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by Mountain Goat
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Montgreenan
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

Re: Montgreenan

Things are looking great. Well done.
by Mountain Goat
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Returning to Railways
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Returning to Railways

Ah. That is what happened to me before I changed scale. No matter what I had it wasn't enough, and yet I had far more then I needed. Changing scale to a scale and gauge where I had to make everything myself either in kit form or to my own designs meant that the enthusiasm to keep collecting means I ...
by Mountain Goat
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Returning to Railways
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Returning to Railways

To DCC or not to DCC. That is the question... Alas poor cash. I knew you so well... DCC is expensive, but does have some benefits. It all depends on ones outlook. The same goes for todays models. Todays models are more detailed and a little smoother running as far as the locos are concerned, but com...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Garden Railway Design.
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Garden Railway Design.

Here is a question. Is it feaseable to build a model railway outdoors that can be set up and pulled down in minutes. I mean.... Something like the way the railways were built during the first world war where they were assembled like a trainset. In that form a railway can be set up quickly and run an...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: ABM rail craft and others
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: ABM rail craft and others

In the past before the pollution of the flow of the internet came along (Which has many blessings but many curses with it), a small business somehow was a little less likely to dissapear without being noticed. I don't know why, but back then we seemed to be more connected somehow even though it seem...
by Mountain Goat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Weak magnet?
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Weak magnet?

Two possibilities here. One is a weak magnet and the other is a little oil on the commutator plates. However, with oil the symptoms I have had are plenty of speed at first and then it slows as the oil dries, and then some smoke with slow running and then the controller trips. A weak magnet tends to ...
by Mountain Goat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Hornby Dublo 3 Rail.
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Hornby Dublo 3 Rail.

A few photos. Yes, they can be difficult to price. I started out with two locos, three wagons and two coaches my dad passed down to me. About 15 years ago I was earning good money so I extended the collection. Coaches cost me from £10 to £20 each as I haggled to get more reasonable prices. Locos I h...
by Mountain Goat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Hornby Dublo 3 Rail.
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Hornby Dublo 3 Rail.

Anyone interested in buying a sizeable collection of Hornby Dublo 3 rail? While I have nothing elaborate, it is a good start for anyone interested in 3 rail. I have 7 locos, 29 coaches (A few are 2 rail which is the same as 3 rail but with plastic wheels), over 50 wagons (Though 8 are Trix Twin and ...
by Mountain Goat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: new member
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: new member

Hello sir and welcome. Lots of us here who model in different scales and gauges, so you should find something interesting somewhere.
by Mountain Goat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.
Replies: 80
Views: 3789

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

glencairn wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Mountain Goat wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:18 pm
Do you glue the balast down or leave it loose?
Loose, M. G.. Never had any problem (says he, touching wood).

Glencairn
Yes. It will be touching wood unless you have underlay of some description.