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Forum: DCC Yesterday, 09:11 AM
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Posted By Michael P
P.S. I use wire in tube also - I followed the...

P.S. I use wire in tube also - I followed the advice of an exhibitor from S&DMRC who said keep it simple and that way there are fewer frustrations.
Forum: DCC Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 240
Posted By Michael P
I'm using insulfrog (shock/horror) and I've...

I'm using insulfrog (shock/horror) and I've soldered droppers to the toe (I think that's the phrase - i.e. the single rail on a point). Being a belt and braces/over-engineered sort of bloke I also...
Forum: Track Layout & Design Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 230
Posted By Michael P
As always its often the art of compromise. I...

As always its often the art of compromise. I started with an 8 foot by 20 inch board area and soon realised that this would not do it for me. After some new arrangements in the house (i.e. moving the...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Michael P
Exchange sidings

Sorry for sounding a bit clueless but can someone please help. I am extending my layout to include a small mine served by a narrow gauge railway. I want to include exchange sidings i.e. unloading...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 14-08-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Michael P
I too am including some 009 narrow gauge on my...

I too am including some 009 narrow gauge on my recently extended OO layout. Hoping to have an exchange siding running from a quarry or coal mine i.e. from a hillside. At the moment am having some...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 29-07-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 334
Posted By Michael P
I too lay my track directly onto my ply board -...

I too lay my track directly onto my ply board - helps me ensure nothing is distorted - especially those naughty points!
Forum: Track Layout & Design 27-07-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 861
Posted By Michael P
Don't you fancy an end to end? I'm not being rude...

Don't you fancy an end to end? I'm not being rude about anyone who has built an oval but small ones always seem a bit unrealistic to me.
Forum: The Welcome Forum 27-07-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By Michael P
I kept my wiring very simple and use wire in...

I kept my wiring very simple and use wire in tube. I also went insulfrog (shock, horror). However, up to now I've had no problems even with short wheelbase locos. I did lay track and points very...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 26-07-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 861
Posted By Michael P
Welcome to the forum. I've seen a few trackmats...

Welcome to the forum. I've seen a few trackmats used and one in particular was very well done but I'd go with WTD - build your own and that way its unique to you and your modelling. The sense of...
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By Michael P
I too get show dates from magazines - and being...

I too get show dates from magazines - and being old-fashioned there's still something special about dipping in and out of a magazine as the feeling takes you.
PS Shows themselves always have a bunch...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 25-07-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By Michael P
Welcome to the forum - lots of real-world advice...

Welcome to the forum - lots of real-world advice here. I went for DCC three years ago as I thought it would make the wiring simpler and I could also add sound to my locos in time.
Forum: General Chat 24-07-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Michael P
NYM had a mini series on TV recently (3 parter I...

NYM had a mini series on TV recently (3 parter I think). This may account for increased numbers. Was over there last Saturday and notices said filming was taking place again. Interestingly, the whole...
Forum: General Chat 20-07-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 504
Posted By Michael P
We wanted to change provider from BT - we had 3...

We wanted to change provider from BT - we had 3 months to go on our contract and the cheeky s**s wanted a cancellation fee of 240! We stayed with BT but I have a long memory!
Forum: Baseboards 20-07-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Michael P
I painted mine to match the lighting pelmet -...

I painted mine to match the lighting pelmet - used black and wished I hadn't as its too strong a colour. Am eventually going to overpaint everything grey.
Forum: General Chat 19-07-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,037
Posted By Michael P
Was in Newcastle last week - loads of 'newbie'...

Was in Newcastle last week - loads of 'newbie' type real ales found in lots of great pubs but yes, the more trad ales do seem in shorter supply these days - apparently the new style ales were an...
Forum: General Chat 18-07-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,037
Posted By Michael P
Throw this horrible imitation 'beer' away and buy...

Throw this horrible imitation 'beer' away and buy some proper real ale - something brewed in a brewery not made in a laboratory (cue gasps of disbelief from larger lovers!)
Forum: The Welcome Forum 17-07-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By Michael P
Welcome John. I too took up the hobby after a...

Welcome John. I too took up the hobby after a major change in my life. I too am in the north east. A very helpful, knowledgeable and lively forum you've joined.
Forum: Baseboards 17-07-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By Michael P
I pinned then ballasted when everything ran well....

I pinned then ballasted when everything ran well. I could have then pulled out the pins but I didn't. Next time I will. I have just removed a short length of track/siding as I am extending onto...
Forum: Members layouts 14-07-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,110
Posted By Michael P
Great work Paul.

Great work Paul.
Forum: Baseboards 14-07-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By Michael P
Welcome Dave. I too laid straight onto ply for...

Welcome Dave. I too laid straight onto ply for the reasons explained above.
Forum: Members layouts 04-07-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,367
Posted By Michael P
I too forgot about expansion gaps - gulp! I have...

I too forgot about expansion gaps - gulp! I have to ensure the blinds are closed all day when its sunny - this also avoids fading. Pity I left my jelly snakes in the car the other day!
Forum: Members layouts 26-06-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,408
Posted By Michael P
Hello OS- how are you finding unifrog points? I...

Hello OS- how are you finding unifrog points? I haven't spoken to anyone who has used them yet.
Forum: DCC 26-06-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 999
Posted By Michael P
I was a beginner 3 years ago but still went for a...

I was a beginner 3 years ago but still went for a dropper every piece of track - including the two rails on every point as I am DCC but using insulfrog. I only really use the fishplates for accurate...
Forum: DCC 24-06-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 999
Posted By Michael P
P.S. and on those naughty point things.

P.S. and on those naughty point things.
Forum: DCC 24-06-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 999
Posted By Michael P
Yup - even the shortest piece of track.

Yup - even the shortest piece of track.
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