Hey hey! I've given up smoking ... now what's this got to do with model
railways? Well SWHTBO has made it clear that should I maintain this state of
non smoking I can spend a lot of the money saved on "little trains" as she
likes to call it.
Well I've still got one section on my layout to build, specifically my son's
section is up and running but the corner I've saved for myself is planned
and laid out but I haven't even got around to buying materials. Anyway with
all this money to splash around I thought that it may be nice to hand build
the track on my section.
Advice please ...
I'm looking at 4mm scale 16.5mm gauge and in particular looking at the range
produced by C&L can anyone let me know
... if it's suitable for a chap with a reasonable amount of patience and
plenty of modelling experience (but no rail building experience) to have a
crack at for a first attempt.
... any pitfalls in motorising handbuilt point work and if there's any
particular method that's better than the others - again for C&L
... the plans are designed around (Peco) short (set track small radius)
turnouts and a matching crossing ... which as it's for an industrial layout
should look reasonably acceptable compared to the real thing. Appreciating
that the material produced by C&L is designed with the prototype in mind is
it possible/practical to make turnouts with roughly similar geometry.
... and how helpful are the chaps at C&L ... that is if a nerdy beginner
such as myself was to say to them, "This is what I want to build, though I
don't know exactly what I need in order to do this can you send what you
think is best - BTW here's some money to pay for all this" what would their
18 years ago