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by triuph1050
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 80
Views: 4914

Re: New layout

Just an observation about keeping contacts and wheels clean. So my Backmann class 66 started to run badly so got myself some IPA from the chemist which was called "rubbing alcohol' at 70% strength of IPA. I have my own home made setup to run the loco while I clean the wheels and they were dirty...
by triuph1050
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 80
Views: 4914

Re: New layout

Hi there, pads run dry on the track, but to clean of the dirt they pick up I use track cleaning fluid and wipe dry with kitchen roll. Before and after using Dapol track cleaning fluid. Yes they will wear out in the end but they have been on from the start. Cost £6 for pack of 3. https://farm2.static...
by triuph1050
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 80
Views: 4914

Re: New layout

Hi m8ty happy to say yes, I'm a tall bloke (6' 2") and also I'm using Gaugemaster GM37 Axle Hung Track Cleaning Pads on some wagons as the trains run round, which seeing how black they get, seem to be doing a good job. If I really need to, I can pull the whole table forward to get at the back C...
by triuph1050
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 80
Views: 4914

Re: New layout

OK so hi people, been a few weeks and I have been tinkering and adding some bits and bobs. I have had power and light laid to the shed, so no more extension leads. I'm happy now with the track, made some changes from the plan yet again by moving points. Not happy with my choice of back scene now, so...
by triuph1050
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: How Good is It
Replies: 23
Views: 1066

Re: How Good is It

Thanks people. Very pleased to say that all is good, I can have all locos live now. Two running round the two circuits with light and sound , while I make shunting operations on the spurs. Yes I'm sure I will upgrade to a better system one day but for time being still learning :)
by triuph1050
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: How Good is It
Replies: 23
Views: 1066

Re: How Good is It

Hi people I have come back to the hobby and gone the DCC route by buying the mixed goods train set that comes with the Select. All well and good if you stick with the locos supplied but of course I started to build my layout which has a double lines and sidings and buy the bigger sound fitted locos....
by triuph1050
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 80
Views: 4914

New layout

Hi people, new guy here. Returning to railway modelling after a long absence. Saw this layout on the forum and liked it, made some mods then made space for a 7x4 board in the shed. TBH all I want are engine sheds and sidings for modern era. All Hornby setback and Rad 3 and 2 curves running DCC class...
by triuph1050
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Father/Son layout plans
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: Father/Son layout plans

Getting back into the hobby, with DCC, I quite liked this layout but I'm not sure if it's a bit tight at 6x4, so have got a base board of 7x4 coming as that's all the room I can go for. Also amended the plan as all I want are engine sheds and sidings for modern era. I got rid of the station and at t...

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