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by alex3410
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: looking at a eteched kit 00
Replies: 15
Views: 1312

Re: looking at a eteched kit 00

Thanks for the info, i have had a fair bit of experience with Airfix kits but never metal kits - is there plastic kits for model trains that can be made to run? start of with something a bit more familiar (and cheaper) but cant solder very well at all - only ever done wires and only over past month ...
by alex3410
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: looking at a eteched kit 00
Replies: 15
Views: 1312

Re: looking at a eteched kit 00

Thanks for the links :D looks really useful a quick question about the motors and wheels, how do you go about finding ones that are going to be compatible with the rest of the kit? (could I use a tri-ang X04? and wheels from an old loco?) I know there is a massive RTR range but really like the idea ...
by alex3410
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: looking at a eteched kit 00
Replies: 15
Views: 1312

looking at a eteched kit 00

hey all after looking at the amazing results achieved here Partwork Flying Scotsman kit i was interested in looking into a etched kit to make however cant really find a good source of 00 kits so was hoping someone here might be able to help point me in the right direction. looking for a 00 0-4-0 or ...
by alex3410
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Alex3410 - My Railway
Replies: 315
Views: 40854

Alex3410 - My Railway

Index 1) Layout V1 2) Layout V2 3) Layout V3 4) Magazine coach repaints 5) Hornby rail road tanker project 6) Tri-ang Jinty project 7) Inglenook Sidings project 8) Layout V4 - 8x8 Shed 9) Layout V4 - 8x8 Shed - track laying 10) Layout V4 - starting to look at scenery 11) Layout V5 - 2016/2017 - sta...
by alex3410
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: section for our own layouts / projects?
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: section for our own layouts / projects?

thanks for the help :)

was not sure if my project counted as layout so just wanted to make sure - will get posting now photos and all!
by alex3410
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: section for our own layouts / projects?
Replies: 5
Views: 496

section for our own layouts / projects?

is there a section on the forum for posting info / updates about our own layouts and projects?

i have just finished my revamp of a Triang Diesel Shunter and wanted to post some pics but want to make sure its the right section :lol:
by alex3410
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Railway shops near Hertfordshire / Essex
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: Railway shops near Hertfordshire / Essex

thanks for the suggestions guys :)

will have to check them both out :D
by alex3410
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: How to: Control Panel
Replies: 23
Views: 8806

Re: How to: Control Panel

Just wanted to say thank you for the very informative post - will defiantly come in useful
by alex3410
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Railway shops near Hertfordshire / Essex
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Railway shops near Hertfordshire / Essex

Hi all,

I am looking for some recommendations on good model railway shops in my local area - i live in Bishops Stortford which is on the Hertfordshire / Essex border

ideally somewhere with a good second hand section :lol:

any help is appreciated
by alex3410
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: best points to use
Replies: 10
Views: 4152

Re: best points to use

thank you for the help i appreciate it :) I can replace all of the points and make use of the existing ones in the sidings, I might pick up a pair of peco points and experiment before getting all of the points i need for the layout. the live frog versions sound useful but is there anything special i...
by alex3410
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: best points to use
Replies: 10
Views: 4152

Re: best points to use

is it compatible with normal Hornby track? i already have allot of other track and ideally don't want to have to replace it all ideal situation is just to get the points http://www.alex-wells.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/guide.png this is my basic plan so far - do the peco points match the hornb...
by alex3410
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: best points to use
Replies: 10
Views: 4152

best points to use

My current set up uses standard Hornby points but they are not as smooth as i would like some of the older trains don't run over them smoothly and my small Hornby 0-4-0 pug gets stuck if it goes to slowly due to its small wheel base? also coaches are prone to derailment when being pushed over them w...
by alex3410
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Raising track on a curve
Replies: 5
Views: 2243

Re: Raising track on a curve

thanks i guess the best way to find out is to give it ago :lol:

whats the best way of raising track? obvious choice would be Hornby track raisers but is there a better method? especially with it happening over curves
by alex3410
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Raising track on a curve
Replies: 5
Views: 2243

Raising track on a curve

hello, I am planning a new layout and want to introduce a raised section of track to add more interest to the layout - the layout is 3 overalls (1st,2nd and 3rd radius) and what i wanted to do was to raise the outer ring starting at the curve raising enough to add a viaduct on the opposite straight ...

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