Andy Glascott

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  • Birthday 03/18/1973

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    Williamsburg, VA, USA
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    Train, 12v and 9v, and associated scenery for a layout. Currently building my biggest layout yet.

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  1. Andy Glascott

    12V electrical connectors - replacing lost screws.

    12v may indeed have been a European thing but this European brought a significant amount to the US when he moved and then bought up most of the straight 12v track that was available on Bricklink at the time….. So far I haven’t lost enough of those pesky screws to need to replace them, but that day will come….
  2. I think it’s wonderful! Love the extras, such as the waterfall and the smaller tunnels that make it a lot more than a plain mountain. The viewing windows are a great idea, I’ll be doing that on a future layout. My only quibble would be that it might be a bit steep, but that may be just the appearance in the pics and with no other layout around it.
  3. Andy Glascott

    Funny Freight

    Could you build it in say 10 sections that went together very easily rather than all the pieces?
  4. Andy Glascott

    Funny Freight

    They’re both brilliant! You should set the second one up at a show on a separate siding with the controller accessible to the public along with a sign saying “please do not touch” and watch reactions.
  5. Andy Glascott

    Straight tracks closer together than eight stud gap?

    Here you go. The gap on the left is closed on the right using a half length straight. I know they're out there, probably in both metal and plastic, I'm not sure off the top of my head where though. I'm sure others can advise. 9v Parallel Tracks
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    Straight tracks closer together than eight stud gap?

    If you are ok with not having switches connecting the two loops then yes, it’s very possible, but that does limit your options. I have a feeling it may be possible with half length straights etc, will have a play on Bluebrick later and see what I can come up with.
  7. Andy Glascott

    Switches controlled by external levers

    I've seen posts showing a pneumatic system but can't remember if it was here or elsewhere.
  8. Andy Glascott

    12v- general discussion

    I use a thin knife blade to widen the connector a little - simply push it gently into the connector from the end. I’ll post a picture later. EC061B10-842B-4ADD-8471-3D3B14B0C119 by andyglascott, on Flickr Edit - photo added
  9. Andy Glascott

    A review of the first elements from the FX Track system

    There’s a full list of what’s in the works here, including a motor.
  10. Andy Glascott

    [MOC] CIE CC1

    This is excellent @Hod Carrier. As an Irishman, seeing CIE in the post title immediately conjured up images of black and orange, but no, you created a wonderful model of this unique beast. I’d only ever read one or two article on it, and seen a few black and white photos, but this really brings it to life. Thank you for sharing it, it’s not that often we see locos on here from my old home turf. Ahem.
  11. It looks like Powered Up motor is 2 studs shorter than the original, so it should fit ok, you might need to modify the wheel locations a bit thought. I have several 12v transforms that are approaching 40 years old and wok fine, though that is no guarantee for yours. You can also connect a regular model train controller to the Lego tracks, just make sure the output is 12v dc.
  12. Andy Glascott

    [MOC] Wooden Toy Train + PuP

    This is fabulous!
  13. Andy Glascott

    7864 controller maintenance

    If I don’t run my trains for a a week or two they do that bunny hop thing, which I think is probably more to do with dust on the track than on the pickups, so I try and remember to run them at least weekly, which is easier when I’m not in the middle of building a layout... I’m assuming you cleaned the track and pickups, but if you didn’t, use isopropyl alcohol and cotton wool, works a treat.
  14. Andy Glascott

    Train Wheel Size Naming

    Makes a lot of sense, though I’m curious about names for the three blue/proposed sizes, XS, XXS and Tiny?
  15. Andy Glascott

    Observation: Christmas Tree Train Power Systems

    Agreed, which is particularly frustrating given I have 4.5v and 12v wires going back 35 to 40 years that are still in great condition. That said, I still have and run 9v. At least with PuP and PF there are no wires to wear out....