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by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Clarabel has a new (laser-cut) dress
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: Clarabel has a new (laser-cut) dress

What sort of postage cost is going to be on these kits to UK/Europe?
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 2004

Re: Finally a new loco start

I've got a couple of these loco chassis and was wondering how to re-motor them to make them suitable for use :D
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Peco SL-500, SL-100 & Fleischmann 6020
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Peco SL-500, SL-100 & Fleischmann 6020

As long as the 6020's are code 100, then certainly. Even if the rail heights are different then you can still use them together, but you'd have to get the top of the rails at the same height as each other. You might then be able to tweak some Peco rail joiners to join them together, but what I used ...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Peco SL-500, SL-100 & Fleischmann 6020
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Peco SL-500, SL-100 & Fleischmann 6020

The sleeper heights are slightly different between the SL-500 O-16.5 track and the SL-100 Standard Gauge track, the SL-500 being slightly thicker, so you'll have to pack up the SL-100 at the joint. I've mixed the different Peco code 100 tracks with no problems. 'Code 100' means the height of the rai...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 95
Views: 6657

Re: Longstone 2

Looking good :)

The backgrounds are adding depth as you said they would, Gnicely done :)

The only thing is VW Type 2's are all petrol and Gnot diesel....... :!:
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett
Replies: 45
Views: 6051

Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

I spoke to Steve in late February, he's back up and running, but rather busy.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gn00b Gnwebie
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Gn00b Gnwebie

Welcome to the forum and the delights of Gn15 EvadingGrid :D Peco O-16.5 track is a good choice, I used it on my layout Katham House in mostly unmodified form. If you want odd spacing and size of sleepers, then you're better off starting with standard OO track. To get wide sleepers you'll need to re...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 4557

Re: Project X

This is looking very interesting Les, it will certainly be a hit at exhibitions :-) I used Tomix track on my Gnine layout 'PG Wood House' and found that after a couple of years I started to have connection problems between the sections caused by corrosion by the water based glue that I had used arou...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 237
Views: 122298

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Maybe the Stub Axle fell out or sheared off and the wheel was 'rested' there for repair later?
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Mon May 23, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Good-bye GerryB
Replies: 47
Views: 5398

Re: Good-bye GerryB

My deepest condolences to all of Gerry's family and friends, he will be sorely missed. I visited Gerry not long after he had been diagnosed, and I knew he didn't have long, as it's a similar cancer to the one that finished my sister back in October. We will remember him and his modelling/painting, h...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Who Cut the Cheese?
Replies: 17
Views: 3166

Re: Who Cut the Cheese?

Wonderful layout Bob, I like it a lot :D

Would make a great talking point at an exhibition :mrgreen:
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) An Idea Develops - VB Freyre
Replies: 15
Views: 21555

Re: (F) An Idea Develops - VB Freyre

The drawing doesn't quite match the prototype, but that's not too uncommon http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m248/More_Cats_Than_Sense/Miscellaneous/FreyreSide_zpsvspbdzf3.jpg http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m248/More_Cats_Than_Sense/Miscellaneous/freyre_zpsnf032ifn.jpg
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: DCC, is it a form of reverse engineering?
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: DCC, is it a form of reverse engineering?

I did a google image search for automated container ports, some interesting photos of the container vehicles.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Guidance on specialist Narrow Gauge exhibition
Replies: 18
Views: 2016

Re: Guidance on specialist Narrow Gauge exhibition

The only thing I can suggest is something that a friend of mine who has organised shows in the past told me, you need the right mix of traders to layouts, and the idea is to have the fees paid by the traders cover the cost of hiring the layouts (or near enough). Next time I speak to my friend I'll a...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: points

Haven't got a photo to hand of the underside of that point unfortunately, but I do have these pictures of a pair of Peco Electrofrog points from my 6'x1' Shunting Puzzle layout. What I do though is have a power feed to each seperate piece of rail on the layout. I normally try to do this by attaching...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: points

Glad you got things working Kevin, sometimes the only way to sort things out is by trial and error :mrgreen: The hornby clips are really designed to add to points which have the (jumpered) gap in the rails just short of the frog. The idea is that you can cut the jumpers using a blade and fit the cli...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: points

it is a Y point, it's on my Katham House layout.

Those two redish 'cuts' are the hinges on the point blades, it's meant to show to jumper across them. It saves having to rely on just the contact between the blades and the stock rail. They're not cuts, apologies for any confusion.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: points

If you get the right type (miniture), then they are the same throw as the Peco points. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m248/More_Cats_Than_Sense/Gn15%20Layout%20No%202/100_4992.jpg The hole in the tiebar of a Peco point can be tapped 10BA and you can mount the switches underneath and operate them...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: points

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by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: points

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by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: points

The Roco point system does look like a good idea, and is better for DCC than a standard Peco electrofrog point as it doesn't need any modification to avoid a back of wheel short with the blade.

Thanks for the link Simon.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: points

I always use Electrofrog points where I can, I find I get better running on 4 wheeled locos, but I will admit they do need additional wiring and are not for everyone. I also like the fact that as the nose of the 'V' is metal and can't wear or get damaged, I have had problems with certain makes of po...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: points

If you could provide me with a photo and a bit more info I'll try to help, do you have the frogs isolated from each other and electrically switched by a changeover switch attached to the tiebar?
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 1/4 Scale Cagney
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

1/4 Scale Cagney

Think this is 15" gauge, certainly looks like it.

http://imgur.com/gallery/geFyo

Another picture in this gallery

http://imgur.com/a/JAQHR
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: I'm going for it!
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: I'm going for it!

The track should do. but you might have to fettle the connection to make them fit correctly.

Looking forward to see how the loco turns out :D

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