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>>9163019Bump.Has anyone here ordered one of Hattons new coaches?
I've bought a lot of used HO rolling stock and trains from shows and because of this I have a bunch of different couplers (pic related). I've been thinking of converting them all to one type but I don't know which is best. Which do you recommend?
>>9163229honestly whatever is reliable and cheapest i haven't had any trouble with old school horn or D loop couplers
>>9160280To be fair, he never said at any point he'd be doing that, so if some twat wants to hand him nearly 200 quid that's on them
>>9163194yea 2 southern four wheel ones to recreate isle of wight railway push-pull trains with a hornby terrier
>>9164234Oh man please post pics when you get them.
>>9165756i'll probably post them on the /n/ general since i hardly ever come to this one. still a few months to go before they're released anyway, can hardly wait
>>9164234Did you get the lighted ones, or the normal ones? I'm on the fence about which one I want.
>>9166767normal ones. i do most of my running during the day irl and since i'm trying to emulate heritage railway operations on my layout it doesn't matter because they wouldn't operate during the night normally anyway
Man this goods shed took me 4 hours today. I have the whole industrial set to build up. It's gonna be a fun weekend
>>9169557good jobnow weather it
Is there a dedicated manufacturer of G-scale/Gauge 1 British trains?
Redpill me on Marklin Maxi. Do they still make these?
Anyone else here have Lionel test equipment?
>>9170905They stopped making them in 2005, and the early productions of these models (the ones made in the Czech Republic) were actually made by ETS (tinplate Czech model train manufacturer). They're also best for inside track and are generally based.
Do you like Z gauge?
How much would it take to modify on of these kits to have rolling wheels?
Any lads here seen something like this before? Passed down from my grandpa, my first HO locotomive. I have n scale myself.
>>9202826And here's the actual train.
>>9202826>>9202828The company that made it are still around. They cover a bunch of general goods, nowadays, but they still have a section for trains.>https://www.tenshodo.co.jp/
>>9207376>They're doubling down on Nia as well as that hideous art stylehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cao3MKPKCP0
>>9210008quit bumping your own thread you faggot
>>9211895Looks fine except for the face
>>9213610At the very least, you could remove the face with nail polish remover, and draw your own.
>>9213610Why do Thomasfags obsess over the face so much?
>>9215436Because it looks like the latest abomination version of Thomas
>>9215943Comes into a thread about model trains and acts like a fool. Tells people to grow up
How do these make you feel?
>>9218059glad, not a fan of the wheels or the trucks but most of the faces and everything else is pretty good
>>9218059Hiro is not a standard gauge engine in real life REEEEEEEE!
>>9218059The sheer size of that truck is bothering me. Its width fixes the wheel issue, but now, it's wider than the engines. The height is also weird. It's an open wagon the size of a goods van, maybe bigger. Either way, they need to either scale down the truck's body or scale up the engine bodies. Personally, I'd prefer the latter, but that would probably be too expensive.
>>9215804But this isn't even a thing exclusively to the new Thomas stuff. Lot's of Thomasfags are extremely fixated on the face, for some reason.>https://youtu.be/UewroCf2oYI?t=315
How do you feel about Heljan?
question out of curiosity:do you guys consider yourself railway modellers or are you only in it for the trains themselves
>>9223696I don't model specific Railways. I am mainly in it for making scenery the Locos are the life of that
>>9223195Very hit or miss company.
Bachmann making my favorite little tattoo look GOOD!
>>9227933i wish they produced it with the normal chimney to make it easier to convert into the real loco, but someone'll probably release a kit that covers that. pretty sure there's a rheneas-to-dolgoch kit that fixes the chimney
>>9227930>>9227931>>9227933>Making Rusty and Peter Sam before Sir HandelI know he's a pompous ass, but he's still my favorite.
>>9227930where do you get your faces from?I kinda want to dabble in making custom TTTE locos
>>9229274That's not mine. That's the official prototype from Bachmann.
>>9227954Edward Thomas did sport a Gisel Ejector, once.
>>9229466i mean for modelling the talyllyn locos in their current conditions for the current-day heritage railway aspect of it all
>>9163019>no SP H24-66 Train masterI am disappoint.
>>9218059It's posts like these that make wish we had a Toy Train General instead of Model Railroad General.
>>9163229Europe -> NEM, USA -> Kadee.
>>9238560I like Kadees
>>9215436The face is the essence of the character. Fans care about the engines as characters, not just models.
>>9163019Hey fellas, what's the average price for a DCC SD70ACe locomotive? $300-$400 range?
