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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: 1464

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: 505

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...
by Dragonfly
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Shorting II - The Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Shorting II - The Plan

Evening all, So in what I hope will be the first layout I actually make decent progress on, I've resurrected an old plan and started work on it's Mk 2 version. The boards are already done and up (to be documentaried in a 'in progress' thread later), and a number of packs of wire, switches, LEDs, con...
by Dragonfly
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sorting Through 00 Gauge Models.
Replies: 38
Views: 2085

Re: Sorting Through 00 Gauge Models.

I went extra-geeky and wrote my own web-based database for my stock-taking.

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Still a work in progress, when I get time (as this kind of thing is my full-time job, I try to work on this between work project, lest I get mixed up).
by Dragonfly
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dragonfly's Workbench
Replies: 37
Views: 3682

Re: Dragonfly's Workbench

Latest new project: A pair of display units to go on top of the bookcases. Wood bought pre-cut to size from smartbabel.com. IMG_20170716_152820a.jpg Zigzag supports made by just gluing the longer pieces together at right angles. IMG_20170716_160541a.jpg All made just using glue. Next time I'll proba...
by Dragonfly
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 371
Views: 141755

Re: BARGAINS!

D605Eagle wrote:Rails have some great Bachmann Bargains at the moment. Well worth a look.


Damn it. Well now I've got a 101 and J11 on their way to me. >.<
by Dragonfly
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track plan ideas
Replies: 47
Views: 3764

Re: Track plan ideas

Personally I don't see any great need for them to be connected. More hassle than it's worth. There's still more than enough operational interest with them being separate, and a very good design.
by Dragonfly
Sun May 21, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: loco sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: loco sheds

There's quite a bit of possible scope, really. 14 was part of the 'Great Northern' group of departmental J50s, kept as shunters near their traditional home in the West Riding, and maintained at Doncaster. So pick any shed in South or West Yorkshire and use whatever materials they were made of. :-)
by Dragonfly
Fri May 19, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St Ann's Bridge
Replies: 60
Views: 6701

Re: St Ann's Bridge

Personally I'd just keep the levels separate. You could happily operate them individually, essentially two separate layouts in one. An end to end for passenger workings over the viaduct, and shunting layout at ground level.
by Dragonfly
Mon May 15, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 80s era
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: 80s era

Well you can't really go wrong with a BR blue Class 08, really. Class 03s were on their way out by then, but still feasible if it's the early 80s. Or if it's more likely that the shunting would be done by a small main-line loco rather than a shunter dedicated to this particular yard, then a class 20...
by Dragonfly
Thu May 11, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Loch Terry - OO 8x8 layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2357

Re: Loch Terry - OO 8x8 layout

The operating well is set as in original plan, no possibility of moving it so having had a quick play it gets track close together near fiddle yard. This shouldn't be an issue. The width of that section in your plan and mine are the same, 2 foot. Not a fan of the three way points either, mainly due...
by Dragonfly
Thu May 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Loch Terry - OO 8x8 layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2357

Re: Loch Terry - OO 8x8 layout

Would I be right in thinking that with this fiddle yard I would loose the continuous run element of the plan? Not at all. It simply means an extra set of points before entering the yard. To demonstrate, I've quickly put together the beginnings of how I'd do the layout overall: lochterry.jpg The bla...
by Dragonfly
Thu May 11, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Loch Terry - OO 8x8 layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2357

Re: Loch Terry - OO 8x8 layout

For the fiddle yard, personally I'd do something like this: fdl1.jpg Obviously there are compromises to be made. You'd be making more efficient use of the space, but there's no runround facility, so each train would need to alternate locos each time. Once the train is taken out, the loco runs back i...
by Dragonfly
Mon May 08, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Loch Terry - OO 8x8 layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2357

Re: Loch Terry - OO 8x8 layout

My number one concern with this plan is the reach from the operating well to the lower edge. 4'... it's just not possible. 3' is a stretch, but just doable. I would suggest making the operating well bigger ('4 x '3, at least) and sacrificing a bit of the space at the bottom.
by Dragonfly
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY CLUBS
Replies: 24
Views: 2100

Re: MODEL RAILWAY CLUBS

None in Wrexham or locality itself, that I know of. The closest that I can find is Chester's. http://www.chestermodelrailwayclub.com/

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