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by nickbrad
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 112
Views: 23814

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,
Replies: 581
Views: 68689

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: 23814

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: 23814

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: 23814

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: 7563

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: 23814

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: 7563

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: 23814

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...
by nickbrad
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My first layout
Replies: 49
Views: 7563

Re: My first layout

You don't mention any support structure for the boards themselves other than along one edge and some legs, do you plan to build a frame for the boards as well? If not, you may suffer from sagging/warped boards when you start adding scenery and whatnot to your layout.
by nickbrad
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Sudbury-on-Sea (N gauge)
Replies: 155
Views: 31392

Re: Sudbury-on-Sea (N gauge)

Forget future projects, I'm just concentrating on current projects, namely my first real layout. :lol: It's (very,) loosely based around the Wisbech and Upwell tramway and will be 7ft long by 2ft wide. For more details, check out my thread in the planning section and if you have money to spend, chec...
by nickbrad
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 112
Views: 23814

Re: 00 gauge brainfreeze.

I'm happy that I can accomodate my revised wishes on 7ft length, in fact, unless someone comes up with a better plan, then the last one I posted will be the final layout. :)
by nickbrad
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Sudbury-on-Sea (N gauge)
Replies: 155
Views: 31392

Re: Sudbury-on-Sea (N gauge)

Just read from start to finish and it's an excellent job you've done. When you come to build that extension board, I recommend having the track exit the board at the same distance as it enters on the other side, (basically keep the track straight,) that way you'll still be able to use the fiddle yar...
by nickbrad
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 112
Views: 23814

Re: 00 gauge brainfreeze.

Nope, not important at all, the scenery will depict a quiet backwater station/yard area, so the passenger train, (only one coach long,) will never be in the station at the same time as the freight arrives, (unless they arrive together and the wagons are detached in the station). The coach I shall be...
by nickbrad
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Budgetbrooke
Replies: 112
Views: 23814

Re: 00 gauge brainfreeze.

Been playing around and based on S-Jay's first plan, so far I have this; 1-2-NicksPlan2-1.jpg You'll notice that the fiddle yard area is broken up into 3 short sidings, having measured my rolling stock which I intend to use on the layout, they are all sufficiently long enough for what I need. Once a...

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