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by 130344
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: BUILD A STRUCTURE CHALLENGE WINTER 2015/2016 VOTE
Replies: 4
Views: 2759

Re: BUILD A STRUCTURE CHALLENGE WINTER 2015/2016 VOTE

Hi Koos.
I was one who voted, but I only knew about the challenge because I was "watching" this section of the forum anyway - I wouldn't have known otherwise.
Perhaps you could mention it to Martin as Editor of Roundhouse, and/or it could be mentioned in the eNews.
Best,
Jock
by 130344
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Turnback loop as industry?? Or industry as turnback loop?
Replies: 1
Views: 1539

Turnback loop as industry?? Or industry as turnback loop?

46° 6'15.41"N
122°56'7.27"W
in Google Earth
Kelso, WA
by 130344
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Deluxe Materials Pin Flow Applicator
Replies: 0
Views: 1428

Deluxe Materials Pin Flow Applicator

Anybody used this with Mek-Pak, as opposed to DM's own Plastic Magic? Did you have any problems with the tip clogging? If so, how did you resolve this? I've used with great success - but one time only - with Mek-Pak and now find the tip is clogged. I've also found that the advertised method of filli...
by 130344
Thu May 30, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Hex Frog Juicer
Replies: 1
Views: 2138

Hex Frog Juicer

Anyone have any experience of this beastie? I first tried to use mine on an area where I think the problem was too many frogs in too close proximity, so it kept stalling my system as locos went through the frogs (I run an NCE Power Pro 5 amp system). To simplify matters, I've hooked the HFJ to a sin...
by 130344
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Warping; and security
Replies: 9
Views: 4363

Re: Warping; and security

Trevor, That last sentence is my utopian vision for "next time round", ie when we inevitably downsize. At the moment, as you'll appreciate when looking at the drawing of the closed gates, I'm fairly sure that as well as lacking all the comforts you mention, I have probably the world's only "duck-thr...
by 130344
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Warping; and security
Replies: 9
Views: 4363

Re: Warping; and security

Thanks all for the advice. Brian - I won't use MDF again - I don't particularly like its qualities anyway, but had just thought it was likely to stay the same shape as it came in. John - I hadn't painted it, no - but I will either paint or varnish the next time for sure. Trevor - your security sound...
by 130344
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Warping; and security
Replies: 9
Views: 4363

Warping; and security

My layout's built around three sides of a double garage, and I've devised an "ingenious" (for which read "Heath Robinson") method of closing the fourth side gap and allowing trains to go "off stage" in each direction – see diagram attached. (The diagram is much neater than the construction, believe ...
by 130344
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model Railroader 75 years DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Re: Model Railroader 75 years DVD

Thanks for the info, Mike. I'm on Mac too, and also want to install on a (portable) backup drive if possible, though this might be something that's barred. Not so I can cart it around, just so I can avoid taking up internal hard drive space. I tried to rationalise (ie save space) a couple of years a...
by 130344
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model Railroader 75 years DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Model Railroader 75 years DVD

Has anyone bought this/got experience of using it? There's a lot of criticism of the DVD's interface on the Kalmbach site - I thought it would be a good way of clearing out old hard-copy magazines, and a much faster way of finding the article you want, but the Search is said to be poor, and a lot of...
by 130344
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: No space for a layout??
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

No space for a layout??

Just been to Wakefield MR Exhibition and have seen two things I've never seen before. The first removes the last excuse you've ever had to say you haven't got room for a layout. Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFCGsNvki1Y The view of the (Dutch) layout you get is pretty much its...
by 130344
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Sergent couplers
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Re: Sergent couplers

Thanks for the advice guys. I'm only likely to use my stock at home, so that isn't a problem. However, the investment isn't small even for a modest fleet of cars, so thanks for the pre-warning about the self-assembly type (yes, they still do these). Maybe I'll get the smallest pack available, conver...
by 130344
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Sergent couplers
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Sergent couplers

Does anybody have any experience in using these? Any comments or suggestions? I'd like to hear of others' exploits before I go ahead and order a few.

Thanks,

Jock
by 130344
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 7869

Re: Car Cards & way bills

Hi Koos. I have a set of car cards and waybills that I set using InDesign and have made PDFs of - you're welcome to have a copy if you'd like to contact me separately - unfortunately I don't think I can attach them here. My email address is in Roundhouse. But on a slightly different tack, have you c...