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by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 00 track confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3466

Re: Peco 00 track confusion

I think your confusing the two distinct types of track and points Peco make. Thanks, Flashbang. Given the way they present information on their site, it's no wonder I'm confused! OK for you guys who know your stuff, but ... Anyhow, I'm re-starting from square one after a 30 year break, so nothing h...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 00 track confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3466

Peco 00 track confusion

I've just spent a while on the Peco website in an attempt to get together the details I need in order to start sketching 00 layout ideas, but I'm stuck. Maybe it's just me, but I have to say it's definitely not the most user-friendly site I've ever been on! I know I can download the templates, but b...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5259

Re: 009 and slow running

Well ... after all this, it now looks like I'll be going the 00 route after all. Several reasons, with my somewhat reduced dexterity nowadays being one of them and my eyesight being another. But at least I haven't wasted you guys' time - I've learned a lot of useful stuff which is also relevant to 0...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Minimum radius question
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Minimum radius question

Thanks gents, hadn't thought about the couplings issue. That's given me enough to work with for the time being ...
by muggins
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Minimum radius question
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Minimum radius question

I'm pondering on building a small 00 layout of some kind of an industrial nature. Being a returning modeller, I'm confident of my ability to make a proper job of tracklaying and the electrics, but right now I'm wondering ... Given nothing bigger than an 0-6-0 and 4-wheel wagons (no coaches or bogie ...
by muggins
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5259

Re: 009 and slow running

Emettman wrote:Sorry, Muggins, we've rather taken over the thread while considering possibilities.


No apology necessary, mister. Please carry on - I'm learning loads of good stuff here!
by muggins
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5259

Re: 009 and slow running

I'm thinking very much "industrial", by which I mean something which is mainly a dockside, chemical works, factory, warehousing or similar, possibly incorporating a bit of a quarry, so anything longer than an ordinary 4-wheel wagon doesn't figure. But it's all still up in the air at the mo...
by muggins
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Cheap but good controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Cheap but good controller?

Point noted about feedback. Thanks for that :D
by muggins
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Cheap but good controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Cheap but good controller?

Thank you gents. Gaugemaster it is then. Off now to work out which one is going to be the cheapest ('cos I really am on a very tight budget indeed at present).
by muggins
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5259

Re: 009 and slow running

Thanks once again gents. I'm beginning to have a far better understanding now of where I start from with this 009 lark, and it does seem like if I'm careful I won't have to spend much at all to give me a loco, a bit of track, a point and a controller so I can get a feel for it. It's good 'ere, innit...
by muggins
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Cheap but good controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Cheap but good controller?

The last controller I had was a Gaugemaster hand-held with feedback about 30 years ago, which I thought was excellent. Now it looks like I might be getting back into this lark, I need some words of wisdom please. If I need a simple. straightforward mains input controller to run one loco at a time on...
by muggins
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5259

Re: 009 and slow running

Gosh, thanks ever so much! Looks like I shouldn't have too much trouble then finding myself a little loco to get the feel of this with ... Edited to add ... Also the Kato 4 wheel tram chassis is a great runner and used under many locos that weren't designed for it such as Peco's Glynn Valley Tramway...
by muggins
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5259

Re: 009 and slow running

Thanks for your replies, gentlemen. The kind of layout I have in mind is something of a freelance "industrial" nature. Unfortunately the only examples I can quote you right now of what's inspired me are one in an old copy of RM that I found, and one on t'internet. The first is "Moorto...
by muggins
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5259

009 and slow running

Right now I'm just at the "Hmmm ... maybe I could find space for a little 009 layout?" stage, after a 30-year break from railway modelling, and I''ve been mooching round the inter webs looking at videos of 009 layouts. Maybe I've been looking at the wrong examples, but it seems to me that ...

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