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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...
- Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:02 pm
- Forum: The Welcome Forum
- Topic: Hi Folks nice to be here,this is my layout"Heale Station" that I have built over the last 3 years
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Re: Hi Folks nice to be here,this is my layout"Heale Station" that I have built over the last 3 years
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.
- Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:57 pm
- Forum: Layout Track & Design
- Topic: Simple horseshoe layout
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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...
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.