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by Martin71
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Accepted Articles
Topic: NRM Review- Heljan Class 58
Replies: 6
Views: 4553

Re: Review- Heljan Class 58

Hi A very good and detailed review of the Heljan Class 58. Thanks for that. I am not a diesel fan but she does look good on your layout. You may be able to fix the light bleed with some white paint followed by black on the LED. Would it be possible to get a couple of photo's of the NEM pocket you sp...
by Martin71
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Marks Large Attic Conversion Layout
Replies: 781
Views: 149375

Re: Marks Large Attic Conversion Layout

My very public apology. Sorry Mark for putting you in that position. It was not my intention to humilate you in any way, thats why I kept it very brief and no mention of comments etc. I had noticed they locked the post when another member was challenged about what he had purchased from you and if he...
by Martin71
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Marks Large Attic Conversion Layout
Replies: 781
Views: 149375

Re: Marks Large Attic Conversion Layout

Hi Mark I went through all 35 pages of you post and I still cannot make up my mind if you are a dealer or not? So, are you? Rip up layout.......sell some gear.......Moving house....sell some gear, change of plan......sell some gear.....leaky roof, sell some gear...... Baby on the way, congratulation...
by Martin71
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My 00 Gauge layout.
Replies: 87
Views: 11137

Re: My 00 Gauge layout.

Hi

Excellent job there. I like it and I am not one for end to end. Looking very good. Tell me on your base board size how did you get the upper level down to the layout level.

Hot glue is a great idea!

Well done.

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by Martin71
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons
Replies: 488
Views: 60827

Re: Hattons

I find Hattons great for oversea's and have never had a problem. But the law of averages sooner or later it will go wrong and if it is you thats just plain bad luck. Give them a try again and I think it will go good for you. Agree with the comment about RM, I have not posted there for about 6 months...
by Martin71
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Thomas & Friends in N-gauge
Replies: 19
Views: 5987

Re: Thomas & Friends in N-gauge

Hi Wiggy Last year there was an n gauge layout at the Perth show and it was fab. The kids loved it because every now and then he ran Tomas stuff. The judges didnt, oh how un prototypical. Worth mentioning it got the biggest showing at the show and on the local TV, the star was Tomas and friends. Im ...
by Martin71
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A bit of progress.
Replies: 334
Views: 44423

Re: A bit of progress.

6081 what on Earth is that? Love it Where did you get it or did you build it. So much life in the layout and that chalky finger works magic. Once again Brian words cannot describe your fantastic effort!

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by Martin71
Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: T(iny) Scale
Replies: 29
Views: 10367

Re: T(iny) Scale

Very impressive. Thats beautiful it really is. I would think a lot of work and time went into it. That would have to be scratch built. You could wear it on a ring.

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by Martin71
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A bit of progress.
Replies: 334
Views: 44423

Re: A bit of progress.

Hi Brian Thats great to hear Brian, the coaches really look the job and I wouldnt know if they were Bachmann or Ratio. I just assumed you built from Brass to get them look that good.Love the mix of everything. I seem to wind up some of my club members with my, what seems to be total lack of prototyp...
by Martin71
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A bit of progress.
Replies: 334
Views: 44423

Re: A bit of progress.

Brian, How I missed this layout I don't know but in one simple word "outstanding". It is truly a work of art. Have you had a look at micro engineering track or C&L. SR Layout excellent, first picture I thought they were the new Hornby maunsells but then realized you built them. Love th...
by Martin71
Sat May 10, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Installing Sound etc on Britannia class Photo intensive!
Replies: 34
Views: 5484

Re: Installing Sound etc on Britannia class Photo intensive!

Hi

Wiring diagram, tell me if you find problems or if hard to understand. It is easily changed.

Image

martin
by Martin71
Thu May 08, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Accepted Articles
Topic: NRM Article - DCC for beginners (Part 4 now up)
Replies: 23
Views: 14550

Re: DCC for beginners

Hi Pete Excellent idea, yes DCC simply explained and a great help to all. Very interested in what you have to say about CV programming. Sometimes I find it a grey area and anything here helps. Next w/end I am wiring in a couple more double slips and points if your interested I can photo wire by wire...
by Martin71
Wed May 07, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Installing Sound etc on Britannia class Photo intensive!
Replies: 34
Views: 5484

Re: Installing Sound etc on Britannia class Photo intensive!

Thanks for your comments leopard and Bigment is correct. I had a quick scan and there is no photo of the weight I removed from the tender. Now I added weight in this form for 2 reasons. Firstly to replace the weight I removed, this class of loco is a good strong puller. Very good in fact. Second rea...
by Martin71
Mon May 05, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Installing Sound etc on Britannia class Photo intensive!
Replies: 34
Views: 5484

Re: Installing Sound etc on Britannia class Photo intensive!

Hi Bigmet Thanks for your answer...I went and pulled an 8f apart and yes armature is flush I must have got the motors mixed up when I striped them. I put Delrin AF bearings in (20% PTFE added to the acetal) Thank you Bigmet for that...and sorry Hornby, I'm the fool! Chris to answer your question abo...
by Martin71
Mon May 05, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Installing Sound etc on Britannia class Photo intensive!
Replies: 34
Views: 5484

Re: Installing Sound etc on Britannia class Photo intensive!

Hi Some short videos of Brit with sound smoke lights etc. Click on video to watch. Enjoy. First is without tender and one speaker. http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t243/Martinmc71/Brit%20with%20sound%20and%20lights/th_102_1819.jpg Second slightly longer with tender or 2 speakers. Sounds good. http...

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