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Forum: Track Layout & Design 12-01-2018, 07:57 AM
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SCARM, I got it just before Christmas, it was on...

SCARM, I got it just before Christmas, it was on offer at about $30, you can get a free trial sample, but its limited, better to pay the small fee IMHO. You get unlimited track 3D, small train...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 09-01-2018, 09:24 AM
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Here is a rough plan of the layout, it needs...

Here is a rough plan of the layout, it needs tidying up a bit, your comments both constructive and other wise are welcome, this is a long project at least 2/4 years, but my wife is an active...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 08-01-2018, 01:36 PM
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Have tried to put the plan on here, its over...

Have tried to put the plan on here, its over 2000Kb, so the lowest I can get using various compression websites is 1100Kb so I don't know how to do it.:mad: Nos
Forum: Track Layout & Design 06-01-2018, 02:28 PM
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I have decided I think;) on a round the room with...

I have decided I think;) on a round the room with cross over, with small loading dock, and engine shed etc at an angle coming into the center, will try to put plan on here if I can, have spoken to a...
Forum: Baseboards 04-01-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Nos
I looked at this idea, regarding a large garage...

I looked at this idea, regarding a large garage suspended layout, I would have had to have a alloy frame made up, I know yours is not that big but have you thought about an alloy base frame?, apart...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 02-01-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By Nos
It appears that the boss has taken your advice...

It appears that the boss has taken your advice and wants me to build an "O"gauge layout, the "OO" that I had designed used over 300Mts of track :eek:, so I have designed a new layout. I do have a...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 01-01-2018, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Nos
As for using SCARM its an aide,:D, in my case...

As for using SCARM its an aide,:D, in my case being old school, I spent hours drawing the many plans and ideas on paper, then when I was happy with it I transferred it to SCARM, the program has some...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 31-12-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By Nos
I would definitely download SCARM, its free, but...

I would definitely download SCARM, its free, but its not,:) the free bit is limited, if you go over a certain length of track it stops, however for a few bob, I just bought it last week at about 27...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 20-12-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By Nos
Sorry saving "O" or larger for the garden, if I...

Sorry saving "O" or larger for the garden, if I have any money left:D, but that's another thread, and its an acre. Nos
Forum: Track Layout & Design 20-12-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By Nos
If you had the space, what layout would you build?

Things have changed for me, and I now have heated, insulated, loft conversion being built in the new house, so my railway room is now 9mts x 5mts with a door on one of the 5mts wall, there are just...
Forum: Members layouts 13-10-2017, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Nos
Excellent post and layout, just intrigued about...

Excellent post and layout, just intrigued about your choice of name, "Wykeham" is a very small village in North Yorkshire, there is a pub there I know pretty well "The Downey Arms" it also, has a...
Forum: General Modelling 30-09-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Nos
Room lighting?

If you are lucky enough to have a dedicated model room, which lighting system do you use? There are incandescent bulbs, low energy bulbs, LED and fluorescent tubes, LED tubes etc. I think for mine,...
Forum: Tools 28-09-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,165
Posted By Nos
They other week we ordered a bottle of Coke with...

They other week we ordered a bottle of Coke with our Fish and Chips and it said on the lable, Bottled in Vietnam.
John[/QUOTE]

A bit off thread, but during the Vietnam war...
Forum: Model Railway Books 27-09-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By Nos
Thanks, Brian Lamberts site is very good, lots of...

Thanks, Brian Lamberts site is very good, lots of useful information. Nos
Forum: Model Railway Books 25-09-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By Nos
Best book for DCC?

Which book would you recommend for newbie to buy, explaining as much as possible how to make your new layout fully DCC? I do understand that one book may not cover it all, but open to all advice,...
Forum: OO Scale 25-09-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Nos
Will try to explain, at one end of the "Dog bone"...

Will try to explain, at one end of the "Dog bone" the baseboard is 2.25mt x 2mt don't forget the room is 2.25mt x 7mt that is for a reverse curve, this runs along the back wall on baseboard at about...
Forum: OO Scale 24-09-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Nos
Unhappy Wish I could send a picture:( above my pay grade,...

Wish I could send a picture:( above my pay grade, cannot put track down the house is not built yet! but have drawn up plans the old fashioned way and printed out the "Peco" points/crossings etc in...
Forum: OO Scale 24-09-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Nos
:o:o Sorry gave you the wrong baseboard size, one...

:o:o Sorry gave you the wrong baseboard size, one end of the "Bone" is 2mt X 2.25mt that is for a 360 degree turn, the other end is 1mt X 2.25mt thats for a 180 degree into the station. Thanks Nos
Forum: OO Scale 23-09-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Nos
Quick replies thanks. I would like it to look...

Quick replies thanks. I would like it to look correct, but more importantly for the stock to run without any problems, I want to take pleasure at looking at it and using it, as you can see a one...
Forum: OO Scale 23-09-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Nos
Width of baseboard?

If I was going to run a 8 coach unit at a scale speed of 50mph and by using a banked transition curve, how wide would the base have to be to accommodate the track?, I have seen various answers off...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 23-09-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Nos
New to the forum

Hi, Started in the 60s with a "TT" set, progressed through 70s/80s with "OO" then with less space down to "N" gauge, now having a new house built so have a railway room "2.25Mt x 7Mts", as Iam...
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