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by Paul-H
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Background Sound effects
Replies: 8
Views: 238

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: 536

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: 536

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: 927

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)

Hat coat door
by Paul-H
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: newbie to dcc
Replies: 7
Views: 288

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...
by Paul-H
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Limited edition Black 5 - a bit of a puzzle
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Limited edition Black 5 - a bit of a puzzle

Don't know if its the same tooling but I had one of their TTS sound fitted Black 5's new 2 Christmases ago and it couldn't pull the skin of a rice pudding

It used to sit there spinning its wheels with just 4 Mk1 coaches, my Bachmann STD Class 5 could pull 12.

Paul
by Paul-H
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Modular DCC Inglenook
Replies: 14
Views: 1505

Re: Modular DCC Inglenook

Not wooden dowels

This is the type I use

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 0743290768
by Paul-H
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Modular DCC Inglenook
Replies: 14
Views: 1505

Re: Modular DCC Inglenook

For reliable board alignment have a look at using board alignment dowles, available from most good suppliers
by Paul-H
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lost my Chuff
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Lost my Chuff

F1 is the function button on your controller they often follow the list below F0 turns on lights if fitted (Mainly Diesels) F1 turns on Sound F2 a horn/whistle F3 another horn/whistle Others will be for coupling sounds, steam valves, coal shovelling even more horn/whistle sounds All basic DCC stuff ...
by Paul-H
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyrail 6 users help please
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Anyrail 6 users help please

By not supporting windows 7 does that mean they stop breaking it with updates 8) should be quite a stable OS once they stop fixing it :lol:
by Paul-H
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyrail 6 users help please
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Anyrail 6 users help please

Don't think there is anything other than unlimited track sections for your money, there not much in the way of libraries available once you have paid, and defiantly little in the way of buildings. To get over the 50 limit you could build your layout in sections then paste them together once printed....
by Paul-H
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: K1 decoder

I know I turned the brake function on, on a mx622 that was used at one end of a Farish Midland Pullman so that it matched the sound decoder at the other end, that was about a year ago so anything produced since then should support it.
by Paul-H
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Layout apps
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Layout apps

Sorry not aware of any that work on mobile devices.
by Paul-H
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Fixing Down Scatter
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Fixing Down Scatter

You could try spraying a very watered down mix of Water/PVA or one of the cheap strong hair sprays.

A bit late now but its sometimes recommended to paint the area in a colour similar to the scatter first, so if any does drop or get knocked off its not so obvious.

Paul
by Paul-H
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Question
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: DCC Question

FWIW Point switching and frog control can be the same with DC & DCC Decoders start at £9.99 for all the common connection types 6, 8, 18 & 21 pin and wired varieties Search for LaiseDCC for low cost nothing fancy decoders As to the cost of a controller, if you have a PC or Laptop you can go ...

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