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by PeterLJ
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - 1st attempt at a layout
Replies: 67
Views: 55485

Re: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - Postponed!

The (run round) loop is where I tend to hit the lack of space problem, but want more than just an 'inglenook', I will need something operationally interesting. I'm still looking around at other ideas/options. Hi Keith You do not mention the size of your locos, if they are small switchers 14' should...
by PeterLJ
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 11th Avenue
Replies: 53
Views: 86458

Re: 11th Avenue

Hi Mike

Looks great, remind me are we seeing it on Saturday?

Peter
by PeterLJ
Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: On30
Replies: 0
Views: 3949

On30

Hi

Looking for some pointers for On30 as a couple of us in Western Union are going to have a go at laying our own track. Nothing else decided apart from narrow boards.

Thanks

Peter
by PeterLJ
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Switch Lists
Replies: 5
Views: 12844

Re: Switch Lists

Hi Mike In the real world there are I think lots of different "switch lists". At one extreme one has a list of numbers scribbled on the back of a fag packet by the conductor, in another period one has a tablet with internet connection in the cab updating real time. The only thing I believe...
by PeterLJ
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: A few snaps
Replies: 5
Views: 5967

Re: A few snaps

torikoos wrote: pictures would be good to use for NMRA promotional materials :-)
Koos
Hi

Be usfull if we could have some form of selection from members photos for the cover of the directory?

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Fri May 31, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Hex Frog Juicer
Replies: 1
Views: 4352

Re: Hex Frog Juicer

130344 wrote:Anyone have any experience of this beastie?
Hi Jock

I use them on my HO Module Jonesville. By and large they just work. We did have problems with two locos, but I tend to believe it was a gauge problem. Indeed I will probably use them again.

All the best

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Thu May 30, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Bank holiday progress?
Replies: 12
Views: 12311

Re: Bank holiday progress?

Gloriousnse wrote:Good in its own way though. How did it go?
Hi martyn

Our Bideford trip went well. We took over 50' of modules, including Lloyd, Golden, Ross and Jonesville.

Peter
by PeterLJ
Wed May 29, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Bank holiday progress?
Replies: 12
Views: 12311

Re: Bank holiday progress?

Hi

Not really progress but three of us took some NMRA BR modules to the Bideford show on Sunday.

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Wed May 29, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 72161

Re: how to manage a module meet?

Gloriousnse wrote: is there a restriction on multiple JMRI computers linked to a setup?
Hi Martyn

I _think_ that is dependant on ones DCC system. But certainly we have run with more than one computer acting as a WiFi throtle host.

Peter
by PeterLJ
Wed May 29, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 72161

Re: how to manage a module meet?

I think a logical evolution would be to use WiFi throttles on local/small meets , until problems , bugs etc are ironed out and everyone is comfortable in their use, before using them (prescribing them) on a large meet. Hi Koos I think we are past that stage. They seem to be working OK at quite larg...
by PeterLJ
Thu May 16, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 51155

Re: Interested in Layout Design?

And, for a layout of whatever size, and upon which you want to conduct some sort of "operations", you can't have enough storage. I am always reminded of the Tony Koester calculation that the storage tracks you really need are exactly double the number you originally thought, plus one. You...
by PeterLJ
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: 26-28th Apr - Modular Meet (Weston spring meet 2013)
Replies: 18
Views: 19338

Re: 26-28th Apr - Modular Meet (Weston spring meet 2013)

Yes, Thanks to all who did all the hard work.

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Pocket streamliner...
Replies: 10
Views: 9700

Re: Pocket streamliner...

I think we're going to be assuming trailers are being loaded and unloaded ) Hi Martyn Keith brought a Container loading facility to the Convention, which in a way offers similar problems. I considered ignoring the container well cars and saying the containers were the JMRI cars. So a fleet of truck...
by PeterLJ
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Other Prototype Discussion
Topic: Swapping the helper
Replies: 2
Views: 9121

Re: Swapping the helper

Hi

Some one was a bit heavy handed weathering 7311.

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 65206

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

i'd oppose the idea of 'categorising' modules, surely a major point is their flexibilty in use. Hi I Disagree, for three main reasons, Firstly a builder must have a clear idea of what he is building, what setting, ambiance even he is trying to capture. He must categorise before he even starts. Seco...