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by dieselbob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scale confusion.
Replies: 24
Views: 1199

Re: Scale confusion.

Hi John I have a Corgi DG225005 trackside crane which is 40ft and doesn't look out of place at all. yours has an arm length of 50ft + another aprox 8ft on top for the body. The trouble with model railways we are looking at things from the wrong angle. As Dad 1 says the size of trees in there natural...
by dieselbob
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Decoder ID Number
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Decoder ID Number

Good one Mark
I've just been to Gaugemasters site and found it, DCC25 decoder.
Many thanks
Bob
by dieselbob
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Decoder ID Number
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Decoder ID Number

Hi I have just bought a loco which come with a Decoder fitted, when I went to reprogram it I got the Manufacturers id as 065 version 18. When I go to the NMRA site to find it there is no such id number. It is an 8 pin decoder with a 9 pin harness attached it has black shrink sleeving over it and it ...
by dieselbob
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: PVA - does it dry clear??? Mine doesn't?
Replies: 16
Views: 4613

Re: PVA - does it dry clear??? Mine doesn't?

Hi Dan I used Resin W woodwork adhesive to create a small pond on my layout, because I read somewhere that it dries clear. Unfortunately after a couple of months it was still milky, I did put it on thick in an attempt to get some depth. I painted it over this morning and will go back to my old metho...
by dieselbob
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Elete
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Hornby Elete

Hi NCB
One very important point is that the words DCC and Hornby do not go well together, so go with an established DCC company, rather than a Toy, and Model train manufacturer.

Cheers
Bob
by dieselbob
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC 2nd attempt or back to analogue
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: DCC 2nd attempt or back to analogue

Hi Andy I can understand your frustration with Hornby, they sell some good looking Loco's and other products but fall down with a bang when it comes to the electrics, especially DCC, and there support and spares are non existant. In my opinion DCC is far superior to DC in control and seems to work b...
by dieselbob
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Decoders
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Re: DCC Decoders

Hi I certainly would not recomend the earlier Hornby decoders R8215 as they are not NMRA compatible, the later R8249 are a little better but very basic in there operation, with few CV's to work with. I have found that a good all round 4 function decoder is the TCS T4X available from Express Models f...
by dieselbob
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz DCC Decoder
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Lenz DCC Decoder

Hi Andy
If the Hornby 08 is one of the later models with the squew wound motor and NEM pocket coupler then you certainly have a bargain there, the lenz gold decoders go for around £35 - £40 alone.
Cheers
Bob
by dieselbob
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 37 37429
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Class 37 37429

Hi
Many thanks to you all for your help.
My era is late 1980s so I'll go with the aerials
Cheers
Bob
by dieselbob
Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 37 37429
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Class 37 37429

Hi
Has anyone got a photo of 37429 in large logo livery.
I am trying to find out if 37429 had nose aerials when it was in this livery, I know it did when changed to regional livery.

Cheers

Bob
by dieselbob
Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: What to buy for £60
Replies: 16
Views: 1525

Re: What to buy for £60

Happy Easter Ark royal
It certainly is a happy easter for you with 50 quid to spend.
All I got was an Egg and that was only because the wife won it playing golf.
I'd go fro the Class 45
Cheers
Bob
by dieselbob
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: road building
Replies: 7
Views: 4540

Re: road building

Hi I've tried a few methods of tarmacing in the past, Tarmak sheets look like paper, wet & dry is the wrong texture and it is very difficult to hide the joints. I have now settled for buildimg the road surface with cork and painting with Joys Blackboard paint, this gives a good textured surface ...
by dieselbob
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 37 Grease
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Bachmann Class 37 Grease

Hi I have 7 Bachmann class 37 locos, 3 of them run well but the other 4seemed to be very erratic, anyway I had enough the other day when my 1 sound loco kept cutting out and stalling, the track is spotless as are the wheels. I decided it must be the loco so I stripped the bogies to find so much grea...
by dieselbob
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Moving to DCC
Replies: 19
Views: 2688

Re: Moving to DCC

Hi Stop being a tight arse, as you put it. And yes the powercab is significantly better than the 36-505 EZ Command. Apart from the Powercab being a great system, you wont get the hump when you find you want to upgrade to a Powercab in a months time because you can't do all the things you WILL want t...
by dieselbob
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Moving to DCC
Replies: 19
Views: 2688

Re: Moving to DCC

Hi I've got to agree with Flashbang here, you would never regret bying an NCE Powercab, as for the price around £130.00 and if you bought 8 good quality decoders, for instance TCS T4X 4 function decoders at roughly £18.00 each you are looking at around £280.00 the lot not £400.00. But do not go Horn...

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