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by Grahame
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: software ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1157

Re: software ?

There was a list of such packages in the free 'layout design and planning' booklet supplied with a recent issue of the NGS Journal. I can't remember what they were and don't have the leaflet to hand (or the print version on this machine) but if you are a member you could check in your copy.

G.
by Grahame
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?
Replies: 93
Views: 91500

Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

I hope that NGS members enjoyed the last Journal (6/15). http://media4000.dropshots.com/photos/1232909/20151029/041706.jpg The next issue, 1/16 - the first for next year, is now at a well advanced stage and is scheduled to be sent out to be with (at least UK) members before the end of January. It wi...
by Grahame
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevator
Replies: 35
Views: 5412

Re: Nelevator

flying scotsman123 wrote:Nice idea but way too much money!


Probably not if you factor in the cost of all the track, points, motors, switches, space and time to build an alternative traditional fiddle yard. Or was that an ironic comment Mr F Scotsman?
;-)

G.
by Grahame
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: New models
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: New models

Thanks for the welcome.DJM Dave seems to be amenable to the idea,he needs enough orders to make the project viable. Snag is that DJM haven't yet produced the N gauge locos they announced in 2013 so what would be the gestation period for them? And there have been several kit versions produced over t...
by Grahame
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Peco ST-300 N Gauge Starter Track Set
Replies: 10
Views: 3594

Re: Peco ST-300 N Gauge Starter Track Set

I believe that code 80 and code 55 track share the same rail. They are not the same but a little different. The 'code 55' is 55thou above the sleepers but the total height equates to about code 83. Also there is a 'foot' half way up so that the bit above the base looks appropriate. They can both be...
by Grahame
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Coupler options
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Coupler options

Undereaves wrote:I was wondering whether I should rejoin or join as new as I was a member around 5 years ago. Is the starter stuff the same as I received back then?


If you're able to rejoin/renew and still have the original stuff then do that - you'll save the joining fee of £5.

G.
by Grahame
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Coupler options
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Coupler options

There is a huge number of different (some subtly) types of couplers for use with N gauge. I listed and commented on them in a review article in the current issue of the NGS Journal (5/15). It's well worth joining the Society (for the support, exclusive products and Journal) and you can do so here: h...
by Grahame
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Destination boards in Class 108
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: Destination boards in Class 108

I'm sure it must be possible - just the reverse dismantling of the production assembly order to get to the head-code display.

Best to take a good long careful look, devise an appropriate methodology and then take it a step at a time.

G.
by Grahame
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?
Replies: 93
Views: 91500

Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

A quick heads up that the latest NGS Journal has been printed and is now in the post (my seed copies arrived today). It should be dropping through UK members letterboxes from tomorrow. There are three sections to this issue: http://media3001.dropshots.com/photos/1232909/20150901/085903.jpg G.
by Grahame
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: faller carSystem
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: faller carSystem

Both Faller and Tomytec produce N gauge sized 'moving car' systems. Check out the company websites and for an article about them see the N Gauge Society Journal issue 2/15.

G.
by Grahame
Fri May 29, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?
Replies: 93
Views: 91500

Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

NGS Journal 3/15 is now in the post and should be dropping through UK letterboxes from today - with overseas members waiting accordingly.

Enjoy.

G.
by Grahame
Mon May 11, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?
Replies: 93
Views: 91500

Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

The N Gauge Society Journal (issue 3/15 May/June) is currently at the printers and will be sent out to all members by the end of the month. Below, to whet your appetite, are snapshots of the cover and the contents list: http://media1000.dropshots.com/photos/1232909/20150406/034921.jpg http://media10...
by Grahame
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N scale class 50?
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: N scale class 50?

CJM do the definite class 50 - I don't think it comes DCC as standard but they would fit it for you as they are made to order. However, be prepared to pay and to wait.

G.
by Grahame
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Fixing N gauge track.
Replies: 25
Views: 6622

Re: Fixing N gauge track.

It's not particularly recommended to solder wires only to the rail joiners (fishplates) as they can work loose (as the rails expand/contract), or the ballast glue gets in them, or they get dirty/tarnish over time and cause intermittent electrical supply problems.

G.
by Grahame
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Fixing N gauge track.
Replies: 25
Views: 6622

Re: Fixing N gauge track.

Here's one option: If you use 'track pins' to pin the track down you'll end up with unsightly nail heads on the sleepers. And if you take them out after ballasting you'll end up with holes in the sleepers. One way around it is to use relatively large flat headed pins and push the pin in next to the ...

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