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 Posted: Fri Mar 5th, 2010 04:11 pm
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Ok now this is going to sound a bit daft, what and how do these re-railer work. I found a pic at Peco but no idea how you would use one, :hmm. Anyone tell me how please and would it be any good for oo ?

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 Posted: Fri Mar 5th, 2010 04:12 pm
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I'm sure it would, Phill.
They do 00 size.

You just sit the stock on the item and put the end against (between) the rails.



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 Posted: Fri Mar 5th, 2010 04:35 pm
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So u dont conect it to the track then, just next to it and it will run down the gadget and onto the main track or am i wrong. Any chance of a few pics to show how it works please.

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Thats about all there is to it . I think there are a couple of notches on the underside which slot over the rails and you just slide the item of stock down it and the wheels automatically line up with the rail.

I have been meaning to get one and a locolift for ages - just not got around to it but as the eyes get older I think it will become an essential bit of kit.



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 Posted: Fri Mar 5th, 2010 08:20 pm
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With N scale, it's not a matter of eyes.
Unless you want a nose full of plywood splinters, it's virtually impossible to see the wheels at track level to line them up with the rails.

Phill: It lays on top of the track between the rails and the rolling stock goes down a sort of chute.



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 Posted: Sat Mar 6th, 2010 04:22 am
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Thanks, i must get one, my eyes aint so good even thou its OO i do :roll:

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Phil: Missed the post yesterday (we only get one collection a day).
Parcel on way this morning.



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Ok cheers mate, look forward to it.

I have also spent all of 50pence on a re-railer and i have just tried it and i must say its so easy to use than trying to look if the wheels are on.

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That's good, Phill.
Met postie so parcel sent first thing this morning.

I also bought some stuff this morning.
The main part was 2 x 3' x 3' cut squares of 4mm ply.
Now I have a final size for the layout.
Much Wittering will be 6' x 3' including a routed perimeter.
The ply (chosen for light weight) will be braced underneath with wooden struts (but no legs).

Also bought a Distillery wagon.
Two cars - a Morris Traveller and something else.
Some more track, pins etc.

I have an idea of the track plan I want to achieve but I'm going to need help accomplishing it!
Can't quite fathom the best way of installing turn-outs on twin tracks.



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 Posted: Sat Mar 6th, 2010 02:34 pm
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Well get the plan up on here and we have a look. Tut its only n gauge, kids stuff that one is :mutley.

So we waiting, slow arent you, :mutley

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Basically it's a figure of 8 with straights in the centre.
I won't have time for the plan today.
Maybe tomorrow.



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Some progress:

Ply in two 3' x 3' sections now painted because SWMBO has some strange allergy to untreated wood.

Track Plan now going to get some attention for a 6' x 3' layout (unless I get dragged off for some domestic duty).



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Right, here is my latest thinking on a Track Plan.
I hope it's clear - I've reduced a pencil drawing from an A3 Graph Pad.

If workable, it provides the straight I wanted for the Station.
I may yet go to Radius 2 & 3 but I've physically made up a Rad 1 circle and the bits I have available run smoothly at reasonable scale speed.

I've tried to keep the basic plan simple - I may want to add on a prong or two.

Please scoff as appropriate.

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Coaling facility added.
The left hand side will be mainly Industrial and include Goods Warehouse etc.

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looks fine to me DD, plenty off scope for various uses, and can be added to when ever,

:hmm:thumbs:lol::lol::cool:

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Looks ok to DD, plenty of space for scenery and you could add extra stuff later if needed.

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I already have, Marty!
However, I'm about 250 short.
I'll send a PM.

It's encouraging that the electrickery experts have not howled with derision at the layout.
I'm having difficulty with the turnouts.
I've had about six gifted to me and (s*d's law) can't fit any of them yet.
I'll have to sit down with the setrack book and work it through.



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On that track plan you could run two trains simultaneously, contra rotating or chasing each other in the same direction, and have one waiting in storage or run just one train over both circuits alternatively still with another train in "waiting".  Do you want the wiring diagram to provide for two controllers each having optional control over any part of the formation? That would still be simple to wire up.

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