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Forum: Track Layout & Design 12-08-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By ians
Welcome. It will firstly depend on the...

Welcome.

It will firstly depend on the scale. N scale, 00 scale or one of the others.

In 00 it would be nearly impossible to get a 180 degree turn within 2feet width. Although I'm sure...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 11-08-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By ians
Welcome - as already stated members are friendly...

Welcome - as already stated members are friendly and helpful. They also know a lot about real world railways too.
Forum: Members layouts 06-08-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By ians
Looking good and of course welcome.

Looking good and of course welcome.
Forum: General Chat 06-08-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 458
Posted By ians
No draw here, but completed online in 2 mins.

No draw here, but completed online in 2 mins.
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 520
Posted By ians
Dash cams can be a two edged sword though. If...

Dash cams can be a two edged sword though. If you have a minor lapse and it is your fault the cam will show it, if you become involved in an incident and the cam shows you speeding minutes before...
Forum: OO Scale 03-08-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 371
Posted By ians
One of the tenders I have has no flange...

One of the tenders I have has no flange (difficult to tell if it was made that way) on the middle set, maybe removing the flange would be a solution?
Forum: Scenery 02-08-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 558
Posted By ians
http://prntscr.com/kdzf90 some are quite high. ...

http://prntscr.com/kdzf90 some are quite high. They can be quite wide at the base and quite roughly built.
Forum: Scenery 02-08-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 558
Posted By ians
I like the look, however they don't look like the...

I like the look, however they don't look like the dry stone walls around the NE either. I know different areas use different techniques. The ones around here where they exist are mainly very tall...
Forum: Members layouts 02-08-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,273
Posted By ians
Puts my attempts at a layout to shame, but I'm...

Puts my attempts at a layout to shame, but I'm having fun anyway!
Forum: General Modelling 31-07-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By ians
For the price of a night out you could buy quite...

For the price of a night out you could buy quite a few new fishplates. Stay in one night, save the pennies and spend them on the fishplates - then the next time you need so more, stay in and clean...
Forum: General Chat 31-07-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By ians
It's a shame, I looked forward to your comments...

It's a shame, I looked forward to your comments and those of others too of course.

I moderate other forums, one pretty active and one almost dead. Over moderation kills discussion, critical...
Forum: General Chat 31-07-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By ians
I had one that was later upgraded to electric. I...

I had one that was later upgraded to electric. I still have the loco although it's not operated now as the couplings don't match the newer Hornby D couplings on the majority of my growing stock. ...
Forum: Members layouts 31-07-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,528
Posted By ians
Very good layout and mix of Series 4 and System 6...

Very good layout and mix of Series 4 and System 6 track.
Forum: Members layouts 28-07-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By ians
Things are progressing slowly. It's not too hot...

Things are progressing slowly. It's not too hot in the garage with the door up!

I've added a new section, it is essentially a shunting area but is fed from the main outer circuit. I've acquired...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 27-07-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 234
Posted By ians
I'm not certain, but the curved points here:...

I'm not certain, but the curved points here: https://www.track-shack.com/acatalog/Peco-Track-00-gauge-Electrofrog-Points.html look to be the same.

Peco SL-E86 and SL-E87

Worth investigating at...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 26-07-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 828
Posted By ians
Welcome. The general consensus is usually to...

Welcome. The general consensus is usually to avoid R604/R605 radius 1 curves as longer coaches, wagons and locos won't go around the tight curves. Think carefully about you're trying to achieve and...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 25-07-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By ians
I can't help you with the choice between DCC or...

I can't help you with the choice between DCC or DC, but can say welcome to a great forum! :D
Forum: DCC 23-07-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By ians
I've eventually found the Big Bear software you...

I've eventually found the Big Bear software you refer to in the original post: http://www.bigbearrail.com/mstmd/bigbeardcc.aspx

and the Sig-na controller: https://www.signatrak.co.uk/

Big Bear...
Forum: DCC 22-07-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By ians
You don't say how you're connecting the laptop to...

You don't say how you're connecting the laptop to the controller (or which version of controller you're using).

Are you using the serial (9pin or 25pin) connector that were common on older...
Forum: DCC 22-07-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By ians
As someone with a background in computing I would...

As someone with a background in computing I would respectfully suggest that XP is highly likely to be the issue.

Any laptop running XP is highly unlikely to support Windows10 (although it may...
Forum: General Chat 21-07-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 897
Posted By ians
A cheap b&w laser printer wouldn't suffer the...

A cheap b&w laser printer wouldn't suffer the same. It depends on the use you intended to put the printed result to. If it's simply for letters and the occasional track plan then a b&w laser would...
Forum: General Chat 19-07-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,025
Posted By ians
I enjoy a pint or 3 of Spitfire from a cask when...

I enjoy a pint or 3 of Spitfire from a cask when a pub I frequent (too often) has it (too few times). :D;)
Forum: OO Scale 18-07-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By ians
I still have my original Jinty :) It's nearly...

I still have my original Jinty :) It's nearly 60yrs old :) :)
Forum: The Welcome Forum 18-07-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By ians
Welcome to the forum - seek and you shall find an...

Welcome to the forum - seek and you shall find an answer. There are a number of Aussies here already so you are not alone!
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-07-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,647
Posted By ians
Try on the back of the tranquilizer pack! ...

Try on the back of the tranquilizer pack! (You're going to get through quite a few!!)
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