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by Emettman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: New Hybrid Train
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: New Hybrid Train

Here's one I made earlier... https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/batteries-included-east-anglia-leading-a-railway-revolution-with-self-charging-train-9984034.html But it wasn't quite what I was looking for. Ah, here it is: "the Class 419 battery motor luggage vans were capable ...
by Emettman
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout plans
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: New layout plans

Here we go. Something a bit more polished (Anyrail file by email to follow) lookout3.jpg As is, two through roads in either direction, one of which is set up to start, terminate and turn trains. Platforms to 53". 4 x 10.5" with a degree of comfort. A. if the loop here is eliminated for cos...
by Emettman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout plans
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: New layout plans

Lookoutdadsabout wrote:Hi Chris, i was planning a 3 coach train plus loco, maybe 4 at a push.


Ah, that's OK.
I was only getting 5 plus a loco easily, but reckoned I could get 6 with a bit of care.

4 10.5" coaches + tender loco I shall work to.

Chris
by Emettman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout plans
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: New layout plans

I would be wary of the desire to have 4 platforms. For somewhere to have 4 platforms it would have to be a reasonably sized city; think e.g. Leicester London Road. Yet, such stations usually have permanent speed restrictions at their throats unless there are fast running lines through the station. ...
by Emettman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout plans
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: New layout plans

Lookoutdadsabout, can I ask what your planned train length is for this station?


I'm finding ways to get things a bit simpler, but I'm assuming engine change and train direction reversal is wanted.
Given that I'm finding a modest two-direction goods is no real extra problem.

Chris
by Emettman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone seen this before?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Anyone seen this before?

I have seen this before, and its mechanics, so now I have to remember where. It pivots diagonally in the line of the bar so the activated bar moves past the open end of the bar on the wagon. I can't remember what, if anything made it automatically couple, as the two bars are 90 degrees like quarters...
by Emettman
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Can a model train pull a real one?
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Can a model train pull a real one?

It's cheating. "A" model train.
But if you had two perfectly frictionless pulley sets with about 100 wheels/200 strands, one loco *could* do it.

It would need an incredibly long track...

Chris
by Emettman
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 357
Views: 135637

Re: BARGAINS!

Anyone fancy a tram, with 9mm street track? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-gauge-kato-bundle-including-tram-track-controller-11-107-chassis-6-bogies/273442460884?hash=item3faa70d4d4:g:-QQAAOSwy6lbjUTH It's just asking for an OO plastic body on it. Or N, for that matter. Track's worth about £20. And th...
by Emettman
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout plans
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: New layout plans

OK, 14.75 ft by 2.65 ft. (4.5m x 80cm) I've had a play and have got as far as a messy sketch. lookout1.jpg (edit) If you send me your e-mail address I should be able to send this as an .any file that can be worked with. Both mains have extra platforms (because the frequency of model trains is nearer...
by Emettman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout plans
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: New layout plans

Wow 45655! That told me! Do note that this was this chap's first two posts at New Railway Modellers. A definite case of not waiting to get a feel for the place before jumping in with both feet. Discussion may be had on politeness, directness, there being more than one set of priorities id designing...
by Emettman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.

Here you are back with R2 Hornby or Peco setrack points. (My suggestion would be to go for the better points, for a long term project.) Here I'm recalling Rule number 1 "It's my railway and I'll have it the way I want it." 84flat7.jpg I did find room for an extra coach siding here: you can...
by Emettman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.

Here you go. 9' 6" by 4' 6" gets you: 84flat4.jpg All R2 curves eliminated. Hornby/Peco R2 dead frog points replaced with gentler curve electrofrog ones. (the slight dent in this sketch is because the Streamline points use a closer track spacing. That can get tidied up.) The shortest (pink...
by Emettman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.

Lol yeah I know Chris, I did however find something you posted that might work with a few tweaks, 10x4 should be doable in one of the rooms. 84flat_zpsh4ozvu8t.jpg . Ah, you got me! I have had a good play trying to offer alternates to the track-mat track plan, where 6x4 or 8x4 has been the size spe...
by Emettman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.

Itsonlyme wrote:I may have to resort to something like an enlarged track mat.


The Devil's Tablecloth!

Chris.
by Emettman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.

Well I can do a 10x4 in the bedroom (as we have a massive bedroom. We are going to look at what space we have. Getting the width over 4ft makes a heck of a difference, which is why a 9x5 (or wider) with the operating and access space on the *inside* makes for a much better layout. Far gentler curve...

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