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by kebang
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 224
Views: 15878

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Thanks for the advice so far folks! I've rechecked the local toy shops but Toby Thomas is not sold here (probably too expensive for local tastes). I'm visiting UK again for a month in May 2018 so I'll be doing a fair bit of shopping then! Meanwhile lots to be getting on with. It will be about a mont...
by kebang
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Small Layout for O 16.5
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Small Layout for O 16.5

0 16.5 .png This little layout is 5ft 6in x 3ft. This small footprint is only achieved by giving the revloop (blue track) a radius of 13in. I've never bent flexitrack before - is such a tight radius possible? I've measured the height of the first carriage I've built & its a fraction under 7cm.,...
by kebang
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 224
Views: 15878

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

I don't know if the sets are available in the UK, I bought mine in Bohol, Philippines where I live. Quoted the wrong price in the first post 499 pesos = 7.00 GBP :)
by kebang
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 224
Views: 15878

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

I've visited the Smallbrook Studio website ordered the 'Cardia' 0-6-0 diesel conversion for one of my Bachmann Junior's & a 'Ceto' conversion for a Hornby 'Smokey Joe'. I've also ordered a Hornby 0-4-0 'Caledonian' from Liverpool. (I was going to sacrifice my existing Hornby 0-4-0 Class 0F Pug C...
by kebang
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 224
Views: 15878

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

I've read & re-read this thread and the more I think about it the more appealing it becomes. I have an 0-4-0 hornby collectors model which I've already DCC'd & runs well, so this will make a good donor. I also have quite a few 0-6-0 tank locos & diesels both Hornby & Peco (so OO &...
by kebang
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates
Replies: 115
Views: 8962

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

I find all this info very useful - thanks TimberSurf
by kebang
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby curve radius
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Hornby curve radius

I suggest you download either 'anyrail' (free version lasts forever & permits layouts of up to 50 pieces of track) or 'Scarm' (totally free) I find anyrail to be very accurate with its geometry & will show you exactly what is & isn't possible. I don't use Scarm so I really cannot comment...
by kebang
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sorting Through 00 Gauge Models.
Replies: 38
Views: 2077

Re: Sorting Through 00 Gauge Models.

This may be useful for people who like very simple filing systems. Its a free 3rd party rewrite of MS Cardfile that works with Win 7, 8 & 10. 64bit & 32 bit downloads are available. I have downloaded the 64 bit version but haven't had the time to run it yet. (I've run AVG Antivirus on the do...
by kebang
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread
Replies: 52
Views: 24986

Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

Thanks Zoso. If your rolling stock can cope with 1st. deg curves then this can be reduced to 6ft x 3ft. Emmetman had also submitted similar layouts.
by kebang
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread
Replies: 52
Views: 24986

Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

We seem to have lost lots of images. I'm reposting this one. It was originally inspired by Freezer's 'small & simple'. The revloop has been enlarged to enable it to be used as a storage loop if needed. The points coming of the loop can be omitted if the 2 sidings are not needed. Min rad is 2nd. ...
by kebang
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: J11's - Running Tender First?
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: J11's - Running Tender First?

Thanks for all the replies folks. (I hadn't thought about having the coal dust blown into the crews faces- that must have been unpleasant!)
by kebang
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: J11's - Running Tender First?
Replies: 11
Views: 825

J11's - Running Tender First?

Could not resist the Bachmann J11 DCC fitted @ 51.67GBP, so one is one its way to The Philippines now :D . Most of my trains are hauled by Tank Locos so run arounds & hauling the train bunker first is prototypical. Can anyone tell me would a J11 have hauled a train tender first? (My layout inclu...
by kebang
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting
Replies: 110
Views: 7416

Re: Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting

I don't post pics very often. Despite all the good info recently available here (especially from Alex) I do struggle to get my head around using other sites to post on this site.
I would be very happy to pay a fee to support being able to post directly on this site. Its easy & convenient.
by kebang
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: thinking of going dcc
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: thinking of going dcc

The Hornby mixed freight set is enough to put anyone off DCC!
To experience DCC properly you need a real DCC controller & quality locos. The only way I've been able to keep the locos from the mixed traffic set running faultlessly is by fitting them with 'keep alive' chips!
by kebang
Sat May 20, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Stay Live?
Replies: 12
Views: 1163

Re: Stay Live?

Different manufacturers have different standards. DCC Concepts have the copyright on 'Stay Alive'. Its important to realise that (usually)* this does not keep the loco moving, In the event of loss of track power it only retains the last instructions received so that when power is restored the loco c...

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