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Tomix road systems
« on: July 14, 2014, 11:39:17 am »
Hi Gang,
Just got a tomix basic bus system having seen one in use on Horsley Fields at DEMU. Anybody any experience or idea/ problems. Looking to make a  mini bus layout to prove it works in the UK mode!
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Re: Tomix road systems
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 01:12:36 pm »
Be interested in how you get on with it, have been thinking about it myself.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Tomix road systems
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 01:21:23 pm »
I'm currently converting a bus to become a truck (and yes Horseley Fields is tucked up in my Garage at the moment whilst Tormouth appears from the dust!).....Tormouth is going to have some moving trucks and things....  :drool:

Thing is this isn't a cheap way of doing it as customs hit me for a lot on import duty... Oh and it uses a Faller front and Tomix back because the Tomytec steering system is only suited to large bus bodies :D

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You need some 28 Gauge Steel piano wire if you want to make your own route BTW...


My straight swap lorry body for a bin truck is progressing :-
http://www.shapeways.com/model/1333881/dennis-2-elite-truck-for-tomytec-powered-chassis.html?li=shop-results&materialId=99
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 01:26:39 pm by Only Me »



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Re: Tomix road systems
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 03:01:35 pm »
Do the busses use small watch batteries, or AAA for motive power. If so, how long do they last? I did see on a video of(I think)  the Hamburg Model layout, them stopping at recharging points.
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Re: Tomix road systems
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 03:06:02 pm »
LR44 Button Cell batteries, on Horseley Fields we use two sets on average per one day show...



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Re: Tomix road systems
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 04:04:48 pm »
Hi Thanks for that all good stuff - model has tomix roadway but wire advice is good off to shops for that for home layout.
robert

 

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