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by RSR Engineer
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Rivarossi turntable
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Rivarossi turntable

Having actually read the Heljan user's manual I must take back my dogmatic pronouncement about the Fleischmann turntable. It's clear that Heljan go one better than Fleischmann by allowing the outlet tracks to be set at any desired angle, rather than at fixed 7.5°intervals. I obviously spoke too soon...
by RSR Engineer
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Northern loops complete.

The last tracks in the dark green section of the layout have been laid and fixed in place. Now I can finish installing the point motors, wire up and test electrically throughout. Let me here express my sincerest thanks for all the good advice and kind compliments I have received from other members o...
by RSR Engineer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Northern sidings laid.

The northern siding tracks are complete. Point motors still have to be wired up, which will have to wait till the design of the control panel is settled. All sidings have been tested for clearance and electrical reliability. The track will not need any further wiring, as the whole grey area is power...
by RSR Engineer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Rivarossi turntable
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Rivarossi turntable

Ta-Da! I did have a Rivarossi turntable on my old layout in London. I found it worked very well, if a bit noisy, as I recall. Its main drawback was that the outlet tracks were fixed, a group of eleven tracks to match their tapered roundhouse elements plus three opposite. As I had to cram my TT into ...
by RSR Engineer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Steam loco or TGV ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1030

Re: Steam loco or TGV ?

Time for a cautionary note. If using weights you may be tempted to fix it in place with PVA - after all it’s the ‘go to’ adhesive in most cases - but don’t, lead and PVA will slowly react over time and expand causing the models to split and crack. In the past I have used ‘Liquid Gravity’ which I be...
by RSR Engineer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Steam loco or TGV ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1030

Re: Steam loco or TGV ?

That's an interesting effort by Hornby. It seems to be based on this loco, of which I found a pic here - http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/25/ ... ade_25.htm Dowlais KGV.jpg From the picture it looks as if the firebox is above the crank axle. That would explain the high pitch of the boiler but it...
by RSR Engineer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Which first
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Which first

Interesting, Chops's use of Wahl's. I had some s/h Peco Streamline "treated" (i.e. galvanised) steel track, which I tried to clean (in the first instance) with WD40. I was rightly warned off this and "rinsed" it off with lighter fuel. I finally got the rails clean (hard to tell by looking, since thi...
by RSR Engineer
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: RSR new layout.

Quite right about the overhang, Wtd. Pic 279 shows just such a situation. I still have to test for the overhang of long coaches, especially American ones, inside the curve. If I do discover any such anomaly and there isn't room to realign the track, I'll have to see if I can't relocate the post (pic...
by RSR Engineer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: RSR new layout.

Thank you for your compliments, gentlemen. There are detailed track plans, Bulleidboy, generated with Corel Draw and published on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53775591@N06/albums/72157686833141776 A bit out of date, coz since I started work actually building the layout rather than theorisin...
by RSR Engineer
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Northern loops complete.

The northern loop lines have been laid in their entirety. The tracks have a number of kinks and wiggles, mainly due to inaccurate placing of the threaded rods. Again we see the problem of working from theoretical plans. There is no switchgear as yet, nor point motors; they will belong to wiring up. ...