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Layout Construction / Re: The Capital Lines
« Last post by cornish yorkie on Today at 04:27:20 pm »
Sorry. I'm a little hard of hearing. Did you say Faucet and Razors? There's something I see every day.
:hellosign:          :laughabovepost:
   regards Derek.
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Graham

I agree completely with NPN.  For the type of operation you describe a run-round loop is essential.

If you really like almost constant shunting, this layout will be good.  But if you fancy watching the trains go by for a while, an oval will be better.  Lets your locomotives get a good run as well.  Four foot by two foot allows this, even with Kato 'Unitrack'.  Please use #6 points and, due to your space constraints, you won't need many.

There is a great little plan in the Peco 'Setrack' plan book that would be just the thing and a nice layout based on it was in the Railway Modeller a couple of years ago.

Port Perran's excellent Tregonning thread shows what can be achieved in a small space.  This uses Peco track and points so there are more points than you would be able to fit in.

I suggest that before you properly build your plan, mock it up (Kato 'Unitrack' is good for this) and play trains for a while.  This will enable you to see if almost constant shunting is for you.  If so, brilliant++.  If not, easy to think again.

By the way, CJ Freezer was a super chap.  His plans often are a bit of an eleven ton load on a ten ton wagon, though.  If he says six by four, it will fit better on an eight by five and so on!

All the best.

John

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Layout Construction / Re: The Capital Lines
« Last post by Newportnobby on Today at 04:01:40 pm »
Sorry. I'm a little hard of hearing. Did you say Faucet and Razors? There's something I see every day.
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Train Surgery / wheels not attached to bogie tower
« Last post by bluedepot on Today at 03:59:45 pm »
some of the wheel sets are not attached to the bogie tower of a class 47 I have, they are loose as the axle rod clips/slots are broken, the wheels are just held in place by the bogie frames... I just wondered if this could be causing sub optimal performance? has anyone experienced this? could the wheels be dropping lower very slightly than those wheel sets that are attached?

is there an easy fix for this, other than buying new bogie towers?

I got this loco on ebay ages ago (maybe 4 years ago) and i only really found out about its faults more recently after becoming more experienced with n gauge locomotives! someone was less than honest and re chassied the loco as the body is not matching the chassis type - although both are bachmann dcc ready.

cheers


tim
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Layout Construction / Re: The Capital Lines
« Last post by tutenkhamunsleeping on Today at 03:58:17 pm »
Does Faraday fall between Friday and Saturday in a parallel universe? :hmmm: :uneasy:

Or between Fawcett and Majors in this one? :-[
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Layout Construction / Re: The Capital Lines
« Last post by Newportnobby on Today at 03:48:01 pm »
Does Faraday fall between Friday and Saturday in a parallel universe? :hmmm: :uneasy:
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Layout Construction / Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Last post by Newportnobby on Today at 03:46:00 pm »
I like it a lot. The 4th pic is a really good one :thumbsup:
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Graham, will give bonus points to whomever deciphers the title of this thread.

A take on REM's 'End of the World as we know it'?

Looks a good plan with lots of room for practising scenics but I'd like to add a run round loop in the station :hmmm:
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Setup a narrow gauge railway on the floor that you can sit on and ride in style under the baseboards. :-)
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General Discussion / Re: My local bus stop
« Last post by MinZaPint on Today at 03:18:16 pm »
My favourite local bus stop with shelter and over the road the "waiting room" a Wetherspoons! you can sit in the window supping a pint and hop out when the bus arrives, it's a turn round stop so the bus will always be there for a couple of minutes. If you miss the bus you can always have another  :pint: while you wait it's a half hour service!

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