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by Hound Dog
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Clubs & Societies
Topic: Nice end of year model railway video
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Nice end of year model railway video

Awesome video of an amazing layout - however saw at least a couple of similarities with each of our layouts, ie it all starts with track and trains 😀. Definitely something there for everybody to aspire to whatever your inclination or skill level.......that’s set the bar for this year, so we have all...
by Hound Dog
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lostock Exchange Sidings
Replies: 29
Views: 5241

Re: Lostock Exchange Sidings

Nice job with the scratch built modern shed !....... I have used a lot of Metcalfe kits and have found them to all be very good, but I have always thought the lack of modern image coverage in their range is a missed Sales opportunity.
by Hound Dog
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 590
Views: 110118

Re: LOW GHYLL

Very nice Steve....... I had been meaning to ask you for sometime how you got this effect on your station and signal box roof, but now the secret is out....... I think I need to start watching Masterchef or the Great British Bake-off for more tips - LOL
by Hound Dog
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Double Slip Troubles
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Double Slip Troubles

Thanks guys for all the great advice - I will stick with the basic approach of simple feeds to the main rails and let the point switching take care of everything thereafter.

Thanks - Richard
by Hound Dog
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Double Slip Troubles
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Double Slip Troubles

Thanks Guys - that advice makes sense but doesn’t this leave me open to shorts across the frog where the potential exists for the wheel to bridge the rails ?........ if I cut the links and add frog polarity, then a set of frog rails will be same polarity at any given time and as such no short due to...
by Hound Dog
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Double Slip Troubles
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Double Slip Troubles

Hi If I had hair I would be pulling it out now, as I have a short on a newly installed double slip ( Insulfrog SL-90 type). Confessions first.... - All my points are Insulfrog, but I have soldered feeds at the frogs and routed them thru my Cobalt point motors for frog polarity switching...... I gues...
by Hound Dog
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Stannington - Christmas shunting layout for dad
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Stannington - Christmas shunting layout for dad

Dave - ever thought of putting yourself up for adoption 😀.......one lucky dad to get such a great christmas present, which I would happily trade several new sweaters for !
by Hound Dog
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 458
Views: 59488

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Barry, These wagons go absolutely perfectly with your layout ...... unless tomorrow is a cracker it would appear that there is nothing for me in the Advent calendar this year...... also not holding my breath that Santa is going to deliver anything railway related, so will stash my cash for any New Y...
by Hound Dog
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello, total newbie, near Southampton
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: Hello, total newbie, near Southampton

Hi Maria, Welcome to the forum - you have come to the right place for friendly advice and there is a good mixture of experience to be tapped into. Sounds like you have an interesting project ahead but beware it can become compulsive....... in response to your question re sealing I think it is always...
by Hound Dog
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 590
Views: 110118

Re: LOW GHYLL

Steve,

The addition blends in very well with the station scene - very nice work as always.