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by Dad-1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 959
Views: 45767

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Leading up to and following my wife's operation of last week I've had little 'spare time' and hardly been on-line. What I did do was start a Parkside PC84 10ton GWR Mink 'A' goods van kit. Here are the results so far :- https://image.ibb.co/m6kjx0/IMG-2874.jpg https://image.ibb.co/nEQ6AL/IMG-2875.jp...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 807
Views: 48199

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

That's really filthy !!
Ideal for the Millsend 'tired' steam look.
I can understand why you just 'had' to have it.

Jim, that once a month is the accepted Minimum.
Additional postings more than welcome.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Little Stainsacre
Replies: 24
Views: 705

Re: Little Stainsacre

Hi Dave & Montfort, Too many !! I was looking back and see I've built some 12 dioramas and layouts in the last 10 years. Explored many different ideas, not all worked, but have a good average of success. Then currently I'm thin on ideas, worn out my drive ? Achh, I can always start another wagon...
by Dad-1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 807
Views: 48199

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

That posting that said 'One final video' had me almost fall out of my chair !! Then as I continued it came into context ........ My favourite layout and I don't think the magazine article of a while back did it justice - it offered even more. I suppose a video a month would do ......... not asking t...
by Dad-1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New to dcc large layout
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: New to dcc large layout

Frustration is planning and starting something that's too big to get running time. Hone your skills on a single expandable track where you can at least get some action. Something you planned at the beginning of this post is almost a lifetimes work. Let alone an expensive money pit. First of all it's...
by Dad-1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Little Stainsacre
Replies: 24
Views: 705

Re: Little Stainsacre

Watch it Dave you're wandering again !! I've been thinking, tough I know, but you have to do it from time to time. Why are you building your track bed on the flat base ? That's too boring, you need to spread your wings more. To get some visual height put raisers of 20 mm, up to 100 mm to make a leve...
by Dad-1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 959
Views: 45767

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Probably, If I get one ...... or more ?
Although Hattons Dapol bodies at £1.50
are a good option if you're already making
an order.

If the price I've seen for Kadee electro-magnet sets
is right you can forget that !

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 64
Views: 2193

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

While Dave & TimberSurf push on I'm almost at a HALT !! First the good news - This little beauty looks so cute, now with Kadees fitted https://image.ibb.co/c5NCkA/IMG-2872.jpg KADEES !!!!! A disaster, they are not fit for purpose when used with British Freight wagons. You get on a tight-rope whe...
by Dad-1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 959
Views: 45767

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

In a single word Bufferstop NONE I have reached the end of my tether with Kadees. I'm going to have a quick look at their electro-magnets, we could probably get away with just one and keep one fixed magnet where we do little more than drop the train. Basically Kadees are not up to the job of single ...
by Dad-1
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 959
Views: 45767

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi Jim, Errr No, I tried working in 'N' once and it's just too small. My saying is "If it 'aint fun, don't do it" and I didn't find 'N' fun !!! I've spent many hours watching the Kadees, and making subtle adjustments. I hope I've found a way of using them with a high degree of operational ...
by Dad-1
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Little Stainsacre
Replies: 24
Views: 705

Re: Little Stainsacre

Go on Dave,

Show it who's master !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 64
Views: 2193

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Dave,

One day I may just finish it !!
Certainly so very pleased Mike persuaded me to keep when we
moved. My oh my, that was 5 years ago on 2nd December.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 64
Views: 2193

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

After sitting here for about 10 days I've at last got around to fitting the Lenz silver mini 6 pin decoder in the Heljan 1363 saddle tank. I do wish Heljan didn't use such thick claggy grease. It gives quiet running, but all the axles are stiff with grease and don't move freely. The result was iffy ...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 64
Views: 2193

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Ahh Dave, but we'll appreciate it when you do start rolling again. The unequal fight continues with Kadees. It's a fact that they are not good bed-fellows with British outline '00' wagons. In fact I'd say they are an expensive failure. Too much magnet ? Not really as they don't all pull into the fre...
by Dad-1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 64
Views: 2193

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

I keep flitting about between my Workbench and this layout thread. At the moment both are closely entwined and hence the current picture. https://image.ibb.co/haGhsq/IMG-2869.jpg Nothing spectacular, Just a Ratio Toad kit, but this one shows the Weymouth allocation. I have never seen a 'Weymouth' de...

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