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by Dugie Diesel
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lighting for a loft layout- spots or strip?
Replies: 17
Views: 1387

Re: Lighting for a loft layout- spots or strip?

I used striplights above my last layout and find they give a much better quality of light, 2 suggestions i would make are to paint the area above the layout white if possible to reflect more light or pin up some white faced hardboard etc, the second, on a safety note if head height is limited would ...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Small enough ?
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Re: Small enough ?

Ha ha, love that :)
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shelf layout
Replies: 10
Views: 1049

Re: Shelf layout

Hi and welcome to the site, you will find a lot of helpful advice and knowledge here :) As a starter id recommend buying a book by C. J Freezer called The Model railway design manual, its available on eBay for around £10 or so, i was a complete beginner a couple of years ago and found the book an en...
by Dugie Diesel
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hoddesdon Model Railway Show (lots of photos)
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Hoddesdon Model Railway Show (lots of photos)

Some great looking photos there thanks for sharing. I dint get to see any model rail shows last year but im making an effort this year :)
by Dugie Diesel
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Cromford and High Peak Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Cromford and High Peak Railway

Yes i believe the last pictures were at Middleton top, have to admit i drove round instead of walking :) I really like the comparison between these two shots, it amazing there are no trees in the earlier one captured from the film. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j282/nadaman72/Capture_zps360eedaf...
by Dugie Diesel
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Cromford and High Peak Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Cromford and High Peak Railway

Thanks for sharing, i believe that is a clip from the series Railway Roundabout, i have the box set on dvd which can be picked up quite cheap, its a good watch :) I visited the C&HP last year as im local to the area, even tho the line is long gone its a popular walking/cycling route still. There...
by Dugie Diesel
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Painting polystyrene
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Painting polystyrene

Thanks Bufferstop, i was going to buy a larger tin of brown but thats a much better idea!
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Painting polystyrene
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Painting polystyrene

Cheers guys will buy some brown emulsion when i get chance, looking forward to doing my little camp site area. Thats quite a clever trick with the machinery as well :)
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Painting polystyrene
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Painting polystyrene

Hi all, ive been doing a bit of scenic work on my latest layout, id like to know if it possible to paint the polystyrene with emulsion paint before using static grass rather than covering with plaster bandage etc? Ive used plaster bandage on areas where the scenery isnt flat but i have an area of fl...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone Seen This......
Replies: 174
Views: 15901

Re: Anyone Seen This......

I might get myself a few of these to bulk out my layout. Have they got metal or plastic wheels?
by Dugie Diesel
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ebay question - is this an ok deal ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Ebay question - is this an ok deal ?

Ive got one of these. its by far and away the best controller ive owned. I tend not to use the simulation control on it tho. I paid a little bit less for mine second hand but i was outbid on plenty before that (ebay) Price is about right because they seem to be popular, there is one ending shortly o...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Platform ramps...
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: Platform ramps...

All my platforms are made with mdf, to taper the ends i mark them out and use a handsaw to cut on the waste side of the line, its a lot easier to do if you cramp the platform down sideways, a sharp saw and a steady hand is a must. Once the platform is cut i the use a small hand plane to finish the s...
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol Motorised Track Cleaner Is It worth It??
Replies: 15
Views: 2063

Re: Dapol Motorised Track Cleaner Is It worth It??

Personally i dont rate it, the cleaning heads seem to do very little although the hoover function as stated earlier is very effective which is all mine gets used for really, it picks up an amazing amount of muck. As for the track cleaning i rely on a good old fashioned track rubber :)
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Modelzone in administration Further Developments
Replies: 255
Views: 22431

Re: Modelzone in administration

Shame to hear that, hopefully they can be saved yet. Whenever i visited Manchester i would always go to the Deansgate store, not so much for the model rail stuff but i collect die cast and plastic kits too, picked up quite a few incredible bargains there over the years. Occasionally i would use my l...
by Dugie Diesel
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motor pain!
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Re: Point motor pain!

Thanks all, ill swap the motors for the later type, the SL-70's are old stock from the 60's i believe, i didn't pay a lot for them so no loss really. Like i said the PL-10's work fine so i was on the right track (no pun intended) Was just wondering if there was something simple i had missed :)

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