using hornby

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using hornby

Postby bluefocus86 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:46 pm

can i use normal hornby track for a garden railway or do i have to use specialist track. If i have to use specialist track could anyone give me a website or 2 that i could use thanks

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Re: using hornby

Postby PeterH » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:44 pm

As long as it is nickel silver track (which most modern 00 trackwork is made of), it'll be fine. I think the general preference track-wise is using Peco 1yrd length of flexi-track (comes cheaper in boxes of 25 pieces).

These can be found on any online model-railway retailer; such as Hattons or Rails of Sheffield (a Google search will bring them up!).
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Re: using hornby

Postby thomas the plank engine » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:30 pm

Check out the forum members on here that model 00 gauge in their gardens (hardened fools that we are)

David J Bentley, Heathburn
Ian Tozzi, Grockle Garden Railway

These are just a couple that I know of that model 00 gauge in their gardens but someone is sure to add a few more names to the list

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Re: using hornby

Postby Infrontcat » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:40 pm

Like mine? :P
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Re: using hornby

Postby thomas the plank engine » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:05 pm

Infrontcat wrote:Like mine? :P


Smack my wrist Tim completely forgot about yours.

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Re: using hornby

Postby Metadyneman » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:11 pm

... and mine :wink:
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Re: using hornby

Postby thomas the plank engine » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:03 pm

Forget the slapped wrist, more like I need a good kick up the backside :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: using hornby

Postby markh » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:21 pm

how about this for a garden railway if possible 'T' gauge it would be mined blowing :o or 'N' gauge
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Re: using hornby

Postby Metadyneman » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:59 pm

madmack wrote:how about this for a garden railway if possible 'T' gauge it would be mined blowing :o or 'N' gauge



Not sure about the mindblowing bit.... what is "T" gauge anyway? in my 50 odd years on the planet, I've never heard of "T" gauge!.. as for N gauge in the garden, it can and has been done but N gauge is only for those with exceptionally good eyesight, needle sized fingers and an aptitude for accepting greater compromise in detail than that found in the best modelling gauge, namely OO Gauge. I'm an unashamed biased bloke :-)
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Re: using hornby

Postby poliss » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:34 am

T Gauge is 1:450th scale made by Eishindo of Japan. It's about half the size of Z gauge and is the smallest commercial gauge. Here it is next to an N Scale train. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q61RQEtMkxI

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Re: using hornby

Postby Metadyneman » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:35 am

Definitely not for me then!
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Re: using hornby

Postby dubdee1000 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:41 pm

@Metadyneman,

Your little avatar always used to make me chuckle (small things etc), but the new one is brilliant!

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Re: using hornby

Postby Metadyneman » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:08 pm

Ta :wink:
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