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Forum: Product Review 18-09-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By 4VEP
Smile Allan Robinson Track Screws

I have been using 10mm track screws instead of the traditional tacks sold by Hornby and Peco. You can get 8mm track screws if you are not using underlay. You need a modeller's screwdriver. Allan...
Forum: DCC 15-09-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 796
Posted By 4VEP
This video shows working semaphores with lights. ...

This video shows working semaphores with lights.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1v-WfLjsXY0


I think Cobalts and AD-2fx or AD-8fx could be used for this project as well as for points.
Forum: DCC 13-09-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 796
Posted By 4VEP
Easiest way is to get one of those R965...

Easiest way is to get one of those R965 controllers and transformer that comes with an old train set off ebay. It has a 16 vac output which you connect to the point motor via R044 momentary contact...
Forum: DCC 30-08-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By 4VEP
If you get the sapphire decoder you have to prise...

If you get the sapphire decoder you have to prise off the adapter, fit the 21 pin sound decoder in its place.

An adapter by itself costs 4.95, so if you've got a 21pin loco you want to chip it's...
Forum: Scenery 30-08-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By 4VEP
Good job I am running SR third rail!

Good job I am running SR third rail!
Forum: Track Layout & Design 30-08-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By 4VEP
GM200 foam ballast underlay appears to be the...

GM200 foam ballast underlay appears to be the same 5 metre roll as Noch Mossmer 99167, but in a different branded box.

I tried using it. The stone chips easily become detached. It does not fit...
Forum: The Real Thing 28-08-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By 4VEP
I have got the Heljan 33/0 and I researched this...

I have got the Heljan 33/0 and I researched this topic for suitable rolling stock.The Kernow TC unit 32-641Z weighs in at a cool 269.95, so any Mark 1 carriages in blue and grey are the cheaper...
Forum: Wanted 28-08-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By 4VEP
If you have a subscription to Railway Modeller,...

If you have a subscription to Railway Modeller, they give you a free digital subscription. If you don't need this yourself you can enter the user name and password on a device used by for example a...
Forum: The Real Thing 28-08-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By 4VEP
In "Southern Rails in the 1980s" by Colin...

In "Southern Rails in the 1980s" by Colin Marsden the Class 33 is shown hauling Mark 1 stock in blue and grey livery. It is also shown hauling displaced Mark2 stock which was transferred to SR...
Forum: OO Scale 27-08-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 778
Posted By 4VEP
If all the wheels and track are spotlessly clean,...

If all the wheels and track are spotlessly clean, a likely explanation is a dry joint connecting a wire to the decoder, Tug gently on each wire and see if anything comes loose. You can use a pin...
Forum: OO Scale 23-08-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By 4VEP
Reproduction Hornby Dublo stations and...

Reproduction Hornby Dublo stations and accessories have been offered by


http://website.lineone.net/~japwhite/Prod/DBRep.html?showpage=true



Reproduction Hornby Dublo locos and rolling...
Forum: General Chat 23-08-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By 4VEP
The items look thrown about in a fit of temper,...

The items look thrown about in a fit of temper, but not completely smashed up as would be if a hammer had been used. Probably could be repaired.

The man in the house next door built himself an...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 16-08-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By 4VEP
A problem with layouts is that your track plan...

A problem with layouts is that your track plan expands to fill the available space. You have space for an 8'x4' layout. Do you plan a small branch line terminus? Hell no! You plan a mainline Station...
Forum: General Chat 14-08-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By 4VEP
There's a website devoted to this topic ...

There's a website devoted to this topic


http://www.hornbyguide.com
Forum: Scenery 13-08-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By 4VEP
An easier wsy is to get a tube of fine wood...

An easier wsy is to get a tube of fine wood filler.
Forum: General Modelling 13-08-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By 4VEP
An excellent representation of Horsted Keynes has...

An excellent representation of Horsted Keynes has appeared on this forum. Go to search and enter 'Horsted Keynes' under advanced search,

Wirksworth station building has been demolished and...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By 4VEP
What you could do is fit the track to 4mm ply,...

What you could do is fit the track to 4mm ply, ballast it up and finish detailing and then slide it into place under the eaves. Saves grovelling about and banging your head!
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By 4VEP
Check out Empire Express. Needs Mac OS 10.7 or...

Check out Empire Express. Needs Mac OS 10.7 or better. Nevill Reid says he used it to plan 'Friarsgate'.


http://www.haddonsoftware.com/emexinfo.html
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By 4VEP
I think this layout must be N gauge. A similar, ...

I think this layout must be N gauge. A similar, but more modern version has been done by Neville Reid.

http://www.scenicmodelrailways.com/page_2403618.html

What sized baseboard would be...
Forum: DCC 11-08-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By 4VEP
If you draw your proposed trackplan and upload it...

If you draw your proposed trackplan and upload it here Mr Flashbang will see at a glance what the problem is. He's a genius like that!
Forum: Track Layout & Design 11-08-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By 4VEP
Here is a Freeware one. ...

Here is a Freeware one.

http://www.xtrkcad.org/Wikka/MacOSX

For help getting it installed on your iMac, please join iMacChat.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/iMacChat/info
Forum: Track Layout & Design 09-08-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By 4VEP
I think the layout in the illustration may be N...

I think the layout in the illustration may be N gauge, although it is hard to tell. If the plan is OO scale, then the layout does only need to be 42" wide. If the track at the bottom is 1st radius,...
Forum: General Modelling 09-08-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By 4VEP
Please can you tell us more about this DIY kit...

Please can you tell us more about this DIY kit from China?

The topic of 3D printing has been discussed on this forum, but not recently. The freeware program you will need to learn if you intend...
Forum: OO Scale 09-08-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 603
Posted By 4VEP
I am not sure it has been scientifically proven...

I am not sure it has been scientifically proven that using a Relco damages the wheels of locos. In the case of vintage Hornby Dublo and Tri-ang etc, the wheels are quite rough anyway. I doubt that...
Forum: Members layouts 07-08-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By 4VEP
Cyril Freezer wrote a booklet which addressed...

Cyril Freezer wrote a booklet which addressed this problem. If you enlarge the illustration of the front cover you'll see an ingenious solution.
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