>>9242240some can be found on sale for around 209-220Highest i've seen which is only Bachmann is 329https://www.walthers.com/emd-sd70ace-w-sound-dcc-norfolk-southern-1065-savannah-atlanta-heritage-black-white
Oh, cool. I didnt realize we had a Live train general.This here set has been in my grandmas attic as long as I can remember. She dates it late 60s early 70s.Someone mentioned its probably from Life-Like, but i was hoping someone could give me a little more detail on it.
>>9250786It started out as the "Complete Life-Like Railroad HO Electric System", then they changed the name to "Railroad Empire" around 1980. Life-Like made a whole bunch of different variations of that set up until 1990. It's gonna be difficult to find yours, specifically.
>>9183863It's great on paper, being able to fit quite a complex layout in such a small spaceIn practice though, I've had more track conductivity issues with Z scale than with steel railed HO scale track that was rusty.Compound that with the lack of manufacturers producing equipment (Basically only Marklin, AZL, MicroTrains, and Rokuhan) making it very limited in selection, and you get a very niche scale that's really only a novelty.I was originally going to build a layout in Z scale, but after seeing my starter set engine have issues with conductivity after only a few hours of running time, I've since decided that building it in N scale will be much more worth my time, despite having to settle for a slightly less complex layout.
>>9163019I remember when my dad bought two giant pieces of plywood for Christmas one year when I was like 8 or 9, and I thought "wtf?"he then went to his truck and unloaded two giant HO scale train sets and we worked on that until my angsty faggot teenage years. I kind of want to get back into it as a slow/long term project but I'm thinking N scale. Any personal preferences? Pic semi-related: dummy engine I had when I was a kid
>>9253607I've been through kinda the same thing you've described and settled for N Scale. At this point, N scale is very sustainable and has a great amount of detail, sometimes even better than some HO models, lol. I've been stocking up on crap like Kato Unitrack sets, Kato locos (FEF-3 and a GG1) and a Broadway Limited PRR T1, in terms of rolling stock I'm trying to stay with Kato for passenger cars, and Micro Trains for everything else.
I haven’t seen much love for o scale here.
>>9202693I would take apart a functioning engine and go from there. you would probably have to try and match the wheel-base with an in-person comparison, though.
>Just had an idea pop into my head for a layout>HOn3 microlayout based on PL_Upward from TF2>Converting the Hammer Unit measurements into IRL measurements then converting that into HO scale puts it somewhere around 7'x7' for a meme layoutWell that idea died quickly
How bad is it for my locos overtime to run on super tight 9" radius turns? i hear a bit of grinding but otherwise they run fine i model in OO and i am doing experiments with super compact layouts
>>9261074forgot to mention i only run 0-4-0s and 0-6-0s
>>9260613I think the payload tracks are smaller than narrow gauge.
>>9261074You know, Sam did a video on that.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V2uUErnP0g
It's time to buy a new coach.
>>9260613It doesn't have to be true to scale. Fantasy mod that shit make it a reality
>>9261166I ended up finding this vid before i saw your post. https://youtu.be/JKGaw3Wfamw
new 009 Quarry Hunsletshttps://youtu.be/y0z5txr1KHM
>>9261074So i decided screw it and starting making a micro layout for shits n giggles. I used cheap foamboard as a base for now and some track i threw together while i wait for Peco Bullhead track and turnouts.
>>9263209i Want them to be like little Modules so i can move them around easily.
>>9263141Already got an Alice pre-ordered. Might even go for a Britomart because god damn these little engines are so awesome.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbtFBN7cA44
>>9263237got a Link for the Alice preorders?
>>9263242I used Rails of Sheffieldhttps://railsofsheffield.com/products/bachmann-391-050-quarry-hunslet-0-4-0-alice-in-dinorwic-quarry-red-liveryI just love the cabless look of a small, narrow gauge, loco. Plus, it'll encourage me to practice my minifig painting skills because she 100% need a crew.
>>9263253Fuck yea man. Thanks for the link and Good luck on your venture!
Off goes the train set.
It's crashed! It's crashed!
>>9263253you can get Modelu to use a body scan of you
>>9264586I'm a burger so that ain't happening. However, I've ordered from Modelu a few times and love the quality of their minifigs. Can highly recommend them to anyone wanting a crew for their locos.
It's crashed! It's crashed.
8 wagons and an incline. Good grief.
>>9265456>>9266437>>9267025love your posts keep it up
>>9267209Thank you. There's not much to add at the minute. I just bought BRM magazine. I'm thinking of visiting a model railway and any new purchases. Interesting to see Metcalfe Models advertising which is on display in the post above.It's sort of the things really, whether to get into modeling or keep it as a toy for brief amusement.
It crashed. It crashed.
That is passenger death. Fatalities were inevitable. In all good conscience I cannot continue with this line.
