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Thu May 20, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Making mountains
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Making mountains

Posting for Roy:

"Might sound like a simple question but it's stopping me with my layout.

I want to add some mountains, but I'm struggling with the height.

How high can they be without looking out of place?

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Thu May 20, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: Old ping pong table for base
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Old ping pong table for base

Posting for Gerald:

"Is an old ping pong table a good base for my layout?

Do I need to put foam down before the track?

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Wed May 19, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Buss wire insulation
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Buss wire insulation

“I saw someone joining a drop wire to a buss, which was blue and insulated. A plastic joiner clamped the drop wire to the buss without removing the insulation on the buss line No soldering was needed. Can anyone tell mw how this was done and how I can do it? I know buss wires for different parts of ...
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Wed May 19, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Track
Topic: Peco and Atlas turnouts
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Peco and Atlas turnouts

Posting for Paul:

“I want to use curved turnouts on my layout. I have a collection of Atlas and Peco turnouts - can I use them all or will that cause problems?

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Mon May 17, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: Flexitrack
Replies: 1
Views: 293


Posting for Alan:

Why is Flexitrack so difficult to cut - is there a good way of doing it????

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Mon May 17, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: fishplates
Replies: 0
Views: 211


Posting for Christopher:

Do you have any info/tips on how to reattach fish plates to HO/OO track?

I just can’t seem to get the little buggers to hold tight


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Mon May 17, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Track layouts and designs
Topic: 22" curves??
Replies: 1
Views: 433

22" curves??

Posting for Tony:

“How much base board is required for a 22 inch radius track without it being cramped or looking odd?

I'm short on space and my layout needs to 'disappear' when it's not in use.

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Sun May 16, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring switches
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Wiring switches

Posting for Bob:

I have a simple 8x4 layout. I’ve never wired switches before but really want my layout to have some.

Can any of you give me some advice to save me some time and frustration?

Thank you.

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Fri May 14, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Bachman transformer
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Bachman transformer

Posting for Regan:

Hello Alastair

can you or any of your readers tell me why my bachman transformer sometimes only runs at one v. high speed?

i am a newbie at this.

thank you

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Sat May 01, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Analog decoders
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Analog decoders

Posting to WIn: A while ago one of the members mentioned he had added sound to his DC layout. Mine is Marklin and analog not digital. I was interested in trying to do that on my layout. Apparently Marklin doesn't have anything directly for analog conversions. However I looked on the net and they hav...