Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Narrow Gauge > 'Mysterious Moose Mountain' - 1:35n2 - pt.II

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

'Mysterious Moose Mountain' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
 Moderated by: . Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  ...  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Mon Dec 26th, 2016 11:03 am
  PMQuoteReply
181st Post
Cor V
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Mar 11th, 2015
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 341
Status: 
Offline
looking good
Cor



____________________
Cor
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Dec 28th, 2016 06:51 am
  PMQuoteReply
182nd Post
Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 5701
Status: 
Offline
" No layout? You can't have all this equipment and not have anywhere to run it! That's un-natural! Or un-something...
That's like the dude who owns a restored 56' Chevy but keeps it in the garage.
One day he goes out and tries to start it up.
But because it never leaves the garage, it won't start.
The moral is...don't have a restored 56' Chevy."


Howdy Woodie :cb:

Don't worry ... There's always 'Plan 9 From Outer Space' ;)


After wasting several days fiddling around with 'track planning software'...
...I did what seemed like the most sensible thing...

DRAGGED & DROPPED IT ALL INTO THE TRASH :shocked:

Sharpened up the ol' Staedtler & put point to PAPER ! :bg:

Yep ! ... another board idea was drawn, which isn't QUITE there yet ... but ... Mmm.


Good news though.

Other than pencils & paper...
...I now have 4 boards to fall over, in the hallway, each 61 1/2" x 19 1/2"
( some trash from the garage )

I also got myself 9 'Hornby'(TM) switches from eBay to mess with.
'Track planning' with REAL track !
I do need a few more pieces yet, to fill in the gaps.
But...
...potentially I can make a 'Timesaver' connected to an 'Inglenook' yard !
A slightly 'standard' but respectable kinda track plan I think.



The 'kick back' on the Timesaver, might have to become a 2-spurs 'X'ing type thing...
&
The Inglenook, might have to get a runaround-loop & an extra yard-track.

The area inbetween the 2 could be the first M.M.M 'scenic section' ... who knows what !

The ability to 'operate' in it's basic form, is not that far away though.

The nice thing about the sectional-track, is the easy-change experimental nature of using it.
If you don't like your 'Yard' ... Just build a NEW one Baby !!

:moose:

Si.

The 'Hornby'(TM) track can go back on eBay, when finished with.

So essentially it is FREE, or 'rented' ... still darn cheap whatever way you look at it.

:bg:



____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Dec 29th, 2016 12:02 pm
  PMQuoteReply
183rd Post
Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 5701
Status: 
Offline
Hi Guys :wave:

I've been looking at some track-making parts for a while now.

Got my eye on some 3mm x 5mm walnut stripwood for ties.

Also lengths of copper-clad PCB ties from 'Marcway' Scale Models in Sheffield, who specialize in trackwork.
( lots of rail-codes, PCB tie sizes & custom-built switches are all available from them )
Michael if you're looking in, did you get your PCB ties from 'Marcway', or from somewhere else ?

Doug, a question for you.
I see you are using Caboose Industries ground-throws.
Do you know anywhere to get them from in Blightey ?
I've got some from NYC, but really need more.
Can't find the pesky lil' things anywhere over here.
Mmm...

The other thing I came across, while looking at Hornby(TM) switches...
...was their R920 insulated fishplates.
They look real nice !





Last time I used these, it was PECO transparent-Nylon ones...
...which I personally found to be loose, chunky & bendy.

Just wondered if anyone has their pennyworth to say about insulated fishplates before I order some ?
Except for Woodie of course, whos entire layout is insulated. ;)

:moose:

Si.






____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Dec 29th, 2016 03:53 pm
  PMQuoteReply
184th Post
slateworks
Registered


Joined: Wed Oct 6th, 2010
Location: Twickenham, United Kingdom
Posts: 983
Status: 
Offline
Hi Si. Caboose Industries ground throws are from Model Junction (Slough) as here.

http://www.modeljunction.info/estore/index.php?manufacturers_id=28

Can't help with the insulated rail joiners question as I've always used the Peco ones which fit fine on my Micro Engineering and Peco track combinations.



____________________


Doug
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Dec 29th, 2016 08:35 pm
  PMQuoteReply
185th Post
W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 8253
Status: 
Offline
Si, my layout is not insulated...if you connect a power pack to the rails and turn it on, the rails will glow red and the power pack will explode! I'm not very adept at wiring, you know.

Woodrow



____________________
It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
Back To Top

 Posted: Fri Dec 30th, 2016 11:46 am
  PMQuoteReply
186th Post
Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 5701
Status: 
Offline
" if you connect a power pack to the rails and turn it on, the rails will glow red "

Howdy Woodie :cb:

For some reason, that reminded me of the time I sharpened the cute girl in the school science classes pencil at both ends, & connected it up to one of the lab power supplies !
Just trying to impress her, you understand...
...it didn't work, I did get her attention though !!

- - - - - - -

Hi Doug :wave:

That info of yours on the Caboose Industries products in Blightey is a blinder !
I had not previously heard of the place in Slough.



Thanks very much, I do like their ground-throws, my new Hornby(TM) based 'yards' will be pleased to have some installed, no doubt.

- - - - - - -

In case anyone was wondering what happened to my DIY SCR throttle refurb.
Well, I did finish the new handset, which is AWESOME.



But, due to 'design' indecisions & rebuilding the main board as well, it doesn't yet have anything ready to 'juice' it !

Hence the 'back to the old-school' Tri-ang P-42 resistance-controller, which I really like A LOT !



Some of you may have noticed that I have been rather taken by a slight swingin' '60s vibe here, because of all the old re-purposed Tri-ang Railways(TM) stuff I am 'rediscovering'.

So with that in mind, I scored a vintage 'Bakelite' Hornby Dublo(TM) transformer to go with it...
...& one of the old 'RELCO' high-frequency 'track cleaners', which work like a dream !

Even the cute girl in the school science class, would have been impressed !!
Maybe . . .

:moose:

Si.



____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Fri Dec 30th, 2016 11:47 am
  PMQuoteReply
187th Post
Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 5701
Status: 
Offline

.



____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Dec 31st, 2016 02:11 am
  PMQuoteReply
188th Post
Salada
Registered


Joined: Mon Nov 4th, 2013
Location:  
Posts: 1190
Status: 
Offline
" No rivets on this car build, so I guess Michael won't be Posting much about it ! ;) "





No rivets, no post, nuff said !!   

Happy New Year Si,

Cheers,  

Michael.

Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Dec 31st, 2016 02:23 am
  PMQuoteReply
189th Post
Salada
Registered


Joined: Mon Nov 4th, 2013
Location:  
Posts: 1190
Status: 
Offline
Hello Si,I use SMP copper clad (they may no longer be trading, I'm not sure). Take care with thin walnut - it's tough but can split - doesn't take fine pins hammered in very easily. Nice colour but very difficult to re-stain a different or more weathered appearance. I know, I tried it for ties which is why I don't use walnut. Those Hornby fishplates look more U.S. Prototypic ally correct than Peco's "see throughs". Did those Relco things really work ? Regards,  Michael




Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Dec 31st, 2016 02:36 am
  PMQuoteReply
190th Post
Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1187
Status: 
Offline
@Si
Hah - Relco...makes your train go. I still have one of these ( in parts ) as the original transistor went bust and I couldn't find a replacement that worked in the circuit. Don't you ever try that together with DCC!



____________________
Regards, H.
Back To Top


 Current time is 03:17 pm
Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  ...  Next Page Last Page  

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Narrow Gauge > 'Mysterious Moose Mountain' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems