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by Dad-1
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 111
Views: 17164

Re: Budgetbrooke

What can I say Matt !!

Thanks on behalf of all members, the photobucket disaster tore so much out
and it's great to see restoration.
I think I still have up to 1000 photos to try and identify and reinstate - someday ?

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 522
Views: 23755

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

I'm a big believer in painting all the baseboards, top & bottom.
It's a way of trying to seal and stabilize moisture content to reduce
subsequent movement .... although in truth nothing works !

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello - I've been inspired!
Replies: 13
Views: 95

Re: Hello - I've been inspired!

Yes, Another welcome aboard Kavster. Been doing some dioramas, as good a start as you'll ever get, dare I say my favourite part of the hobby. Beware of planning the big loft layout, better to start with something you can get up and running quite quickly. There is always a learning curve and best to ...
by Dad-1
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons
Replies: 17
Views: 192

Re: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons

Ahh Yes Mike,

The Kadee magnet creep !! Not easy to overcome

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons
Replies: 17
Views: 192

Re: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons

There are so many off centre wheels it's an embarrassment !! Many of my wagons wobble, Parkside Dundas supplied Alan Gibson, Bachmann, Dapol perhaps worst of the lot ? I have very few Hornby wagons. B2B is nothing to do with wobble, although the accuracy needs to be between 14.5 & 14.3. It's bas...
by Dad-1
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: NRM 2017 00 'Tour' STARTED
Replies: 128
Views: 2229

Re: NRM 2017 00 'Tour' STARTED

That looks like double trouble .....or twice the bang
if you get it wrong !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 174
Views: 23168

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

You naughty man Jim !! I'm too busy at the moment, CM at an exhibition in just over a week and then my Fosdyke Drove in the diorama competition on 31st, BUT. I was wondering what size axle 'N' gauge wagons have ? I wonder if some 'N' wagon wheels could be modified to make a low light trailer ? Crazy...
by Dad-1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Operating 'Minories' and Improvements
Replies: 47
Views: 2093

Re: Operating 'Minories' and Improvements

No problem running straight onto a slip. I've not looked to see, in fact you may not have mentioned,
but Code 100 slips are all insulated frog design.
Those two rails that join at the 'V' are the ones that must have the IRJ's.

Are you O.K now ?

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Operating 'Minories' and Improvements
Replies: 47
Views: 2093

Re: Operating 'Minories' and Improvements

One thing I didn't add ............... Don't see having a live frog point as being a problem They ARE the best thing to have and when wired correctly are the ideal. Peco do packets of nylon rail joiners for your two lines away from the 'V' If it's easy enough to lift just try with these IRJ's (Insul...
by Dad-1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Operating 'Minories' and Improvements
Replies: 47
Views: 2093

Re: Operating 'Minories' and Improvements

Yes it looks fine, but it's a live frog point so you MUST put insulated rail joiners on BOTH tracks running from the 'V'. That way no short, but perhaps problems of power supply as that way you'll be relying on the closure blades for supplying power to the frog. The stray wire from the frog area nee...
by Dad-1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 174
Views: 23168

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Martin, I think Kadees would be rather large & 'heavy' looking, but apart from the fact a two man pumping action wouldn't have the horse power it certainly would be possible to attach a wire loop to pull ....... well something !! Perhaps I should have a damsel in distress tied to my track ? It w...
by Dad-1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 174
Views: 23168

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

I bought this last evening at club. I've decided that these figures need a more appropriate British railways worker clothing colours. I just can't see how it could be converted to DCC, it must be the smallest and most minimalistic piece of '00' 4 mm traction ever made ? https://image.ibb.co/eVwJy6/I...
by Dad-1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 174
Views: 23168

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

This is one of these slow jobs. Woodland scenics reeds, or whatever they named them. You can't stick too closely together or you dislodge the small clump you've just put on. So initially you have scattered clumps down the waters edge, then with luck tomorrow I can continue the line. Not easy to work...
by Dad-1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Mill Lane Depot - Under Construction
Replies: 18
Views: 1197

Re: Mill Lane Depot - Under Construction

HSE always spoil the fun ...... Is it only 20 years since we stood on the forks
to be lifted up the racks on annual stock-take ?
Let's face it we didn't maim many !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 33
Views: 442

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I also used reclaimed code 100 rail from some damaged sleeper lengths I picked up from a friend. I cut the PCB lengths with a slitting disc. My sleepers were put in to best match those on a Hornby point I'd used as the prototype to follow. https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f...

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