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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: 13926

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: 13926

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: 7085

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: 595

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: 1868

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: 24218

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: 24218

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: 750

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: 750

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: 6601

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: 818

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: 1042

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...
by kebang
Thu May 18, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Magnetic uncoupling ramps
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Magnetic uncoupling ramps

I also use the Brian Kirby method. After lots of experimenting with different magnets, superstrong neo, spacings, hole drilling between sleepers etc., I found that the simplest method was to cut the magnets from cheap magnetic cupboard fittings. I then superglue the magnets in position on the unders...
by kebang
Sun May 14, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco oo electrofrog points
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Peco oo electrofrog points

Thats one of the reasons I suggested downloading 'Anyrail' or 'Scarm'.
You can mix Peco electrofrog points (Code 100) with set track from Hornby, Peco or Bachmann, but as these points do not conform to set track geometry when planning you may find it easier to plan the layout with one of these tools
by kebang
Sat May 13, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Which oo points
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Which oo points

Can I suggest that you download a free trackplanning app? 'AnyRail' is a free download which lets you use up to 50 pieces of track in any plan with no expiry date. https://www.anyrail.com/ There is also 'SCARM' which is free with no limit on the number of pieces of track you use in any plan http://w...

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