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by Hound Dog
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Ratio Station footbridge 548
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Ratio Station footbridge 548

I did the opposite on my layout by extending an old Hornby footbridge........given that these are really low cost kits, it is sometimes worth buying two which enables you to make the cuts where you need to, whilst still retaining intact the really critical parts that are required for strength and st...
by Hound Dog
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 313
Views: 36737

Re: WEST ORTON

Full marks for that one Steve - very smart solution and executed nicely - well done.
by Hound Dog
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 313
Views: 36737

Re: WEST ORTON

Steve,

No 3 for me all day long...... No 1 is too fine and No 4 too coarse.....No 2 is so-so.

I have a few bags of various ballast that I am happy to send you a sample of, but they tend to be browns rather than greys.

Let me know and I will put some in the post - cheers Richard
by Hound Dog
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 313
Views: 36737

Re: WEST ORTON

Steve - coming a little late with my feedback, so apologises.........Can only echo the comments from everybody else - absolutely cracking work and done at such a pace...........I have some hills and tunnels ( but no bridges planned, at the moment) coming up in the next stage of my layout, so I am su...
by Hound Dog
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 629
Views: 164273

Re: Your latest acquisition

It will need to be a very long tunnel of Channel proportions, as there is a lot more in railway room than the Pullman that Mrs H D doesn’t know about 😀........ even the railway room in the garage was about 6 months in the making before she found out about that.......... although to be fair, I have s...
by Hound Dog
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point.
Replies: 241
Views: 64643

Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

You just cannot beat Blood & Custard or Chocolate & Cream coaches with a Green or Maroon Diesel...... These look great, especially with a nice Deltic at the front.
by Hound Dog
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 629
Views: 164273

Re: Your latest acquisition

For me one of the most iconic sights in railway history is the classic Blue Pullman and I have always harbored a desire to someday have one running on my layout - well that day has come. I spotted a mint condition Bachmann 6 car set for sale a week or so ago, but it was more than I have ever paid fo...
by Hound Dog
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Naughty TTS Class 40 Diesel
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Naughty TTS Class 40 Diesel

Thanks for all the responses.......I am generally familiar with what's commercially available and how to clean wheels in-situ, but would still like to try to understand how to get them out of a Bachmann diesel if possible. Brian - thanks for the detailed info on DCC Filters, I will look to get one f...
by Hound Dog
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Naughty TTS Class 40 Diesel
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Naughty TTS Class 40 Diesel

Hi, I have a Bachmann class 40 Diesel to which I fitted a Hornby TTS sound chip to some time back, and with a speaker upgrade it sounds great. There is a problem however when it is on the layout and I get a short somewhere ( ie another loco going against wrong facing points), as it takes off like a ...
by Hound Dog
Wed May 26, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Hamdden Railway Co.
Replies: 66
Views: 12975

Re: Hamdden Railway Co.

Just catching up with these posts - really nice and original effects produced here........looking forward to seeing what comes after the test track.