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by RSR Engineer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Product Review
Topic: Closecouplers.
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Closecouplers.

Thank you again for your comments, MG. If I understand you correctly, the couplers wobbled up and down. They're obviously no use like that and I suspect that even if you'd used "proper" closecouplers they'd still have given you aggro. Actually, the NEM mounts on my Liliput Baden express coaches are ...
by RSR Engineer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Product Review
Topic: Closecouplers.
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Closecouplers.

Thank you for your comments, MG. I'd be interested to know just what sort of problems your closecouplers gave you. Were the coupling heads able to form a rigid drawbar? Coz if not, I'm sure they gave you no joy. Was there no other way to keep those Bachmann coaches in service? They are very nice mod...
by RSR Engineer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Just a few Thoughts On Layout Design.
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Just a few Thoughts On Layout Design.

Under normal working conditions I also would only shunt my hidden sidings at low speed, Wtd. During testing, though, I do intend to try imitating no. 6220 arriving at Crewe to show up any errors and inaccuracies (of which I'm sure there'll be enough).

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Product Review
Topic: Closecouplers.
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Closecouplers.

Not sure if this qualifies as a review; I'll leave that decision to Site Admin. If I may be permitted to document my experiences with European closecouplers over the years on my old layout. The purpose of closecouplers, i.e. running buffer-to-buffer round curves, is very desirable, as it improves th...
by RSR Engineer
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Just a few Thoughts On Layout Design.
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Just a few Thoughts On Layout Design.

Good point, MG, thanks. On the old layout I never had any trouble pushing shunting wagons with closecouplers. On some older East German wagons (produced before closecouplers were invented) the bogies are mounted quite sloppily and would sometimes tilt under the pressure of shunting and swing round a...
by RSR Engineer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Just a few Thoughts On Layout Design.
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Just a few Thoughts On Layout Design.

Thanks, Ron, I'll bear that in mind.
Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 6
Views: 155

RSR new layout.

The building of the baseboards is done, except for a couple of small details best left till a later date. Now I can start tidying up and sweeping that floor. The work is documented on flickr (pix 252/3): https://www.flickr.com/photos/53775591@N06/sets/72157693670264075/page3 Cheers, Artur There will...
by RSR Engineer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Just a few Thoughts On Layout Design.
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Just a few Thoughts On Layout Design.

Couldn't help noticing what MG said. When I posted pix of my lower levels under construction he and WTD both stated their concerns about dirty track and derailments. As I said at the time, I decided to go ahead and chance it. My point here, though, is about hidden sidings. It may have been noticed t...
by RSR Engineer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 6
Views: 155

RSR new layout.

Thank you for your kind feedback, gentlemen. Work on the baseboards is now *really* all but done; there are two tasks remaining that I know about. ;o) The latest stage of the work was providing for a new double slip on the southern edge of the old layout. The work is documented on flickr. https://ww...
by RSR Engineer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Version II
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Version II

That looks a nice layout you've got coming along there, Roger. But tell us, please, why is the first photo private (so says flickr)?
Cheers,
Artur