>>9163019I'm fucking furious
>>9270345there really is just something about british
>>9274054That's in the hands of Sam isn't it? I fucking hate that piece of shit so much.
>>9274054Is that Sam or Train Boy?
>>9274155who's sam? what's the story behind this
https://youtu.be/NZLytt-ctuYThis is a prototype of the CIE A class built circa 1955 - 56 from Irish railway models. https://irishrailwaymodels.comI'm really tempted personally. They look fantastic, unique and probably it is a standout model in a toy box.
Is this item actually in stock? No, this item has sold out.
>I'm collecting the NBR coaches
>>9274681>>9274691They're talking about this smug looking piece of shit, "railway consultant" for HiT Entertainment>He was caught multiple times, attempting to scam, and at-least several times succeeding in scamming multiple fans of the show. Selling them overpriced fake replicas of facemasks of characters and claiming them to be the real thing. These fake face-casts include Diesel 10, Salty and Thomas. In addition, he stole the original Ffarquhar station sign from TomsProps in 2017No idea how he's still officially working on the show, some of the things he's done are worthy of actual criminal charges
>>9275968He also hates that fans own show props, yet he allows the ones he's in charge of to be run on a continuous layout in a theme park where they get run to death/destroyed. Meanwhile, the fans treat the props with respect.
Why is it so hard to find this model? I don't even care what livery it's in.
>bummer, I looked at wikipedia the day they're passing around the charity tin.
>>9275968Real fucking shit, how has no one held him accountable? If it actually got out among non-autistic people that the props from a beloved British children's show were being mishandled in bad faith, you'd think there'd be actual consequences for it.
I have bought some coal.
>>9279538Is that so.
Yes. It's medium grade real coal from Peco TM. I filled three wagons and sent them on their way. It looks excellent. It creates drama both visually from the increased model veracity (it just looks like how it should look, it's really bizarre). But also from the very real consequences at the next derailment. At the moment it's not something to worry about because it keeps shorting out, it's essentially static. When it is running reliably it will be a huge amount of fun. I have also made enquires into the purchase of a new locomotive but this is still an on going controversy.
You wire up the telegraph poles while I stick the adverts onto the bus stops.
>>9280296Try this so you don't have a mess when your wagons eventually derail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_T9qP2txNEI'd also recommend gluing a small magnet to the bottom of the support so you can easily remove the load without taking the wagon off the tracks.
My new coach has arrived.
>>9280665Firstly, no but thanks for the advice. Why? Because I quite like that it could all go terribly wrong. It just makes it more exciting. Secondly, Arnold's sands not carrying sand....
>>9260613Honestly, I feel that upward would be an interesting map, though I also feel that either version of well would work better for an ho scale layout
>>9282057Actually, after a little bit of looking round with noclip, I have to wonder, "how the hell does the skybox work?", also yeah, if someone's gonna make a layout of ctf_well, they'll need to account for the fact that the buildings are incomplete. So they're either going to need to complete the buildings or make them into facades, either works though I doubt anyone could make both buildings into facades, but if anyone does it, hats off to you.
After first and third class there is a composite coach. I don't know what that means. I assume it's for a train that doesn't have a paid for luxury class, so there would be four of them and a passenger sits anywhere. Or is it second class? I really don't know. Next conundrum, do I get the baggage brake van or third class and brake coach?
>one particular join goes 'ker-chunk ker-chunk'
>>9283316Please oh please tell me that isn't an original prop
>>9285202It is. Welcome to Drayton Manor. Where OG props go to die. See >>9276246 for the OG Thomas.
>>9285231There are multiple OG Thomas models so a few are safe.
Does anyone else have a problem with scaletrains lights not working on DC, I bought a DC sd40-2 from them and after a while the lights stopped working. I use an athearn DC power pack, I feel like that could be a reason but all of my other locomotives don’t seem to have this problem, then again they’re all athearn.
>>9286320>>9286320 #My Hornby coach lights are battery powered and work very well. Sorry I have no advice without more information.
>>9282506thats the sound you want on your layout Clickety-Clack nigga
>>9255043Three rail O here. I have some scale prices, but most of it is "Traditional" or semi scale. I'm sticking mostly to stuff that will negotiate O31 curves. Pic related is scale, but will pull O31, even if it looks sort of silly doing it.
>>9289420Pieces, not prices. Second scale loco. This one needs O54. It's a Williams copy of the Lionel 700e Scale Hudson in B&O livery.
These are definitely not scale, though they are still pretty massive.
Hello, /pol/ tard here who baught his first model railroad (1:160) in 15 years.Glad to have found your thread. Honestly I can't wait for my stuff.>pic somewhat related as I got a BR61 aswell in my humble opinion the best looking steam loco.
