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by abenn
Wed May 27, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere
Replies: 67
Views: 5710

Re: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere

I'm looking for a complete set, including transformer. It's for an N-gauge layout with not much possibility of any more than four locos running at once, so I reckon the cheaper one (3A?) will do me. Thanks for finding those vendors. Unfortunately Rails of Sheffield show it as "Availability: Ord...
by abenn
Tue May 26, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere
Replies: 67
Views: 5710

Re: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere

Thanks Tricky Dicky. I wonder why their web site didn't show up when I Googled "Lenz 100" :? Anyway, they've got some stock, though the minimalistic starter set with controller LH01, out later this year, looks about right for me. I think I'll give them another look after the summer hols.
by abenn
Tue May 26, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere
Replies: 67
Views: 5710

Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere

After several years prevaricating, during which time I ran my DCC-converted locos on my Gaugemaster analogue controllers, I'm at the point now where I must get a DCC controller. But my favourite, Lenz 100, seems to be out of stock everywhere. I can't even find one on eBay other than from USA. Does a...
by abenn
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Fixing N gauge track.
Replies: 25
Views: 5973

Re: Fixing N gauge track.

Well, I'm still working on my behind-the-scenes storage yard, and I'm afraid I've ignored (for the moment) the advice about not soldering to rail joiners. I'm using Peco flexitrack, and I'm installing power droppers at every joint, so that's at least one every yard -- sometimes closer when there's c...
by abenn
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Fixing N gauge track.
Replies: 25
Views: 5973

Re: Fixing N gauge track.

Thanks for the tips on soldering to the rails. Soldering to the joiners was recommended by my local railway model shop, and it certainly makes life easy, but looks like I might have to change before I get too far.
by abenn
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Fixing N gauge track.
Replies: 25
Views: 5973

Re: Fixing N gauge track.

Well, two days on, and tracklaying is progressing. The track is quite secure with my PVA dabs when I remove the temporary screws, but it can be quite easily unfixed if it gets a knock, so I'm going to add a few track pins in the behind-the-scenes unballasted section. I'm sure the addition of glued b...
by abenn
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Fixing N gauge track.
Replies: 25
Views: 5973

Re: Fixing N gauge track.

OK, I've had a leisurely afternoon laying my first piece of track -- a bit of curve connected to a turnout and a single slip. My other hobby is RC model aircraft, and I noted that the screws I use to secure servos in my models are just the right size to go between sleepers, and have heads that are w...
by abenn
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Fixing N gauge track.
Replies: 25
Views: 5973

Re: Fixing N gauge track.

As usual there seems to be no "best" way to do things. At the moment I'm starting on the behind-the-scenes trackwork, so it won't be ballasted. When I was thinking of track pins I didn't realise they do different ones for OO and N gauge, so I'll get some SL-14s and see how they look behind...
by abenn
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Fixing N gauge track.
Replies: 25
Views: 5973

Fixing N gauge track.

I'm just beginning my first N-gauge layout, having previously run OO-gauge. With my OO stuff I used track pins, but it seems to me they're much too large for N-gauge, and Peco finescale track doesn't have any pre-drilled holes in the sleepers, both of which make me think I should just be gluing the ...
by abenn
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Kato Eurostar questions -- newbie to N gauge.
Replies: 21
Views: 4118

Re: Kato Eurostar questions -- newbie to N gauge.

I'd be interested in knowing the source too. I was looking at a couple on Amazon recently, but chickened out because they're dispatched from Japan.

If you bought them from Amazon, then the vendor should send you spares or, at least, give you a refund to cover their cost.
by abenn
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Transition at top and bottom of incline?
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Transition at top and bottom of incline?

Thanks Emettman, but I think I'd rather keep things simple by only taking the inclines up above the board. As I said, I now think I've got plenty of space to do it :)
by abenn
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Transition at top and bottom of incline?
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Transition at top and bottom of incline?

Thanks. Once I get my layout design more developed I'm sure I'll be able to find more length the fit the inclines in (one up, one down), so should be able to do better than 1:40.
by abenn
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Transition at top and bottom of incline?
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Transition at top and bottom of incline?

I'm planning on one track crossing over the main lines on a lattice girder bridge. To get scale headroom I need, I believe, 27mm from top of rail so, allowing for depth of the track and the bridge's girders, I think I need my incline to rise about 35mm. Does that sound about right? Incidentally, is ...
by abenn
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: How to separate Hornby Eurostar carriages?
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re: How to separate Hornby Eurostar carriages?

glencairn wrote:
abenn wrote:Done it! My word, it did need more force that I thought the plastic would withstand. But all is well thank you :)


Hope you can connect them back together again! :roll: ...
That's the buyer's job :D
by abenn
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Transition at top and bottom of incline?
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Transition at top and bottom of incline?

I'll be using 6mm ply, so I guess that would give a gentle curve. I suspected the answer would be "try it and see", so I'll have to buy a couple of locos before I finalise my track -- I'm certainly going for a class 66 diesel, and probably a Pacific steamer for "heritage" days.

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