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by Dragonfly
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rail noise
Replies: 8
Views: 461

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: 27645

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: 1199

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: 1199

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: 1199

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: 1199

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: 357
Views: 135693

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 - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!
Replies: 724
Views: 75717

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 - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!
Replies: 724
Views: 75717

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 - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!
Replies: 724
Views: 75717

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: 1060

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: 1060

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: 756
Views: 55526

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.
by Dragonfly
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Help needed - "Dad can we have bridges and tunnels?" UppyDownyRoundyRoundy Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 1288

Re: Help needed - "Dad can we have bridges and tunnels?" UppyDownyRoundyRoundy Railway

Solely because nobody else has suggested this yet (unless I've just not seen, in which case I apologise, I am very attention deficient)... Have you considered just having two entirely separate sub-layouts on two levels, and get rid of the gradients? They don't NEED to be connected to one another. Yo...
by Dragonfly
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Shorting II - The Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Shorting II - The Plan

I'll look into that, thanks. The logic behind that particular bit, is that it's not a run-round loop as such, but an aid to making shunting a bit more interesting. Basically, the loop as it is forms a kind of "in road - out road" setup, alleviating the need to remove wagons that are waitin...

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