>>9290004Now get the E 19.1 with historically accurate livery
>>9282174one day i'll get my shit together and make the TF2 themed layout i've been thinking about for yearsnot an outright copy of any map, just inspired by. maybe a bit from here and a bit from there
Hattons has a delay for their genesis coaches. i was hoping to get them before christmas but it's alright.https://www.hattons.co.uk/newsdetail.aspx?id=594#update
>Peco Ltd OO gauge scenery
>>9292076>Maybe for ChristmasIt seems to be the thing with railway modelling of having to join a queue for stock.
>>9290484Would love to but there are no used ones on ebay right now and I don't have 300 euros for a new one.I got this BR01 one though which is my second favorit.
>>9294134ngl it does look cool.But I have some non-political trains coming tomorrow. A Trans europe express, Inter City express and a doubledecker of the DDR.Really looking forward to them.
>>9294142I used to drive custom VWs. The KDF wagons were ok, but whenever they painted Swastikas on them I just felt uncomfortable being a passenger.
>>9294158having swasticas on anything but historical objects is hardcore cringe to be honest.Here in germany that is like painting picrel on your car. Everyone stays away from it.
>UK O gauge carriage prototype
Two more coaches and I think we'll call that a train.
>>9294125Nice I don't have many steam locos in N scale this DR train looks promising>300 eur for a new onewhich brand?, minitrix, roco?
>>9294125€300! >FOX VALLEY MODELS N. EMD GP60M,BNSF 145, £102.95
>>9293926I'm on the 2 year waiting list for the KR models Bellerophon. I wasn't really interested in the GT3 pic related
>>9293508I plan to do a Hi Rail layout when I get moved into my new place. Hi Rail is non scale O running on ballasted tubular track in fairly realistic scenery..Pic is similar to what I'd like to do.
>>9295239I couldn't, not without having children.
>>9173629I don't. I have a weird mix of three rail O, though.
>>9295688I had an HO layout a couple of decades back. I'm in my early 50's, no kids in the house. Three rail O are more toys than models, but I like the size and the fact that you can cram a lot of big trains into a small space.
>>9163019How do I cope knowing I'm a zoomer with the most autistic of autistic hobbies? my gf won't stop bullying me about it and it makes me feel retarded
>>9295827Honest advice for life.Always date someone who, at minimum, respects your hobbies, even if they dont enjoy the same hobbies themselves.
>>9295861Its all in good fun from her, but it makes me feel really autistic, and I don't even have the tism, we get along pretty well otherwise
>>9295942>Makes me feel autisticMay I suggest you learn to live with it. I doubt I'm actually on the spectrum but idk how else to justify my intense desire to own and detail 70 small locomotives.
>>9296213Neurotypical is a myth driven by people who are too insecure to face their brain flaws. (Which in and of itself discludes them from being neurotypical)Enjoy your engines.
>>9296213I really hate this "mentally healthy people can't really enjoy things" meme
>>9295827hey retard, fellow zoomer here. if ur gf keeps bullying you for a hobby you enjoy shes a shit gf
>>9296213Enjoy your engines and the Small World you have created for them to run in. It's an Escape from all the outside Bullshit, If people give you shit for it their lives are boring.
>>9295827Tell her clearly:This hobby maskes mes happy, i find it deeply disgusting thet you make fun of it.And if she keeps doing it, she is NOT really your girlfriend.
>>9297508>>9297460>>9297350>>9296223>>9296213>>9295861instructions unclear, had sex
Whats the go-to for trains scenery now? is model-power still around or dead?
9th September: 100% reliability
>>9297508this is autistic as fuck adviceit's barely "disgusting" to just poke fun at something, just take it in stride instead of sperging out. imagine leaving your gf over toy trains LMAO
>>9298179Eat shit and die, anyone making fun of you or your hobbies in a relationship is a recipe for disaster in the long run, is not leaving her because model trains "LMAO", is because you will know she does not respect nor care for you in reality.In short she is thinking "I will change him", and this never ends well, get a woman that helps you decorate your layout or one that shuts up.
>>9298624grow a pair and lighten up, making jokes about each other only strengthens your relationship with a person over time, though it depends how harsh it is. he literally said that it's all in good fun >>9295942
>>9295827Honestly there's nothing wrong with train-ing (whatever the fuck you call it).It's a comfy hobby and making your own little perfect world is nice
>>9295752Spur 0 you say?
>>9298013I don't know model-power, perhaps you could investigate and tell us? In the UK Metcalfe Models are popular for their cardboard buildings, which is quite comprehensive. Blow me if I'm going to be bothered gluing all that together, it's there if you want it.
