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by klaatu
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Model railway shops in Manchester
Replies: 14
Views: 4055

Re: Model railway shops in Manchester

There's a ModelZone on Deansgate.

Steve
by klaatu
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: AMAZING
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: AMAZING

Bushey Troughs wrote:Anyone want to try counting the tankers on the UP tanker express?....

80 :)

Steve
by klaatu
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol WSMR Mk3 Buffet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1455

Re: Dapol WSMR Mk3 Buffet?

But as it's a twin pack of both "missing" WSMR coaches, that's not a bad price?

Steve
by klaatu
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Removing polystyrene cement marks
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: Removing polystyrene cement marks

Thanks, guys, I'll try your suggestions, I have some spare bits to experiment with. It's just a few finger marks, but spoils the appearance - it's a 'glass' roof. I guess I could call it weathering.

Steve
by klaatu
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Removing polystyrene cement marks
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Removing polystyrene cement marks

Is there any way to remove polystyrene cement marks (I'm clumsy, even using a 'needle' type applicator) from the clear parts of plastic models? I guess not, since I believe it's actually a solvent rather than an adhesive. Perhaps I could polish the marks out...

Steve
by klaatu
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What is this zig zaggy foam incline stuff called?
Replies: 15
Views: 2667

Re: What is this zig zaggy foam incline stuff called?

I'm using them - the 3% ones - and I think they're brilliant. I could have done it much cheaper myself, yes, but to me it was well worth the cost.

Steve
by klaatu
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N'spirations3 (now available on ebay)
Replies: 43
Views: 4555

Re: N'spirations3 (now available on ebay)

Looking forward to issue 4. Best wishes for the op, Grahame.

Steve
by klaatu
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Tiny N gauge layout - 800x600mm
Replies: 18
Views: 3670

Re: Tiny N gauge layout - 800x600mm

I think you're trying to do too much (by having a second level) in a small space. Your current plan just about has long enough gradients to get a second level, but you're right on the limits, and your gradients have tight curves and points on them, which is just making things worse. In my opinion. S...
by klaatu
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Tiny N gauge layout - 800x600mm
Replies: 18
Views: 3670

Re: Tiny N gauge layout - 800x600mm

But you only have about 100mm of gradient before the tracks have to cross. The best change in height that you could hope for over that distance would be 3 or 4 mm on each track, so only 6 or 7 mm in total.

Steve
by klaatu
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ESU Ecos 50200 - Up & Running Firmware 3.4.0
Replies: 35
Views: 10447

Re: ESU Ecos 50200

I'm really happy with mine so far, I have no regrets at all with buying it. But note:

1. I have no experience at all of any other DCC system
2. My layout is still under construction, so I haven't really got into any serious use yet.

Steve
by klaatu
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Pretendolino stock formation
Replies: 12
Views: 2588

Re: Pretendolino stock formation

hiffano wrote:I can't do my W+S properly, and now with their closure, will dapol EVER release my missing coach?!


This crossed my mind too; I would hope and assume that they would.

Steve
by klaatu
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Pretendolino stock formation
Replies: 12
Views: 2588

Re: Pretendolino stock formation

Can I ask what power unit you will be using?

Steve
by klaatu
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: How do you plan your layout? In your head? Or on 'paper'?
Replies: 36
Views: 6738

Re: How do you plan your layout? In your head? Or on 'paper'?

PD. wrote:I ask because I find it hard to visualise what a track plan actually will look like in reality

I have the same problem, particularly as my plan is on three levels. I used a track planner with a 3D view option, and found it a great help.

Steve
by klaatu
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: GRAHAM FARISH
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Re: GRAHAM FARISH

The Grafar DP1 is available in two liveries, "original" (in the boxed set) and "preserved".

Steve
by klaatu
Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: dcc 6 pin for N alternatives?
Replies: 15
Views: 2929

Re: dcc 6 pin for N alternatives?

You can get a DZ125IN, which is a pretty good decoder, from Bromsgrove Models for £18.40.

Steve

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