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by Milzee
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Cleaning heavily tarnished track
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: Cleaning heavily tarnished track

Great idea. Thanks.
by Milzee
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: New Z scale layout
Replies: 16
Views: 1002

Re: New Z scale layout

Progress has been slow as I was travelling a lot. Elevated sections completed and wiring hidden. Just waiting for the blue foam to arrive so I can start building up the scenery. Track is temporarily tacked down.
by Milzee
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Cleaning heavily tarnished track
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: Cleaning heavily tarnished track

Well the vinegar seems to have improved things. I noticed it took some time to work. Probably some sort of chemical reaction. Straight after there was no difference but, after half an hour there was a noticeable improvement. There is till some stuttering and variation in speed. I think it needs seve...
by Milzee
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Cleaning heavily tarnished track
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: Cleaning heavily tarnished track

Cheers all. Will go out and get a bottle of Sarsons today. Can't stand the stuff on my chips!
by Milzee
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Cleaning heavily tarnished track
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: Cleaning heavily tarnished track

Thanks, will give it a try. I think the wheels need cleaning as well.
by Milzee
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Cleaning heavily tarnished track
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Cleaning heavily tarnished track

My track has been in storage for a number of years and has become quite tarnished. It doesn't look rusty but has a distinctly dull hue to it. A sort of dark brown grey colour. I assume this is the nickel in the rails. I'm having problems getting the locomotive to run. I assume it's dirty track becau...
by Milzee
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Gradients
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Gradients

Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll set up the gradients as a dry run once the baseboard is done and post some pics. 50mm is 11m or 36ft to Z scale so not much since its supposed to be up a mountain.
by Milzee
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Linka
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Linka

Useful info. Thanks.
by Milzee
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Linka
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Linka

Yes I found that after my post. Seems someone is still selling the moulds without all the other paraphernalia. Makes sense as the plaster and mixing kit is commonly available for other uses. Shame it's HO. Is plaster a practical modelling medium? I seem to remember it was incredibly fragile and brit...
by Milzee
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Z guage baseboard material
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Z guage baseboard material

Yeah 9mm seems fine for the baseboard. It was the frame I was unsure about. Anyway the 30x15 turned out to be 30x13 when I measured it (damn Italians) but I got a rickety frame and one cross member put together this morning. The board is square but not flat and the frame is flat but not square so ho...