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by Mike_R
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Last corner
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Last corner

Not only have I reused the corners, but my 23rd Street module is built from three boards I made in the 80s! They used to be the front of a continuous exhibition layout, then spent about 20 years in my loft before reuse. They were 18" wide just right for the single track standard. I still have the re...
by Mike_R
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Last corner
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Last corner

Dean, if you mean changing the board. It used to be one of four 90º corners used with our old double track modular layout, see photo. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4529/24964362978_1ec8f511a6_o.jpg Modular0080 copy by Mike Ruby , on Flickr These corners went out of use when we changed to single tra...
by Mike_R
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Last corner
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Last corner

The new ends and sides are now fitted, next the leg sockets. Problem is the half with the bridge has the board inverted, i.e. the deck is on the bottom. I think the multitool will earn its keep here, a brilliant tool for cutting in tight awkward spaces.
by Mike_R
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 11th Avenue
Replies: 52
Views: 20483

Fire station

After a long time another building finished. For years my fire station was as bought a Walthers ready built. I have painted the exterior, detailed the interior and added lighting. Before https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4586/38033721054_c97099c0cd_o.jpg 11th Avenue vehicles by Mike Ruby , on Flickr Af...
by Mike_R
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Last corner
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Last corner

I'm rebuilding my last double track corner into a single track standard module. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4576/24876962088_c5ccaa88ee_o.jpg [/url] New single module corner by Mike Ruby , on Flickr So far I've removed the inner track, the outer will remain and become the new single track. The bo...
by Mike_R
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Electricals
Topic: Sound effects on the railroad
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Sound effects on the railroad

Interesting, for short recordings old small capacity SD cards could be used. I've recorded free downloaded samples and arranged them into a sound track I burnt to CD. A cheap CD player under the layout is then used to play them. This method allowed for a 30+ minute sound file. One had city sounds wi...
by Mike_R
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge SIG
Topic: Dual-Gauge operations
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Dual-Gauge operations

As shown in the photo I linked to, you don't need a switch to get to four rails. It would be an interesting bit of track to build and you only need one on the lead to the turntable.
by Mike_R
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge SIG
Topic: Dual-Gauge operations
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Dual-Gauge operations

All the Google evidence shows that there were four rails on the turntable.
See here for the way to go from three to four rails.

http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,121539
by Mike_R
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Tsunami TSU-21PNEM (pt no 884003)
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Tsunami TSU-21PNEM (pt no 884003)

Unless you are lucky expect 20% - 30% tax and duty added to an import. Loksounds or TCS WOWs can be bought in the UK, how much more they are compared to what you were looking at I don't know. I usually buy mine from Coastal see here http://www.coastaldcc.co.uk/products/decoders/sound-decoder/ They s...
by Mike_R
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 9217

Re: 23rd Street

No not motorised, I do have the bits to do a working rail crane, one day!
It is fully positionable, but with no driver in the cab I should leave it parked.
by Mike_R
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 9217

Scrap yard

At the scrap yard there is now an excavator fitted with a grab. I made the grab from sheet brass, it is hung from a brass bracket that replaces the original bucket. The fingers could do with being thinner with the widest point nearer the tips, I'll try that on the two others I need for two more vehi...
by Mike_R
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 9217

Log unloader

I've added some logs and waste to the unloading platform, something for the unloader to work with. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/332/32752105035_83de0ae650_o.jpg by Mike Ruby , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/340/32710929396_a39f4effdc_o.jpg by Mike Ruby , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.c...
by Mike_R
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Share your videos
Replies: 7
Views: 2196

Re: Share your videos

Here are two of mine, showing switching on my 11th Avenue module.

First sorting cars in the yard and second switching the local industries. The second shows how I use destination cards to control the car movements.



by Mike_R
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: North Fork Springs
Replies: 32
Views: 14959

Re: North Fork Springs

After very little advance over the last year I have got around to some work on the layout. A few months ago I made two new boards to to fill the space made by moving the corner board into the airing cupboard space. I've now completed the track bed support around the corner. This involved widening th...
by Mike_R
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 9217

Re: 23rd Street

Probably the last change to the module, I've moved the depot from under the road bridge to the corner. Having had to spread the boards for transport with signals there was now room for the depot. It looks far better here being set back further from the tracks. I reinstated the rear roof edge, never ...