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 Posted: Sat Feb 4th, 2012 12:04 am
   
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Hi,

I am building a HO scale railway in my garden. All the experts told me it could not be done - Too hard, too many problems, too small for outdoors, and so on and so on...

When someone tells me it is impossible, I am pig-headed enoigh to go ahead anyway.

Score so far  Trev 1  Experts NIL

It does not get much better than this -




or this




or even this





Please feel free to comment or make suggestions - all comments will be gratefully received. if you think I have something to offer, please ask. My knowledge is sometimes limited but my experience must be worth a little.

A couple of videos are available at this link

http://s1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee466/trevorclark/

 

Thank you for reading this far

 

TREV



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 Posted: Sat Feb 4th, 2012 10:10 am
   
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Really nice, Trev. I love your lighting! Those "experts" who say something can't be done-can't do anything themselves. Sort of "skill envy". Keep on runnin'.

Woodie



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 Posted: Sat Feb 4th, 2012 06:21 pm
   
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Best backdrop in the world!


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 Posted: Sat Feb 4th, 2012 07:42 pm
   
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SAR Para Gardens Division The layout is DCC controlled and all locos are sound equipped. I have a few issues with track cleanliness and dirty wheels. I have been reading about different oils (transmission fluid for example) being wiped onto the track, to improve electrical contact, but my opinion is that the oil will attract dust and dirt, thus adding to my problems. Does anyone have a comment about this?  

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 Posted: Sat Feb 4th, 2012 08:21 pm
   
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Trev.

Folks down this way use a CRC product 2-26. It is a pressure pack that improves electrical properties.

Spray lightly onto a cork sanding block and spread onto the tracks, leave overnight then wipe with a NEW CLEAN sanding block. (No 2-26)

Indoors its good for several months

The down side is it will transfer to the wheels, just make sure when you wipe  with the clean cork block you remove most of the 2-26

I have mates that love it and others who hate it.  Give it a try and make up your own mind.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 4th, 2012 10:53 pm
   
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Hi Don, thanks for the tip.

TREV

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 Posted: Sun Feb 5th, 2012 12:18 am
   
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Crc26. HUGE difference.



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 Posted: Sun Feb 26th, 2012 11:47 pm
   
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I've been using the large cleaning pads by LGB meant for G scale although I have used 'Iso Col rubbing alcohol in a CMX track cleaner and will soon try neat acetone which I bought from a chemist. I would not apply 'Zip' or other fluids to the rails as it only attracts more dirt. The neat acetone is an aggressive solvent and should evaporate quickly. 

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 Posted: Mon Feb 27th, 2012 05:39 am
   
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Thanks Roy, I have been using isocol on the loco wheels, with good results, and I will try iy out on the rail as well 

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 Posted: Mon Feb 27th, 2012 05:00 pm
   
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Wow, am I glad that I don't need to clean track or wheels any more! Take care guys...

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