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by Paul-H
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol magnetic couplings
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Dapol magnetic couplings

Will they be selling them as a separate item or are they just sticking two finger up to their customers.

As a user of their couplers I am unimpressed by that decision :evil:
by Paul-H
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I need help...
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: I need help...

Nice collection What is it with Railway Modellers and their OCD ;) oh how I pray for one day to have a hobby that does not turn out to be an expensive obsession and why is there a model shop between me and my bank, so I keep getting confused and depositing my money in the wrong place :) Hornby and B...
by Paul-H
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: TTS DECODER ,,BIT OF A SURVEY
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: TTS DECODER ,,BIT OF A SURVEY

George Stein wrote:Thinking out of the box speculation. As many DCC discussions suggest removing the "radio noise static suppression" bits to get better DCC running, is this possibly any issue with TTS?


They are all removed on mine

Paul
by Paul-H
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: TTS DECODER ,,BIT OF A SURVEY
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: TTS DECODER ,,BIT OF A SURVEY

Hi I have 4 at the moment, all diesels though, class's 31, 37, 47, 67, all run fine on Gaugemaster's Express, Advance and Advance2, Lenz, Sprog3 using JMRI, also the MERG system except the 31 which is an old one that has the only working one way issue with the MERG controller. Not had to change anyt...
by Paul-H
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019

Could they be something like window sills or lintels & Door lintels.

Paul
by Paul-H
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Ballast Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Ballast Magic

Its often reported that when using the usual PVA/Water mix with granite chips they they take on a green hue when dry, I have always suspected that that might be down to the common practice of adding washing up liquid to help break the surface tension and possible through the use of green washing up ...
by Paul-H
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: alternatives to humbrol spray varnish
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: alternatives to humbrol spray varnish

The best Matt I ever used was the Enamel one by Xtracolor and used in an airbrush, don't know if its still available or been replaced by their acrylic version and don't know if the acrylic version is as good as the enamel version, still got 3 bottle of the enamel left which will do me for quite a fe...
by Paul-H
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

You could always buy the 9v version of your lead or even just try connecting the controller to the 5v output directly just to see if they run with a realistic speed on 5v

Paul
by Paul-H
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Autofrog
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: DCC Autofrog

Hi

I use them on all the points on my layout which is DCC controlled and the only effect they have is the slight audiable click from the relay, they do not even effect sound locos. The electronic switching ones are said to be better but i have personally had no issues.

Paul
by Paul-H
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Need help interrogating some decoders
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: Need help interrogating some decoders

Hi

The 4 pin one might be the Horby X9659 made for their Peckett and Sentinels

The other one will need it's covering removed for a visual I'D.

Paul
by Paul-H
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Soldering rail joiners?
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Soldering rail joiners?

Hi

Personally I would not solder the rail joints, you would be better off just adding dropers to each section of track which would give the same result as soldering the joints without the risk of track buckling in the heat.

Paul
by Paul-H
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

For the price you could always buy 10 of them and either change them as the go flat or link them all together and make your own 20000mah pack.

Paul
by Paul-H
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

Its physically impossible for a pack that small to come anywhere close to 20000mah, going by the size I bet its closer to 2000 than 20000.

Paul
by Paul-H
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

I suppose the limiting factor is just how accurate the seller is over the claimed 20000ma battery, if you got it from eBay then expect it to be closer to 2000ma or even less. 20000ma would be quite a big heavy pack, can you post the dimensions and weight of your pack, or a link to the seller.
by Paul-H
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

The 20 hours is probably a theoretical running the battery flat scenario which you don't want to do and probably cant do if the power bank is designed properly with built in protection.

not going to comment any more as pointed out above i don't know my bucks from my elbow :wink:

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