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by Dragonfly
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Kidneston

They have LEDs, but no studs, as they're to be paired with other points (the blue edging shows which points are connected). It's a carryover from when I was planning to use momentary switches instead of studs, and so space was at a premium. Now that's not as much of a concern, I suppose it's not eve...
by Dragonfly
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Kidneston

Although tardy with the updates! :lol: , you have come on a long way, will watch with interest. :) Thanks very much, that means a lot. I will be incorporating an idea of yours as well ( this ) for background sounds, with any luck. ---- So I managed to get most of the weekend in the garage, mostly h...
by Dragonfly
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rail noise
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Rail noise

Something like this ? :D In all honesty, it's a difficult one without modification to the layout somehow. What kind of baseboard structure are you using? If it's a thin surface with a hollow frame, that'll certainly be noisy even with cork. I'd suggest trying some form of insulating foam or acoustic...
by Dragonfly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 329
Views: 30590

Re: Lumsdonia

One could argue they were in 00 for distance modelling, or for housing tiny people? A funny thing happened to a member of train crew I worked with. He wanted speakers for his car and he saw four speakers all in a box, which would be ideal for his parcel shelf. No one else bid and he had them for ne...
by Dragonfly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Kidneston

I can well recommend them; I've operated with them quite a few times on a number of layouts. Very good units. I often see him at shows such as Stafford, Trent Vale (Stoke), Crewe, Stourbridge... or have a look at their site here . Sooner rather than later though; he's been threatening to retire for ...
by Dragonfly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Kidneston

Wiring was then begun, and made a bit of progress: IMG_20180630_123321.jpg But I'm not happy with the mimic panel arrangement, so that's going back to the drawing board. Most likely I'll get one professionally printed and laminated using DoxZoo , who have printed me a first draft and my wiring diagr...
by Dragonfly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Kidneston

And they do connect together well: IMG_20170910_160746.jpg At this point I moved focus to the control panel. As I'm planning on being able to operate the layout from the front or back, I've gone for a standalone unit. Built out of the aforementioned cheap timber and ABS boxes, I built it quite sturd...
by Dragonfly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Kidneston

Evening all, So, while I still have my N-gauge coffee table layout to finish, a house move has since provided me with a bit more train-playing space in the shape of half a double garage. While a significant portion of this is taken up with storage, the intervening months has given me plenty of time ...
by Dragonfly
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 371
Views: 140640

Re: BARGAINS!

Buggleskelly wrote:This must come a close second though via Amazon :0)


I've just bought one of these off eBay (new, with two spare tips, total £12.40), so I'll let you all know if it's any good shortly.
by Dragonfly
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 750
Views: 82476

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Ah, I'd missed that detail then. So on this model, the wipers are connected to the frog. I guess that (in theory) avoids the need to put in a switch, by powering the frog through the wipers, but we want to avoid that. So in that case, the usual switching arrangement for electrofrogs will also power ...
by Dragonfly
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 750
Views: 82476

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

You can wire the wiper sections directly to the outer rail safely, without a switch, as they are not connected to the frog. Best to avoid wiring them to the frog, in fact. Where the switching comes in, is in the universal practice needed for any electrofrog point, which is that the frog needs to be ...
by Dragonfly
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 750
Views: 82476

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Crossovers don't rely on conducting through wipers (they don't have any), so this fix isn't needed for them (that was the point, no pun intended). The only thing to plan for, with this, is that it makes both paths from the points live. On DCC this is beneficial, as it reduces the need to put dropper...
by Dragonfly
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: LMS Pug 11234
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Re: LMS Pug 11234

He may have been replying to my post, as I'd suggested those numbers as unused.
by Dragonfly
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: LMS Pug 11234
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Re: LMS Pug 11234

swiftbeam wrote:Numbers anyone ??


Well, you identified the 0-4-0T block, but all of the numbers in that block would have been assigned to locos (they didn't leave gaps), so personally I'd find a gap to make a new block. 1393-1399 appear to be free, so I'd use one of those.
by Dragonfly
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 782
Views: 62571

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

Agreed, these are totally the way to go. I've seen both variants used a lot, and they're brilliant. Simple in concept, simple in operation.

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