>>9302518After that in the UK the well known toy train brands all sell scenery. I might buy a 2nd hand 1970s plastic Hornby house...Then thee is Peco TM, they sell lots of grass and trees and toy people.After that it is people building their own buildings from scratch. A lot of the touring model railways are built from nothing.
11th September: 100% reliability
I've decided on the third class and brake coach instead of the baggage and brake coach.
No toy train neo-Nazis this evening. Terrific.
I want to try a second line. I don't know whether to use a power clip or a power track and controller. I would like to make two trains running at once possible.
It will need two controllers for two trains. I don't know about how a train moves from one line to the other as at some point both controllers need to be on but I don't know if this is possible. And a long enough straight for a mineral line.
'. Both trains will operate on their own ovals independently using the 2 controllers, as long as you set the points in the crossover to straight ahead. If you switch the points to crossover, first turn one controller to zero, either controller. Now both trains will be operated from the one controller not on zero. With a bit of tooing and froing you can swap the trains between ovals, put the points back to straight ahead and you are back to each train on its own controller on each oval.'
>>9306836>>9307083>>9307129Why not just invest in DCC?
>>9307369I'd rather keep it traditional to start with.
R7229It can power lights and point motors as well.
Hornby have announced some pre-orders.
Just waiting, really, to go to the train shop. And buy some things to do with trains.
>>9307462>>9307476>>9307554>>9307555>>9307562>>9307969we get itdo you really need a new post for everything here
>>9308002How's your train set coming on then?
The night time coal train is just getting going.
>>9307476this thing is nasty cheap garbage, if you really want a low cost DC controller then get a Guagemaster Combi or even Bachmanns controller
>>9309931It's a toy. Also it's the make of my train track. I don't want to get into the bestest of the bestest, I want to have fun. Go on then, how do the gauge master and the Bachman perform differently? The train runs the same I'll wager.
Literally none of your trains have graffiti on the side. What gives?
>>9309963Both the options I suggested can be had for about the same price as that Hornby (in fact the Guagemaster combi is cheaper since Hornby make you buy the AC adapter separately) and no they don't run trains the same at all.The Bachmann and Guagemaster are variable voltage DC controllers which obviously control speed by what voltage they supply to the track, giving nice smooth operation at all but very slowest speeds.The Hornby is a PWM controller, which uses pulses of full 12 volts and controls speed by high often it sends those pulses. A well made one smooths out the pulses and can give really realistic slow speed running, the Hornby is not a well made one and the slow speed performance is generally quite shit and jerky from how aggressive the pulsing is. PWM controllers in general also put a lot more stress on motors than normal DC controllers and will burn motors out a lot quicker, the Hornby doubly so because of how cheaply its made.Obviously do what you want, but if you're investing money in it now and need a controller I don't see the sense in buying the vastly inferior product that will eventually fuck up your locomotives
>>9310496The R7229 has amplified resistors to provide many high voltage pulses to give a joyous performance. And a big red plastic toy knob that creates elation in its operation.
>>9310496>PWM controllers in general also put a lot more stress on motors than normal DC controllers and will burn motors out a lot quicker,That's not true, you've invented this.
>>9310284I'm era 2/3 at the moment, that's pre aerosol cans.
>>9306836If you stick with conventional, use a seperate controller for each block, even the spur lines if you want to have short line or yard engine puttering around while trains run out on the mainline. You'll be glad you did.
>>9311040>even the spur linesThanks. I shall buy a second controller, two right hand points and get a second line running. I want to avoid the usual passenger train outer, mineral train inner layout. It would be fun if a diamond crossing could be used. I'll have to see if they're insulated so two trains (separately powered) can pass. I suppose, really, buy the Hornby layout book.
>>9311040> yard engine puttering around while tOh bliss. That'd be brilliant.
>>9310719Oh, so you’re a turbo sperg>>9310758Literally well known in electronics circles that PWM stresses motor coils but sure dude
>>9311270>WM stresses motor coils but sure dudeNot if.... it's an AC motor.
>>9311270The dude spends most of the time in these threads making posts like this, it's pretty clear he's on some part of the spectrum. >>9311064Honestly before you even think about buying new track or power packs buy yourself a goddamn table and stop running your shit on the ground. That's probably going to do more damage to your trains than what controller you use. Preferably a wooden table but even a plastic folding table would be better than carpetrunning.
>>9310758I bought a Kato SX controller that uses PWM and it would make my OO9 locos hum loudly before starting. Switched back to my bitch basic Tonix controller and I've had no issues with it.
>>9311270>>9311292Same person, for all intents and purposes.
>>9311292>and stop running your shit on the ground. That's probably going to do more damNegative, at all times my train is suspended from the floor.
