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by ParkeNd
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Peco ballast
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: Peco ballast

I used the new Peco ballast on my layout. I bought three bags for a 7 ft 6 x 2 ft 4 baseboard with quite a lot of track. I have just 1/2 bag left over. It's greatest virtue was not going green after the PVA.

Would use it again.
by ParkeNd
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Building Platforms
Replies: 23
Views: 11340

Re: Building Platforms

This is a topic I asked for help with on A Nuther Forum and it was virtually ignored. Either platform building is a jealously guarded ancient art, or it's something people don't bother with much. I am inclined to the latter possibility based on the number of low quality or peeling apart platforms yo...
by ParkeNd
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: No track underlay - Do you have 'good' ballast?
Replies: 32
Views: 8133

Re: No track underlay - Do you have 'good' ballast?

Having read the first post I can't equate the concept of cost saving with avoiding using cork underlay.

Cork is so cheap that the only thing you can really consider with planning not to use it is not being fagged with the effort.
by ParkeNd
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures
Replies: 247
Views: 121797

Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Having read this thread since it is what I am doing right now, I reckon scratch building in OO must be a bit of a luxury. In N it is just that bit harder because everything is 1/4 of the volume. Dahler board and .030 Slaters Plastikard are a very suitable medium and additional tools like York magnet...
by ParkeNd
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?
Replies: 93
Views: 85765

Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

I know this is an old thread but it's potentially quite interesting. Having returned to the hobby after a break of 15 years I have bought most of the mags. Nothing really concentrates much on N but does that matter. Just about all the gauges are interesting, and when reduced to the printed page it's...
by ParkeNd
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol Pannier Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 8129

Re: Dapol Pannier Tank

For what it's worth I have had two Dapol N 57xxs. The first is a black BR first batch example which has always run superbly. The second was a BR green model which ran forwards in surges and stops - and would not run backwards at all. It went back for a refund. By comparison the Farish Jinty is a gem...
by ParkeNd
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: There isn't really a lack of R T R - is there?
Replies: 53
Views: 4978

Re: There isn't really a lack of R T R - is there?

In 00 there seems to be just about everything your heart could desire as the huge number of pages in the Hattons catalogues testify.... Unless your heart desires electric multiple units (and even some Electric locos) or pre grouping steam, in which case you get a handful of stock that is/was design...
by ParkeNd
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scratch bult project!
Replies: 32
Views: 4314

Re: Scratch bult project!

That is simply amazing. Your skill is unbelievable. Will you leave it as bare wood or will it have any form of finish applied?
by ParkeNd
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: There isn't really a lack of R T R - is there?
Replies: 53
Views: 4978

Re: There isn't really a lack of R T R - is there?

In 00 there seems to be just about everything your heart could desire as the huge number of pages in the Hattons catalogues testify. In N things are getting better, and for diesels which are the better runners by far the coverage is certainly good and getting even better. For kettles though crack ma...
by ParkeNd
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: First sign in
Replies: 2
Views: 598

First sign in

Have been retired for about a year now and have just restarted the hobby. I am combining this with my hobby of photographer which is proving very helpful for researching my chosen location for my new layout. Baseboard has just been constructed and size is limited this time to a single board 6ft 6 in...

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