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by naivegauge
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Oakley Mountain
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Re: Oakley Mountain

Chops wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:27 am
:o shriek, :x howl. The ballast does not travel into the switch points and does not generally migrate like so many sparrows into every corner of the realm?
I do not understand what you are saying @chops.
by naivegauge
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Oakley Mountain
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Re: Oakley Mountain

Hi You say you're using Peco Code 55 electrofrog's in post #1. The rule of thumb when installing electrofrog points is to fit two Insulated Rail joiners (IRJs) to the ends of each points Vee rails then add additional rail feeds of the correct polarity after the IRJs. The only exception is where an ...
by naivegauge
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Oakley Mountain
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Re: Oakley Mountain

I have made more progress and started laying the point work on the entrance to staging yard, that splits 1 lane into 8 lanes. A question has arisen: should I insulate the frogs in each individual point and power each stock-rail (what I have done) or just power the stock rails at the toe of the first...
by naivegauge
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Oakley Mountain
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Re: Oakley Mountain

It seems that telling someone that their way of laying track is not as good as yours is fighting talk in railway modelling circles!!!
by naivegauge
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Oakley Mountain
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Re: Oakley Mountain

I have been laying track :) Made lots of mistakes, but I am learning a few tricks of the trade. In particular: 1) Gluing is better than pinning 2) Smooth curves are better than tight ones 3) It is all about marking and following a centreline. 4) Map pins are the perfect size for holding (n-gauge) tr...
by naivegauge
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Oakley Mountain
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Oakley Mountain

I am have started building a layout that I call "Oakley Mountain". It will have changes in elevation, and a track feature inspired by railway lines close to a place called Oakley. I am modelling in n-gauge, and using Peco code55 with electrofrog point work. I will be modelling the LMS but it will be...