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by Mountain Goat
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Absolute novice looking for guidance
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Absolute novice looking for guidance

Hello. Gauge and scale is one consideration. It is a bit of a balance because the smaller the scale the more that fits in, but also the larger the scale the easier things are to handle. Most tend to go for 00. It is actually rare for most of us not to have modelled in 00 at some point in time as it ...
by Mountain Goat
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Second hand track worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: Second hand track worth it?

The first continous welded track was layed between Whitland and Clynderwen in Wales as an experiment. It was a success, so they then knew it was safe to use. The downside of the continously welded track tends to be railbreaks in the cold weather, and track buckling in the extreme how weather. During...
by Mountain Goat
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: 3D Printing.
Replies: 0
Views: 638

3D Printing.

3D printing trends are getting more and more popular and could easily leave the manufacturers behind, so why don't the manufacturers start adapting now to be ahead of this revolutionary technology? They could:- ▪ Produce a range of chassis which are easily adapted for 3D use and would also serve as ...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Oakley Mountain
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Oakley Mountain

I have personally found trial and error to give me the best results in regards to gradients and curves. One persons stock may go up gradients or round curves that yours can't and vice versa so it is a case of patient testing and allowing a little extra tollerances incase any new locos or rolling sto...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: A More Advanced Rolling Road.
Replies: 1
Views: 468

A More Advanced Rolling Road.

Ok, my idea is one in which would probably be out of my price range, but the idea is to make a rolling road which measures amps, voltage but also scale speed... And addition to this for it to have a lever that brings little mini brushes up to the wheels to clean them. I realize the more gadgets on s...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rocket
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: Rocket

I have never actually seen one in real life. I seem to recall it was a celebration loco as in Hornby brought it out to celebrate something. It was definately 1979. The strange thing is, they did not seem to come out with the 00 gauge version even though they could have as they had been made before. ...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: SpeedWagon?

Speed is a wierd thing when it comes down to models. (I am not saying not to buy one of those gadgets if you want one). The reason why I say what looks right is because actual scale speeds look far too slow when scaled down. I feel that what is better is to give an overall impression of the right sp...
by Mountain Goat
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rocket
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: Rocket

I remember them coming out in 1979. I Believe Hornby only made them for a year. Hornby put a seperate leaflet in with the 1979 Hornby catalogues. I dis not buy a catalogue in 1980 as the local train and toy shop in Burry Port had closed, but I did in 1981 when I found another shop selling model rail...
by Mountain Goat
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: SpeedWagon?

Why you spend £40 to find out how fast train is going ?. Actually.. Good point. If you do want to estimate scale speed, you need to get a stop watch (Or similar) and measure a specific distance on your layout... Much cheaper. From my perspective, if it looks about right and one is happy with it, it...
by Mountain Goat
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge
Topic: What size girder bridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: What size girder bridge?

If 009 is 4mm to the foot then you will need an OO bridge otherwise the permanent way staff who may need to walk across it will bang their heads. Good point. Actually, I would follow prototype practice and scratchbuild a suitable viaduct to suit the location. The real narrow gauge pioneers would ha...