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by crazypotter
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Points
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Points

Ok guys. Fairly new to the modelling hobby. At the risk of sounding like a complete numpty can I ask a question on points as I am designing my layout. We have say a right hand point, a right hand curved point and an express point. In what scenario would these different ones be used?. Quite baffling ...
by crazypotter
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First radius
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: First radius

Some small BoBo types will. For certain both the Bachmann and Lima/Hornby EE type 1 (class 20), the Hornby NBL type 2 (21/29) the Bachmann and Hornby Derby Sulzer type 2 (24, 25). Tested all these successfully for a friend on his layout which included R1. He went for the Bachmann class 20 as being ...
by crazypotter
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First radius
Replies: 12
Views: 689

First radius

Evening all. I am looking for a diesel loco/shunter for my layout to use to pull freight. The layout is based on a late 1950/early 1960 theme. I know a class 08 would probably work on a first radius but can anyone recommend an alternative. Trying to make use of all the track if possible. Cheers.
by crazypotter
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Cork
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Cork

Thanks for your replies. Plenty of food for thought. Might just ballast it and see what happens.
by crazypotter
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Cork
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Cork

Yes you can cut it as you wish Yes the PVA will work (cork has similar properties to wood (it's bark)) Thickness is up to you, thin for branch lines, thicker for main lines is a general guide PVA will glue it down as will any contact adhesive Out of interest why are you using it? Mainly to create a...
by crazypotter
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Cork
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Cork

Hi all. Just in the process of laying down my track. My question regards cork underlay. I don't really want to cover the whole baseboard with the stuff, but is it a good idea to cut pieces a little wider than the track to create a higher ballast shoulder?. If I do this will the ballast using PVA sti...
by crazypotter
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Material
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Material

See my Terrain guide You can paint emulsion onto polystyrene, then normal PVA can be used to stick flock/grass. The problem is that polystyrene is weak, you will be able to pierce the surface and crack it with your finger, hence it's recommended to cover with a hard casing as mentioned above, of pl...
by crazypotter
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Material
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Material

Normally the polystyrene is used as the filler for hills etc, it is best covered with plaster bandage which can be bought ready to use, but for cheapness I buy the cheap cotton crepe bandage and equally cheap plaster filler, cut the bandage into strips and coat with the filler, messy but eventually...
by crazypotter
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Material
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Material

Hi all. Just a quick question on home made scenery. To keep within my budget I am contemplating building maybe a tunnel, small hillock etc. Toyed with the idea of polystyrene if I can cut it right!!. Would PVA stick ok to polystyrene to enable the use of scatter grass or is their a better material t...
by crazypotter
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Couplings
Replies: 17
Views: 991

Re: Couplings

Are we talking about 00 gauge here as it really depends on the scale/gauge you are using as different scales and gauges have different coupling design options available. Generally in the smaller scales there are three types of coupling that couplings will come under. Automatic, semi automatic and m...
by crazypotter
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Couplings
Replies: 17
Views: 991

Couplings

Hi folks. Getting my layout together now after weeks of planning etc. One question I need advice on are couplings. Seems so many kinds, NEM, KAYDEE, and others. Would like to know the difference and are they all interactive if you have different ones?. Thanks.
by crazypotter
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello From 'Sunny' Kidderminster
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Hello From 'Sunny' Kidderminster

Hi John. I live in Kidderminster too. There is a model railway club that meets on a Tuesday evening above the footplate model railway shop on Comberton hill. You have certainly joined the right forum. The guys on here know their stuff and are always ready with good friendly advice.
by crazypotter
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Locos
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Locos

Cheers. As someone who is more experienced than me are the TTS sound chips any good?. Obviously you can pay a lot more for some decoders, but it all comes down to budget.
by crazypotter
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Locos
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Locos

Hi All. Having just started my layout I am on the lookout for a couple of locos. The layout is based on a late 50's theme and is DCC. To begin with I would like a steam loco for passenger coaches and a diesel for freight, preferably both with a sound chip. Don't really mind the manufacturer as long ...
by crazypotter
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: Soldering

Thanks for that flashbang. Very concise and instructive. Seems I need to bite the bullet and have a bit of practice.

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