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Welcome and Introduction / Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Last post by andymoore on Today at 09:12:05 pm »
I am reading up on TrainController for the advanced bits that I want to do with my new layout!  Look forward to looking through your Wordpress site when I get chance.


my choice of RailMaster & Elink was purely because it was so incredibly cheap compared to everything else I had looked at. I've been playing with it for a couple of years now & with the addition of the braking modules it produces the results I was hoping for - trains stopping at red signals & an EMU shuttling up & down my branchline.

Layout Planning / Re: East Midlands Coal
« Last post by EastMidsCoal on Today at 09:10:59 pm »
So 28 PCAs (which are 57mm versus 62mm for HAAs) with a 66 on the front is 1830mm by the time you include coupling slack and what not. So I would definitely go longer than 2100mm for HAAs plus a loco at each end; or go for 27 hoppers :)

Thanks Nick, thats useful.  I am assuming those are with the standard N gauge coupling? Sorry, not sure what its called?  As a matter of interest, how long is your Class 66?  The Dapol 56 is 140mm.

I am thinking of putting the Dapol automated ones on the end vehicles, but staying with the normal coupling for inners ... possibly going to a permanently fixed chain of some sort, as they won't get split up once the rake is put together.

Much better than my efforts. :thumbsup:
Is the time taken to do a circuit about the same as to down a pint? :beers:
Layout Construction / Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Last post by Mito on Today at 08:45:51 pm »
If I can't sort the loco out I'll have a word with him. On thinking about the problem it could be a broken gear wheel. It runs well and silently in one direction but in the other something locks up. By reversing it then re-running it, it seems to clear the problem for a while. Rain is forecast for tomorrow so that may take me away from my building works and give me some time in the "den".
Photographic Competition / Re: The PETER CHARLES FAGG competition
« Last post by Ollie3440 on Today at 08:41:04 pm »
Evening all,

Many thanks to all involved with this competition, to echo above i feel honoured for being voted 2nd place.

Likewise my Rails voucher arrived today...... and has swiftly gone toward some items for Wenlock's extension, thanks!!



General Discussion / Re: Other Gauges
« Last post by ntpntpntp on Today at 08:37:54 pm »
Anything on here?

I still reckon the Aristocraft G class 66 is an imposing beast!

Layout Construction / Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Last post by Mito on Today at 08:31:39 pm »
Looking very good indeed :thumbsup:. I think a folly would be an idea. Idiots have been around a lot longer than railways!
Layout Planning / Re: Micro layout - in a bread bin!
« Last post by Mito on Today at 08:28:53 pm »
What you knead for lighting are LEDs (light emitting dough). Excuse me I'm off to my cave :sorrysign:
Layout Construction / Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Last post by Chris in Prague on Today at 08:22:19 pm »
I'm sure that Tony, in Spain, could fix the Brush Type 4, too, but it might take a while before he has the time to attend to it.

British Rail became far less accommodating to preservationists, I'm afraid, towards the end of the 1960s. The GWS was given notice to quit Bodmin General and the loco. shed., signalbox and goods shed were all, subsequently, demolished. Fortunately, in our 'Alternative Cornwall', Lord Trevelver had a few conversations with senior management at Paddington and the Bodmin General loco. shed., signalbox and goods shed were all saved and continue in use, albeit, with GWS steam locos. in residence in the loco. shed.
Photographic Competition / Re: The PETER CHARLES FAGG competition
« Last post by ntpntpntp on Today at 08:20:03 pm »
Well done to everyone who posted a photo, some wonderful scenes and a very well deserved winner.   I'm feel honoured to have been awarded 3rd place.

Many thanks indeed for the RoS voucher which arrived today.   I'm now heading off on a trawl through their web site....... :-)
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