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by nickbrad
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: cleaning
Replies: 18
Views: 2209

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: 1788

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: 2153

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: 1184

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: 1578

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: 5172

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:
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Cornish China Clay Works In N Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

Re: Cornish China Clay Works In N Gauge

I may be wrong, but i'd have thought having the points in the loading dock is a bad idea due to, (presumably loading is done in theory by a digger with a large bucket,) any overspill would in theory potentially block the points up. Other than that I think it's a good plan and i only wish you were st...
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Depot style track plan
Replies: 30
Views: 5172

Re: Depot style track plan

From that second shot, the board appears to be sagging quite a bit, if that's the case I'd support it a bit better before adding anything scenic.
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Arpley Street DCC sound new pictures of 60048
Replies: 94
Views: 11648

Re: Arpley Street-lineside views of freight trains,pg6

I grew up 5 minutes walk from Whitemoor yard in Cambridgeshire and saw it's use in the 80's as an engine shed, through to it's demise and subsequent closure, then to it's subsequent rejuvenisation with Network Rail. Would make for an awesome model if someone had a spare 60ft or so to play with, (to ...
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 97615

Re: Cramdin Yard

Dave, this thread is truely inspiring, (I've just spent 3 hrs reading through it all,) for someone who hadn't done any railway modelling for 30 years before this I'm really fired up to have a go myself now. I love that traverser, have you considered making and selling them at all? I'm sure that it c...
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Arpley Street DCC sound new pictures of 60048
Replies: 94
Views: 11648

Re: Arpley Street-lineside views of freight trains,pg6

Nice warehouse, I love modern image layouts as I'm too young to remember steam days and so can't really associate with the layouts as well.
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: perprosed layout, any feed back welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: perprosed layout, any feed back welcome

Looks a good typical compact yard layout, the thing with these is, you could give that track plan to a dozen good modellers with no buildings or anything marked on it and they'd all do something completely different with the scenic aspect so when finished you'd have loads of different dioramas.
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: My first small layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: My first small layout

To be honest, that was going to be my critism also. It looks like a fine plan which will allow for some great scenery to be done, but I worry about it being a bit lacking operationally and unless you extend it later, I fear you'd end up wanting to tear it up after a few months to build something mor...
by nickbrad
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: **final update**
Replies: 362
Views: 54663

Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

OMG, this is the first time I've seen this thread and I must echo many other people by telling you that this layour is awesome. I can't wait to see the second side completely finished and I won't even guess how much the total cost of the layout has been, (without rolling stock or with). :lol:
by nickbrad
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Re: Mighty's 00 Loft Layout - cessation of services
Replies: 176
Views: 35647

Re: Mighty's 00 Loft Layout - running in and testing

Wow, what I would do with such a vast amount of space.... Anyway, looking good so far, trying to make a layout that big that can be dismantled one day can't be easy, have you ever thought about putting a little cash aside when possible and buying the house off your parents when they decide they want...

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