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Inglenook or Fork ?

Hello everyone, I am planning to build a very small switching layout. This is my very first try in 00/H0/0n30. Dimensions: 1200mm x 250mm. I use Trix C track.

Ribérac

Ribérac

 

Little models for little money

The old saying keep looking you never know what you might find. Two sets I found €25 bought in a shop in Dublin both working perfectly. Playcraft of London made by jouef however I'm seeking to find an age for these rascals I just sort of like to admire them any help would be appreciated folks thanks anthony 

brassnut

brassnut

 

Little models for little money

The old saying keep looking you never know what you might find. Two sets I found €25 bought in a shop in Dublin both working perfectly. Playcraft of London made by jouef however I'm seeking to find an age for these rascals I just sort of like to admire them any help would be appreciated folks thanks anthony 

brassnut

brassnut

 

Lima track conversion chart

Good Afternoon All After 40 years I have finally started on building my long promised model railway in my retirement. They say you are never too old to start something and I am really enjoying it. I have a problem! IS there such a beast around as a Lima track conversion chart or can anybody point me in the direction of same? If I try Miss Google anymore I shall go insane. I know- it all depends on what you type as a question!!! All help shall be most gratefully received. My thanks to all who

Gerard16

Gerard16

 

choice of controller

Hi, I have 300 euro to spend on a controller . I have a choice between the Hornby Elite and the Bachmann Dynamis. I have about ten locos. I would only run about two or three at a time. I would like to change the cv on some. I have read good and bad advice on both. Any advice on which one I should choose.   Thanks,   Controller.

controller

controller

 

Modern Train Layouts!

Hi Folks!   I have just opened my modern train layout webshop. I would appriciate if You just had a look and if You like something or You have questions let me know We sell: scenic materials, card and plastic kits, paints, trees, digital accessoires, tools, N, 00 scale.     my email is address: gabemodels@gmail.com   webshop: http://www.Gmodelscene.com   Thank You!

evi71

evi71

 

Cultra

Haven't done a blog for a while, but decided the trip to Cultra was worth it. Have been looking forward to it since I first got the invite over a year ago, though at times I will admit to questioning my own sanity! Nearly 1000 miles of driving, two ferry rides and four nights away - for just a one day show - certainly make you wonder. Equally, it is a chance to bring a properly broad gauge layout to its spiritual homeland, while the chance to exhibit in the truly wonderful venue that is Cultra a

David Holman

David Holman

 

Dublin Bus

I am presently building a ride on toy bus for my infant grandson and wish to paint it in the current Dublin Bus colours of Yellow, and both shades of Blue. I am looking for any information or advice out there on where to locate the precise shades of the three colours, and also any information regarding the best method to obtain the best paint finish. The material I'm using is almost all 10mm, 3/8" plywood.   Thank you in anticipation!

Hobby Build

Hobby Build

 

An interesting weekend

I had a very interesting weekend well Saturday anyway touring layouts at an informal American Railroaders convention in Auckland. We visited four layouts including our hosts N gauge.   Second: A double and treble deck GNR layout in a converted double garage. The government owned NZR was very slow in completing rail links in Northland ferry sailings on Kaipara Harbour ceasing in the late 1940s when Dargaville was finally connected to the national network.   Finally: How many modellers can

Mayner

Mayner

 

2600 rail car sound

2600 class rail car hello everyone out there ,does anyone have any sound files .or can suggest what sound chip would sound reasonably close to the 2600 rail cars   any advice appreciated

pauldelany

pauldelany

 

Arigna Town at St Neots

It was a fine weekend at the Wood Green Animal Centre, venue for the St Neots show. A different sort of hall to the usual school hall/sports centre usually favoured for model shows. Beaten earth floor for one - though it was carpeted, if a little uneven. A big space - am guessing around 200 feet long and 100 wide, so plenty of room for lots of big layouts. Star of the show was Fencehouses, a 2mm fine scale layout, bigger than many 0 gauge ones. It exploits the scenic potential of the scale, yet

