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 Posted: Thu Jul 14th, 2016 05:42 pm
   
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''I can't wait to see the video of your boiler door opening...
...& the Cuckoo flying out on a spring !!

But dagnabbit--that was to be a surprise--



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 Posted: Sat Jul 16th, 2016 09:07 pm
   
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Now for a cigar & some Swiss cheese Gromit !



Well...
...Hornby OO in fact...
...veeeery moooodern !

Anyone seen 'The Wrong Trousers' ?
Gromits sectional-track laying is phenomenal  :shocked:
BAD PENGUIN !

- - - - - - -

A little while back, I thought I'd look for some sectional-track on eBay.
Decided on 'Hornby', just because it's the most popular brand in the UK really.
There is actualy quite a roaring-trade in this stuff on eBay !!

Due to the fact that we're all still paying for the bankers 2008 Porsches & holidays in Monaco...
...I was looking for a cheap deal !

Found a guy with some VERY cheap Hornby inner-curves eventualy.
Mmmm ? I thought.
If you've got a circle of track...
...you can make either a circle, or a wiggley line !
What if you've got TWO circles worth ??

So I started scribbling on the back of an envelope...
...and then drew all these potential tracks on my difference-engine !



I didn't bother drawing a circle, we know what they look like.

This is what you can make with 1 1/2 or 2 circles worth of track sections.

I threw in a couple of straights, which I don't have, for fun as well.

Seems pretty simple huh ?
I was quite surprised what you can do though, once I drew out the geometries.

:moose:

Si.

I think I spotted ALL the main paterns ??

Wiggely lines are or course another story !!



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 Posted: Sat Jul 16th, 2016 11:02 pm
   
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First one, bottom row. But probably horrendous grades.

Get busy, but don't forget to release the parking brake before you blast off (another chuckle from Wallace & Gromit)




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" probably horrendous " :old dude:

Hi Herb.

Absolutely ALPINE !!



My 1:35n2 loading gauge is 4"

( 3.5" if yer wanna head shave ! )

The circle gives 46" of track.

So basicaly a 10% grade !!

( 9% if yer a 'glass half full' guy ! )

:w:

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 Posted: Tue Jul 19th, 2016 06:49 pm
   
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"This amplifier goes to 11!"

Rock on Si
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 Posted: Fri Jul 22nd, 2016 09:44 pm
   
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" This amplifier goes to 11!   Rock on Si "

Howdy Woodie :cb:

Yep ! ... Much better than the ones that only do 10 !



Not easy to fit the speaker into a locomotive though !

As you can see this one was previously owned by Pete Townsend !!

:cool:

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 Posted: Sat Jul 23rd, 2016 12:23 am
   
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Not easy to fit the speaker into a locomotive though !

Jeezz! Go to a larger scale!. Why I always have to do all the thinking?.
Jose.



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 Posted: Sat Jul 23rd, 2016 03:02 pm
   
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@Si
are these the trousers you are referring to?



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 Posted: Sat Jul 23rd, 2016 03:11 pm
   
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I really appreciated the track-laying course. So ,much better than our archaic way!
Jose.



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pipopak wrote: I really appreciated the track-laying course. So ,much better than our archaic way!
Jose.


And no need for ballast, scenery, wiring, benchwork etc. etc. The obvious way to go really.

Hello Si: we are temporarily back home at the 'ole ranch so I have a chance to catch up with FR. How's them hopper wagons going ?.

Last Festival had too many idiots (sorry, "musicians") who really were trying to twist their knobs beyond 10 (in a manner of speaking !).

Regards,         Michael

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