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by B McG
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: new room
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

Re: new room

12 foot gives the opportunity of running near full length trains, however the fiddle yard might be a squeeze to accommodate that! That and the potential curves.....
by B McG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: new room
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

Re: new room

after a slow start things were moveing along nice the things change and its been decided to move from the spare room out into the out house which gives me a space of 6ft wide by 12ft long so new start any help or idaels would be great cheers Superb, you can just about consider full length trains in...
by B McG
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Little Cheadle (Version 12!)
Replies: 10
Views: 2433

Re: Little Cheadle (Version 12!)

There is another option if the fiddle yard moves to 3 feet from the edge - see below :-)
by B McG
Mon May 13, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning software for use with iPad
Replies: 5
Views: 4762

Re: Planning software for use with iPad

Hi Toto, I don't think there is an app for the Ipad for planning software. I did have a look on Android as I have a tablet but came up blank. I personally used XTrackCad, however it did take me a few days to get the hang of it. You may also want to consider SCARM, however both are for the PC. Regard...
by B McG
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Spare room layout
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

Re: Spare room layout

Welcome to the forum. 8 by 8 is a nice size to play with enough for trains with 5/6 coaches. Given the issues of lugging stuff up the loft, as well as access and the others you've mentioned I'd take the bedroom anyday. Suggestions for some inspiration, you might want to look up some of the CJ Freeze...
by B McG
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Doncaster Station in N Gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: Doncaster Station in N Gauge

Hi there,
Looks a nice plan, lotsa operational interest. Have you space all around the layout to access all areas?

Cheers B
by B McG
Mon May 28, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Realistic N gauge track
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: Realistic N gauge track

Code 55 is the ticket in in terms of ready to use n guage. Rail height is more to scale than code 80. For one stockist see here:- http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/2/58/N_Gauge_Track_Points_Streamline_Code_55_Finescale/prodlistbyscaleandtype.aspx I've used them for oo finescale never had any issues,...
by B McG
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Ply Board / Timber Costs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4518

Re: Ply Board / Timber Costs ?

I found Jewson was better pricewise than B&Q and Wickes. Delivery was cheaper too. Also what swung it for me was that they did 9mm ply sheet in 1200mm widths instead of 900mm as offered by the other two. Hope this helps in the decision making process....
ATB
Bryant
by B McG
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Mill ... eh ... something-or-other
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: Mill ... eh ... something-or-other

Thanks for the comments. Maybe a three way point would do the trick. Well lets see.... Mill.JPG Using XtrackCAD I've used settrack curves and Peco stream line points (much easier on the eye than hornby ones) with a couple of flexible sections. (in pink) Three half curves of 11.25 degree 1st radius ...
by B McG
Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Mill ... eh ... something-or-other
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: Mill ... eh ... something-or-other

PD. wrote:
AlanBrady wrote:No worries about the hijacking. I'm enjoying it.

Wot? No argument clinic? :shock:



If you want to argue you'll have to pay..... ;-)
by B McG
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Mill ... eh ... something-or-other
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: Mill ... eh ... something-or-other

I like you plan. :-) I hope you don't mind but I thought you may want to consider this modification:- modded.JPG Pardon the use of paint as an editor :-) It should offer some more station length for two trains plus a DMU / Goods train that can bypasse the main station. The turntable is accessed more...
by B McG
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Unnamed 00 in a bedroom - Distractions...
Replies: 109
Views: 23605

Re: Unnamed 00 in a bedroom - Diagrams at base of page 1

Ditto, with the added benefit of looking more prototypical as well :-)
by B McG
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning a garage build
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: Planning a garage build

Thanks! :-) As a further update and explaination of The plan is to run 6 coach rakes which should just fit into the station plus a variety of goods traffic. Ages ago I slowly got rid of my hornby stock and converted almost all of my rolling stock to Bachmann. The fiddle yard is intended to accomodat...
by B McG
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning a garage build
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Planning a garage build

Hi All, After over three years of messing around with a multilevel non DCC layout that took over the bedroom / office the said layout is no more. Many reasons as to why it got ripped out, but the trigger was when we realised that installing double glazing next year in the said office / bedroom would...
by B McG
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Oldcastle (western reigon 1930 - 1980) All change!!!
Replies: 61
Views: 10046

Re: Oldcastle (western reigon 1930 - 1980) All change!!!

[quote="trainsandco"]:shock: what is it with people and ripping there layouts up at the moment?

Happening to me as well, theres definately a bit of contagion in the air! lol

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