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by 4472
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: newbe
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: newbe

Don't try to run before you walk. Decide upon a location and the size and shape of the baseboard. Don't use the first idea. Ensure the access and power points will be in the right place. You can change the plan at this stage before pouring money in. It took me about 3 months before my 1st hardware p...
by 4472
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Flexitrack as 4th radius curve?
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Flexitrack as 4th radius curve?

You will only need 2 rail joiners per length of track, so that 3 lengths will need 6 joiners. Also try not to get a curve joined to a straight as the curve ends as the inherent straightening force could lead to a bad connection. Try to end the flexitrack as a straight rather than the end of a curve....
by 4472
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Testing new layout - ideas?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: Testing new layout - ideas?

Make sure the longest stock will pass on the loops without colliding
by 4472
Sun May 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: R4790 Autocoach
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: R4790 Autocoach

Many thanks
by 4472
Sat May 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: R4790 Autocoach
Replies: 2
Views: 258

R4790 Autocoach

I want to add some seated passengers to the above but am unsure as to how to remove the roof or coach sides. As it is brand new I don't want to break anything by being too ham fisted. Any help welcome please
by 4472
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 4mm scale pre-1960 lorries
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: 4mm scale pre-1960 lorries

lledo cars are 1/43 scale but most of the lorries at 1/76. There is a railroad range latterly taken over by Corgi that are suitable for OO gauge. but tend to be big lorries with trailers
by 4472
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 4mm scale pre-1960 lorries
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: 4mm scale pre-1960 lorries

Try lledo models on eBay or a swapmeet. all sorts of lorries and eras. They can be really cheap especially the unboxed ones
by 4472
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Thomas the Tank help needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1677

Re: Thomas the Tank help needed

In fact Sodor is not entirely fictional as it is based loosely on the Isle of Man which falls within the ecclesiastical diocese of Sodor and Mann :D
by 4472
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Braziers!
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: Braziers!

Have you tried Layouts4u. They do both types
by 4472
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Preowned windfalls
Replies: 86
Views: 8128

Re: Preowned windfalls

I once knew a guy who only collected locomotives. He had cases around the walls filled with them in all different sizes from n to oo. He had no interest in layouts.
by 4472
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Few newbie questions
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: Few newbie questions

2nd idea. Can you just rest it against the wall when not in use rather than hang it
by 4472
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Few newbie questions
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: Few newbie questions

I would also add some felt to the underside to avoid scratching the wall or the table !!
by 4472
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound fitted Diesels
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Sound fitted Diesels

Know anyone with a 3D printer. They should be able to knock them up quite easily
by 4472
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Baseboard frame
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Baseboard frame

We put together an 8 x 4 baseboard all one piece. It will never be moved from it's location. We attached 8 IKEA adjustable legs, with the flange plates glued on (the supplied screws were too long for the 12mm plywood) using Gorilla glue. I laid an oval and did a test run which was too loud for the m...
by 4472
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Flowers
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: Flowers

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=50928#p642741

try this, its cheap and cheerful and looks good on my layout

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