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by klaatu
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Diamond and point switching
Replies: 9
Views: 1460

Diamond and point switching

I've started looking at what switching I will need for the crossovers on the layout I'm building. I'm using Peco code 55 electrofrog and Cobalt motors (like Tortoises, with a DPDT switch built in). I propose to do the 'standard' modification to the points and switch the frog polarity. My layout is a...
by klaatu
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Forncett N gauge re-visited.
Replies: 9
Views: 3816

Re: Forncett N gauge re-visited.

I am still only a beginner, but - your access looks limited to me. How will you reach that turntable in the top right hand corner, for example?

Steve
by klaatu
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Going n gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

Re: Going n gauge

Ive got a fair size to play with approx 21ft x 8ft in the loft :D Eek. That must have been quite a lottery win! ;) My layout is 10'x9', I've hardly started, and it's cost me a fortune already. I think if I had 21x8 I'd be doing OO - not that I'm trying to put you off N at all, the recently produced...
by klaatu
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons Website
Replies: 13
Views: 2094

Re: Hattons Website

They have an 'XHTML 1.1 compliant' button on their front page. Clicking on it to validate the page gives 25 errors...

Steve
by klaatu
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Modifying Peco electrofrog points
Replies: 13
Views: 3656

Re: Modifying Peco electrofrog points

RFS wrote:isolate the frog by removing the other bonding wires underneath the point
Don't you have to cut the rails to isolate the frog?

Steve
by klaatu
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Where have all the Virgins gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2251

Re: Where have all the Virgins gone?

Lots of them at Preston when I'm waiting for the Caledonian Sleeper on a Thursday night.

Steve
by klaatu
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N'spirations2 - now available
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: N'spirations2 - now available

hiffano wrote:postal order was for £5, for both issues.

Ah, right, sorry. I thought the price for both issues was £4.20.
by klaatu
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N'spirations2 - now available
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: N'spirations2 - now available

hiffano wrote:ok, Postal order purchased, shows how long it is since i last bought one, you now have to pay for it, a whole pound.
You were robbed. A postal order under £5 costs 50p.

Poundage has always been payable on postal orders; in 1908 the maximum was 2d, for example.

Steve
by klaatu
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol WSMR Mk3 Buffet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: Dapol WSMR Mk3 Buffet?

Ben A wrote:I think commercial realities dictate that only one catering vehicle shell can be tooled - after all, most people will only need one such vehicle for every 6-8 saloons they buy.
Oh yes, absolutely. I didn't realise they didn't have a model already and thought it was just a case of a new livery.

Steve
by klaatu
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol WSMR Mk3 Buffet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: Dapol WSMR Mk3 Buffet?

Ah, right - the Mk3 RFM with the "incorrect roof"? So it's not just for the WSMR but other liveries too...

Thanks.

Steve
by klaatu
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol WSMR Mk3 Buffet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Dapol WSMR Mk3 Buffet?

I've seen mentioned in a few places that Dapol were going to release, in "early 2010" a buffet car for the Wrexham & Shropshire "bookset" (which I've just ordered). But there seems to be no mention of this in their 2009 or 2010 catalogues, nor on their web site. Does anyone k...
by klaatu
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: BASIC N Questions.
Replies: 25
Views: 2923

Re: BASIC N Questions.

You want to be testing the inside overhang of a 63' Mk1 (75' Mk3 would be better) against the outside overhang of a large diesel or steam locomotive. The outside overhang of a locomotive is much larger than it is for a coach, so that 3mm gap between coaches could well be full contact between a loco...
by klaatu
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Am I being a bit dense?
Replies: 15
Views: 1988

Re: Am I being a bit dense?

No sign of them being available on any retailer's web site yet, and the GF web site is still saying Sept/Oct and Oct/Nov. Odd.
by klaatu
Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: BASIC N Questions.
Replies: 25
Views: 2923

Re: BASIC N Questions.

That sounds promising. I've ordered some Mk3 coaches so I can try the same experiment with those.

Steve
by klaatu
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: BASIC N Questions.
Replies: 25
Views: 2923

Re: BASIC N Questions.

The code 55 streamline points all give the same 27mm spacing as they all use the same 10 degree frog angle at the same length. To be honest, even the 'Medium' radius curvature doesn't cause problems with overhang as the 18" curvature isn't quite severe enough to cause any issues. Its only when...

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