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by Paul-H
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting decoders in N gauge steam locos
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Fitting decoders in N gauge steam locos

The only issue is with the Tender models were at some point they changed the design of the PCB although Dapol actually deny there has been a change The difference is quite easy to check once the tender has been lifted off If you have the PCB were the socket is level with the bottom of the PCB you wi...
by Paul-H
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting decoders in N gauge steam locos
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Fitting decoders in N gauge steam locos

Hi It should be as easy as remove remove the tender body, it just pulls off, then replace blanking plug with small 6 pin decoder. Dapol used to recomend the Gaugemaster DCC23 decoder. But then we have a problem, at some point Dapol changed the design of the decoder PCB which means that even if you u...
by Paul-H
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: loco coding program
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: loco coding program

Hi Not familiar with eLink but if it does not support POM (Programming on main) you will need to use a dedicated programming track. If the decoder was new then it should be factory set to address #3 give that a go on the main track to confirm the decoder is working and you have connected it up corre...
by Paul-H
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Decoder

Or the Laisdcc for £9.99 and it's identical to Dapols Imperium, which makes it easier to setup using Dapols lighting setup guide which needs quite a few CV's set yo get the lights working correctly.

Paul
by Paul-H
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Theft at GC Model Event
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Theft at GC Model Event

Sounds like an inside job 8)
by Paul-H
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Theft at GC Model Event
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Theft at GC Model Event

Was it only the one trader that lost stock, reported elsewhere as valued at £17 grand, seems odd that only one lost stock, were they in a tent on their own.

Sounds like it was very targeted if Digitrains was the only one hit?
by Paul-H
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Matching Factory Finish
Replies: 16
Views: 478

Re: Matching Factory Finish

Was there not a match in Hornbys Humbrol Rail Colour range, I know their GWR/BR loco green is a good match for the BR green that Bachmann and Graham Farish use, never owned anything in Hornby BR green do can't comment on if it matches their own green.

Paul
by Paul-H
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: One for the Arduino Experts
Replies: 0
Views: 101

One for the Arduino Experts

Hi all For those of you that know about these things, (Arduino & DCC) would it be possible to do the following Take an Arduino with LCD display shield and probably motor control shield that is connected to a short section of track so that when a loco is placed on the track and a button connected...
by Paul-H
Sat May 18, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 66 TTS speaker upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: 66 TTS speaker upgrade

Don't have any actual recomendatios but pick the largest that will actually fit and make sure it has a sealed sound box, unlike the TTS supplied speaker and most important of all, make sure it's an 8ohm speaker, anything less will kill the amplifier in the decoder. Roads and rails to quite a few tha...
by Paul-H
Fri May 03, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Perfect on DC but not DCC
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Perfect on DC but not DCC

Have you tried a quality decoder ie Zimo or Lenz or are you just swapping Hattons for Hattons decoders, Hattons decoders are not the best and can give quite erratic running. Also in addition to what's been said above also turn off running on DC via CV29 some play up when that's turned on. Mind you w...
by Paul-H
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Airbrush kits
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Airbrush kits

Hi My reply will be quite different to many who will recommend getting something from the hi end like an Iwata, although even I would recommend their Revolution range. I would say get one of the kits that include compressor and often a couple of cheap airbrushes , often one gravity fed and one Sypho...
by Paul-H
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: dcc Run aways
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: dcc Run aways

Hi

I get all mine from Youchoos both sound and motor only, but there are others.

I always get excellent service from John.

Paul
by Paul-H
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: dcc Run aways
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: dcc Run aways

When all else fails, change the decoder, try a known good make decoder, something from Zimo or Lenz, lesser decoders are often fine but sometimes only a known good one will do the trick, I have had the odd issue with decoders from the likes of Gaugemaster, Dapol, LaiseDCC but never a problem with Zi...
by Paul-H
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol magnetic couplings
Replies: 2
Views: 197

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: 608

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...

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