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Post by Mountain Goat » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:01 pm

Wouldn't it be good if coaches could have passengers that hide out of view until one switches a finction on DCC and the passengers suddenly come into view.. So trains could run empty or busy?
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Post by LC&DR » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:23 am

"Wouldn't it be good if coaches could have passengers that hide out of view until one switches a function on DCC...…."

What about different levels of occupation? I recall seeing Maunsell deep window carriages passing through Clapham Junction with people standing in the corridors, ("full and standing" as we used to report) extremely visible, that might require a very sophisticated mechanism! :lol:
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Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:19 am

Just imagine how expensive the coaches would be, more than a loco I reckon. Good idea though.
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Post by LC&DR » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:21 am

Thinking a bit outside the box, why not some form of virtual reality projector inside the compartments of a carriage so a different view can be seen through the window. Think of the possibility? Murder on the Orient Express, perhaps?

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Post by Mike Parkes » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:01 pm

One thing I thought you could buy and it seems you cannot is a roll of HO/OO sleepers. Have a number of lengths of Hornby flex with the brittle plastic sleepers that I retrieved from an old fiddle yard to reuse but just touching them results in the rails parting company from the sleepers.

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Post by LC&DR » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:12 pm

There are a number of possibilities, firstly you can use copper clad sleepers and solder them to the rails. In a fiddle yard you do not need to have sleepers at the scale spacing so you do not need these to be placed as closely as you would on the scenic section. A track gauge is essential and of course a soldering iron, but these are easy to obtain and you can quickly learn the technique of track construction.

C&L Finescale do sell the product you desire BUT it is for code 75 bullhead rail and not Code 100 as used by Hornby .
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Post by Mountain Goat » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:23 pm

Mike Parkes wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:01 pm
One thing I thought you could buy and it seems you cannot is a roll of HO/OO sleepers. Have a number of lengths of Hornby flex with the brittle plastic sleepers that I retrieved from an old fiddle yard to reuse but just touching them results in the rails parting company from the sleepers.
The next time I make some track, I will keep some sleepers for you as I didn't know what to do with them. Some I need to break to make my track, but others I can rescue.
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