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by Paul-H
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electronic Coupler
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Electronic Coupler

Hi You can get very small two pin couples so could just run a couple of wires across the gap between coaches. I got some of eBay, they are 2 pin versions of the 6 pin decoder size used on most n-gauge locos Search for 1.27mm 2 pin This is an example of the socket https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-27mm-Pi...
by Paul-H
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Push -Pull operations
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Push -Pull operations

Hi all I have over the years seen a large number of model layouts that were simple end to end layouts. In some cases the loco was able to detach at one end and using a runaround move to the other end of the stock for the return journey but not always, sometimes the loco is used to just push the stoc...
by Paul-H
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: rail cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: rail cleaner

When it comes to track cleaning there is no substitute for hard work, most of us own some form of cleaning wagon, some even motorised but they end up staying in their boxes. I find the Tomix one in Vacuum mode is ok, but only for finding those small items that have fallen of my rolling stock. The me...
by Paul-H
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby flogging another dead horse
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Re: Hornby flogging another dead horse

As the old saying sort of goes, "If a Cow is worth milking well milked it will be" or they just found loads of unsold stock and are trying to push them again now that online buying has given them a boost financially, after all these are all paid for so selling them is all profit now 8)
by Paul-H
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Yet another newbie to the N guage world
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Yet another newbie to the N guage world

Hi The obvious answer is don't rush and decide what type of Loco and era you want to model and if going DC or DCC then buy the individual items as you need them. on the other hand a set should give you everything you need, Loco, Rolling Stock, Track & Controller to have a basic loop to play with...
by Paul-H
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hatton's Original Class 66 OO gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Hatton's Original Class 66 OO gauge

The Hattons version makes the better display model being the most visually accurate it also makes the best sound model due to the huge built in Earth Mover Speaker, The Bachmann or Hornby versions make the best running models, with less issues affecting running and less small parts to keep falling o...
by Paul-H
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!

Simples

If its in its box in a cupboard its a collection
If its in a display cabinet its a Model
If its running around a layout its a toy, a big boys toy yes but still a toy

All mine are Toys 8)
by Paul-H
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout in progress - Name undecided
Replies: 32
Views: 1957

Re: Layout in progress - Name undecided

You might want to remove the picture of your shed

Don't want to make it obvious to some local Bad Actor (Being PC There) with such an easily identifiable location of some expensive stock.

Paul
by Paul-H
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout up and running trains
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: New layout up and running trains

Looking good, Hope you don't ever need to get access to whatever that white box is (Is it a Boiler ?) or is it a lift out section

Paul
by Paul-H
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.

One thing to think about is were to send it for repair should you ever have a problem The Prodigy is repaired here in the UK IIRC the NEC has to be sent back to America, that may be old data but worth checking before you buy If going down the Prodigy route I would suggest saving up for the Advance2 ...
by Paul-H
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Background Sound effects
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Background Sound effects

What I did with mine was use an Arduino based sound player I found on the net, it consists of an Arduino Mini and an SD Card media player and 16 buttons, 16 sound files are loaded to the SD Card and pressing the corresponding button plays the sound A small Hi-Fi speaker is mounted under the layout a...
by Paul-H
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: DCC issue

Sounds like you have an issue with the second car Try just reading CV1 on first the power car and then the second car on its own, if one fails to show the decoders address then that one has an issue, maybe the decoder is not installed correctly or a wire has come off. Did you install both decoders y...
by Paul-H
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: DCC issue

The easiest way is to couple the two units together on the programming track then just program the decoder address as normal, this will set both decoders to the same address and set the correct running direction for the lights, so white lights on the forward moving unit and red on the rear facing un...
by Paul-H
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1915

Re: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020

I suspect they don't need to announce anything new for this year as this year's releases were announced in 2017 or was it 2016. 8)

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by Paul-H
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: newbie to dcc
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: newbie to dcc

Not sure about the COM3 reference, do you mean the eLink is connected to COM3 on your computer or that you have selected address 3 for the decoder If the former make sure your software can see and communicate with the elink select the correct com port if not If you mean address 3 are you sure the de...

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