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by Son-1
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castle Cross - Trains! (P71)
Replies: 1065
Views: 82092

Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco NOW CASTLE CROSS!!!!

Robin Hood on BBC That will be the cr....rubbish program, with no research into the period. 'Maid Marion and her merry men' was more historicly correct. The episode I saw had more desertboots than the sealed knot and impossibly black leather, it was beyond comedy, it was a comedy wasn't it? decided...
by Son-1
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: N, Goodison Wood, updates page 11
Replies: 173
Views: 23900

Re: New Start, New Location - N Gauge - Some help needed pg5

You iron is fine. My Weller is the same, it's just the element heating the metal around it and discolouring. I'm guessing it's new. One tip is keep the nut for the tip finger tight, and loosen then tighten every so often (while cold :shock: ), or you will find it needs heavy pliers to change the tip.
by Son-1
Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: N, Goodison Wood, updates page 11
Replies: 173
Views: 23900

Re: New Start, New Location - N Gauge - Some help needed pg5

If blueing is on the tinned part of the tip, then it is knackered. You may be able to recover it with care, though not recommended try very fine abrasive and tinning and wiping the tip on the damp sponge. abrasive will reduce the plating, too much and the soft iron core will be exposed . The best op...
by Son-1
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Evening Star
Replies: 33
Views: 3296

Re: Evening Star

Pannier09 wrote:Can anyone tell me what this is


:? Out of focus? :twisted:
by Son-1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: help please
Replies: 24
Views: 1955

Re: help please

This controller wil not work N gauage at all. Something to do with the electrical circuitary inside it. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hornby-Train-Controller-Systems-Control/dp/B0000AFQ3E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=toys&qid=1264059689&sr=8-2 Ian I nearly bought one from the local model shop for £5...
by Son-1
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: As yet un-named
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: As yet un-named

Made a couple of lamps today while having a snow day. http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk169/RaT1745/HPNX0062-1.jpg There is a wire going up the aluminium tube which is used as a conductor, the leds are glass and give green on low voltage and red on high (3V) with amber at about 2 (ideal for sodiu...
by Son-1
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: MAKING AN ACCURATE GWR LAYOUT
Replies: 26
Views: 8361

Re: MAKING AN ACCURATE GWR LAYOUT

Have you tried the local library or museum? Also is there a local genealogy club/society, it is possible someone knows of or is ex-employees from the station.
by Son-1
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: As yet un-named
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: As yet un-named

well the ballast does look overdone in places but the whole point of ballast is to keep the track in place so that is ok. Andrew It's industrial grade ballasting. :lol: The main point of this layout is to try different methods of doing things and to shunt heavy industry type rolling stock around th...
by Son-1
Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: As yet un-named
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: As yet un-named

Bit more done. I need to replace one of the points as it is to loose and moves when anything goes over it, but as it is in the factory siding, I haven't ballasted it yet. Quick question though. How do you stick inkjet printed sheets so the ink doesn't run? I have created some concrete slabs, printed...
by Son-1
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: As yet un-named
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: As yet un-named

A little done over the holidays so far.
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The ballast looks ok in places, the use of ash from the fire doesn't look quite as I wanted. But all the stock can get round, though the VGAs are short coupled so need to go over the points solo.
by Son-1
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?
Replies: 167
Views: 19072

Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Bring your paints when you come up, I have some N gauge figures to paint :twisted:
by Son-1
Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: As yet un-named
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: As yet un-named

The most expensive part will probably be the leds at about £1.50 each. The rest is cheap, caps, resistors and a 555 ic, all probably coming to a couple of quid. Once this layout is built, I can start on the big one. It will be based on shed 36C, Fodingham and will not be set to an era, so most LNER...
by Son-1
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: As yet un-named
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: As yet un-named

All the straight bits are flexi cut to length with a mini drill like a dremal. We will probably put an astable multi-vibrator with white and blue leds in it so it looks like welding going on inside, or just red leds so it looks like a steel plant.
by Son-1
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: As yet un-named
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

As yet un-named

I have finally started an N layout, with instruction and help from a 10 y/o :roll: There is no plan, just it must have his factory he's bought on it. So after much fiddling and testing, we have an oval with 2 sidings. 1 siding will have a station, the other will serve the factory. layout.JPG All the...

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