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by Mountain Goat
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Moving Clay.
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Moving Clay.

You may find this link interesting.
by Mountain Goat
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: This years Christmas display
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: This years Christmas display

I like that. For adding wagons or coaches you may find the couplings are the limitation. Using a different design of coupling instead will enable trouble free running. I make my own for 7mm narrow gauge use which are a bit too large for 4mm scale, but the principle behind them can be put to use as a...
by Mountain Goat
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge
Topic: HOe? Is that British Narrow Gauge?
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: HOe? Is that British Narrow Gauge?

Request stops are common at more rural locations at smaller towns and villages or hamlets in the countryside areas on the national railaay network. Only principle stations will be "Booked stops" which attract more passenger numbers. The principle is to save time and it also eases passenger comfort. ...
by Mountain Goat
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Fire works
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Fire works

I have been doing that for a few years. They are nice square sticks. Useful!
by Mountain Goat
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Uncouplers
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Uncouplers

I have not made one specifically yet but I do tend to use wire or a bicycle spoke. It all depends on the coupling designs used. With mine all it needs is something to lift the drop loops over the other vehicles buffer so it is relitively easy to do as the drop loops are hinged via very simple loop t...
by Mountain Goat
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Point control
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Point control

All sorts can be used. Bicycle spokes with bicycle outer casing... Bicycle inner wire... Many different methods. Experiment.
by Mountain Goat
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Triang X3121 (power bogie)
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Triang X3121 (power bogie)

It could be that there is wear in the motor bearings which give excessive play.
I am wondering if a more modern power bogie could be used instead? Those old Triang motor bogies do last a long time but even they wear eventually.
I like those DMU's though. Nice things.
by Mountain Goat
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Screaming diesel shunter.
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Screaming diesel shunter.

I have opened up the motor on mine and tried adding washers and lubrication etc. Nothing worked. The model itself runs ok but the squeeling remained.

I could not get the video thing to work.
by Mountain Goat
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Low Relief Buildings
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Low Relief Buildings

One way to avoid the obvious low relief look is to carefully cut the buildings in a line from one corner to the opposite corner so the buildings sit side on like a triangle to the backscene.