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by tunnelmotor
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Module spec release 2
Replies: 13
Views: 4861

Re: Module spec release 2

As soon as we have allowed sufficient time for members to view and comment, the BOD will ratify this draft.
by tunnelmotor
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Texas Pacific Lines in HO
Replies: 5
Views: 2819

Re: Texas Pacific Lines in HO

Koos, is that an offer? I have a good crew around this area that I wll be able to call upon to run it properly but I hope I have enough years left in me to complete this one. I hope to have wired up all of the circuit around the outside by the end of this month. Then I can set about some weathering ...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: Weathering Solutions Decals
Replies: 4
Views: 3022

Re: Weathering Solutions Decals

The 2-bay hoppers were different. A surf around railcarphotos.com produced some good shots of DRGW and SP examples, one SP one showing bad rusting across its curved side and sloping top sheet and a DRGW that was generally crudded with spilled cement mix of varying shades of grey. You can be very art...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: Weathering Solutions Decals
Replies: 4
Views: 3022

Re: Weathering Solutions Decals

First up was the boxcar which had already been weathered to an extent but had no rusts spots, scrapes or runs on the sides. From looking at photos of the prototypes cars these ones by Evans seem to be rust buckets in whatever colours they ran so are ripe for this challenge. Just browse the decals sh...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: Weathering Solutions Decals
Replies: 4
Views: 3022

Weathering Solutions Decals

At Brighton Modelworld recently I spent two days weathering some freight cars with much interaction from the public. But there was some interesting interaction from fellow member Bob Norris who asked if had heard of some new decals on the marketplace that recreate rust streaks and spots. A bit of su...
by tunnelmotor
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Texas Pacific Lines in HO
Replies: 5
Views: 2819

Texas Pacific Lines in HO

I conceived the idea of modelling a real location when I watched a video from the Kalmbach "Hotspots" series, "Rosenberg, Texas". I was intrigued by it because it offered a location where two great railroads (the SP and the Santa Fe) crossed at grade but ran parallel for a way beyond the junction. I...
by tunnelmotor
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Auto reversing
Replies: 18
Views: 7103

Re: Auto reversing

Guys,

There are now some graphics you can actually see. Martyn helped me get them loaded correctly. Go back and have a look.

Mike
by tunnelmotor
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Auto reversing
Replies: 18
Views: 7103

Re: Auto reversing

This is the track plan overall (if this works) which may help if you can view it - the triangle in question is at the right hand end:

Image
Texas Pacific Lines trackplan by mikearnold, on Flickr

Mike A
by tunnelmotor
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Auto reversing
Replies: 18
Views: 7103

Re: Auto reversing

Alan, There are no stub ends - it is all part of a continuous loop. The triangle pointing down the middle is the start of a yard to the left (a ladder starts where the turnout comes out to the left as you look at it) and a main and siding (the right two tracks) that meets the right hand track, in th...
by tunnelmotor
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Auto reversing
Replies: 18
Views: 7103

Re: Auto reversing

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/13619031444_a02c032c75.jpg TPL Wye schematic by mikearnold , on Flickr Not sure if this will work. In the image the side of the triangle in pink is the reversible one. However it is not so long that an entire train will fit into it - it's a triangle or wye, a run...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 15247

Re: Interested in Layout Design?

On those Kodachrome locos, it is quite feasible that they might have remained in that colour all their life on SP - I certainly saw some SD45s in the late 1990s like that. If so they will probably have gone the way of a leasing company. The Utah Railway and the Montana Rail Link both had ex-SP SD45s...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Auto reversing
Replies: 18
Views: 7103

Auto reversing

I have designed my layout so that there will be three power districts, broadly front, middle and rear. Between the front and middle there will be a triangle allowing access to the yard down the middle from the front section and and the rear section. I propose creating the break between power distric...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: REGION CONVENTION 2014 - THE SEASHORE EXTRA - 17-19th Oct
Replies: 1
Views: 2308

REGION CONVENTION 2014 - THE SEASHORE EXTRA - 17-19th Oct

Details of next year's Region Convention, The Seashore Extra, hosted by the South Eastern Division, are now available on the Region website at the "Annual Convention" page - link: http://www.nmrabr.org.uk/annual-convention The venue is the Carrington House House Hotel, Bournemouth, the same hotel as...
by tunnelmotor
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Credit crunch railroading...
Replies: 16
Views: 9460

Re: Credit crunch railroading...

Apologies for a very late entry into this discussion. Two thoughts immediately came to me: 1) What a brilliant article this would make, especially if converted into a guide to starting out in North American Modelling - something that new members could use to help avoiding buying the wrong things; an...
by tunnelmotor
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Switch Lists
Replies: 5
Views: 3063

Re: Switch Lists

Mike R,

Thanks for the posts. I have not been back to the forum lately to see your post sooner. Been rather busy - now got our two granddaughters coming too stay for four days - and they want to go on the Bluebell Railway! Who am I to object to that?

Mike A