David Holman

David Holman

 

Arigna Town in 2016

There are ten shows booked for this year, so will again try to record what transpires. St Albans went pretty well two weeks ago, with those lovely photos from Tony Wright. These have generated an invite to do an article for British Railway Modelling. Since then invite to Manchester in December has been accepted, but Eurospoor in Holland will have to wait for another year, as it is just before Cultra. Pontefract was a good weekend, though a long way to drive on my own - particularly coming h

David Holman

David Holman

 

Sniper competition

Since 9/11 they hold a sniper competition in Fort Benning, USA open to all countries . Teams of 2 take part over a 4 day period with very little sleep etc This year a team from Ireland consisting of a spotter and a sniper beat out teams from USA, Germany ,France , UK, Canada etc and came in first. Its the first time a team from outside US won. So it seems Ireland can beat out the so called top Special Forces outfits . Way to go Ireland.

MalinAC

MalinAC

 

Arigna Town Exhibition Blog

Arigna Town is about to embark on a series of exhibition dates, starting with the three day show at York over Easter. Hence thought it might be of interest to record my experiences in the coming weeks & months as, after York, there is Epsom [25/6 April], Gravesend [May], Bexhill [Aug], Worthing [sept], Beckenham [Oct] and Tolworth [Nov]. York will be the layout’s 4th outing &, as usual, following the previous one at Orpington in January, there is a list of things to attend to. Howev

David Holman

David Holman

 

Maryville Junction

I started to build my layout last year, It is based in the roof space, and is 10x16 feet in size.and is North /South Irish rail.I have to levels which are both connect by two single road inclines...After seeing all the super layouts and modelling on this great little site...I thought people might like a look at mine... It can be viewed on YouTube by typing in Maryville Junction..Sorry having never up loaded to the forum before I am at a loss on how to share video,s on here...any feed back would

Geoff Johnston

Geoff Johnston

 

Merry Christmas 🎅 & Thank You!

Before the Festivities really begin,I'd like to say thank for the warm welcome to your Talented Group(phenomenal layouts,no detail too small or large to tackle)and I take this opportunity to wish you all equally an incredible Christmas....with nice HO:OO or similar stocking fillers!!!Clive

Clive Bateman

Clive Bateman

 

Arigna Town developments

As it has been a while, thought I'd bring you up to date on what is happening on the layout. Much has been covered in the workbench section, but these notes will try to bring it all together. The layout is effectively complete, as far as scenery goes, so work since the summer has concentrated on stock and operation. For the latter, new LED lighting strips have been fitted, cutting power consumption down from 480 watts to 150, with [i think] sharper light too. A fair bit less heat as well! The

David Holman

David Holman

 

Any local Clubs info.appreciated...New to modeling/track/layouts!

We moved back to Enniscorthy area in 2006(RectoryRd.man)and have laid my new roots in Clonroche! I need to ask if there's any lads out there who can give me any info.re the closest Train Model Club in Wexford...this is the first time I've heard that there's a Wexford Club!In preparation to setup a layout,on a very small,beginners layout,one Irish Rail loco&carriages,about minimum of 10 plus buildings built(plastic)and shedload of road vehicles! I have one problem,I have a few 1/87 scale,mode

Clive Bateman

Clive Bateman

 

Belfast Model Shop

I am having problems with a Belfast Model Shop class 201 decoder/sound card. The speed is fixed at a snails pace and I cannot achieve in increased activity. It's as if the loco is stuck on notch 1. Can anyone help? Many thanks

Hutchiebus

Hutchiebus

 

Arigna Town - next outing

Arigna Town's second outing is coming up in a few week's time - at Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition in Sussex on weekend of 18/19 October. Come and say hello if you can make it. The new 'sliding & rotating' fiddle yard will get its first full test, allowing more stock & greater flexibility of its use. First time out too for 'Lark' my latest loco - a Tyrconnel kit of St Molaga the T&C 0-4-2T. Sadly, doesn't look like my new rake of coal empties will be there as am still waiting for

David Holman

David Holman

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