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by NEvans
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrier's Shed №2 - Now Known as "Forton-on-Sea"
Replies: 431
Views: 47831

Re: Terrier's Shed №2

Finally tripped over this thread and had a very enjoyable read.

A lot wiser man than I was before (although not sure about anything relating to model trains though)....
by NEvans
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Paggminster - NEW UPDATE 19/8/13
Replies: 206
Views: 26812

Re: 00 Layout - MASSIVE update 14/10/12

Blue_2 wrote:Very impressive! I love the boarded up window idea!

First time read this thread, excellent work. Agreed the window looks great. But overal think your water looks briliant, not seen better.
by NEvans
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Harry Potter Themed HO/OO Modules in Maryland
Replies: 184
Views: 30851

Re: Harry Potter Themed HO/OO Modules in Maryland

Looks better every time.

Thoughts on your next module?
by NEvans
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1352
Views: 189938

Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Jim S-W wrote:Image

I think the weathering on this HST is excellent. I've never seen any in better condition than this!
by NEvans
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 7 x 3' Layout: Some Idea's - 'Riveria Junction'
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

Re: 7 x 3' Layout: Some Idea's - 'Riveria Junction'

At this stage do you still have the ability to add some points between the two outer tracks, say a curved set at each end to make for more interesting operation? And maybe some sort of factory at one corner for your freight train.
by NEvans
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: RTR n gauge DCC locos
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: RTR n gauge DCC locos

I will have a look at the locos mentioned, but as an aside, are the Blue Riband locos better mechanically than the standard, or is it just better quality casting etc ? They are newer design models, in theory better castings, better engines, better everything. Probably find some are actually better ...
by NEvans
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: RTR n gauge DCC locos
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: RTR n gauge DCC locos

hiffano wrote:not DCC chipped, but certainly including a socket is the farish 4mt 2-6-0 i recently bought, for under £60, it's a cracking loco.


Have you fitted a chip and if so how easy?
by NEvans
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: RTR n gauge DCC locos
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: RTR n gauge DCC locos

I believe I'm right in saying all new Farish Engine Runs, so recent designs, apart from small shunters come "DCC Ready" as they class it. They come with a six pin socket for you to plug a DCC decoder chip into. These come in their "Blue Riband" Range, their "Premium" mo...
by NEvans
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: RTR n gauge DCC locos
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: RTR n gauge DCC locos

olliereading1123 wrote:The first of Dapol's DCC Fitted items have hit the shelves. These being the A3 and class 56

Ollie


Whats the feeling on these compared to Farish's loco's?
by NEvans
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: RTR n gauge DCC locos
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: RTR n gauge DCC locos

The Farish class 24 DCC set comes set up ready. It does include a DCC controller which you already have, but you could put one on ebay. For an engine (with DCC chip in), two coachs, and set of track, its cheaper than buying them seperate. Look around on the internet should get it for about £120 Othe...
by NEvans
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: views on the farish 4mt
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: views on the farish 4mt

Dr_Al wrote:So I'd highly recommend changing controller. Even to a cheap one from a Farish trainset, which will be much better - these can be got for a tenner or less on ebay...


Good excuse for time to look into getting a DCC one.
by NEvans
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lay track first or solder power wires on first.
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Re: Lay track first or solder power wires on first.

Taking this to the next stage, would people just have droppers which are long enough to go through the board and from there connect to one long bus. Or as a small layout just run them all as slightly longer wires to one 'central' point. And then whats the best method for conncting them all together?...
by NEvans
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lay track first or solder power wires on first.
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Re: Lay track first or solder power wires on first.

Most of this is shown in this websites item.... http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/Electrical.htm#Track%20feeds Hi guys, cheers for the suggestions. Tracks not down yet, so think I'll go for the soldering first, with a hole in the middle. My soldering is anything but neat, so will need to do a bit of p...
by NEvans
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lay track first or solder power wires on first.
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Lay track first or solder power wires on first.

Hi, New N Guage DCC layout with about six power points. Can't decide if best to lay track first, then drill holes feed the wires through, and solder on the outside of the rail, will probably be seen, but should ensure well clear of any wheels. Or solder first then lay the track. This will allow me t...
by NEvans
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Comments welcome on OO gauge layout
Replies: 9
Views: 2179

Re: Comments welcome on OO gauge layout

Could you create the space later to continue the two centre platforms through and into a loop:? So you have two bay platforms and two through platforms.

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