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by AlanBrady
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Out of evil cometh good....
Replies: 22
Views: 3840

Re: Out of evil cometh good....

Rats in the wall? So says Google anyhow!
by AlanBrady
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My first layout - Fiction county
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Re: My first layout - Fiction county

I kinda agree with craw607, but I suppose it depends on which way you run the trains. Assuming that the outer loop is running clockwise and the inner loop anti-clockwise, there are two sets of points running from one line to the other. If it were me, I would like a set of points running the other wa...
by AlanBrady
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Gantry crane and Bachmann Diesel Depot
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: Gantry crane and Bachmann Diesel Depot

Hi Paul. I don't know if you're still looking, but was it something like this. Gantry Crane. I stumbled across this and remembered someone was searching for one (I think).
by AlanBrady
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Track Building
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Track Building

Wow, thanks Stuart. Plenty of information there. I've read it twice and will need to go through it a few more times me thinks. It'll probably still be a long time before I get anything done with it though. But I'll post again if and when I get going. Thanks again. Alan.
by AlanBrady
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Removing polystyrene cement marks
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: Removing polystyrene cement marks

Weathering! There's your answer. Get a couple of cleaning guys and stick them up on the roof, working away. Sorry, that's the best help I can offer. :oops: :roll:
by AlanBrady
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Track Building
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Track Building

Hi all. I can't say this should be posted under Kit Building, but it's hardly Track Design either. Do many/any of you build your own tracks. It's something I'd like to have a go at, but information seems to be scarce. Fast Tracks seem to be extensive, with jigs for anything you can think of. C+L fin...
by AlanBrady
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gasforth Central - Boards!
Replies: 55
Views: 9996

Re: Gasforth Central: Stage One

OK, so this is what I was thinking for the entrance to the yard. It will get you straight out onto either loop and give you a little extra length in that first siding. Just something to ponder maybe. I may have to keep the yard in mind for future reference. Looks like it'll be a busy place. :mrgreen:
by AlanBrady
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gasforth Central - Boards!
Replies: 55
Views: 9996

Re: Gasforth Central: Stage One

Ì was thinking if you move the entrance to the yard to the middle of the bottom section and reverse the other points then you would be able to come straight out of the yard onto either line. Also if the section in the tunnel remains as per your previous post, do you still need the middle track (of t...
by AlanBrady
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: N Gauge Layout Design
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: N Gauge Layout Design

Have you checked out this topic. http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=15038 Might give you some ideas where to start from. A lot of them are probably OO, but if you find bits that you like it shouldn't be too difficult to recreate them in N. Even take an A4 sheet, dra...
by AlanBrady
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Retirement has given me the time
Replies: 21
Views: 3048

Re: Retirement has given me the time

I would share SouthernBoys's concern, even after watching that video. What I learnt in school was that water does not conduct electricity. Pure water, that is. It's the impurities in the water that conducts it. If that is solely down to salts, well, I can't remember the nitty-gritty. All I need to k...
by AlanBrady
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Layout Advice
Replies: 38
Views: 4846

Re: Layout Advice

It's hard to tell from the image so I apologise if I'm wrong, but are you sure you have sufficient clearance where the red 'X's are. You probably need the 8cm (or very close to it) at both of these points too. I don't think that should be a problem though. You should still be able to get your inclin...
by AlanBrady
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Question on inclines
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: Question on inclines

If you are running trains in one direction only, is it possible (maybe 'wise' is a better word) to have the decline at a steeper angle. If you were sure that trains would never go up that direction it might allow you a bit of extra room. It's probably just tempting fate and you'll be kicking yoursel...
by AlanBrady
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Points for R609
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Points for R609

I can't be sure of exactly what you mean, but I'm guessing you want to remove the R609 curves and replace them with a turnout. As far as I'm aware the curved turnouts are for use between 2nd and 3rd radius curves only (geometry-wise), but if you are using flex track you might be able to do something...
by AlanBrady
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Layout Advice
Replies: 38
Views: 4846

Re: Layout Advice

I agree with John. The length you have available may not allow you to get much height across the valley. What you might be able to do is lower the track going into the mountain. This might make it seem like the viaduct is higher, but I don't really know how it will look. Another alternative is as be...
by AlanBrady
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: help needed please
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: help needed please

My idea was to have a passenger train on an outer loop with maybe two stations along the front of the 16' length. Then maybe a freight train on a higher level at the back on a more winding route. The passenger train could enter/exit a tunnel at either end (maybe appearing once or twice in the 'valle...

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