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Postby shunter68 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:24 am

Morning my name is Kevin and I am returning to model railways. Space is a little limited for me so I have decided to go with making a shunting puzzle 4ft x 1ft I think its called Inglenook. I am not sure on what gauge oo or N gauge. But I am sticking with DC power. Anyway thanks for letting me be part of the forum and looking forward to posting. :D

Kevin

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Postby End2end » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:27 am

Hi shunter68 and welcome to the forum. :)
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Postby Bufferstop » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:49 am

Hi Kevin
A "shunting puzzle" or inglenook is a great way to start it can be as complicated or simple as you want to make it. Similarly it can be fully scenically developed or just plain track. You can get something workable in almost any scale. If you settle on 00 or H0 do try to find the space to use short live frog points rather than set track ones as they are much better for shunting speeds, no dead plastic bits. For an inglenook using live frog (Peco electrofrog) points you can even get away with just two wires to the incoming track, the rest will work reliably as long as you keep the point blades and stock rails clean and use brand new fishplates (rail joiners). You won't need to get involved in rail gaps and insulated joiners. Save all of that for a bigger project later. An analogue controller won't become totally redundant if you later go for DCC, a DC controller is one of the most useful tools in any modellers box.
Look forward to following your progress.
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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:01 pm

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Postby Dave » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:09 pm

Welcome aboard Kevin

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Postby shunter68 » Sat May 13, 2017 8:38 am

Hi and thanks for the welcome and advice. :D


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