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by torikoos
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: My NMRA-BR spec module 'Wolter Springs'
Replies: 47
Views: 16436

Re: My NMRA-BR spec module

Here's a little progress on the module. Today I've made a set of legs and 'elevated' one of the two boards to a 40"+ height. I still need to fit the legs with adjustable feet for uneven floors and be able to raise the rail head to the 45" standard of NMRA-BR draft spec. The other board is on the flo...
by torikoos
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 7869

Re: Car Cards & way bills

I am not familiar with those Rodders, I know about the Micromark cards though, they look suitable, but I do like the design Mike Ruby suggests (and which I've seen at Western Union meets previously). I'm going to take another look at those. I want to make car cards including their pictures for easie...
by torikoos
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Track
Topic: Handlaid Track
Replies: 8
Views: 5107

Re: Handlaid Track

I once did a little bit of test track with some wooden ties and code 70 rail (a long time ago). I know the trouble with any (Walthers) vendor is that they haven't usually got spikes in stock, although they can order it, but I found some code 100 spikes. Does it make a huge difference in using code 1...
by torikoos
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 7869

Re: Car Cards & way bills

tunnelmotor wrote:Koos,

If you are still looking in 10 days times when I get back from New England let me know off group and will send you a set of mine based very closely on Martyn Read's Excel spread sheet ones. Do you have Excel?

Mike Arnold

Have fun in New England! , yes I have Excel.

thanks, Koos
by torikoos
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: Handlaid Track
Replies: 8
Views: 5107

Re: Handlaid Track

I quite like the idea of hand laid, but who in the UK has a good supply of wooden ties, spikes and rail?

Cheers, Koos
by torikoos
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Fallen Flags
Topic: What did it for you?
Replies: 16
Views: 7216

Re: What did it for you?

Hi Mike, It would be nice to have pictures regardless, but I have two P2K Geeps (a phase 2 and a phase 3) that I first need to repaint and detail in bloody nose scheme (they're currently a pensy and UP loco), one of them will be detailed as having a steam generator, to complement the two SP bilevel ...
by torikoos
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Sergent couplers
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Re: Sergent couplers

i don't have any hands on experience, but communicated with someone who made 'the switch'. He ordered the ones you have to assemble yourselves, and they take a bit of adjusting / lubricating and had a few issues doing that (sausage fingers didn't help there). However once operating they work great s...
by torikoos
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 7869

Re: Car Cards & way bills

Hi Jock, yes I've looked at that in the past, when he first started to develop the program. I've got to look again, as I'm not sure it runs on my ancient Mac (it's nearly 10 years old, on PowerPC G4 processor still ).

thanks for the suggestion. Koos
by torikoos
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 7869

Re: Car Cards & way bills

Hi Brian, I think that's probably similar as I have in mind, and of course place these in card holders along the fascia of the layout. Nothing is so unsightly as a nicely scenicked layout, only to see car cards etc 'plonked' on cars, in yards etc etc.

Koos
by torikoos
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Early SD9s
Replies: 6
Views: 1950

Re: Early SD9s

It sounds like a great fun project Brian, I guess that must mean you soon own (or have owned) pretty much every SP incarnation of SD7/9 there was (except small variations)? Black Widows, tiger stripes, bloody nose, snow fighters, am I missing anything? ;-)

Koos
by torikoos
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: My NMRA-BR spec module 'Wolter Springs'
Replies: 47
Views: 16436

My NMRA-BR spec module 'Wolter Springs'

I guess this could just as well have been posted in the trackplan section, but as it is a module, it's more fitting to reside in the modular topics section. Here's my module 'Wolter Springs', currently under construction. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8189/8116883922_40bc2af4a7.jpg Picture 3 by K2K ...
by torikoos
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 7869

Re: Car Cards & way bills

Okay, I understand. I don't know if I want to use the Ops part of JMRI for my home layout. I think car cards and 'handwritten' waybills and track warrants add to the fun of operating a small layout (which isn't even finished yet, not even to the point that I can operate on it yet, but I think I will...
by torikoos
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Fallen Flags
Topic: What did it for you?
Replies: 16
Views: 7216

Re: What did it for you?

Mine is the SP, for it's variety of motive power, the tunnel motors, the dirty looks on some of the diesels, the unique cab forwards, and the bloody nose colour scheme (although I appreciate a blackwidow too, it's just not my era (yet :-) ). I also like the PRR, but I don't model it at the moment. L...
by torikoos
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Early SD9s
Replies: 6
Views: 1950

Re: Early SD9s

Me too, hoping for some pics , and seeing them in action at some point. Perhaps good to know is that Cannon&co finally ships the 36" radiator fans for the SD9 etc. Although it still says 'coming' on the main pages, once in their webshop you'll find them towards the bottom of the page in the fans sec...
by torikoos
Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 7869

Re: Car Cards & way bills

Hi Martyn, no I don't think so, but I'm curious to the 'used to use' bit, have you gone one better, improved on the concept?

cheers, Koos