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Old 14-10-2017, 05:25 PM   #1
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Prior to my current lay out I have had several 'train sets' the last one being back in 1995. In 22 years how things have changed!

I have model engines from Bachmann, Dapol, Heljan and Hornby Railways all of which are exquisitely detailed and run beautifully.

Having a small lay out and limited funds I have been very selective with the models I have chosen and have ended up with a group of very smooth running models that manage points with out as much as a judder.

A very good example of this is my Hornby 08. In the past my 0-6-0 engines tended to not like running very very slowly over points, often juddering or stopping all together. This little beauty runs at a speed slower than an asthmatic snail with out so much as a pause on my points. It make for a nice running time along my relatively short length of track.

She is not alone in her abilities, my Dapol 122 bubble car glides along at such slow speeds that would allow an unblured photo to be taken by a Victorian bellow camera. Great stuff indeed!

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Hi, brilliant Panniertank! - so, are you going to let us in on the secret? Pretty please.
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Old 14-10-2017, 05:52 PM   #3
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I remember when I purchased the Dapol J94 when it was first released. It travelled so slowly I couldn't believe it. Used to watch it travel a few inches for ages at a time.
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Hi Ted, thank you sir

What secret?

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Your 'secret' is the same as mine, clean flat track and well maintained locos. My locos run as beautifully slow as yours. Don't they look great creeping along?
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Your 'secret' is the same as mine, clean flat track and well maintained locos. My locos run as beautifully slow as yours. Don't they look great creeping along?
Oh I see now, lol. Yes WTG just good 'house keeping' having not very much track helps to be honest
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Alas I did not follow the rules when I built my layout. I am constantly adjusting track where I can. I have a gradient thankfully on a nonscenic area which constantly gives trouble especially at the curved transition
As I run DCC I have a Peco crossover and a double slip which I have had to model in code 75 and I never got the transition quite right between the code 100 and 75.
I get the Castle right with 5 coaches by adjusting camber and height, spend an hour or so watching it perform and then try the spamcan and have to start adjusting track again.
If I didn't have so much scenery I would rip it up and start again
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Maz066.....OMG that is absolutely magnificent!!!!!
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