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    Laser cut 2mm scale (1:152) sleepers

    Hi David I've just dropped you a PM with a possible solution to getting some of these cut. Thanks Martin
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    November/December 2018

    Also interesting to see the VTEC HST and MK3’s have dropped off this list since last month. A recent reply on the Dapol digest said these are actually in production at the moment. Seems I’ll have to wait until early next year for this set. Martin
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    PCA Cement Wagon Project

    Hi Ben, Charlie I've ordered exactly the same and just assumed it would be one of each pack. On another note, if these sell well (Don't see why they won't) is there a chance of a re-run with different numbers at some point in the future? Cheers Martin
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    Any Question Answered

    Hi guys Thanks for the replies regarding wheels. My plan is to have a play with bits and pieces while demonstrating at the Barrow show this weekend. The reason for 0.85mm check gaps is I've managed to purchase some roller gauges from Germany which I believe are used for FS160. These are set to 9mm gauge but 0.85mm check gaps. I've had a look back through Cav's thread and found the standards he's using so will study these. If all else fails, I may just have to source original n gauge wheel sets for the locos in question. Thanks Martin
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    Any Question Answered

    Hi all A question I've been contemplating recently is can you re-gauge diesel loco wheels to suit running on N gauge track once they've already been turned down and re-gauged to suit 9.42mm gauge? I have several diesels sat in the stock box which don't suit the current layout I have but I'm experimenting with hand built N gauge track but with 0.85mm check gaps. My thought was that maybe the turned down wheel backs might not work properly with 1mm check gaps but having the finer 0.85mm gaps may solve this problem and give a finer appearance. The issue I'm afraid of happening is the wheel sets dropping into the gap at the crossing vee and giving the locos a bumpy ride. I thought I'd ask the question before messing up wheel sets. Thanks Martin
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    Photo Call! 2mm Layouts Out and About at Exhibitions

    Ketton Cement has a successful day out at Ayr model railway exhibition yesterday and will hopefully do so today. Currently all set up and running well. Martin
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    Ayr Model Rail Exhibition 15+16 September 2018

    Hi all I’ll be there with Ketton Cement this weekend. Pop by and say hello or come and ask as many questions as you like. Ayr is always a good show so well worth the visit. Thanks Martin
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    Photo Call! 2mm Layouts Out and About at Exhibitions

    Hi All Ketton Cement(ish) is out at the St Andrews Model Railway Exhibition this weekend so come by and say hello if you’re in the area. Thanks Martin
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    First layout (1980s) in N or 2mmfs or a hybrid?

    Hi Jim Thanks for directing me to this thread. I took the original FastTracks idea of an aluminium construction fixture and designed them for 9.42mm gauge and British sleeper spacings. I commissioned FastTracks of Canada to manufacture these for me then I used my CAD files to create a 'negative' to produce the plywood sleeper bases which were cut in the UK by Tim Horn who did a great job. I have a few Blog entries here: Design and manufacture of fixtures: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/1168/entry-15646-turnout-construction-fixtures/ A finished turnout ready to lay: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/1168/entry-16702-finished-turnouts-sort-of/ I have recently been playing around with the idea of building flat bottom turnouts to 9mm gauge but finer tolerances which will still allow RP25 wheels to pass through smoothly. I bought some FS160 gauges from Germany and started to build a 1:8 switched diamond but haven't finished yet as work and other things have got in the way. If you are considering hand building flat bottom turnouts I would highly recommend getting to grips with Templot to print the plans and purchase the FB rail filing jigs from FastTracks Canada. While they are a little pricey, they will last for hundreds of turnouts and once you're finished, I'm sure you'd get a good second hand price if you decided to sell them. Here are the links to the jigs I own: 1:8 Pointform tool (Does VEE's and switch rails) http://www.handlaidtrack.com/pf-8-s 1:10 Pointform tool (Does VEE's and switch rails) http://www.handlaidtrack.com/pf-10-s 1:12 Pointform tool (Does VEE's and switch rails) http://www.handlaidtrack.com/pf-12-s StockAid tool (files foot of stock rails to accept switch blades) http://www.handlaidtrack.com/sa-s Hope this helps Martin
  10. This is may be a silly question but have you checked all the bogies are connected properly to the mechanism? I've had at least one bogie feel like it hadn't been 'clipped' in right straight out of the box but a little bit of pressure and it pushed back in the way it should be. Mine ran fine after this. I also noticed on mine as they're both DCC sound fitted that the breaking is set a bit longer than I usually have so the whole train takes a long time to get up to speed then slow down again, this made the train seem like it was struggling at the lower speed steps on my Lenz set. Thanks Martin
  11. Hi Ben & Mike Congratulations on these fantastic models! I picked my two up from the Post Office this morning and showed one off at the 2mm Association Supermeet in Perth. I haven't test run them yet but shall be doing this tomorrow once I've fitted all the light bars. Also, thank you for supplying the plain wheel sets to replace the traction tired versions once I've turned the wheels down to 2mm Finescale, it was a nice surprise and much appreciated. Roll on the class 92's Thanks Martin
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    Ketton Cement(ish) - 2mm Finescale

    Hi All I'm pleased to say that Ketton Cement features in this months Hornby Magazine in a kind of 'work in progress' state. Here are a few of the excellent photos taken by Nigel Burkin for the article including a few which never made the magazine. I post these here with Nigel's permission. Thanks Matin
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    Ketton Cement(ish) - 2mm Finescale

    Hi All Nothing much has happened on the layout since the last posts due to a house move and busy period at work but I'm pleased to say it will be appearing in Hornby Magazine for the May edition which is due out on the 12th of April. A quick snap of the preview below: Thanks Martin
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    N Gauge Class 68 Locomotive

    My 3 arrived yesterday and I had them out for a look at Model Rail Scotland today. I double checked all the areas where people have reported issues and I must be lucky as mine seem perfect. I agree with the comments above that it's probably one of the best N gauge models and a step up for Dapol - I haven't had to re-solder all the joints on the PCB for a change. I did fit DCC sound to one today for LegoManBiffo and it was a simple job. Next 18 decoder was slightly longer than the space on the PCB so I added some insulation tape to isolate from the components underneath. The speaker fits face down into the slot provided and two wires are soldered to the speaker then onto the LS+ and LS- terminals. Simples as the Meerkat says. Sounds bloody good as well even in the noisy SEC. Cheers Martin
  15. Hi Mike No problem. I'm on the DEMU/Scottish Modellers stand all 3 days so I'll pop over for a chat at some point. Cheers Martin

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