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by Brian
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Type of baseboard?
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

Re: Type of baseboard?

Fixed or portable?

If fixed, then any Ply thickness from 6mm up will do, so long as its braced well underneath.
Portable about 9mm thick is about the maximum as weight then becomes the governing factor.
Always try and obtain the best quality ply you can afford. Ideally Birch or Marine grade.
by Brian
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Fiddle yard turntable wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Fiddle yard turntable wiring

A lot really depends on the number of tracks to be aliened with the main baseboard. Normally this is one or two. For simplest, and not forgetting you will need to lock the TT in position or you'll suffer derailments at the entrance/exit joints, small brass shoot bolts are used one per rail and obvio...
by Brian
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 186
Views: 7842

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

<Snip> At some point I need to change the key fob battery - it’s not going to end well, is it? I haven't changed one for years! Don't keep my cars long enough for them to run down! :o The last one I changed in a Citroen C5 the cars manual stated that the battery had to be taken out and a new one in...
by Brian
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 186
Views: 7842

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

I've had three cars each with ISG which automatically engages when the ignition Stop/Start button is pressed. But its the first thing I turn off even before putting the car into Drive! When it is on I find it just doesn't restart the engine quickly enough, especially if you want to pull away a bit s...
by Brian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Bridge too narrow
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: Bridge too narrow

Cutting block idea shown above. Added later after closing post.
by Brian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Bridge too narrow
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: Bridge too narrow

thanks for the comments guys what's the best way to cut the flexi track to length and do we ballest on a bridge aswel? Cut track ideally with a Xuron rail cutter but if careful you can use a Dremel with metal slitting disk or a Razor saw or even a fine toothed blade in a junior hacksaw. If using a ...
by Brian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Forced to slow down.
Replies: 123
Views: 1082

Re: Forced to slow down.

I have some vintage Beaujolais Nouveau. Been keeping it for a special occasion! ;)
by Brian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Bridge too narrow
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: Bridge too narrow

Yes you are right. Still a bit tight though. Definitely flexi is the way to go. Agree WTD. I would replace the left hand track with flexible track and bring it over slightly towards the fixed Setrack line by 10mm or so and re position the bridge to the right a little if possible. Alternatively repl...
by Brian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Bridge too narrow
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: Bridge too narrow

The picture shows the right hand sleeper ends slightly further away from the inside face of the wall than the left hand side. Re positioning the tracks to the right slightly or the bridge to the left will equal outside distance. Are the two bridge tracks running dead parallel? But for better realism...
by Brian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Bridge too narrow
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: Bridge too narrow

Peco use two OO track spacing. Setrack which is absolutely the same as Hornby and is at 67mm centres. Streamline which is set to 50mm centres. As a 'rule of thumb' where twin tracks are parallel add 28mm to their centre spacing to gain the overall width e.g. Setrack/Hornby = 95mm and Streamline = 78...