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by kebang
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A cure for insulfrog points?
Replies: 18
Views: 405

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: 405

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: 405

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: 156

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: 477

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: 149
Views: 2679

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: 149
Views: 2679

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: 149
Views: 2679

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: 201

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: 201

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...
by kebang
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: will triang3 track join with hornby set track
Replies: 12
Views: 201

will triang3 track join with hornby set track

Will Triang 3 track join with Hornby set track? I Intend to use it on a O-16.5 layout. (I have asked a similar question in the Narrow Gauge section - then I realised it was not a question limited to narrow gauge)
by kebang
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 149
Views: 2679

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

My build is going really slowly! I've just ordered 12 x Triang R193 pieces of track from ebay. Seller doesn't post to Philippines so My sister is buying them, they'll be delivered to her & I'll collect them in May when I visit. Does anyone know if they will connect seamlessly to Hornby/Peco set ...
by kebang
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2017. Which Threads Have Inspired You The Most....
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: 2017. Which Threads Have Inspired You The Most....

I was inspired by 'Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5? by PinkNosedPenguin'
As a result of this I'm working very slowly towards a small working 0-16.5 layout.
by kebang
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Building a base for layout.
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: Building a base for layout.

Can I suggest you visit this site? It is dormant now but all the submissions are still visible. Lots of different ideas for different sizes. If you find something you like and need help to amend it lots of people here (Including me) will be happy to assist you

http://www.freetrackplans.com/Home.php
by kebang
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 149
Views: 2679

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

Thanks for the advice so far folks! I've rechecked the local toy shops but Toby Thomas is not sold here (probably too expensive for local tastes). I'm visiting UK again for a month in May 2018 so I'll be doing a fair bit of shopping then! Meanwhile lots to be getting on with. It will be about a mont...

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