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by Hymirl
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Layout Thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Layout Thoughts

Seems nice although kind of boring, (not that you should fill all the space with track). I'm personally not a fan of hornby platforms as they're pretty limiting. You have enough space for a double track, if you like watching trains go around I'd include that. But if you like seeing a gentle pre 1960...
by Hymirl
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 3832

Re: Making minories in settrack?

So after a lot of measuring, head scratching and changing of minds (which I spared you guys from), I'm concluding Minories doesn't fit and I fancy a superficially similar but simpler single track three platform terminus. This plan and layout are ancient O guage but half dimensions and fiddle some le...
by Hymirl
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 9138

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

There is a following program at 22.00 (Timeshift) about the British love of model railways. I actually liked this more than James May's show. Nice potted history of model railways and few clever bits of photography, a bit too much talking heads though as it seems you can't tell a story without hear...
by Hymirl
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 136
Views: 161613

Re: BARGAINS!

https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk

Doing a sale on locos in 00 and N gauge. Decent price on 0-4-0 pecket...
by Hymirl
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Electrofrog Points
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Electrofrog Points

Bufferstop wrote:The sooner Peco go over to Unifrog for all the better. Lets hope we don't have to wait as long as we did to get Electrofrog.


These seem quite exciting. Why are we not talking more about this!
by Hymirl
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 3832

Re: Making minories in settrack?

I think I suspected as much, the box of old settrack can sit in its box a bit longer. Maybe I should use the oppotunity of getting new points to go for electrofrogs for the first time... Also; I'm planning on fitting a return loop (with a few storage sidings) to attach to it which gives a few foot o...
by Hymirl
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 3832

Making minories in settrack?

Hows my layout that I started? Lets just talk about new projects for now... ok. :oops: Lets talk about the classic Minories by the late great CJ Freezer. Can it be effectively built with settrack points or does it need medium turnouts as a minimum to avoid coachs looking ridiculous offsets between e...
by Hymirl
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Big disappointment!
Replies: 30
Views: 4336

Re: Big disappointment!

I strongly agree with minimising handling of locos, less picking up the better. If you don't have to pack away the railway leave them sat safely on their wheels.

After all. Why have an engine shed if the engine doesn't live in it! :lol:
by Hymirl
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest Arrival!
Replies: 13
Views: 1512

Re: Latest Arrival!

Very nice, what coach is it pulling? It looks very Henrietta like...
by Hymirl
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 389
Views: 40991

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Great update. The smile of children seeing trains is one of beat bits (my boy will graduate from Thomas the tank soon I'm sure!).

The loco crews look good. Where are they from?
by Hymirl
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 226
Views: 33328

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Looking good. I like the tailback of cars and trucks, very important for modern(ish) railways.

If its the back to back of the wheels fouling the crossing could a little careful surgery trim away the excess?
by Hymirl
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January

It was a good show, I liked it it a lot, Kids were happy, both had fun at your Thomas layout. It was nice to meet you and I fully agree its a simple layout but its very effective and has everything you could ask for. (Looks like I'll spending some money at tootally thomas at some point). Lower Trump...
by Hymirl
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 226
Views: 33328

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Its a good trick with removable loads. I did some with coal years back but they didn't come out s nice as yours did!!
by Hymirl
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January

Is this at the one at the cheese and grain? I'm going on sunday with the kids.

(And a small folding stepladder so they can see!)
by Hymirl
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Industrial minimum space loop
Replies: 34
Views: 4118

Re: Industrial minimum space loop

One of the more remarkable minimum space track plans I've seen to date. Hope to see more of this. Progress is embarrassingly stalled pretty badly. As work has rather crimped my modelling time, the higher level line is mostly constructed but point rodding requires time to learn I don't have. :( On t...

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