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by Tingewickmax
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Which is the best track to use please I am a newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Which is the best track to use please I am a newbie

Echoing what others are saying (so why am I posting this ?) Before any definitive advise can be given, even if that is possible, a little more information as to what type of train (prototype) floats your boat and what sort of space will be available is required. Keep in mind even the most dispassion...
by Tingewickmax
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Aerosol sprays and priming wood
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Aerosol sprays and priming wood

You don't actually say what material you want to spray onto. Generally I agree with the use of the Halfords products suggested and their different purposes and applications. However I would reccomend using a cellulose based sanding sealer first on ply & strip wood before anything else is applied. If...
by Tingewickmax
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Need gearbox advise
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Need gearbox advise

Interesting Peter. However the architecture of the chassis I am using would probably preclude that layout. Not averse to bevel gears but I am looking for a vertical motor mount and a very positive locating of the gears in relation to each other, i.e. within a yolk with bearings pressed in for the ax...
by Tingewickmax
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Need gearbox advise
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Need gearbox advise

I am looking for a suitable gearbox/transmission for a 16 mm scale 0-4-0 diesel loco. I already have the chassis and wheel sets There is 38 mm space available between the wheel backs and insulating bushes. It must accept an 1/8th inch axle and use metal gears preferably, worm and pinion type. I have...
by Tingewickmax
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Modern Darjeeling, DHR, coach information
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Modern Darjeeling, DHR, coach information

I have just bought 3 of Peter Yatton's rather fine modern DHR coach kits. Little problem - It does not matter what search parameters I use I cannot find any useful pictorial information to nail down suitable exterior naming and numbering. Loads on pictures of all the loco's out there but collectivel...
by Tingewickmax
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Lynton & Barnstaple measured and drawn book Stephen Phil
Replies: 12
Views: 3035

Re: Lynton & Barnstaple measured and drawn book Stephen Phil

This book is a labour of love and a work of art. My favorite railway title that I have a compulsion to dip into every now and then. I won mine in a raffle after the chance purchase of a £1 ticket at the Warley NEC show. It was around the date of its publication and after having been button holed by ...
by Tingewickmax
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: 16mm wheelsets

Gauge and axle journal size ?
by Tingewickmax
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Snowdon mountain railway - rack and pinion in garden form?
Replies: 12
Views: 1990

Re: Snowdon mountain railway - rack and pinion in garden form?

You may well need to incline your locomotive's boiler to take account of the gradient on your proposed rack line - dependent on where the take off of steam produced in the boiler is located on the back head. There is a risk that water in the boiler will cover this outlet rather than steam from the t...
by Tingewickmax
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Flexible track
Replies: 38
Views: 5395

Re: Flexible track

Interesting debate on the efficacy of rail benders. I've never used one. I did consider buying a rail bender when I started out in the hobby but was advised by one of the staff at GRS that they weren't really necessary Strange thing, some 13 years ago when buying some additional flexi' for my line,...
by Tingewickmax
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Flexible track
Replies: 38
Views: 5395

Re: Flexible track

Twin rail benders may appear pricey but when you put them in the context of how much you can be spending on just building the basic infrastructure of your railway, the time they save and the possibilities for layout optimization they offer it's a small cost. Add in the cost of your stock and "scenic...
by Tingewickmax
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Flexible track
Replies: 38
Views: 5395

Re: Flexible track

Accucraft is a good brand. Code 332 so compatible with most other makes of that type. E.G. LGB, Bachmann, Trainline, Piko, etc'. So plenty of set track points and crossings available without the need to make or commission your own. Agree with all previous remarks. Get or rent a track/rail bender. Av...
by Tingewickmax
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 16mm scale brick size
Replies: 15
Views: 2499

Re: 16mm scale brick size

So you've got rivet counters for the locos and the rolling stock. Now we have a category for "brick counters". And not just the number but the size and source as well ! Somebody had to say it :D My inner rivet counter has now found an additional cause. Very informative and QI. I live in a 300 year o...
by Tingewickmax
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: IP Coach Kits
Replies: 25
Views: 7027

Re: IP Coach Kits

I have built a few of IP's kits, mostly from their Darjeeling range and all of laser cut plywood construction. They fit together well and are generally well thought out. However, they tend to be of a light construction and benefit from adding a bit of weight low down. This feature can give them a ra...
by Tingewickmax
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Roundhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Roundhouse

They changed over the r/c kit as supplied on my Darj' when I could not get on with "car" wheel and trigger RX rather than the usual "aircraft" twin stick type - at no cost and no quibble. Great company, every garden railway, and those who run indoors, should be home to one of their products.
by Tingewickmax
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Will the Welsh railways close due to weather?
Replies: 18
Views: 2996

Re: Will the Welsh railways close due to weather?

I have found the Snowdon Mountain Railway a bit of a disappointment in the customer service dept' in the past. Seemingly more a profit generating tourist trap rather than an enthusiast led/inspired enterprise. The year before they brought in the bookable steam services I visited - Asked when the nex...