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by bluechang
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons
Replies: 488
Views: 57276

Re: Hattons

I used to live closer and it was really hard to resist taking a walk down there on days off to have a look around for fear of wearing my bank card out. Great shop though
by bluechang
Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Re: My new N gauge layout (Could take a while!!)

thanks for the reply bigbob and also for the info about the carriages I was thinking of selling.
by bluechang
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Re: My new N gauge layout (Could take a while!!)

Hi Mate, you can put adverts in "For Sale" any time you want. Putting them in on your first post isn`t a good idea but once you`ve been around for a bit you tend to gain a bit more trust. There have been a couple of rogue traders recently so just be aware some poeple maybe a bit cautious ...
by bluechang
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

The wired fish-plates have arrived this morning so I can now start looking into wiring the layout up in the next few days. I have read some information about fitting point motors however it has all been fitting them to a OO gauge circuit, so i will need to investigate how to do his before pinning al...
by bluechang
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons
Replies: 488
Views: 57276

Re: Hattons

The two orders I have placed with Hattons have turned up the following day with no exception. Then again I am only approx 5 miles away from the shop (I have mobility issues so not always easy to get into the store)
by bluechang
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Re: My new N gauge layout (Could take a while!!)

The glue holding the cork matting is now dry. A little unhappy with half of the gluing as it has left streaks in the cork. however it shouldn't be too much of an issue as it will be covered by scenery and other bits. I have re-laid the track down onto the board, but whilst doing this, i have decided...
by bluechang
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Re: My new N gauge layout (Could take a while!!)

Thanks for the advice Gav (Spavo) I used the ebay reference and purchased 2 packs. Hopefully this will be enough to electrify the layout whilst allowing me to also add in some isolated sections operated via switch on a switchboard (Something I only thought about a few hours ago. In any case, the cor...
by bluechang
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Re: My new N gauge layout (Could take a while!!)

A little update for today Track is now on the shelf under the baseboard in sections (as I mentioned i previous post) I have now cut the cork matting to fit the entire top of the table and will glue it all down tomorrow when I get some time (that is, IF I get some spare time) And then its time for re...
by bluechang
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Re: My new N gauge layout (Could take a while!!)

having found 5 minutes to myself. i have managed to dismantle the layout into sections to begin laying the cork matting. Only one problem that I have found. When I went to B&Q for the timber for the baseboard, I asked my Dad to go find the wood glue and pick some up. What I didnt realise is that...
by bluechang
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Re: My new N gauge layout (Could take a while!!)

Thanks sishades - It weighs an absolute ton - Takes 2 to move it. The legs can be taken off, but I won't be needing to do that anytime soon.
by bluechang
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Re: My new N gauge layout (Could take a while!!)

I've taken the night to think it over, and I will continue to do the original layout, with maybe one or two changes - I think in the long run I will add a further level whether it be above or below the current height, so will add in a couple of points somewhere in the outer loop to accommodate any a...
by bluechang
Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Re: My new N gauge layout (Could take a while!!)

I have been having a think about the layout (again!!!) As much as I like the look of the layout I had finally chosen, I think I should be trying something different. maybe multiple levels, which got me thinking of a figure of eight, double track with a 4 lane station just after the bridge and siding...
by bluechang
Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Re: My new N gauge layout (Could take a while!!)

minor update and a request for guidance Received some cork matting from ebay on Saturday just gone - 3 sheets of 36inch x 24 inch. will need to cut one sheet down to fit. i think I may have made an error of judgement as its only 1/16 inch thick. Should I have gotten thicker cork matting or will this...
by bluechang
Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 20107

Hello once again - Halecross Park

Hi all. Long time reader and in the process of creating a new N gauge layout. My new baseboard was constructed last week and is 5ft x 3ft. I have been designing the layout over and over and over again using XTrkCad and have finally decided on this layout that was in a track layout book by C J Freeze...

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