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Re: What are you modelling? 1947 to 1965 BR coal movement for NCB
« Reply #330 on: October 06, 2017, 04:48:41 pm »
My father who sadly  died very young was a guard on the old LMS system around the Notttinghamshire Coalfield. I've always hankered to reproduce his working environment and so far have built the boards, aquired a Jinty, 4F and diesel shunter to work the colliery sidings/power station/depot and collliery village station. My main problem will be wiring it all up as I must confess that even the most 'basic' how to's leave me slightly baffled. No doubt it will resolve in time.

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #331 on: October 06, 2017, 04:57:44 pm »
Welcome to the forum and what a nice project. Wiring should be straightforward using an almost infinite cache of expertise and help from. The forum. Good luck with your layout and keep us posted on progress. Pictures are always welcome.
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #332 on: October 06, 2017, 05:11:15 pm »
Hi Dumbo, and welcome to the forum :wave:
Electrickery is a black art I have never managed to master which has resulted in all my attempted layouts never reaching anything serious. There are many elements of DC control I struggle with so that, and my large amount of stock with no chips, precludes me even going to DCC.
There are some very clever people on this forum who can help though.

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #333 on: October 06, 2017, 05:27:47 pm »
Welcome aboard Dumbo! :wave:
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #334 on: October 06, 2017, 05:42:16 pm »
I know the feeling mate, when it comes to the wiring, but it will get easier... Stick at it! Best of luck! :confused2: :hmmm:

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #335 on: October 06, 2017, 06:16:58 pm »
Welcome aboard Dumbo.
I'm a complete dunce where electrickery is concerned. All I can say is that a very acceptable layout can be operatedwith the very minimum of wiring.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #336 on: February 10, 2018, 07:47:18 pm »
Iím building up a collection of Locos from the period of nationalisation in Ď47 to privatisation. Loosely based around the Hither Green TMD, with a few visitors.

The layout is region free and able to run a few steam Locos to represent preservation although I would also like to incorporate a nuclear loading siding to add a little spice to the freight running.

John

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #337 on: February 21, 2018, 12:59:21 am »
So much to do,

Ii try to reorganize my collection, some of my collection i have sold on E-bay
over the last few weeks ( to old and not so detailed ),
now i concentrate to fit my locos with dcc decoders.
No problem if the locos are equipped with a 6pin socket.
But i have some shunting diesel class 03, 04, and a class14 diesel  were i must soldering
the decoder, that looks very fiddly and i hate soldering.
So the planning of a little layout must wait until all my locos are convert to dcc.

Good night.
Michael
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