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by briantwigley
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Woodhurst Model Railway layout
Replies: 220
Views: 30016

Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Any updates? Not seen you around for ages!

Ryan
by briantwigley
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Stock used in South London workings late 80's
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Stock used in South London workings late 80's

I did and it seems pretty useless, possibly because I can't seem to find anything. I have been accepted and all that, I'll try giving it a more thorough look.

Cheers
by briantwigley
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Stock used in South London workings late 80's
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Stock used in South London workings late 80's

I'm not really an expert on carriage and passenger workings in the period i'm modelling (mid to late 80's in London). Network South East would be prevalent but as for BR blue or ant other I really am not sure what combination of carriages to use or how long the rakes should be for loco hauled servic...
by briantwigley
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Joshua's Halt
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: Joshua's Halt

Lots of unnecessary wiring? I'm sure that you would have only needed one feed on each side of the loop and one on each siding?

But looks good none the less!

Ryan
by briantwigley
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: N Gauge Plan - final edition!
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: N Gauge Plan - final edition!

Thanks for the input S_jay. I have roughly 5.5ft by 2.5 (or exactly 1510mm x 710mm) I am modelling around early 80's - now to allow me to run whatever I like but it will most likely be before privatisation. I found it very hard to fit 2 loops in with finescale - I don't necessarily need 2 but I like...
by briantwigley
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Code 55 vs Code 80
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Code 55 vs Code 80

Despite the overwhelming bias towards 55 and a lot of deliberation on my part, I think due to my lack of track laying experience and the need to lay a lot of flexitrack, I will stick to code 80, but I'm going to build a small diorama on a shelf at some point soon so I will get some Code 55 then and ...
by briantwigley
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: N Gauge Plan - final edition!
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: N Gauge Plan - final edition!

Hi Richard

Good spot with the crossover at the bottom, I don't really know why I did that! Will save some cash.

As for the double slip, I don't feel confident in wiring one at all, I mean wiring normal track is hard enough because I am rubbish with a soldering iron!

Cheers for the tips.

Ryan
by briantwigley
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Shaftesbury Network SouthEast in O gauge
Replies: 176
Views: 15263

Re: Shaftesbury Network SouthEast in O gauge

Just trying to imagine how much N I would fit on that one board.

A mammoth layout but so much scope for detail!

Ryan
by briantwigley
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Shaftesbury Network SouthEast in O gauge
Replies: 176
Views: 15263

Re: Shaftesbury Network SouthEast in O gauge

Can't wait to see some pics of the layout. O gauge is probably the right size for my unsteady and clumsy hands. Good for getting lots of detail on those locos! Bit costly though! Although a sound chipped loco by Mercig in N is heading for £600 so I suppose its not so bad.. and besides you could fit ...
by briantwigley
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?
Replies: 93
Views: 61754

Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

I get quite annoyed with the amount of adverts in each magazine, I mean half of Railway Modeller is adverts.

I only buy them when I like the look of one of the articles but my local (and only) newsagent only sells RM so thats all I can get.
by briantwigley
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: N Gauge Plan - final edition!
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

N Gauge Plan - final edition!

Ok so I've finally got a plan I'm fairly happy with. Its based on a CJ freezer plan, but I don't have enough width to do it correctly so this is my interpretation. There's a lot of track but I think it will be great to run. There will be a 3 road through station at the top, with the middle line for ...
by briantwigley
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Code 55 vs Code 80
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Code 55 vs Code 80

Looks like I'll be going for 55 then! Thanks for the input guys. Just means I'll have to sell all my current code 80, but I have a lot of points so I should be able to recover about half the cost or more to go towards the new track.

Back to anyrail I go!

Cheers,

Ryan
by briantwigley
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N gauge 2012 wish list.
Replies: 71
Views: 7018

Re: N gauge 2012 wish list.

Could do with that Dapol 56 at some point soon, that would be good.

Farish 158 is overdue too. Would like to see NSE liveried 4-CEP and possibly a 2-EPB.

Ryan
by briantwigley
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Code 55 vs Code 80
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Code 55 vs Code 80

Hey all. Planning a new layout, and I don't know whether to go for Code 55 or Code 80. To my eye, Code 80 looks pretty good and when it comes to track as long as I get the ballast colour right then it doesn't bother me too much, but are there performance benefits to finescale? I'd prefer setrack for...
by briantwigley
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: the 4 ceps are in hattons
Replies: 29
Views: 3385

Re: the 4 ceps are in hattons

I just got mine and opened it up, and nearly burst into tears because I love it so much.

I'm going to see what farish release for march but if there's no NSE version then I will have it sprayed into NSE or early SWT livery, and remove the TSO to run it as a 3-CEP.

Its truly amazing!

Ryan

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