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by nickbrad
Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Small oval
Replies: 19
Views: 4087

Re: Small oval

I think you're now onto a winner if you want to stay with set track, I personally prefer using flexitrack, but that's partly due to me buying a full box of nickel silver peco flexi a few years back. If you are happy with set track then just go with that plan and start sorting the baseboards tomorrow...
by nickbrad
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Potters Lane 00 gauge
Replies: 484
Views: 57082

Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

All I can say is WOW.

This is an immense undertaking and major kudos to you for doint it, us mere mortals can only dream of such a project.
by nickbrad
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New Rebuild.
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: New Rebuild.

Not sure what to suggest for the top set of points but I'd lose the 3 way points in the bottom circle, the crossover isn't needed between the running lines as you've already got an extended one further along. I'm not too sure if the two spurs at the top will offer any real, practical use to you, the...
by nickbrad
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 104092

Re: Cramdin Yard

Looking good as always, I'm wondering what the next project will be, but I guess thoughts of that nature should wait until at least the end of the show season, eh? :wink:
by nickbrad
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Please take a glance at my first attempt. (OO)
Replies: 17
Views: 3087

Re: Please take a glance at my first attempt. (OO)

To be honest, I think passenger workings would be totally out of keeping with the rest of your layout and it's intended purpose, also, bottom right, that short spur looks too short to be of any real use. Other than that, it offers quite good scope as a shunting layout, something that'll give hours o...
by nickbrad
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Cornish China Clay Works In N Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 2760

Re: Cornish China Clay Works In N Gauge

Yep, the side elevation does make my suggestion obsolete, unless you run the track under the scenery towards the rear. I like your idea though, I'd suggest building the mainlines onto the board from the outset though, rather than try to add them on at a later date. It wouldn't matter that they just ...
by nickbrad
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Cornish China Clay Works In N Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 2760

Re: Cornish China Clay Works In N Gauge

Well, if the points feature there in real life, leave the plan prety much how it is. I have a slight concern about the mainline link, when you do get around to building the second board, is this going to block the current viewing point of the layout? I'm wondering if you could extend the length slig...
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: First Stab
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: First Stab

I'd suggest swapping over E and F on that plan you've shown, it would allow the bay platfor to be used easily by trains going in both directions then.
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Embiggen Docks - modern 00
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: Embiggen Docks - modern 00

Quick question, but I have a box full of Peco code 80 flexitrack and I'd like to plan my layout to use code 80 medium radius points, (SL-395/6,) but anyrail doesn't feature this track. Is there any other points I can use on the program as a substitute? (I'm not sure of lengths and the net says they'...
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: cleaning
Replies: 18
Views: 2459

Re: cleaning

How many electrical feeds have you got and do they go faster near those feeds?
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: possibly change of mind
Replies: 13
Views: 2008

Re: possibly change of mind

3rd plan does it for me, the second plan has only one reverse polarity section that I can see, not all that hard to wire up for dc operation, but it's not advisable if you're planning to let kids operate it, as it would require the train to be run in, stopped, the power switched off from a feed for ...
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Proposed 8 x 8 layout - comments appreciated!
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

Re: Proposed 8 x 8 layout - comments appreciated!

Certainly is a lot going on, with the danger that it could look too much like the train set type layouts with trains everywhere and not really having a purpose. (This isn't a bad thing though if realism isn't your main priority.) Operationally it has great scope though, a couple of trains set to run...
by nickbrad
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railway Press and Tornado
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: The Railway Press and Tornado

I hope it does ease off, I'm sick to death of hearing about Tornado all the time. In fact, I can't remember the last time I read a railway mag that didn't mention Tornado, (Rail excepted). I realise they need to claw back the money spent building it, but they're starting to put a lot of people off. ...
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Embiggen Docks - modern 00
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Embiggen Docks - modern 00

I blame anyrail's ease of use, but I've done a rough plan for my layout which I'm planning to start later in the year. i've had the idea for it since reading Model Rails article on that Dock line a month or two back, (forget the name of it). http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/NickBrad/Roughroute...
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Depot style track plan
Replies: 30
Views: 5484

Re: Depot style track plan

Ok, but bear in mind, even just scenery products can start weighing a bit after a while so don't try too many tests of skills on there :wink:

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