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Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell Today, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Walkingthedog
OK, a very flat nail. :) You could cut a...

OK, a very flat nail. :)

You could cut a slot in the sleepers for it.
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell Today, 05:27 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By Walkingthedog
How about a flat nail.

How about a flat nail.
Forum: General Modelling Today, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By Walkingthedog
They said it worked fine on their track and there...

They said it worked fine on their track and there were no other wheels. Maybe it is my track but this is loco 101 and all the others are fine and none have 0.5mm flanges.
Forum: General Modelling Today, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By Walkingthedog
Right so the latest is: I bought a set of Hornby...

Right so the latest is: I bought a set of Hornby 4-6-0 County tender wheels. Same diameter as the Heljan versions but larger flanges. Drilled them out so they would fit the Heljan axles. Loco now...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Walkingthedog
Ready made depends on which make.

Ready made depends on which make.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 153
Posted By Walkingthedog
Do you mean ready made platforms or how wide...

Do you mean ready made platforms or how wide should you make your platforms?


It depends what space you have available and what you want to put on it.
Forum: OO Scale 14-08-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Walkingthedog
Ebay often have them, might need to be adapted....

Ebay often have them, might need to be adapted. There is also a company that makes downloadable seats that you print and fold.

Or these. ...
Forum: General Modelling 13-08-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By Walkingthedog
But sure 99% of model railways are fiction. I run...

But sure 99% of model railways are fiction. I run locos that no longer exist.
Forum: Members layouts 13-08-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,275
Posted By Walkingthedog
I never do think about frog polarity. Set of...

I never do think about frog polarity. Set of points, two IRJ's, done.
Forum: Members layouts 13-08-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,275
Posted By Walkingthedog
I use electrofrog points and none had any wire...

I use electrofrog points and none had any wire and have smooth running or is it only for DCC.
Forum: General Modelling 13-08-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By Walkingthedog
I always call mine a heritage railway. Then I can...

I always call mine a heritage railway. Then I can pull what I like with what I like.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By Walkingthedog
I had to do some research .

I had to do some research .
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By Walkingthedog
Disregard Barry, found one, in my tool box not on...

Disregard Barry, found one, in my tool box not on line.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By Walkingthedog
Barry do they do a 4th rad tracksetta?

Barry do they do a 4th rad tracksetta?
Forum: Members layouts 13-08-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,696
Posted By Walkingthedog
I did mean my profile page, couldnít think of the...

I did mean my profile page, couldnít think of the word when I was typing. Thank you for being so kind about my layout. There are others on here that put mine to shame .
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By Walkingthedog
I do yes but itís a matter of taste. :)

I do yes but itís a matter of taste. :)
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By Walkingthedog
You donít use a hammer on track pins. Push them...

You donít use a hammer on track pins. Push them in with the end of some pliers or similar. Gaugemaster make the best pins, flat heads and very sharp.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-08-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By Walkingthedog
I always pre drill and as I lay track straight on...

I always pre drill and as I lay track straight on the board there is no distortion.
Forum: General Modelling 13-08-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By Walkingthedog
Loco is the same. I have swapped them but still...

Loco is the same. I have swapped them but still happens. Going to change the wheels and then if required relay the curves.
Forum: General Modelling 12-08-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By Walkingthedog
Letís hope so John. ;)

Letís hope so John. ;)
Forum: General Modelling 12-08-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By Walkingthedog
No that is a valid point. I donít clean my track...

No that is a valid point. I donít clean my track very often with a rubber. There are discussions on other sites about the flanges. Only 0.5mm is very small.

It derails on all four corners, either...
Forum: General Modelling 12-08-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By Walkingthedog
No not a mm. On a curve if you push the tender to...

No not a mm. On a curve if you push the tender to one side under the slightest pressure it climbs over the rails. Across the tyre the wheels are 16.82mm diameter. Across the flange 17.84mm diameter,...
Forum: Kit Building 12-08-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Walkingthedog
Did you not just print out the design then stick...

Did you not just print out the design then stick it on to cardboard?
Forum: General Modelling 12-08-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By Walkingthedog
The loco and tender weigh a ton. I also have the...

The loco and tender weigh a ton. I also have the Heljan O2 which is a 2-8-0 and the flanges are a lot bigger. Even if I push the tender round with my finger with the centre axle removed it rises up...
Forum: General Modelling 12-08-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By Walkingthedog
Apparently they have been made to be accurate but...

Apparently they have been made to be accurate but of course that isnít ideal for the majority of model railways. I have ordered some County Class tender wheels that are almost the same diameter. I...
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