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by georgehgv
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Starting out with N
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Starting out with N

Hi, layout is looking good, keep posting so we can follow progress. As I have a OO gauge I at least have something to "play" with but I am thinking along the lines of 2m x 0.6m raised to eye level with a hidden return loop along the rear with ultimately some spiral to lower hidden level an...
by georgehgv
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Starting out with N
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Starting out with N

Hi, I was going to run a power bus with droppers just to ensure even distribution of power, if I put the droppers on the sidings this should remove the need for pointvclips shouldn't it?
by georgehgv
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Starting out with N
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Starting out with N

Thanks K for taking time to reply, I will be buying some locos which I hope will be dcc ready or fitted, and probably fairly new. I am researching ideas at the moment but being a cabinetmaker am keen to test more skills in creating something new and different in terms of storage and layout, will see...
by georgehgv
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Starting out with N
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Starting out with N

Hi. Having done some OO modelling etc I was hoping to try N gauge as a small portable project. Some help would be greatly appreciated. Is it still a problem with 1st radius curves being suitable for some not all locos like in OO? Or can the be used to create a hidden loop for returning? Peco SL 300 ...
by georgehgv
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Guide To Identify Couplings
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Guide To Identify Couplings

Came across this recently, help to identify which coupling you have or need.

Hope it is useful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kQq0A0O8NM
by georgehgv
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Model & Hobby Show
Replies: 25
Views: 4383

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Mine is 10.30 :P

What is the Collectors Loco?

Only thing on sale apparently so won't be too expensive day out and free entry to museum
by georgehgv
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Clean Track ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: Clean Track ?

The zero cost aspect is why it appealed to me; have a lifetime supply from the back of one cheap fitted wardrobe we took out of the house we currently live in! You can use it by hand, glue a small scrap of wood on as a handle. But also having a lot of concealed track mine is on a propelled weighted...
by georgehgv
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 32-465 Cross Country
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Bachmann 32-465 Cross Country

Thanks Bigmet I think you may be right, the axles do not protrude beyond the wheel as most of my wagons etc do, there is no pointed spindle, there is a lot of drag on the carriages but the drive car seems reasonably able although probably not reaching as fast top speed as others. I am at the Model S...
by georgehgv
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Clean Track ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: Clean Track ?

Much less track cleaning is required if the layout uses all metal track and wheels (so that's no plastic point crossings, no plastic wheels and definitely no traction tyres which are the very work of the devil) and lubricant is applied very sparingly. I use the back of hardboard as a cleaning drag,...
by georgehgv
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Clean Track ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: Clean Track ?

I clean mine a couple of times a year. My layout is in a spare bedroom that's not used for anything other than the railway and storage so it doesn't get a lot of disturbance. What's your situation? How do you clean the track? I use a track rubber and cleaning fluid, does seem to get dirty black qui...
by georgehgv
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Clean Track ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Clean Track ?

Quite probably the wrong Topic here but how often do you guys have to clean the track? Seems mine goes very dirty very quickly, cleaned it about three weeks ago and hardly used it since and the rails are black.
by georgehgv
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Select
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Hornby Select

Hi, After singing praises of the Select one of mine has developed a hard to turn control knob, back to Hornby under warranty do you think please?
by georgehgv
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 32-465 Cross Country
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Bachmann 32-465 Cross Country

Hi, wondering if anyone can help me please. I have the above but the non powered that is the front and rear coach don't seem to free wheel easily. Is this normal? or should it go back to Bachmann?
by georgehgv
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: HURST MODELS
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Re: HURST MODELS

poliss wrote:Contact Trading Standards as you were advised to do previously.



If paid by Credit Card contact Cardholder, even Debit Cardholder they will advise/help.
by georgehgv
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: HURST MODELS
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Re: HURST MODELS

Is that the one?

http://www.hurstmodels.com/7/hm_7mm.htm

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