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  1. Hi, it is being supplied with the 8 coupled or 4 + 4 coupled version so it will go around curves ok
  2. Many thanks for the advice. No not that tall lol but I intend the back of the boards against the wall to have buildings and scenic items placing the rails nearer to me. Also, there are not really hard to get at corners as I can access from outside of the operating area as well. I am new to drawing plans, can you say what extra detail I should look at please?
  3. Just toying with track placement to get over that duck out, had to increase the width past the 865mm to make anyrail include it.
  4. Hi and many thanks, I found that the 865mm is my max reach, however as this area will have low relief buildings etc I feel that I should have sufficient. I am raising the boards up so that sitting you are just seeing the tops of the trains, this is to make the duck under easier and to allow storage under, but also because I really like to run near eye level, just feels so much more real You are quite right about the curtains, a blind has already been authorised
  5. Hi So I have just had my first ever go at making a scale drawing! this is in 1:13 sale. Amazing the difference doing this makes. Board 4 worries me most as it needs to carry the continuous run (double track) from board 1 and 3 and I want to use 3rd radius or 4th if possible. My plan is to use AnyRail and see what fits. Thanks for any tips
  6. Thanks all, work and home commitments have stopped play just now, but I am following and will take good note soon
  7. Hi Can anyone advise on the best way to achieve this please? Obviously the polarity needs to change but how to do this seamlessly as the train runs?
  8. So my plans are like this. I am going to get a carpenter in to make the boards based on my plans above. I will have a lift out section across the window and into the operating well, however the layout will be lifted much higher than before so that I can duck under easily. The lift outs will only be for maintenance of the window or if I get to stiff as I age to duck under lol. Rather that plan the track out now, I'll add the track to the boards/landscape just like the real thing, this is the only sure way to visualise what can be done. Code 100 Peco, with large radius points and curves are the plan, flexi track where I can (never used this before) with a general idea of what I want in my mind. What would members thought be about this?
  9. Hi, now I like the sound of that, the coordinates are something I have not understood at all, might give it a look, thanks
  10. Hi all Here is a very rough plan of the outside edge of the boards. Try as I might scarm, Anyrail just can't seem to draw the plan to scale and allow me to see how wide the boards can be and give me a clue as to the operating area within :( Any tips would be most appreciated.
  11. Announcing a new playlist. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlCB0QttYAPqylXR7DRXU0XoG12Jd7mX_ Features history of UK freight rolling stock from Petrol tank wagons to Milk wagons
  12. (Click the picture for video) This is an important video to me, one which has taken a considerable amount of research and production, it features no less than 18 locomotives types ranging from a Dean Single to a BR blue class 47. It is also the last production to take place on my layout in its current form as it is now packed away. I really must say thank you to the members of the RMweb forum for their kind assistance in researching this video, also the web page for Nine Elms. Similarly I am grateful to the many drivers and guards who have given me real life experiences of working milk trains. It’s a very long video at 33 minutes and I will be providing a time code index to the four main sections later. Stay tuned for more, regards and stay safe. Mike. Loco type appearing at least once listing: GWR 1361 class GWR Dean Single GWR 14xx class GWR King class GWR Prairie class SR K10 4-4-0 SR M7 0-4-4 SR Q1 0-6-0 SDJR 7F 2-8-0 SR King Arthur class SR Merchant Navy class Ruston 48 Class 08 shunter GWR 57xx Class 14 Teddy Bear Class 35 Hymek Class 52 Western BR Class 47
  13. (Click the picture for video) This is an important video to me, one which has taken a considerable amount of research and production, it features no less than 18 locomotives types ranging from a Dean Single to a BR blue class 47. It is also the last production to take place on my layout in its current form as it is now packed away. I really must say thank you to the members of the RMweb forum for their kind assistance in researching this video, also the web page for Nine Elms. Similarly I am grateful to the many drivers and guards who have given me real life experiences of working milk trains. It’s a very long video at 33 minutes and I will be providing a time code index to the four main sections later. Stay tuned for more, regards and stay safe. Mike. Loco type appearing at least once listing: GWR 1361 class GWR Dean Single GWR 14xx class GWR King class GWR Prairie class SR K10 4-4-0 SR M7 0-4-4 SR Q1 0-6-0 SDJR 7F 2-8-0 SR King Arthur class SR Merchant Navy class Ruston 48 Class 08 shunter GWR 57xx Class 14 Teddy Bear Class 35 Hymek Class 52 Western BR Class 47
  14. Now that is a tip I can follow, well done that man
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