This'll keep me busy for a while!

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  1. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    A few days ago browsing on Ebay (that's deadly for a start!) I came across a seller with a number of different 0 gauge point kits for sale, and I had yet to get hold of any points for my intended 0 gauge layout. I'd never heard of the maker ("Waverley") so PM'd Pete (Jakesdad) and asked if he'd heard of them and were they worth a punt. He got back to me saying He'd had a few of them in the past, business owner had passed away so the range ended, and they were excellent. Before I had chance to go back and look again, Pete let me know He'd just bought several, a pretty good recommendation in itself, so I jumped in and bought 4 Left Hand and 5 Right hand kits, good value at £20 each, considering that Peco points are £46 each even at "Rails" prices, saving me around £180, just got to build them now! He also suggested I look at Marcway in Sheffield, so I had a trip over there yesterday and bought a couple of boxes of 10 x 1 yard track at £60 a box, plus a right hand curved point at £38.50 as the Ebay seller didn't have these, so this'll do me for now. Anyone interested, I can't seem to do a link, but Ebay item 254744515675 will find one type. This is my stash!
    Keith.

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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Boy have you got the bug bad :avatar:

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  3. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Nah, just getting the stuff together ready for making a start on the garage layout next Spring when the weather (hopefully!) warms up. I already have half a dozen 1 yard lengths of Peco Bullhead track and I'll need a bit more but I'll buy that when I've made a start and know how much I'll need to complete the layout. 0 gauge track ain't cheap so there's no point in having lots left over.
    So far I've accumulated a Lenz LZM100 controller, LH100 handset, TR150 5 amp transformer, a 24 volt DC regulated power supply and CDU for the points, 3 Lenz 4 way DCC point switching units, a 4 unit rolling road, and now have all 10 points and another 20 yards of track I need (unless I decide on extra 'modifications'). I just look upon it as being prepared when I come to start the job as I'm sure many will agree there's nothing more frustrating than being held up for want of some small item, especially with more lockdown situations (We are now in the "High" group in North Derbyshire), I have 100 rail joiners on the way and next will be 8 rail built buffer stops and another 5 Hattons point motors, scenic items I'll wait until the track is laid and tested before deciding what will go where, depending on available space. At least with 10 points to build, the 02 to complete, "Queen Mary" brake van to build and who knows what else kitwise I might be tempted with, I'll have plenty to keep me occupied with or without lockdown.:giggle:

    Keith.
     
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