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by nickbrad
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My first layout
Replies: 49
Views: 6981

Re: My first layout

When will you begin laying that concrete sleeper flexitrack then? :wink:
by nickbrad
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: First Avenue - Modern OO Freightliner - Now with sound
Replies: 97
Views: 21659

Re: First Avenue - Poss new 8ft x 2ft shed layout

It's looking good, but I have a major worry. Can you fit a class 66 beyond the points at the far end to transfer engines over to the fuelling area/shed? It may just be perspective, but it seems as though you'd struggle to get the 08 down there.
by nickbrad
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: HAMMERSMITH CENTRAL modern 00
Replies: 175
Views: 16593

Re: HAMMERSMITH CENTRAL modern 00

bbc100p wrote:There is a city called Christchurch in New Zealand!


To make it more confusing, there's 3 different Christchurches in the UK. The one nearest me is a village with about 40 houses, a pub and a junior school lol.
by nickbrad
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New N Gauge Layout - Broadwick Street
Replies: 19
Views: 3582

Re: New N Gauge Layout - Broadwick Street

That's a cracking little section of line you've created, I can quite imagine trains running in and out of that cutting.
by nickbrad
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hood-dale Main - V3 is imminent!!!
Replies: 763
Views: 73817

Re: Hood-dale Main - My Loft Layout OO

I'm a real fan of this layout, keep up the good work.
by nickbrad
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN, Back to the Atlantic.
Replies: 492
Views: 58281

Re: Edgware GN in 'OO' J50 gets a tweek

Thanks for that, like you said, a fiddly job, but I shall give it a go nonetheless. :D
by nickbrad
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 112
Views: 22521

Re: Budgetbrooke, plans are afoot.

More rolling stock is on the way, thanks to this. Charlie and Digby The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that they cost me less than Charlie on his own a few days ago.
by nickbrad
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN, Back to the Atlantic.
Replies: 492
Views: 58281

Re: Edgware GN in 'OO' J50 gets a tweek

You've done some amazing work, is there any chance you could show/explain how you made the cowcatchers for the shunter. They look brilliant and I'd like to do the same to the Bachmann "Charlie" I have.
by nickbrad
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 112
Views: 22521

Re: Budgetbrooke, plans are afoot.

Ya know what, I have a pack of insulating fishplates anyway so I may as well put them in, no harm will come of using them and if they aren't necessary, then it still won't matter. This afternoon I shall concentrate on planning the scenery, even though I'm a fair distance from that point so far. The ...
by nickbrad
Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 112
Views: 22521

Re: Budgetbrooke, plans are afoot.

MOHAAPlayer wrote:DCC = no puting isolating fishplates!


Thanks for that, I just wanted to be sure.
by nickbrad
Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 112
Views: 22521

Re: Budgetbrooke, plans are afoot.

Would you be disheartened if I told you I preferred the first one? :mrgreen: Sorry, as you were, don't let my tomfoolery put you off (again) ;-) Would that be my first one or Dragonfly's? :lol: There is one thing I'm very keen to avoid and that is/was double slips. This being a quiet out of the way...
by nickbrad
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My first layout
Replies: 49
Views: 6981

Re: My first layout

Thanks for those pics Stuart, they illustrate exactly what I was suggesting. The frame doesn't need to be anything elaborate, just give basic support to the board throughout.
Anyway, chop chop Mike, that track will be with you very soon so you need a baseboard ready to mount it on. :wink: :D
by nickbrad
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 112
Views: 22521

Re: Budgetbrooke, plans are afoot.

Ok, I'm fairly certain that this is the final plan, pending testing on the actual baseboard when it's built. 1-3-NicksPlanWired.jpg Ok, some explanations then for all those lines. Firstly, the red and black lines are pretty simple, power from the controller to the tracks. DCC means no isolating sect...
by nickbrad
Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My first layout
Replies: 49
Views: 6981

Re: My first layout

I'd go with a simple 2x1 inch frame just to be on the safe side, B&Q sell 8ft long pieces of timber for around £2.50 each which I have used many times to build various things from.
by nickbrad
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 112
Views: 22521

Re: 00 gauge brainfreeze.

Nope, an oval would be horrific in 2ft width for me, I couldn't live with the overhang of stock,(assuming they could even go round the bends,) plus my beloved class 60 wouldn't be able to put in an appearance for a fact. :lol: Don't feel bad for assuming I was planning an oval though, Ben at B&H...

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