>>9311292>like this, it's pretty clear he's on some part of the spectrum.I just like my traian set. It's really great. It goes round and round.
You imagine little people in the carriages....
>>9311333I liked that hum personally, it's like a train starting up. Trains make noises, lots of tyhem.
It is just like a diesel train getting ready to leave. It was once a design feature that new people are too fickle to grasp :(..
They all hated Rembrandt too.
>>9311360It was never a design feature and even if it was it makes zero sense for a steam loco to be making that kind of noise>>9311361What the actual fuck am I reading?
>>9311335Let's say that I did samefag for all intents and purposes too. That still doesn't detract my point that you should have your train stuff on a table instead of on the ground where it's closer to all the dirt and dust and whatever else gets caught in rugs. >at all times my train is suspended from the floor.In the image you posted it's like what, an inch or two off the ground? Held up by balsa wood and magazines? Pick your shit up off the floor and get a goddamn table. >>9311348That's perfectly fine, we all like our trains here. There's no reason for you to make three separate posts like this when you could have fit all three of them into a single reply. Same with this shit>>9311352>>9311358>>9311360>>9311361None of these add to the actual discussion at hand (asides from the one about motor hums) and could easily be one post instead of four. Learn how this site works before posting these non sequiturs.
>>9298179>imagine leaving your gf over toy trains LMAOImagine leaving your toy trains over a gf LMAO
>>9297997That's the ticket. >>9306500It's a brae bricht nicht tonicht. >>9311388>ve your train stuff on a table insteaPoint taken. I've not decided on a layout, even then I've not got the room for a table. At best I'll buy some hardboard. I'm trying to steer away from pinning the track down because I enjoy rebuilding it from scratch each time. I'm trying to avoid building a replica of Gondor and keeping it casual.
Could I ask for some help with a track plan? I’ve got this nice room to fill with trains.I’m doing 3 rail scale using fastrack. Ideally a 2 track mainline with industrial sidings and a small yard. 0-84 max curves0-72 minimum. Any ideas?
>>9312421Stations 1, 2, 3 and a terminusCountryside pasenger journeyStations 4, 5Return journey Quarry Mineral line to village Mineral line to terminusRiver, suspension bridge, tunnel on east face of quarryFactory depot and cargo line3 × coke locomotives 2 × passenger trains 1 × cargo locomotive 1 × shunting locomotiveDaytime, evening and night time lightingMotorised pointsControl tower€___.__
>>9312421Are you sure you want to do O84? I just did the math and it's nearly $200 for a full circle. Unless you plan on running purely huge articulated locos like Big Boys you could probably get by with your main radii being O60 and O72. I've got an unlocked copy of SCARM so I can definitely try whipping something up, but I'm not completely sold on O84 yet.
For reference, here's 4 complete O-84 circles in your 15' x 22.5' workspace to illustrate what I mean.
>>9311064If you can swing it, I'd suggest even splitting your mainline into at least two blocks. That gives you the option of two trains running conventionally on the same line. If you did an operating session with friends, each person gets assigned a block and train control is handed of from one block to the next rather than having each person assigned a single train as you would with DCC.
>>9311292Now he's gonna hang that shit from the ceiling like that one dude with his computer parts
>>9311292>>9313149Pic for reference
>>9313149Ceiling suspended train lines are a thing.
>>9313031I don't completely understand what you mean. You don't mean parallel train lines. I don't understand how a train can swap over to a different controller.
>>9312596I bought a loop of o-84 and o-72. Basically the plan was 2 massive ovals against the wall and a lift out bridge to access the center. The more I’ve looked at the track plan the less I like it.
>>9313505Ovals become tedious. Not many train lines run in a loop. It's where toy trains start to verge from reality.
>>9313505I know you're already invested in FasTrack, but you might come off better going with Gargraves. It's less expensive, looks good, and the plastic roadbed of FasTrack is loud.
>>9313501>That gives you the option of two trains running conventionally on the same lineI think they do mean parallel lines.
>>9313559I’m a member of a club with a large gargraves layout. I really don’t like it and im fine with the noise that comes with fastrack. Plus being able to run my trains and switches from my legacy remote is a nice thought.
>>9313501Okay. On a simple oval of track, you split it into two blocks by using plastic electrical isolating rail joiners. Let's say in this case the oval is split into two even halves. Each half has it's own conventional controler. A train running on it can physically travel around the loop without interruption, but as it Travers it will pass from one block to the next. As long as the direction control and throttle settings for both controllers are the same, the locomotive will transfer between blocks smoothly. A conventional layout can be subdivided into as many blocks as you want. You could break down the simple loop into four blocks if you wanted to. Again the ket is to have the controllers set to nearly the same setting as. The locomotive passes between them. The main difference between this and a DCC layout is that whoever I'd controlling the block is controlling whatever train is in it. You're not so much a locomotive engineer as a switch tower operator. This is how club layouts were set up before DCC came along. One of the advantages to doing this is that there's not much power demand on any individual block section, since there will likely only ever a locomotive and maybe some lighted cars running on it at one time. So you can get by with multiple inexpensive starter set transformers and controllers instead one big transformer, at least to start out that way.
