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by Dad-1
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: HS II - The Kadee Experiments
Replies: 95
Views: 6238

Re: HS II - The Kadee Experiments

I don't know why, but I never added this video.

https://youtu.be/uG3CoFnhrMk

It shows a full shunting exercise.

Proof the Kadees were just about tamed !

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Thinking aloud.
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Thinking aloud.

What sort of layout ? £ for £ and hours of enjoyment my shunting layout is the best thing I've done. Have a look at HSII DCC, not really needed but it gives THE BEST slow running control. Points by rod operation One Good modern tank loco 10 wagons 50" x 18" Look at https://www.newrailwaymo...
by Dad-1
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Sleeper Spacing again!
Replies: 10
Views: 84

Re: Sleeper Spacing again!

Hi Tom, Yes ample strength. I'd suggest making up a 9.0 mm spacer. As you say 8.8 is the optimal compensated for '00's narrow gauge. If you have any intentions of longish straights then make up a jig 6 - 8" long to do a length at a time rather than individual sleepers as I did. I secured my sle...
by Dad-1
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Sleeper Spacing again!
Replies: 10
Views: 84

Re: Sleeper Spacing again!

Always an interesting 'Debate' !! The Peco track is a tough commercial product and ideal for most applications. Right you fancy going more scale accurate ? Then give up on '00' as that is such a large compromise, even before you look at sleeper spacings and lengths. For '00' t'he alternatives to Pec...
by Dad-1
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Beaminster, Dorset. 12th Jan 2019 Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Beaminster, Dorset. 12th Jan 2019 Exhibition

The Bridport & District MRC are having their 2019 Beaminster Exhibition on 12th January 2019 Located in the small Dorset Town of Beaminster at the Town Hall in Fleet Street. There is a public pay car park right behind the hall where parking was £2 all day last time I used it Layouts :- West Bay ...
by Dad-1
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 25
Views: 327

Re: Dcc loco issues

This is not a silly question. Did you try running before you put the body back on ? I have a Bachmann 57XX that ran without the body, initially O.K, but then constantly shorted with it back on. It turned out to be the motor rocking and touching the metal ballast weight all around the inside. Covered...
by Dad-1
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: leds
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: leds

Certainlt I double the cost of a point when estimating the final bill, point motor & polarity switching, as to wiring cost it's just 'lost'. Exactly what you're planning for those LEDs is unclear, but using batteries is a logical way. However exactly what you Xmas tree lighting system is not cle...
by Dad-1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 202
Views: 30026

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

After 7 Months ? Ouch. MUST finish by 18th December as that's the clubs diorama competition. Today added water to the stream, very flat no ripples as these have to be added as it's setting - BUT when ? Far too liquid to hold any surface markings, by morning will it be too dry ? I just have to take t...
by Dad-1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 77
Views: 2857

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

I thank you Lysander & FS123, I do like the scenery side and wagons building best, I suppose it shows. The number of photos to follow on this layout will be limited due to taking it back to the club rooms & future storage in the cellar. Will that leave room for another ? ............ severe ...
by Dad-1
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 77
Views: 2857

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Kadees nearly 'there' .......... Platform lights on and working. A Ratio 'Iron Mink' and Parkside 'Mink 'A' being taken out behind a 57XX with the Oxford Rail "Bridport" 6 wheel 'Toad' https://i.ibb.co/87jY8w2/cropped.jpg Just a quick flash visit, still work to do before 12th January. Geof...
by Dad-1
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Wooden mineral wagons
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Wooden mineral wagons

Very nice - proving it's well worth making kits.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 77
Views: 2857

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Hi John & Anyone interested in Kadees, Electro-magnets is probably the way to go for a higher level of success in ALL aspects for the dedicated scenic modeller. I was cheesed off at club the other night where one of the small kadee magnets worked 100% with every test !! That's the between rails ...
by Dad-1
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 77
Views: 2857

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Hi Timbersurf, To be honest that was an un-braked wagon. Now fitted with a single axle brake and will still move under magnetic draw, but, in shall we say, a relaxed manner ! Because I don't have much free time and certainly unable to bring the layout indoors, there has been limited testing of the h...
by Dad-1
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 320
Views: 26594

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

For another year I've missed Warley.
Probably a good way of sawing money, although it's really sad
when even Hatton's Sale didn't tempt me.

Ahh that wagon had me thinking "Pipe Dreams".........

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 77
Views: 2857

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Kadees ..... Grrrrr. I have this magnet working well (By British freight standards) It's as much to do with all modern British outline wagons having magnetic wheel sets as anything else. You can't expect to move a trip pin that sits 0.8 mm above rail head height without causing a reaction to magneti...

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