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by Brian
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 12
Views: 245

Re: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

I've used both PVA and UHU glue all applied in four small blobs in the buildings corners. Both work well and with a craft knife the glue can be easily released. :D
by Brian
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Five new Forums
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Five new Forums

I thought after some deliberation that I would add five new forum areas to the existing list in the former "Specific Gauge" section which I have also renamed to "Specific Gauge and Manufacturer Topics" here https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=4 . Four are for major UK outline manufac...
by Brian
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: SpeedWagon?

I assume its measuring real speed not scale speed?
by Brian
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Isopropyl Alcohol == Surgical spirit
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: Isopropyl Alcohol == Surgical spirit

Hi
Never use Surgical Spirit only use 99.9% IPA or Meths.
by Brian
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: New Layout Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 395

Re: New Layout Plan

Hi Steve1 The only two comments so far with Plan SP13 is the very tight minimum radius curves used and the need to rise very rapidly to get up to the upper level over the top of the lower level. Dont forget access to the lower level under the upper part is essential too. Re curves the drawing states...
by Brian
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: New Layout Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 395

New Layout Plan

Steve1 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:26 pm
I've scanned the plan but couldn't attach a pdf. So I will try the link you sent.
Thanks for your help.
Please see my post #12 above :D
Scans should be saved as .JPGs , PNG , TFA or TIFFs
by Brian
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: New Layout Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 395

New Layout Plan

Unfortunately no I cant locate my old Peco Small Track Plans book. Ive found the Plans for larger layouts but the smaller on has gone AWOL :o
by Brian
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: New Layout Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 395

New Layout Plan

Hi To attach a file .JPG or similar (PDF cannot be attached) have a read here https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=293 My choice is to use the off site link " Add image to post " located below left of the main text box. Minimum overhead clearance recommended for OO is 60mm and fo...
by Brian
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: DCC bus wire
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: DCC bus wire

Yes 24 stranded wire rated at 6Amp should be fine. The main thing to always remember with any circuits cable/wire. You cannot have too larger wire but to small will or can lead to problems. The wire chosen must always be able to easily take the maximum current the supply can provide and then add a s...
by Brian
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello from Nottingham
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Hello from Nottingham

Welcome to the Forum.

RFID just hasnt taken off as first thought. Not sure why?
Hornby were looking at it, but then seemed to have dropped it. There are AFIK no commercial RFID units made for model railway use? MERG have dabbled, but nothing constructive AFAIK?