>>9313608It was a thought. If you don't mind the noise, go for it. And I've seen people mitigate the noise using foam under the roadbed.
>>9313565I meant separately controlled block sections on the same line. Not thst it would be necessary if all you were doing is running a couple of parallel loops and a couple of sidings. Breaking up a mainline would be for a fairly large layout running multiple trains a the mainline simultaneously.
>>9313512That's the problem. Even in small scales like N for a home layout, most of us are stuck with enough scale real-estate for an amusement park ride. On the one hand, you could build a yard in the space and putter around to your heart's content. But sometimes you just want to watch a big mainline passenger or freight thunder around the track. Terrain features can help break up the monotony, but you still end up with the same train roaring past your town pretty regularly. >the trains run pretty regularly around these parts>regularly, he says>They go buy every thirty seconds>and the tracks completely surround the town>nobody gets out of town when the trains are running
>>9313505Do you want the whole room occupied? So far what I've got is a double main loop folded over into an incline on the back, with a yard located in the middle. I've got room in the bottom right for stuff but right now I have a workshop area there.Also what's the ideal spacing between O72 and O84? Im trying to figure out the exact spacing for a dual main using the O72 switches but I'm not having too much luck with them.
>>9314648Here was the first basic sketch I made of the layout. I’ve got most of the track for this configuration already. I’m just having second thoughts on it.
>>9315360Having the bridge work reliably sounds like a nightmare to implement to be honest, unless someone happens to do a ready to go kit for it.Having an L or U shaped loop seems like it'd make better use of the space you have.
>>9315421I’m using an MTH 2 track bridge. It’s 30 inches across and fits the fastrack just fine. I’ve seen others implement a similar style but if you’ve a better track plan than by all means! I’m very indecisive at this point.
>>9315559Here’s a better image with some explanations of what I’d like. I’m more than happy to commission someone for their time. A U is difficult because the 0-84 means I can’t have a full curve without blocking the door. I don’t want the room stuffed with trains to the point where it’s difficult for me to reach anything.
>>9319835>annie and clarabel are fucking toasters on wheels nowI get the idea they're going for here, but still... jesus christ
Are you running your toy train today?
Two Hornby Railroad diesel shunters have recently arrived. The ‘G. Lee Mining Co.’ and the BR liveried variant.£46.25
>>9314648Lionel engineered FasTrack so that if you were to do consecutively larger circles of track one outside the other, there will always be six inches between the center rails. With the exception of O31.
Converted a 1/24 Jada Delorean to G scale wheels
not sure if this goes in the lego thread or here, should I buy it?
>>9326881yes and yes, also get the crocodile kit and motorize it
>tfw dream on having a miniature railway to ride around on>Search the price of a miniature engine>It's a couple thousand, not to mention stuff like track or rolling stock>Mfw I'm a jobless neetOh, that's fine. Guess I'll stick to models.
NBR first, third, third and brake coach and Highlander Rambler locomotive in a train! A cohesive whole. The 0-4-0 is at its limit, it's almost laboured, which is realistic. Disasters have occurred from underpowered locomotives being inappropriately used. In this instance there isn't much of a gradient so they should be ok. The next planned development is a B12 locomotive as they ran on the NBR line and they are available.Very pleased.
>>9327855TBF it's saving you from looking like you've come off a Dead Kennedys album cover.
>>9328269>that light bleedglad i stuck with hattons' non lit versions
What paints do you guys use? I have some rolling stock I'd like to repaint.
>>9330714I use a mix of Humbrol and Reaper mini paints. I started with Humbrol because I model British stuff, but Reaper is cheaper for me since I'm in the US and it works just as good. For Primer I use Tamiya.
>>9323809Someone should really make a G-scale No.3.
The Tay Bridge Disaster.
>>9313636shut out a feeder line going into the wall or something
Which one do you think I should choose?
>>93339904-4-0s? More like 4-4-Bros.Seriously though, it depends on your layout, and what you're modelling.
And this is option 3.The deal is this. I can't get an NBR locomotive to pull my coaches. It's not possible as far as I know, apart from getting into one-off kit building, forget that for a game of soldiers. It's then a LNER locomotive that plausibly would have worked that line which is these three.
