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Layout Construction / Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Last post by Invicta Alec on Today at 07:22:54 PM »

I just wonder if maybe it would be better dropped a couple of inches so the background houses and green fields don't look so high above the layout and stock?


Nick,

Now that's its up, I totally agree with you. No way I can modify it now, however I'm planning a bit of a raised bank along the front and with a few fences it'll maybe not look quite so obvious.

Alec.
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On My Workbench / Re: My new locomotive works...
« Last post by Southerngooner on Today at 07:21:30 PM »
It's good to read and see photos of a good weathering job, which the V3 certainly is. I'll be trying that technique on my next few locos.......well done Steve!
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Layout Planning / Re: New layout (first of many!!)
« Last post by Jack on Today at 07:17:29 PM »
This thread is worth a read,  https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=16753.0.

It has some good suggestions for "apprentice" layouts on which you can learn and practice the skills you will need, such as electricky and soldering. You'll then have some were to play trains while you later build the main layout.

I offend wish id remembered KISS (keep it simple stupid) when I started.

What ever you decide, just enjoy the ride and remember the only daft questions are the ones you don't ask.
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Layout Construction / Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Last post by dannyboy on Today at 07:15:52 PM »


As I understand it Kato rolling stock is very reliable.

Not having run any of my Kato engines for any real length of time yet, I can not talk about their reliability from a personal point of view, but what I can say is that as soon as they are taken out of the box, (plastic not cardboard!  :-X), you immediately get a sense of quality - and that includes the second hand ones I have bought. Oh, and every one of mine runs beautifully.  :thumbsup:
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On My Workbench / Re: Hunting for etched brass grilles.....
« Last post by maridunian on Today at 07:15:10 PM »
Thanks Mike.

I'm not sure that this will be suitable as the grilles are etched in with the rear cab panel. I'll have to see if the windows are the same size and spacing, because cutting them out and trimming to a circular for, could be difficult.

Dave

The grills form a 4mm diameter circle, with a 3mm diameter window opening. The window centres are 11mm apart. The brass sheet is approx 5thou in thickness so would cut with sharp scissors.

Mike
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General Discussion / Re: The Future of Train Control ?
« Last post by Snowwolflair on Today at 07:10:07 PM »
  :doh: It's here, just watched video on DCC supplies web site showing the Gameson voice control system, kinda makes my original post a bit redundant :'( for those that think it will never happen or don't want it to happen Too late :drool:

In my engineering lab I had a big poster with KISS on it standing for Keep It Simple Stupid

Need I expand on the idea of voice control.
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Layout Construction / Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Last post by ntpntpntp on Today at 07:08:33 PM »
Looks good, I was impressed with the quality of the material when you showed it to me the other day.   I just wonder if maybe it would be better dropped a couple of inches so the background houses and green fields don't look so high above the layout and stock?

The scene does remind me a lot of our town green, just needs the community centre!
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Just a quickie chaps -i was up at topslots and trains the other weekend -Darren the owner is a spot on bloke with a g scale running round his garden  and a very large n scale Japanese layout indoors -grandson decided that it would be a good idea if grandad had a controller too and we can run two trains around ( separate tracks before it rains comments ) so I went to get the new sx controller -on his advice I ended up not buying one cos he reckoned there no were near as good as the older style (m1 +m2 sets fame )they struggle providing the power required for anything other than a simple layout ! Anybody else got any views /experience of the sx ???? Might help with choosing ? ( bought a m1 in the end because it was 1. Cheaper than hattons -2. Extra track never goes amiss in our world .  :laughabovepost:
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Layout Construction / Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Last post by Invicta Alec on Today at 07:03:08 PM »
John,

From what I've seen of Poppingham, I think you are right this building wouldn't really suit. I'd say it looks late 1950's early 1960's.

I haven't really quite finished it. You can see I've not coloured over the white edges here and there. Also I've made a mistake in that the kit included green canopy edging strips and fascias. Like an idiot I used the red ones which would have looked fine if I'd chosen Shell or Amoco petrol pumps and signs. Hey ho!

Alec.
 
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General Discussion / Re: The Future of Train Control ?
« Last post by Madann01 on Today at 07:00:37 PM »
  :doh: It's here, just watched video on DCC supplies web site showing the Gameson voice control system, kinda makes my original post a bit redundant :'( for those that think it will never happen or don't want it to happen Too late :drool:
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