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by antonyjq
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Silver dale Anthony Quinlan - 2016/17 Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Silver dale Anthony Quinlan - 2016/17 Challenge

Here goes. Needed something to get my backside into gear and this could be it. I'm going to build an Ho module, my first ever Ho modelling. I'm just at the planning stage. I tend to spend months researching (which I quite enjoy - finding out about American railroads) and ten minutes planning. The ph...
by antonyjq
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: New cobalt point motors with inbuilt decoders
Replies: 1
Views: 1889

New cobalt point motors with inbuilt decoders

Hi all. Was hoping to get a few ideas / thoughts from you on the new cobalt point motors (with inbuilt decoder). Am toying with the idea of using these in the future. One "issue" springs to mind: have of you got any thoughts on the use of an accessory bus with the new cobalt? I use an accessory bus ...
by antonyjq
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Other Prototype Discussion
Topic: Wheel spots
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Re: Wheel spots

Brilliant, thanks guys. Now I've finished and exhibited my contemporary N Scale layout, I'm just starting to model a new era in a new (to me) scale -HO. The era is going to be 1970 - 1978 so this information is critical. The good old NMRA forum was the first place I turned and sure enough... Thanks ...
by antonyjq
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Prototype Discussion
Topic: Wheel spots
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Wheel spots

Hi all,
Don't know if anybody might be able to help but...
I recently came across "wheel spots." These are shown by white or yellow circles on the side of freight cars indicating either approved or non-approved.
Does anybody have a clue what this is about?
Thanks
Ant
by antonyjq
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Other Prototype Discussion
Topic: UP to resurrect a Big Boy?
Replies: 21
Views: 8364

Re: UP to resurrect a Big Boy?

Thanks Brian,
I thought it sounded strange - until I read the earlier post on here.
Ant


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by antonyjq
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Other Prototype Discussion
Topic: UP to resurrect a Big Boy?
Replies: 21
Views: 8364

Re: UP to resurrect a Big Boy?

With reference to a previous post stating that a cabforward will not be restored because of the bearings and the fact that it is not UP (despite being a fallen flag), can anybody confirm what I recently read on an American forum that UP will not allow 4449 on its rails because it does not have UP in...
by antonyjq
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Other Prototype Discussion
Topic: Modelling Query - architectural practice
Replies: 1
Views: 1444

Modelling Query - architectural practice

Bit of an obscure one but... Have started building some structures for my HO modules set in the 1970s, PNW. Query concerns the type of roof coverings on flat roofs on concrete framed warehouses. Does anybody know the types of covering used (mineral felt, limestone chippings, paint on concrete, aspha...
by antonyjq
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Request for photos
Replies: 10
Views: 4542

Re: Request for photos

I've managed to access the photo & video posted by Brian. It's very different depending upon the platform you use to access FaceBook (not very intuitive or maybe my intuition is of a different generation!). Via a web browser on Windows, there's a little greyed-out box that reads "posts by..." Click ...
by antonyjq
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Request for photos
Replies: 10
Views: 4542

Re: Request for photos

Thanks Brian I was trying to view them and couldn't. I don't run the Facebook page, I was attending a number of events, Brighton, Northampton, ally pally with mike Hughes and thought it would be a good idea to start posting at the events. In the end it proved technically impossible for multiple post...
by antonyjq
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Request for photos
Replies: 10
Views: 4542

Request for photos

Hi all, Peter Borcherds, Mike Hughes and yours truly are trying to stimulate activity on the Region's Facebook page to show how active we are as an organisation. If you are attending an event as an organiser, demonstrator, exhibitor or simply representing the NMRA on our NMRA stand, could you please...
by antonyjq
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: North Fork Springs
Replies: 32
Views: 14953

Re: North Fork Springs

Lumber siding looks superb, particularly the lighting.
The plywood formers and bench work look very sturdy.
Do you intend the flap / hinges to sill lift / open?
Ant
by antonyjq
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: California Northern layout in HO
Replies: 18
Views: 8536

Re: California Northern layout in HO

That grass is looking great - did you use your home-made static applicator?
Clouds look wonderful too.
How did you do them?
I've been trying to pluck up the courage to put some clouds on my back-scene and have had a few practise attempts.
Couldn't get the right effect though.
ant
by antonyjq
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Layout planning: Batavia, IL
Replies: 5
Views: 3164

Re: Layout planning: Batavia, IL

Looks great Dan.
So much operating potential. I think that such in-depth research always pays dividends both in terms of concept and operation.
Looking forward to seeing photos as it progresses.
Ant
by antonyjq
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: The Weathering Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 2294

Re: The Weathering Magazine

Thanks for highlighting this.
I too have now purchased the first two issues for iPad and am eagerly awaiting the third.
Ant
by antonyjq
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Track
Topic: Peco N-gauge issue?
Replies: 2
Views: 2508

Peco N-gauge issue?

I'm not sure about this but... I seem to have hit a problem in that certain stock derails on my peco code 80 turnouts in my staging. When I checked, the gauge on the curved part of the turnout that branches off seems very tight considering the radius of the curve. Back in the day 20 odd years ago wh...