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by Brian
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Absolute novice looking for guidance
Replies: 16
Views: 325

Re: Absolute novice looking for guidance

Hi Mike, Well done re book. I'm sure it will help and hopefully you'll enjoy it. Keeps the Lambert family in food for a few days from the royalties of the sale too :D :o All model railway equipment is powered from safe low voltage power supplies. I recommend only purchasing ready made power supplies...
by Brian
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: Reading recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Reading recommendations

Sorry just trying to understand what it covers. I'm looking for details on operation and wiring mainly. I've just about got the baseboard completed l, I'm copying a layout which has some manual points but looking to add electric signals/lights/points etc oh and hills tunnels etc. Would this cover i...
by Brian
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Absolute novice looking for guidance
Replies: 16
Views: 325

Re: Absolute novice looking for guidance

Hi Mike
Welcome to the forum
What gauge/scale are you considering? 00, N or something else?
by Brian
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

email notice received this morning 27-07-20... On line ordering via the Metcalfe web site is now available again https://www.metcalfemodels.com/
by Brian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: solder
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: solder

FB, thanks, Taint cheap though. Hi I guess that really depends on how much you want to purchase? If you only occasionally solder electrcial connections, then its better to obtain a smaller quantity. Example https://cpc.farnell.com/search?ost=solder&searchref=searchlookahead&product-range=duratool-6...
by Brian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: solder
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: solder

For electrical soldering try and obtain 60/40 Tin/Lead rosen cored solder. I would avoid Lead Free solder if possible.
Depending on what you want to solder either 0.7mm for fine work of a thicker one of around 1.0mm - 1.2mm for general soldering such as dropper wires to rails.
by Brian
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Getting overwhelmed, where to start?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Getting overwhelmed, where to start?

I can supply an Aspirin/Paracetamol as needed :D (At cost of course!!!)
by Brian
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Joining "thin" wires
Replies: 23
Views: 728

Re: Joining "thin" wires

bulleidboy wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:34 pm
I have a new roll of solder on order.
Not Lead free hopefully! ;)
by Brian
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: 8*4 layout suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: 8*4 layout suggestions

Hi
I would suggest you refer to the comments I made in post #3 in this topic started by yourself re accessing items. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2951
by Brian
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Around the room fixed to wall or freestanding?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Around the room fixed to wall or freestanding?

Personally, I would always opt for a free standing layout and made up into join-able in sections if need be. Reason is if you move or want the room for something else in the future a fixed layout would have to be destroyed! :o