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Forum: Scenery Today, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Walkingthedog
In my loco sheds I use a short length of track...

In my loco sheds I use a short length of track about 1 1/4 inches long with one sleeper at one end. Drill two holes in the board at the end of the track then slot in the two rails with the sleeper at...
Forum: OO Scale Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 48
Posted By Walkingthedog
I donít use anything under my track, far better...

I donít use anything under my track, far better to lay it perfectly flat on a perfectly flat surface. I alway add a track pin as near as possible to the centre of points as they are prone to bow.
Forum: Product Review Today, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 57
Posted By Walkingthedog
Really don’t see the advantage with screws. The...

Really don’t see the advantage with screws. The Gaugemaster pins I use push in and are almost invisible.


I see that they are pan head so how do you countersink them?


Are the screws rust...
Forum: Product Review Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 57
Posted By Walkingthedog
"The advantage of screws is they don't hoike out...

"The advantage of screws is they don't hoike out like tacks when you wipe the track with a cloth".



How in heavens name can track pins come out when wiped with a cloth?
Forum: Scenery Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By Walkingthedog
Then maybe two thinner screws each side.

Then maybe two thinner screws each side.
Forum: OO Scale Today, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 48
Posted By Walkingthedog
I have got rid of any locos with traction tyres...

I have got rid of any locos with traction tyres or changed the wheels that had tyres to plain wheels.

Generally wheels with traction tyres don’t have pickups as there is no point.
Forum: OO Scale Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 48
Posted By Walkingthedog
Not sure it is a good idea removing the traction...

Not sure it is a good idea removing the traction tyres. Without them the wheels wonít touch the track properly.

As for the springs I would have thought you remove the bottom plate that holds the...
Forum: On The Workbench Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By Walkingthedog
Go for it, donít forget some pictures.

Go for it, donít forget some pictures.
Forum: Scenery Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By Walkingthedog
Think you need to cut out the middle so the...

Think you need to cut out the middle so the coupling can fit in, then the wagon buffers can hit the buffers. :)
Forum: Members layouts 17-09-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,185
Posted By Walkingthedog
It’s your layout and what you say goes, my point...

It’s your layout and what you say goes, my point is why would they build two completely separate platforms with a small gap in between? It would cause all sorts of problems. A dangerous gap,...
Forum: Members layouts 17-09-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,185
Posted By Walkingthedog
What I would do if you want to leave them where...

What I would do if you want to leave them where they are, is cover them with one big sheet of embossed or printed card or something similar. Youíd have to do the single platform as well to match. It...
Forum: Location location location 17-09-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,740
Posted By Walkingthedog
Picture of your car. Picture of you and SWMBO. A...

Picture of your car. Picture of you and SWMBO. A CD and DVD.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 17-09-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 190
Posted By Walkingthedog
Well I know that MG but I canít remember them...

Well I know that MG but I canít remember them being that cheap.
Forum: Analogue 17-09-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 521
Posted By Walkingthedog
J94 is a lovely loco. I have two Hornby and a DJ.

J94 is a lovely loco. I have two Hornby and a DJ.
Forum: OO Scale 17-09-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Walkingthedog
Oops so it is.

Oops so it is.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 17-09-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 190
Posted By Walkingthedog
Blimey MG are you sure they had invented...

Blimey MG are you sure they had invented electrickery when you payed those prices for point motors or were they powered by a donkey wheel? :D
Forum: OO Scale 17-09-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Walkingthedog
I have a Peckett and wired it to a wagon with...

I have a Peckett and wired it to a wagon with with extra pickups.

It ran beautifully over points and crossings without the wagon but is was a case of belt and braces.
Forum: OO Scale 17-09-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Walkingthedog
The Smokey Joe type loco isnít a Peckett, well...

The Smokey Joe type loco isnít a Peckett, well not the latest Peckett.
Forum: Members layouts 16-09-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,185
Posted By Walkingthedog
Fair enough Paul but my thought is the platform...

Fair enough Paul but my thought is the platform between two tracks would be one wide platform, then you wouldnít need the extra subway and have a dangerous gap between them. Just my view.
Forum: Members layouts 16-09-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,185
Posted By Walkingthedog
Great stuff, but Iím not sure about the double...

Great stuff, but Iím not sure about the double platform. They should either be pushed together with the white lines at the joint removed or just use one platform and move the track over or remove one...
Forum: Analogue 15-09-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 521
Posted By Walkingthedog
Must admit the Jinty does have quite a long stiff...

Must admit the Jinty does have quite a long stiff ish wheelbase. Might be it doesnít like 1st rad. Iíve not had any of those on my layouts. The J94 can handle just about anything.
Forum: DCC 15-09-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By Walkingthedog
You said it was DCC ready, sorry. :) ...

You said it was DCC ready, sorry. :)


"sadly the Heljan O gauge 20,s are dcc ready so hard wiring is the only way"
Forum: DCC 15-09-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By Walkingthedog
If they are DCC ready you only have to plug in a...

If they are DCC ready you only have to plug in a decoder.
Forum: Analogue 15-09-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 521
Posted By Walkingthedog
If it was 'normal' theyíd all be sent back. Iíve...

If it was 'normal' theyíd all be sent back. Iíve had several of that class of loco in the past and they all ran well straight from the box. As I said before what other locos apart from the J94 do...
Forum: Analogue 15-09-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 521
Posted By Walkingthedog
What other locos do you run that are OK, apart...

What other locos do you run that are OK, apart from the J94?
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