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by DriffCharlie
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

House building today!!! Eat your heart out Barratts!!!! My daughter was at playgroup this morning so I seized the opportunity. At the rear left of the layout I always intended a road/houses/shop scene. So I went into "production-line" mode and made up 3 skeleton, low releif properties to g...
by DriffCharlie
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

Thanks guys really appreciate the comments, its such a long time since I did any "modelling", but although its much harder to see now, it seems my antiquated methods still appear to work :shock: :shock: , My model car racing is all about "engineering" rather than "modelling ...
by DriffCharlie
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

Got the nightmare of ballasting out of the way this eve, used up lots of leftover bits, large grey, small grey,some brown and some ash, slowly added more and more ash to the mix , the nearer it got to the engine shed/coal/water the more ash I added to the mix, seems to look Ok and I can always dry-b...
by DriffCharlie
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

A little more progress this weekend, as you may remember the water tower last week looked like this http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/layout%20build/081.jpg Well, I managed to fit all the pipework & valves/taps,fit the ventilated roof, gave the metalwork a "roughing-in" c...
by DriffCharlie
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Submitted Articles
Topic: Fitting Kadees to Non Nem Stock
Replies: 54
Views: 19536

Ive recently been introduced to the wonderfull world of Kadees', the spare springs will be needed as I have lost one off already, but dont bother with the fitting tool for them, its quite simple to pick them up with a scalpel blade between the coils and fit them reasonably easily this way. Also I st...
by DriffCharlie
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clifton 009 Layout
Replies: 293
Views: 59276

Looking absolutely brill mate, can I ask you what make are those backscenes Please???

Keep up the good work :D :D :D

Charlie
by DriffCharlie
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

Time to start Scratch Building :shock: :shock: :shock: I really need to get the platform and waiting shelter in next as They form the mainstay of the layout and everything else is "relative" to them if you follow. I CAN'T model in card...I know ...I've tried in the past so it has to be pla...
by DriffCharlie
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

if you have space drop a small sector plate, or cassette thingy on your entrance road, otherise thats so close to perfect it hurts Hopefully next week will see the traverser added to the left-hand side, I am planning on going to B & Queue...and queue...and queue.. Tommorrow for some drawer slid...
by DriffCharlie
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

No real progress today..I have been too busy playing trains... cant ever remember it being sooo much fun :D :D :D . Got most of the rolling stock I've bought up on Ebay, using the proceeds from selling my old stuff, Also laid out a few items to try and get a "feel for the scenery, This is a cen...
by DriffCharlie
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

I CAN FINALLY PLAY TRAINS !!! :D :D :D http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/layout%20build/003-1.jpg Got the WHOLE morning to myself and have just about totally wired the layout, here's some "under-the-board" shots http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/layout%20build/0...
by DriffCharlie
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

managed to make a start on wiring the board up today, got all the track feeds in, http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/layout%20build/001-1.jpg I like to use tag-strip for the main track connections, I just solder a bus bar across however many tags I want to connect together, http://i260....
by DriffCharlie
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

Just to add a note to the magnetic uncoupling system, I installed all the rest today, and on testing one of the pairs of magnets refused to trip the Kadees at all, upon investigating I had the magnetic poles "opposing" each other so the magnetic field between them was making the Kadee's lo...
by DriffCharlie
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

I'd be interested in hearing more about burying the magnets, I'm planning to use Kadees and hidden decouplers on my layout as well. Well after a bit of expirimenting I think I've found the "happy" solution, Firstly I bought off evilbay some rectangular Neodymium magnets, I had the intenti...
by DriffCharlie
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7393

Not really layout build ...but it is relative to the layout... finally finished assembling my latest present from my wife ..... http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/shed/017.jpg Very welcome pressie indeed but she did have her reasons... she gets the kitchen table back and also the under ...
by DriffCharlie
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clifton 009 Layout
Replies: 293
Views: 59276

Well done mate, its really spurred me on to get moving with my own layout, keep us updated I now really miss my 009 mostly for the sheer amount you can "cram in" to a limited space.

Charlie

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