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Author Topic: Back after a 15 year break  (Read 634 times)

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Back after a 15 year break
« on: April 11, 2018, 12:53:12 AM »
 :ngauge: Hi all, after being forced to pack my railway stuff from my old loft and move and spending time putting trains on a shelf and imagining them on a layout Iíve decided to build another layout! Iím very restricted on space now so will have use a to 6x2 board. I canít budge on this but a peco 2nd Radius curve will cope, just! My plan is a single track into a terminus in early 90ís NSE. I have a track plan in mind which is basically 1 track into 3 platforms, going out into 2 carriage siddings. I do need an excuse for a little bit of freight without it looking too ďmanufacturedĒ maybe an oil terminal for boats/planes or a civil engineers yard but I think my lack of space could make it to unrealistic.
Next problem🤦🏼‍♂️.
I have done some fairly successful class 108s into NSE livery using Electra railway graphics vynals however replacing my terrible 4-VEP seems very tricky. Iím okay with motorising and vinayls but without TPM where do I get the cab ends?
Too much to ask at once? Probably
Oh matching peco points with bullhead rail? Save that for another time 🤦🏼‍♂️

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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 01:18:39 AM »
 :sorrysign: Can not help with emu ends, but wish you luck with your new layout, I will look forward to seeing your progress.
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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 01:43:12 AM »
G'day from Australia, Buster, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

Your terminus plan sounds interesting, and feasible in the space you have. Will the fiddle yard be on the same board?

Your NSE theme will certainly be a hit with the boss (Tank)!  :beers:
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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 01:50:12 AM »
Welcome to the forum Buster.
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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 08:05:52 AM »
Welcome aboard.

Best wishes.

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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 08:10:27 AM »
Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 08:26:00 AM »
Finetrax is for you if you want decent bullhead track.

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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 09:02:56 AM »
Hi Buster, and welcome aboard :wave:

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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 09:23:52 AM »
:ngauge: Hi all, after being forced to pack my railway stuff from my old loft and move and spending time putting trains on a shelf and imagining them on a layout Iíve decided to build another layout! Iím very restricted on space now so will have use a to 6x2 board. I canít budge on this but a peco 2nd Radius curve will cope, just! My plan is a single track into a terminus in early 90ís NSE. I have a track plan in mind which is basically 1 track into 3 platforms, going out into 2 carriage siddings. I do need an excuse for a little bit of freight without it looking too ďmanufacturedĒ maybe an oil terminal for boats/planes or a civil engineers yard but I think my lack of space could make it to unrealistic.
Next problem🤦🏼‍♂️.
I have done some fairly successful class 108s into NSE livery using Electra railway graphics vynals however replacing my terrible 4-VEP seems very tricky. Iím okay with motorising and vinayls but without TPM where do I get the cab ends?
Too much to ask at once? Probably
Oh matching peco points with bullhead rail? Save that for another time 🤦🏼‍♂️

Try emailing Bernard at the email address on his web site, you may be lucky and get what you want.

Geoff

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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 10:15:41 AM »
B H Enterprises do the ends too I believe?
@Bob Tidbury will be able to confirm..



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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 10:34:57 AM »
Try Bernard at TPM as he still has stock of some things, failing that BHE should be able to sort you out.

Cheers, Mike



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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 02:16:43 PM »
Wellcome back Geoffc , and its good that youve joined this Forum.its the best and friendliest with a lot of very good modelers in all aspects of the hobby.
Just to confirm that if you Email Ray at
bhengauge@googlemail.com   he will be able to supply you  with the ends for a 4-VEP.
At the moment I dont think he can supply the full kits but he has got the cast ends .
Bob Tidbury
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 04:01:31 PM by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 02:58:40 PM »
Perfect. Thank you

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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 03:07:18 PM »
Welcome back to N gauge, and welcome to the forum, the folks here are great, always someone to help with any issues, next to no drama, the mods do very well keep the forum in order.

Like you I had a big break, when I came back Iíd wished I hadnít stopped as there are now far too many things to buy, and things you canít buy anymore, keep us posted on your progress and have fun.
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Re: Back after a 15 year break
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2018, 03:17:09 PM »
Very True! The difference in quality is incredible too. Compare the dapol 33 with the old Farish one!

 

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