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by AlanBrady
Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: General advice
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: General advice

Yeah they're based on the Hornby track geometry. As for the original question, I'm no expert on that, but I imagine you can use either method. Actually you probably will end up doing both. For example, build up the scenery, add scatter, place building and then 'blend' it in with more scatter. If I w...
by AlanBrady
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: return to high hill station please !
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: return to high hill station please !

It must be great to finally get it going. I look forward to seeing some photos.
by AlanBrady
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: General advice
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: General advice

They are built in sections so that you can detach the ramp/gates and add in another section if you need. You can have all four curves together in one crossing if you wish. I think someone here has all four curves and a straight or two in their layout, but that might just be my imagination.
by AlanBrady
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: General advice
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: General advice

Peco sell curved crossings for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th radius curves. This was the first place I found that had them all together.
http://www.trainsnrailways.co.uk/catalog/setrack-465-1.html
by AlanBrady
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Wansborough Station(Coalingwood)
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Re: Planned Station

Are thinking of something like this. The red sections are Peco's ST238s. Usually used in conjunction with ST247 (I believe). There is a gap of 6 or 7 mm between the top two red sections and also the bottom two. I presume adjoining tracks can be shoved along a bit to average out that gap and make it ...
by AlanBrady
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: HELP!!! layout plans gone blank
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: HELP!!! layout plans gone blank

Here's something to chew on (and probably spit out). Just kinda threw it together. No idea if it fits or anything. My thinking was, your main station bottom left (running some track to the workbench for tests and repairs and such like). Some sort of fiddle yard above it with maybe a turntable or she...
by AlanBrady
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Proposed layout comments
Replies: 14
Views: 1327

Re: Proposed layout comments

With regard to the two stations beside each other, you could use a dividing board. Am I correct in saying the stations are on different levels? Probably doesn't even matter. One could have a country background with hills rising up from the station to the board. The other could be a town/industrial b...
by AlanBrady
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 10x6 orbital layout N gauge (in a shed?)
Replies: 22
Views: 7165

Re: 10x6 orbital layout N gauge (in a shed?)

I like bits of both to be honest. On the original plan A, I love the curved platforms and station and the yard at the top. On the new plan B, I like the idea of an outer loop on a (slightly) raised level. On the left hand side, I like the way the double main line comes in towards the edge of the boa...
by AlanBrady
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Fingal County (Irish Rail) Modern Port updates
Replies: 146
Views: 34450

Re: Fingal County (Irish Rail) Modern Port updates

Great layout. Love the details. Nice to see all the Irish bits. :mrgreen:
Look forward to seeing the addition of the new purchases.
by AlanBrady
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 3 Way Curved Point Solution?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: 3 Way Curved Point Solution?!

I really don't like having to sacrifice things. Makes me feel defeated. Maybe I'm just stubborn. Ah well. How about either of these?
Don't know much about signaling, to be honest, so I can't help you there.
by AlanBrady
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 3 Way Curved Point Solution?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: 3 Way Curved Point Solution?!

Are you looking to replicate what is on the right hand side. Maybe something like this. I can never seem to get the curved points to join up correctly. Any diagrams I've seen are very sketchy as to how it's done, with some of the part names left out. They are the spawn of the devil as I recall a fel...
by AlanBrady
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Self design/building kit help?
Replies: 26
Views: 4704

Re: Self design/building kit help?

Yeah, I was thinking something similar with regard to the layers. In that model posted earlier, I used a type of tracing paper sandwiched between two pieces of card. I just never bothered with the window frames. I could try that again and add the frame to that. I really should just start my own thre...
by AlanBrady
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Self design/building kit help?
Replies: 26
Views: 4704

Re: Self design/building kit help?

This is the stairs I had spoken about. It's a little grubby because it's been gathering dust for the last fifteen or so years. Some of the steps are torn a little because I was doing some 'surgical' work on it to find out exactly how it was done (hard to remember that far back) This is at a scale of...
by AlanBrady
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Self design/building kit help?
Replies: 26
Views: 4704

Re: Self design/building kit help?

Hi. It's looking really good so far. Have you done the stairs and walls yet. I have a model from years back (nothing to do with railways) which has a stairs that I'm pretty proud of. What I did (I think) was this. 1. I cut out the outline of the steps as you would see them from the side. Two actuall...
by AlanBrady
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: N Gauge Plan (4 ft x 2 ft)
Replies: 17
Views: 8658

Re: N Gauge Plan (4 ft x 2 ft)

Hi Steve. I'm not overly familiar with N-Gauge but I'm in two minds as to whether I want to start in this gauge or the more familiar OO. Had OO as a kid so it's what I'm used to. What make of track do you have and what track pieces do you have. From what I've checked (using Anyrail and SCARM) you sh...

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