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by kebang
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: will triang3 track join with hornby set track
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

Re: will triang3 track join with hornby set track

Thanks for the replies.. How easy would it be to grind the Triang 3 track where it joins the set track my with my dremel to make a transition? The reason I want to do this is that the 13.5in rad will reduce the size of the layout to a 36 x 60 inch baseboard. If its not going to be possible I'll stic...
by kebang
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: will triang3 track join with hornby set track
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

will triang3 track join with hornby set track

Will Triang 3 track join with Hornby set track? I Intend to use it on a O-16.5 layout. (I have asked a similar question in the Narrow Gauge section - then I realised it was not a question limited to narrow gauge)
by kebang
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 299
Views: 39802

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

My build is going really slowly! I've just ordered 12 x Triang R193 pieces of track from ebay. Seller doesn't post to Philippines so My sister is buying them, they'll be delivered to her & I'll collect them in May when I visit. Does anyone know if they will connect seamlessly to Hornby/Peco set ...
by kebang
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2017. Which Threads Have Inspired You The Most....
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: 2017. Which Threads Have Inspired You The Most....

I was inspired by 'Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5? by PinkNosedPenguin'
As a result of this I'm working very slowly towards a small working 0-16.5 layout.
by kebang
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Building a base for layout.
Replies: 16
Views: 1465

Re: Building a base for layout.

Can I suggest you visit this site? It is dormant now but all the submissions are still visible. Lots of different ideas for different sizes. If you find something you like and need help to amend it lots of people here (Including me) will be happy to assist you

http://www.freetrackplans.com/Home.php
by kebang
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 299
Views: 39802

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: 15
Views: 2342

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: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 299
Views: 39802

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: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 299
Views: 39802

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: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 299
Views: 39802

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: 114
Views: 13472

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: 961

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: 36
Views: 3013

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: 27739

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: 27739

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. ...

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