bring some NG flextrack back with me (If I can find a suitcase/holdall a metre long!) All set track, apart from the 26in straight, can be sent by normal airmail. If I order anything using t...
by kebang
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: will triang3 track join with hornby set track
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: will triang3 track join with hornby set track

A wealth of Information! Thanks folks.
Looks like its back to plan B, the larger board & set track, (you know with every other sleeper removed it looks quite like NG, unless you are a railway modeller! :D )
by kebang
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: will triang3 track join with hornby set track
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: will triang3 track join with hornby set track

Thanks for the replies.. How easy would it be to grind the Triang 3 track where it joins the set track my with my dremel to make a transition? The reason I want to do this is that the 13.5in rad will reduce the size of the layout to a 36 x 60 inch baseboard. If its not going to be possible I'll stic...

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