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by Bandit Mick
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: OO gauge fencing
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: OO gauge fencing

Good tip - I'll thread mine first next time - it drove me mad threading each one individually last time!
by Bandit Mick
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: OO gauge fencing
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: OO gauge fencing

Use a good quality matchstick i.e. branded. I found that cheapos were not cut square and they often split when drilled. I drilled each of mine 3 times and used a single strand of wire threaded through each hole and looped - mind you, I am sad and too tight to buy ready-made. They are however very de...
by Bandit Mick
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Amazing attention to detail
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Amazing attention to detail

Oh dear, I feel inadequate again!
by Bandit Mick
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hi im neil
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Hi im neil

Welcome to the friendly forum Neil. My model railway keeps me from getting under my wife's feet - reckons I'm a big useless lump!
by Bandit Mick
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Fixing it down
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Fixing it down

I place right angles of card up against the outside of buildings then use a judicious amount of gravel, greenery, foliage etc. However I like the matchstick idea - wish I'd known that before. My platform has started to come up and I thought it was stuck down permanently - a job added to my long list.
by Bandit Mick
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Simple horseshoe layout
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Simple horseshoe layout

Good advice from Brian. It really is surprising how much space even a small amount of track takes up. I started with an end to end but increased it to a horseshoe which is 10 by 8 by 6. I laid a curved track between board 1 and 2 and was surprised how much space I needed to have quite a flowing curv...
by Bandit Mick
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Stuttering Locos
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Stuttering Locos

Good advice from Steve. Everything does need to be clean and kept that way. Even a small section of track will, I've found, bring locos to a halt. Once I have cleaned, even my Peckett has no running problems - and I use (sorry to the purists!), insulfrog points with DCC.
by Bandit Mick
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Walking the dog - this morning
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Walking the dog - this morning

Sorry for your loss HD. I lost my rottie 4 weeks ago. The house still seems very quiet. Dogs give so much and ask for so little in return.
by Bandit Mick
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: davidvenn71
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: davidvenn71

Welcome to the friendly and helpful forum.