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by Rabspat
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Need some info or advice for a newbie??
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Need some info or advice for a newbie??

I am not sure where to put this but as it's about my upcoming laybout construction i guess this is the best place. I did a search but either i missed it or i could'nt find it. Right for ease of me (being diabled and cant move around that well) i am going to do it DCC. I am not 100% on anything to do...
by Rabspat
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Few questions on the class 416
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Few questions on the class 416

I have a few questions about the Class 416?

1) i been reading reviews where some say it has interior lighting and some say it don't, which is correct?
2) How easy is it to install a DCC chip to the 416?
3) Biggest question is it worth the £100 price tag?
by Rabspat
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Go on then! Convert me
Replies: 57
Views: 4082

Re: Go on then! Convert me

Ok sorry for hijacking the thread but it seem the right place to ask. I am a beginner and be doing DCC how easy is it to do points and general wiring on the layout for DCC? I am new to wiring anything let alone Layout so this all seem daunting to me and really scary.
by Rabspat
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need some Ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Need some Ideas?

Just used a convertor so it is in cm's for those who don't use the old english way as my step father said: 142.24 x 30.48 cm board 1 274.32 x 45.72 cm board 2 213.36 x 81.28 cm board 3 I have installed anyrails but having a nightmare figuring it out. Think i do a sketch and scan it on later. Again a...
by Rabspat
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need some Ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Need some Ideas?

I am in need of some ideas, i am doing around the wall in my small bedroom now i want it to be a branchline based with a terminus and possibly a station half way around. I did some rough messurments with my step father and to allow for living in as well. We done it as a U type shape. First Board: 4f...
by Rabspat
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Need some advice on Tracks.
Replies: 26
Views: 2044

Re: Need some advice on Tracks.

Wow i am getting some fantastic advice here. Thank you gents you are making things a hell of a lot easier.
by Rabspat
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Ok getting confussed Railroad? Whats the difference?
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Ok getting confussed Railroad? Whats the difference?

Ok i am only coming back to the horby after a few years break, so whats this Railroad stuff? As it dont seem that much cheaper than the standard hornby stuff. It's all just getting confussing. Starting to think i should just stick with Bachmann for my Loco's be it steam/Diesels or DMU/EMU's.
by Rabspat
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Need some advice on Tracks.
Replies: 26
Views: 2044

Re: Need some advice on Tracks.

Thanks pete, i will be buying new stock so i will go with code 75 me thinks. Not sure on the sleepers yet as i want to do it a branch line terminus that is still open so i can run from steam through to modern. Totally fictional i should mention.
by Rabspat
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Need some advice on Tracks.
Replies: 26
Views: 2044

Re: Need some advice on Tracks.

Ok i was looking at peco track and i saw 3 types:

Settrack code 100
Streamline code 100
Streamline code 75 Finescale

So which one is best?
by Rabspat
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Need some advice on Tracks.
Replies: 26
Views: 2044

Re: Need some advice on Tracks.

Thanks for all the info. As soon as i have a plan as such i post. But right now it's in the VERY early stage.
by Rabspat
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Need some advice on Tracks.
Replies: 26
Views: 2044

Re: Need some advice on Tracks.

What i have right now is Hornby stuff that you get out of the track packs and Train sets. I was planning to start afresh with Track as they don't seem that expensive.
by Rabspat
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Need some advice on Tracks.
Replies: 26
Views: 2044

Need some advice on Tracks.

Ok been awhile since i last posted, had a lot of medical problems so all my previous plans have been scrubbed. Now i have a new plan, i have been looking online at tracks in OO, and i am quiet shocked to how many different types there are now. My plan is to do around the wall branchline terminus tha...
by Rabspat
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: An idea for my first layout.
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: An idea for my first layout.

Ok the updated version which i am kinda happy about but please give your input. I will be starting this project in the new year.

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by Rabspat
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol to produce a southern "thumper" DEMU
Replies: 16
Views: 4999

Re: Dapol to produce a southern "thumper" DEMU

Now this i can't wait for. I grew up next to Tunbridge Wells West and watched Thumpers all day so i have a love for them, so i will be getting one of these no matter the cost.
by Rabspat
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: An idea for my first layout.
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: An idea for my first layout.

looks good but what are the dimensions? The longest part will be 10ft x 3ft the shortest part will be 8ft x 3ft. I like the idea of the 2 stations as well, i might revise that plan and add some headshunts as suggested. EDIT: I also want it to be a mixed era with DMU and steam so that i can say run ...

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