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by whynot
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: 00 Setrack Points. SORTED!
Replies: 9
Views: 657

00 Setrack Points. SORTED!

On the "never know unless one asks" principle, I'm after 2 x RH and 1 x LH Peco Setrack points. Never used these (nor insulfrog), so want to check if as bad as reputed or whether be OK for saving space in tiny off-scenic area.

Might save someone ebay fees!

Thanks, dave j.
by whynot
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956
Replies: 215
Views: 20380

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

For reason unknown, I seem no longer to receive up-dates from the ex-Carl Arendt site and so have only just caught up with the June Scrap Book. Fame, Rob, FAME! Well done. Well deserved.
by whynot
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: WHAT Next?
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Re: WHAT Next?

Thank you, Chris. Inventive as ever. I shall explore this one further!
by whynot
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: WHAT Next?
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Re: WHAT Next?

Thanks chaps. "Go mad, combine the two and go 009 :lol: Ok I'm goin I'm goin !!! :twisted:" Not in the slightest - 009 would actually be my ideal, but cost is prohibitive. I know I can't build kits (especially locos) to a standard that I find acceptable and RTR (again especially locos and ...
by whynot
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: WHAT Next?
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Re: WHAT Next?

Thanks Rob - and sorry for delay, been on Isle of Bute/Rothesay for a "birthday break"! Have you ever seen the restored Wemyss Bay Rail Station - it is simply amazing! Plans? All advice welcome! Size is essentially 60" x 12" plus 60" x 18", so the long side can be in ef...
by whynot
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 782
Views: 62624

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

The buildings are very good - the lighting bit promotes them to excellent! Such skill and patience. Thanks for the photos.
by whynot
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: They Wouldn't Believe It
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: They Wouldn't Believe It

The Trompe-l'œil tunnel mouth is lovely!

Must be about 45 years since I last went and rowed on the river at Knaresborough.
by whynot
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: DJM J94 on sale
Replies: 64
Views: 5359

Re: DJM J94 on sale

A not-very-well-informed modeller I know, but, while I can see a slight visual advantage over the Hornby version, it seems very strange to me that given the huge number of non-available small locos a new entrant chooses one that IS. Don't understand the marketing logic.
by whynot
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: WARVAL
Replies: 40
Views: 3654

Re: WARVAL

I like this very much. The builder's yard complete with silo set in a residential/urban setting is particularly effective. And the first two photos portray an excellent merging of the urban and rural edge-of-town scene. Top work I reckon. Thanks for the photos.
by whynot
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 730
Views: 82102

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Even from the stills, it takes little extra imagination to "see and hear" the trains and even the road traffic. Really very good.
by whynot
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: WHAT Next?
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

WHAT Next?

Having failed to be excited with 0 16.5 (now sold on!), "what next?" is on my mind. Hours on scarm, browsing others' layouts for much needed inspiration (and ignoring the nagging "is there any point?" question) and sorting out what I already have has brought me to 2 options (so f...
by whynot
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout
Replies: 127
Views: 17990

Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

The canopies are "top" stuff and really complete the overall scene. I like the station area very much. Thanks for the photos.
by whynot
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: N gauge London Midland Region 1960's DCC layout
Replies: 15
Views: 1850

Re: N gauge London Midland Region 1960's DCC layout

OP says "...as it is 15 foot long." Pretty extensive in N!

Great promise I think - much work to come.
by whynot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 192
Views: 16190

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

The sheer scope and size of this is beyond my comprehension! I find a 5' x 1' board with 3 points quite challenging enough. And I've never had the optimism, the long-term view, to start ANYTHING that would take so long. Exemplary workmanship - admiration due.
by whynot
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Electrofrog Confusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2075

Re: Electrofrog Confusion

All I can say is that I've used electrofrogs, 00 and N, on the 6 or so layouts I've built in last few years and never employed point motors or any auxillary wiring (I don't do soldering). Some have had insulating joiners with separate feeds to the track beyond and some have not, relying purely on th...

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