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by Bandit Mick
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: It's Back!
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: It's Back!

Might give it a second look - just hope those who consider taking up the hobby realise things can't be done as quickly as shown on TV. It has to be quick or the audience wouldn't see the end result. Not sure the layouts are of the quality many of us are striving for.
by Bandit Mick
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: How To Ballast A Layout For Under £5
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: How To Ballast A Layout For Under £5

Awful. And what's with the radio-active grass?
by Bandit Mick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Returning modeller how do I budget?
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Returning modeller how do I budget?

I chose a simple track plan with a few points, made my baseboard from both new and recycled timber, bought a simple controller and one loco then once everything was running the main expense was over. From then on I made use of stuff I recycled (or found in builders skips), scratchbuilt what I could ...
by Bandit Mick
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Baseboard height
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Baseboard height

Mine is also 32 inches high - but I can't remember why! As mentioned before, width/depth is important. Mine is a U shape so reaching across diagonally to 2 corners is a stretch at 36 inches - and I'm a tall bloke.
by Bandit Mick
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: South Auckland Junction
Replies: 78
Views: 7564

Re: South Auckland Junction

Always a good idea to use a base colour. I too always wonder how far to spread ballast beyond the usual shoulder, and, what goes between areas of ballast. Is it earth, rubble, grass or what? Perhaps someone can answer this. So far I've used a mish-mash.
by Bandit Mick
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the friendly forum. I don't know about the value of your set but I do know that collectors of toys etc always like boxed objects and certainly like unopened/unused items.
by Bandit Mick
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: conecting multiple dropper into i to connect to bus wire
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: conecting multiple dropper into i to connect to bus wire

I use terminal blocks - seem to work well. Ensure bare wires are twisted together. I make sure I have a long enough dropper wire in case anything goes wrong (but obviously not too long).
by Bandit Mick
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Next question for the MRF ``Which Consumer Guide``
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Next question for the MRF ``Which Consumer Guide``

If looking for strips of LEDS, I used screwfix - they include driver, plug and the strips have an adhesive backing.
by Bandit Mick
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: South Auckland Junction
Replies: 78
Views: 7564

Re: South Auckland Junction

Great start. I put droppers to every piece of track laid and haven't had problems with conductivity. You can't beat plenty of labelling - it helps a great deal if something does go wrong at a later date.
by Bandit Mick
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Peco code 75 track
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Peco code 75 track

I use code 100 which I find robust and as stated before, looks good when ballasted and weathered.