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by Emettman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1223
Views: 129483

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

I needed to look up this thread title, as where else would this go? Z-Scale (briefcase) Layout "US $1,400,000.00 Approximately £1,077,130.22" https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Z-Scale-Layout-EJ-Gold-Official-Clinton-White-House-Artist-PROOFS-PUBLISHED-L-K-/391399096760?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l427...
by Emettman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.

Very true, I might be better off with something indoor,... How viable do you think that would be? I could do it wider but the 7 year old would whinge I'm stealing her play room. This would look like a case for a round-the-room shelf layout, with a removable or flap section to bridge the door. (whic...
by Emettman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A quandry of scale.
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: A quandry of scale.

Mountain wrote:Thanks. The old Lego mechanisms are geared nice and low and should pull well. 4WD as well. :)


The inside structure means there is some wheel wobble. I dealt with this by having a U shaped bearing point for each axle, outside of each wheel
Double-framed, in effect.

Chris
by Emettman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A quandry of scale.
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: A quandry of scale.

They look nice. What did you use for the drive mechanisms? From left to right, an old 4.5 volt Lego motor block, a Playmobil 12v motor block re-motored with a 3v Playmobil radio control motor, and a cut down 0-6-0 chassis from a NewBright (or similar) Christmas train set. (the tender of which provi...
by Emettman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trainsets.
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Trainsets.

I kept looking at the garden. :lol: She's having none of it. :? :lol: Thanks End2end There are cheap ways of getting into the garden with larger scale trains, but not by the buy ready-to-run route. I'm horrified how expensive the conventional LGB seems to have become. At a conservative estimate wer...
by Emettman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trainsets.
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Trainsets.

A train pack might, but the "basic oval" bundled with it in any new gauge might well not appeal unless it was a most definite bargain. Long times past the Eggberbahn OO9 sets caught me, and the Jouef Decauville set too. (annoying thing is I'd know how to make them run well, now.) I was tem...
by Emettman
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A quandry of scale.
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: A quandry of scale.

Also been lookong at garden railways now you mention it. My garden stuff is 45mm track power. If starting again I'd almost certainly use R/C battery power and plastic track. Not because of pick-up problems but just the sheer cost of metal rail track and points. R/C control has also improved massive...
by Emettman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A quandry of scale.
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: A quandry of scale.

OO does tend to be the default scale in the UK. (the way Monopoly tends to be the default boardgame...?) But given thought before starting I think a fair proportion of modellers would be better served by other scales, and rather similarly for styles of layout, the default here being the 6x4 or 8x4 d...
by Emettman
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Prototype for everything. a little narrow gauge...
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Prototype for everything. a little narrow gauge...

Thank you! I found that page but then lost it. A spiral and a switchback in 1km, or is it 3.6m? (sources vary!) 600mm gauge, so OO9 and H0e would be OK, the latter more accurate on 6.5mm Z gauge track (are we bothered? I'd probably prefer the tight curves easily available in 9mm) I can't make out if...
by Emettman
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Prototype for everything. a little narrow gauge...
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Prototype for everything. a little narrow gauge...

The "Gallery" page 4 has more on the train. (I thought that's what I'd captured the URL for,) Also multiple train pictures (amongst all the rest) on Trip Advisor. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1026393-d583487-Reviews-or10-Hotel_Los_Heroes-Nuevo_Arenal_Province_of_Guanacaste.htm...
by Emettman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Prototype for everything. a little narrow gauge...
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Prototype for everything. a little narrow gauge...

... a little narrow gauge railway I found while looking for something else. A hotel has a rotating restaurant at the top of a hill, and has run a railway line to it, including a spiral viaduct. The top station is underground. Two locos, two sets of coaches. Losheroes1.jpg "Hotel Los Héroes - Nu...
by Emettman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Main Questions To Solve Regarding Portable Layouts.
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: The Main Questions To Solve Regarding Portable Layouts.

I've tackled most of these, with different answers for different layouts... ...and also for different aims or grades of portability. A layout for getting out and playing with at home and a layout that has to survive regular car trips to exhibitions might turn out to be rather different on baseboards...
by Emettman
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Radius Island Railway
Replies: 47
Views: 1238

Re: Another Roundy Round Layout

I found six very old Fleischmann 6020 curves in my so well stored stuff. :lol: Maybe I could lay a fourth circle of track and run one more train ? I'm notorious for those, so I wasn't going to suggest it. Picture: unmodified ancient Triang Bo-Bo happy on 10" radius. DSC00975.JPG Chris
by Emettman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track identification...
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Track identification...

Sounds good. On that last plan there is another option: the elongated connecting track can just as well pass South of the short platform, so that this now serves the inner loop and the connecting track. It is possible to take a point off the bottom right curve of the return loop without making it to...
by Emettman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout plans
Replies: 27
Views: 867

Re: New layout plans

My first suggestion is that the branch-line bay should be allowed to have a run-round loop. There is room for this without fouling the main line. Even if the branch passenger services are intended to be solely steam push-pull or DMU, that extra connection would make things much better for branch-lin...

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