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  1. Hi folks. Does anyone have experience using WS grass mats? How did you manage to stick them down? I've read their mat adhesive isn't great. I'm using a summer grass mat to cover my layout including small hills. I'll use scatter grass and gorse bushes to make it look more realistic after. Thank you.
  2. N gauge point control

    Thank you for the replies folks. I like the simplicity of the push/pull system. I'll use that. If I had several more points I could justify using motors and a control panel for them. I'l get some photos of the layout online soon. Having a lot of fun building a layout from scratch. Lots of different skills involved. Peter
  3. N gauge point control

    Howdy folks, It's been a while since I last posted. I've finally made some progress with my n gauge layout. I am looking for advice on simple point control. I have four points that I want to control remotely. Can anyone recommend a simple system to control them? Manual or electrical. Thank you.
  4. Hi folks, Before I go buying a new one, I thought I'd see if anyone has one of these lying around they no longer use and want to sell. Thanks. It's to control the second loop of my layout.
  5. dc main bus wiring

    Hello folks. I'm currently installing feeder wires on my DC layout. Regarding the main bus - It runs out from the controller, under the main line and then stops before the controller. Should the cable be a continuous loop back to the controller, or is it ok for it stop short of the controller, and rely on the power being fed back through the main bus to the controller? I hope this makes sense. Peter
  6. flux for soldering

    Can anyone suggest where I might pick up flux paste for soldering? Thanks.
  7. My vinyls arrived from Electra Graphics. I have three coaches at the moment. The question is what combination of vinyls should I use for the coaches? Suggestions welcome.
  8. Hi folks. I have finished laying the two loops for my n gauge layout. Can anyone tell me what size wire to use under the baseboard to main power to the rails, and what size wire to use as droppers to the main feed? Should I feed power to each section of track or drop wires every few feet? Thanks very much, Peter
  9. Does anyone know if there are ballast wagons that resemble Irish ones in n scale? Thanks.
  10. Does anyone know this station, no longer in use. The platform is down the side of the station house with a bridge just beyond it.
  11. WANTED n gauge locos

    Hi folks. I am wondering if anyone out there has a Dapol class 66 or Life-Like SW9 loco? I am going to buy a 3d printed model or models from Shapeways and these are the recommended chassis. Thanks, Peter
  12. testing track

    Hi folks. I'm currently laying my n gauge track. I only have a shunter and short wagons. Is it best to test the track with longer locomotives and carriages? Thanks, Peter
  13. My local pub posted this photo online of a nearby bridge. Can anyone guess the bridge? It's a great photo.
  14. Curragh layout

    Hi folks, I'd love the hear your thoughts on my idea for an n gauge layout of the Curragh siding in Kildare. At the moment the layout uses set track, but I will use streamline for the actual layout. The inner loop will continue all the way around as well. Attached is the plan I made using Railmodeller Express. You'll have to zoom in to see it properly. I've also attached 2 photos of the siding and 3 map images of the Curragh, including the ballast pit, and fox covert I want to include. Thanks, Peter
  15. Hi folks. Can anyone recommend computer software for planning an n gauge layout? I use Apple mac. Thank you.

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