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by fratton
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Collector's Corner. Portsmouth.
Replies: 49
Views: 10054

Re: Collector's Corner. Portsmouth.

Just walked out of collectors corner and walk 4 foot to my car (lucky free parking spot right beside it) I had a good old chin wag cause it was quiet for 20 mins they were very helpful I had a good old rummage through their second hand, (best I've seen without visiting ron lines) immaculate second h...
by fratton
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5
Replies: 141
Views: 27574

Re: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5

The point levers are Mer control but I bought them from antics, I'm buying 12 more of them tomorrow hopefully,,,
by fratton
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5
Replies: 141
Views: 27574

Re: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5

Well thanks to some good weather today managed to run in 3 of my loco's including my new 47 which will get run in DCC for the first time once I've run in another 4 loco's, then I'm ordering a chip or two and getting my grinder tools out for the mini drill and my 50 and my 37 are being converted (the...
by fratton
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: TINGS
Replies: 31
Views: 4484

Re: TINGS

Alas this is the wrong time of year for me to get the time to go ( 2 days off in 2 months) if it were 2 weeks later in the year id have more luck, hope everyone enjoys it and takes some pictures to post after for us less fortunate,,,, :D
by fratton
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5
Replies: 141
Views: 27574

Re: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5

I got my hands on one the other day and i just liked the feel of it ( and the price ) felt less confusing than the guagemaster prodigy, although i did look long and hard at that at the engine shed the other week,,,,, thanks to the drizzley weather today theres no power feed use to the shed so cant r...
by fratton
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5
Replies: 141
Views: 27574

Re: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5

another little update on milton yard today, Track laying has been completed today with only a few gap sleepers needing placed, but may be adding another set of points in the yard as ive found theres loads of room,,,, http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5342/dsc01028zy.jpg clearance gauging coaches, and...
by fratton
Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: How do you plan your layout? In your head? Or on 'paper'?
Replies: 36
Views: 5466

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

I use xtrackcad for my design, I've changed my design so much I've version numbered my layout like it's software!!!
by fratton
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N'spirations
Replies: 24
Views: 4778

Re: N'spirations5

hiffano wrote:stonkingly fast delivery. good quality and well written as usual. Not really much in this one for me, but glad to have it


seconded but knowledge is power and im now more powerful,,,,,,,,
by fratton
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Contract signed for new Croydon trams
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Contract signed for new Croydon trams

well probably none as the government didnt give bombardier up north a contract and they virtually shut down last month casting their skilled workers into the pool of hundreds of out of work people in their area,,,,
by fratton
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5
Replies: 141
Views: 27574

Re: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5

Another small bite of work, I ordered some extra WIT wire last week and got a point lever too to test fit it, the lever was actually smaller than i had reconed on which was good, i modified it slightly by drilling extra holes to pin it to the board on all corners, the securing pins are just peco tra...
by fratton
Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 'N' GAUGE JOURNAL. 4cep in early production.
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: 'N' GAUGE JOURNAL. 4cep in early production.

must resist urge,,,,,,,, must hide debit card,,,,,,,

but seriously i hope to be ordering two of these, (have saved for one)

looking really good and i can have a southern emu without my dodgy painting efforts,,,,,
by fratton
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5
Replies: 141
Views: 27574

Re: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5

i have started to lay the inner main lines today and have to wait for some more point WIT wire to arrive before completing,, dusted off the digital camera instead of using the iphone and took a few pictures,,,, The start of the mainline curve and pointwork, http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/1739/ds...
by fratton
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5
Replies: 141
Views: 27574

Re: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5

yes i have to dig that article back out, (the mrs has an awful habit of stuff my journals in random drawers because they are small)
by fratton
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5
Replies: 141
Views: 27574

Re: Milton Yard (N) V 2.3 Resurection Page 5

Thankyou, now I've chosen the layout of them they will be getting some more modification, there is a station planned, I will be finishing off the track laying soon and wil start laying out the station, The platform sides and station buildings will be scalescenes I've chosen the print to a4 sticker p...
by fratton
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Building a 4-VEP
Replies: 52
Views: 6055

Re: Building a 4-VEP

here it is, not too pretty under a macro lense but they look good from viewing distance,,,,,

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