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by Paul-H
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement

I know with the few I bought I went with the DCC Ready version and the put sound from one of the well known sound producer in as that worked out cheaper than buying them sound fitted and I will be doing the same with the class 50 when it becomes available next yesr.

Paul
by Paul-H
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement

I wonder why they went to all that expense when all they had to do was do a deal with one of the many sound producer who probably already had the sound set produced ready to go. I thought that's what they did with their class 68, wasn't there stories about Legomanbiffo doing the sounds for the 68. P...
by Paul-H
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 21 pin direct decoder
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: 21 pin direct decoder

Hi

The new £20 Zimo will be a vast improvement and dare I say it but the £13 Laisdcc will probably be an improvement as well.

Paul
by Paul-H
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Train-Tech products
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Train-Tech products

Only got a few, buffer lights, arc Welder light and bonfire light, all work well and without issue.

From what I have seen the rest off their stuff does what it's supposed to do without any fuss.

Paul
by Paul-H
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Planning a points layout board
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Planning a points layout board

When I did mine I bought a white picture frame the right size, 12x36 inches in my case and replaced the glass with white faced hard board, then laid out the plan using black lining tape from Halfords gave it a quick spray with laqure to protect it the drilled ill the holes for the switches and LED's...
by Paul-H
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N gauge control
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: N gauge control

Hi

The Gaugemaster Prodigy Express2 is also worth a look and can often be found for quite a good price.

Paul
by Paul-H
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Sound for Farish 411/4-Cep
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Sound for Farish 411/4-Cep

Hi all

I am thinking of adding sound to my Graham Farish Class 411/4-Cep

Anyone done this and got any recommendations for a sound supplier thst does sound for this model.

Thanks

Paul
by Paul-H
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track Designing software ?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Track Designing software ?

Hi As you have seen from you own post SCARM is supposed to do it, as is the one I use AnyRail but it's not quite as easy to do as some users find it. You will find most of the track designing software is the same with it needing quite a good understanding of CAD design functions to get the best out ...
by Paul-H
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Any one used one of these??
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Any one used one of these??

Search DCC++ on YouTube, but you basically plug the motor shield into your Arduino connect 2 jumper wires and attach a power supply. One link under the shield needs to be cut, if using the external supply. There is a DCC++ web page with all the info found here https://github.com/DccPlusPlus/BaseStat...
by Paul-H
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Any one used one of these??
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Any one used one of these??

Yep JMRI and DCC++ does the same and much more than almost any dedicated DCC control system, including fully automated control of your layout, if you understand thst sort of thing.

Paul
by Paul-H
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Any one used one of these??
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Any one used one of these??

I would still go with an Arduino, motor shield and JMRI, about £15 in total and will do everything you are ever likely to need DCC wise.

Paul
by Paul-H
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Any one used one of these??
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Any one used one of these??

Hi Out of interest I did build one of these, never got as far as getting the Bluetooth working and to be honest I found DCC++ on an Arduino to be a cheaper option, the controlling software was quite simple though, unlike JMRI I am trying to get my old head around. Don't know if it's been corrected b...
by Paul-H
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

You should also remember that it's not all down to the decoder and sound file, type of speaker and its placement in the model can make a bigger difference than decoder make and sound file compiler. The bigger sugacubes are generally much better than the standard (ESU) 20x40 speaker. Plan the install...
by Paul-H
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 404

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

Thanks for all the replies guys

Paul
by Paul-H
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 404

What does the term rebuilt mean

Hi all Excuse the probably sill question, but I always wondered Talking about Model railways I often see the term rebuild attached to a new model, so from a model point of view what does rebuilt mean, other than replace worn parts what did they do different to the real loco when they rebuilt it to w...

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