>>9334000>NumbersThat's a good point. I think it's a good idea to get the track ready first.
>>9334049>except that's a NBR engine in BR livery.
>>9202826No, not I.
>>9295827Don't think to much about it, I collect fucking Thomas trains and my girlfriend collects spoons, everyone's got something
This is a Hornby B1. Again this has potential to have actually worked on the geographical area of interest to me.
Question for the UKfags: who makes the most well detailed realistic model of the DELTIC in HO scale?I love this thing after playing OpenTTD with the UK rail set. Just want to put it on a track and hardwood base/case for display.
>>9341559Specifically HO? 'cause as far as I'm aware no one makes one.OO scale, you have Hornby and Bachmann, the Hornby model is rooted in some ancient tooling from when they bought Lima whereas the Bachmann one is much newer and therefore far far more detailed and also much more expensive.If you're just displaying it then Bachmann's hit or miss mechanisms won't be an issue for you, just your wallet you'll have to worry about.
This thread has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
>>9341559accurascale are also coming out with a brand new one relatively soon
>>9341906from personal experience my bachmann 55 has an excellent smooth and powerful runner for the nine years i've had it
Hi all, I rarely browse /toy/, but I was going through my camera roll and found some photos of my grandfathers setup that I thought I’d share with you all. It spans almost his entire basement, and even goes through some of the walls.
>>9344564>Canadian NationalYour grandpa has excellent taste anon.
>>9344563>>9344564Your grandfather is based.
>>9319835They should make a roof piece to place on top, maybe make the wooden blocks shorter, have one block have luggage printed on one side and passengers sitting on the other, and the other block having standing passengers printed on one side and sitting passengers on the other side.
>>9330552IT's because it's a long exposure because it was taken in the dark. It's exaggerating the glow. When you see it with your own eyes it doesn't appear quite like the photograph. Also, if you don't like the lights you can switch them off or by the exact same coach without lights fitted at a discounted price. I think I've seen the Hattons coaches you mean. Are they the Genesis ones?
>>9328269The photograph is illusionary! It doesn't look like that. Possibly because our retinas aren't on a 4 second exposure shot? Maybe? Because I'm in a dark room the light of the coach window stops the human eye from seeing the darker parts. But it's not like that with a camera lens.
>>9295942You should own up to it. Then her teasing becomes meaningless and may eventually cease."yeah my hobby is autistic as fug, so what?" "reeeeeee"Meh, that's what I'd do.I do model ships, I thought my gf would laugh at me, she was surprisingly supportive and thought it was super cool.
I bought a new wagon. It cost $18.
The Irish Models A Class is selling out.
I have extended my track with a short straight either side.
Q. What track is needed to create this junction?
>>9369330I need a bit more information than just the image>What scale/brand track are you using?>Do you want the crossing to be a slip/double slip or just a plain crossing
>>9369336Oh hello where have you been?
>>9369338Are you going to answer those questions so I can help you out?
>>9369336I was attempting to make conversation, that is all. OO Peco or Hornby. I didn't understand the rest. I think the outer top line (A) needs a right handed point to a right handed diamond crossing on middle line (B). Then annoyingly siding line (C) needs two points as best I can work out. It needs a right handed point from line (B) but then it needs another point to connect the incoming train from line (A). Has it? Not sure.
>>9369360Ok, I assumed it would be Hornby 00 based on the previous post. Using their track you can build that junction with these pieces. Be sure to get the proper crossing (R615 instead of R614) as the latter won't work right with this setup.
>>9369377Thanks, I'll just put the kettle on.
Hi /mrrg/Honest question; how would you rate this Transformer's train mode?
>>9369437If you get clean paint edges on that blue tapered line you'll be lucky.
They look so good! Can't wait for Kato to release them
>>9369377Thank you. That is quite expensive. It's coming in at over $70 for three points and a crossing let alone the new oval for track (A) (which will probably cost less in entirety than the junction). Buy a piece each month, should have a working second line by Christmas.Observe this flickr train pic. It has a passenger shuttle from the station to the office.
>Time for the last train from Inverness to Banff.
>>9163019holy fuck these threads are slow as shit
The Irish Railway Models Class A 036 and 054 have sold out so it is no longer possible to buy one with the bright neon orange nose. The white beaded versions are now also limited. Afterwards it's the plain orange and black IR and CIE versions. Which do you prefer? Personally I think the white beading is somewhat over fussy. Does it look better without it? The problem is on the locomotives without the white beading the paint line between the black strip and the body is poor in places. I can't make up my mind. The white stripe or just plain orange and black?
>3,000 ferns made of copper that he painstakingly hand painted
>>9326881>>9341610hehe i had this when i was a kid and it was awesome