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by klaatu
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Laying N gauge track
Replies: 31
Views: 8791

Re: Laying N gauge track

The problem with that is you raise the heads of the screws to the degree they fowl the bottom of bogies/locos when they pass overhead. It was near-enough as it was with the ones I have. Ah - I'd assumed you were taking the screws out after the glue had dried? I'm relying entirely on latex glue to h...
by klaatu
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol HST
Replies: 36
Views: 4155

Re: Dapol HST

I wasn't going to bother pre-ordering, but then I read somewhere (on the Dapol site?) that for some of their forthcoming models, they were only making enough in the first batch to fulfil pre-orders, so I panicked. It may well have been a ruse to get as many pre-orders as possible.

Steve
by klaatu
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol HST
Replies: 36
Views: 4155

Re: Dapol HST

I've got an InterCity Swallow book set on pre-order.

Steve
by klaatu
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: relay/transistor cross-breed?
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: relay/transistor cross-breed?

An opto-isolator, you mean?

Steve
by klaatu
Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Glue for glazing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2325

Re: Glue for glazing?

Glue 'n' Glaze, from Deluxe Materials, is apparently very good. As well as using it as a glue for clear plastic, you can also use it to actually create a window by forming a film across an aperture. I haven't tried it yet, but I've used their Roket Card Glue, and I find that to be very good.

Steve
by klaatu
Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Partwork Flying Scotsman
Replies: 608
Views: 156131

Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Nice. Why does the one on the right look different?

Steve
by klaatu
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 220 101 Pioneer (Hull Trains)
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Class 220 101 Pioneer (Hull Trains)

58001 wrote:As Graham Farish are doing the 222 "pioneer" sets,


GF have cancelled the 222.

Steve
by klaatu
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: BOLTON ABBEY RENAMED. Update & Pics
Replies: 119
Views: 31213

Re: N gauge being made from scraps

Those rock faces look superb, you've coloured them brilliantly. Are they cast from the Woodland Scenics moulds?

Stecve
by klaatu
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge
Replies: 78
Views: 15461

Re: Unnamed N Gauge 5x3 80-90s TMD

I don't normally like to ask about how much people pay for something, as it's none of my business, but do you mind me asking how much the delivery charge will be? We get charged eye-watering amounts for large heavy stuff from down south. Delivery of a 5x3 baseboard with track already laid would cost...
by klaatu
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Partwork Flying Scotsman
Replies: 608
Views: 156131

Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Forgive my ignorance, but why is it that people who build brass locos always paint them after they are built? I would have thought it would have been easier to paint as you go, much like you would on a plastic kit That's quite amazing - I searched all through this thread for some information about ...
by klaatu
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Fishplates - unreliable - why?
Replies: 17
Views: 4699

Re: Fishplates - unreliable - why?

Noel "nickel silver (n/s)" is a term introduced by the model railway fraternity, it is stainless steel. They need a different abbreviation to s/s. It's steel with a very high nickel content which prevents it rusting and renders it non magnetic. "Nickel Silver" track is made from...
by klaatu
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Diamond and point switching
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Diamond and point switching

However, it all depends on what's going on to the right where I have marked an 'X? " Assuming the two tracks end at a terminus then all should be ok with simply swapping around the lower tracks rail feeds. As I have shown. Yes, that's a terminus. What you've drawn is what I understood m8intern...
by klaatu
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Diamond and point switching
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Diamond and point switching

m8internet wrote:No the polarity in the section connected to the auto reverser can "swap" when a train enters from the wrong polarity


I'm confused - I thought that was more-or-less what I said?

Steve
by klaatu
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Diamond and point switching
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Diamond and point switching

BromsMods wrote:There's always this little device that might just help - http://www.tamvalleydepot.com/products/ ... uicer.html
Hmm... nice toy... tempting. But presumably it doesn't do anything that I couldn't do with the switches on my Cobalts? It just simplifies the wiring?

Steve
by klaatu
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Diamond and point switching
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Diamond and point switching

Therefore put all the parallel tracks with the same polarity parallel to each other You will then only need ONE auto reverser at the return loop in the middle So you're saying that I need to get the polarity of the loop to flip when a train enters it, so that the rest of the tracks have the same po...

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