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by journolud
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish HST running problem
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Farish HST running problem

After a frustrating weekend trying to get my previously good running split chassis HST running after the winter break, I've stripped it down, given it a good clean etc I've narrowed down the problem to the connection between the motor and the wheels on the rear (coupled) end of the power car. When i...
by journolud
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Peco wheel cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Re: Peco wheel cleaner

Thanks for the replies fellas, I will get myself one ordered.
by journolud
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Peco wheel cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Peco wheel cleaner

I'm thinking of buying one of these as it seems a relatively easy way of cleaning my n gauge loco wheels but can anyone advise me is it OK to use with chipped locos which usually run on ac. I believe the wires have to be connected to a 12v dc output (I have an old basic Hornby controller for the job...
by journolud
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Farish 66- the lights are on...
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Farish 66- the lights are on...

I have just fitted a decoder to my farish 66, following the instructions and having run it in on DC prior to fitting. The lights all work but there is absolutley no movement from the loco. I have checked as far as I can to make sure there are nosolder joins between wires and there doesn't seem to be...
by journolud
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Cold weather running
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Cold weather running

My layout being in the garage I didn't spend too much time over last winter in there. I've been in today and I would have to say I don't think my locos like the cold weather. What are other peoples experiences?
by journolud
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Reassure me about Dapol
Replies: 13
Views: 3898

Re: Reassure me about Dapol

Thanks for your replies. looks like I shouldn't worry too much about dapol and have been a bit unlucky with this model-or not as the case may be according to m8internet. A bit of research would have had me avoiding it altogether rather than going for the lure of DCC ready rather than PCB as with the...
by journolud
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Reassure me about Dapol
Replies: 13
Views: 3898

Reassure me about Dapol

I'm blessed with a lot of space but not that much stock just yet. What traction I do have is Graham Farish apart from a dapol 66 which has been a dissapoinment. It's never run well and went back to the makers once for a new chassis but this didn't really seem to solve the problem. Running is erratic...
by journolud
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: dapol buckeye coupler
Replies: 44
Views: 10537

Re: dapol buckeye coupler

Would anyone know if these new couplings mean carriages will be less likely to become unattached in transit at randon places on the track. here are a couple of places on my layout where certain carriages sometimes but not always do this.
by journolud
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy express
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Prodigy express

I've just noticed gaugemaster are advertising this as avilable soon. Anyone know how it compares to the similarly priced NCE powercab including it's expandability? I'd settled on getting a powercab once I can find a shop reasonably local to me that I can go and try it at (any offers anyone, I live i...
by journolud
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Starbeck, Harrogate
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: Starbeck, Harrogate

Thanks. Seeing as I'll be there no harm in popping in to check it out.
by journolud
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Starbeck, Harrogate
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Starbeck, Harrogate

I'm off to Harrogate this week and found a Starbeck model shop when I did a search. Anyone know if it's still going and any good?
by journolud
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE PowerCab
Replies: 23
Views: 3883

Re: NCE PowerCab

I haven't got round to changing my controller yet, partly because I don't have a shop close enough that offers both the NCE and the prodigy for me to have a proper look at. Waiting for Hobby Goblin in Burslem to get the NCE then I'll make the trip. I have been thinking about the only thing my curren...
by journolud
Mon May 30, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The opposite of catch points
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: The opposite of catch points

Thanks for the tips guys. I knew really I would have to do it again. Where do I get copper clad strip? Model shop or B & Q?
by journolud
Sun May 29, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The opposite of catch points
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

The opposite of catch points

I'm probably being silly but if someone could confirm that for me... If a catch point is designed to derail stock, if it was installed the other way down,ie to face oncoming traffic would it rerail something that had been slightly derailed? The reason I ask is becasue having made a lifting section t...
by journolud
Fri May 27, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Running chipped locos on Analogue layout
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Running chipped locos on Analogue layout

My son has decided he wants build his own small n guage layout which I will encourage but I think he is planning to run my locos on it. Mine are chipped as I am digital but as his will be small a tradtional analogue controller will cover his needs. Will running my locos with the chips in damage them?

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