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by Mountain Goat
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: 3D Printing.
Replies: 0
Views: 582

3D Printing.

3D printing trends are getting more and more popular and could easily leave the manufacturers behind, so why don't the manufacturers start adapting now to be ahead of this revolutionary technology? They could:- ▪ Produce a range of chassis which are easily adapted for 3D use and would also serve as ...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Oakley Mountain
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Oakley Mountain

I have personally found trial and error to give me the best results in regards to gradients and curves. One persons stock may go up gradients or round curves that yours can't and vice versa so it is a case of patient testing and allowing a little extra tollerances incase any new locos or rolling sto...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: A More Advanced Rolling Road.
Replies: 1
Views: 424

A More Advanced Rolling Road.

Ok, my idea is one in which would probably be out of my price range, but the idea is to make a rolling road which measures amps, voltage but also scale speed... And addition to this for it to have a lever that brings little mini brushes up to the wheels to clean them. I realize the more gadgets on s...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rocket
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Rocket

I have never actually seen one in real life. I seem to recall it was a celebration loco as in Hornby brought it out to celebrate something. It was definately 1979. The strange thing is, they did not seem to come out with the 00 gauge version even though they could have as they had been made before. ...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: SpeedWagon?

Speed is a wierd thing when it comes down to models. (I am not saying not to buy one of those gadgets if you want one). The reason why I say what looks right is because actual scale speeds look far too slow when scaled down. I feel that what is better is to give an overall impression of the right sp...
by Mountain Goat
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rocket
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Rocket

I remember them coming out in 1979. I Believe Hornby only made them for a year. Hornby put a seperate leaflet in with the 1979 Hornby catalogues. I dis not buy a catalogue in 1980 as the local train and toy shop in Burry Port had closed, but I did in 1981 when I found another shop selling model rail...
by Mountain Goat
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: SpeedWagon?

Why you spend £40 to find out how fast train is going ?. Actually.. Good point. If you do want to estimate scale speed, you need to get a stop watch (Or similar) and measure a specific distance on your layout... Much cheaper. From my perspective, if it looks about right and one is happy with it, it...
by Mountain Goat
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge
Topic: What size girder bridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: What size girder bridge?

If 009 is 4mm to the foot then you will need an OO bridge otherwise the permanent way staff who may need to walk across it will bang their heads. Good point. Actually, I would follow prototype practice and scratchbuild a suitable viaduct to suit the location. The real narrow gauge pioneers would ha...
by Mountain Goat
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge
Topic: What size girder bridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: What size girder bridge?

N gauge will suit some 009 layouts but the only downside is that any rivits or bolts will be half the scale. 00 gauge girder bridges can look a bit overdone as standard gauge axle loads are normally much greater then they are with most narrow gauge lines. There are exceptions to this... My advice is...
by Mountain Goat
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Signalling, home and distant on same post
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Signalling, home and distant on same post

Just to add a little detail. Absolute block lines with semaphore signals are often also track circuited and one will know this with a little white diamond sign displayed on rhe post of the semaphore signal. Not to confuse things, all this basically is, is a simple track circuit used where the train ...