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by klaatu
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ESU Ecos 50200 - Up & Running Firmware 3.4.0
Replies: 35
Views: 10291

Re: ESU Ecos 50200 - Up & Running Firmware 3.4.0

I use MERG decoders with my 50200 (with Cobalt motors), they work very well. They are £10 for a 4-output module, so about a third of the price of the ones you mention. Yes, you do have to join MERG, and build them yourself, but it's very easy and I enjoy doing it. I realise that not everyone wants g...
by klaatu
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heat Shrink Tubing
Replies: 12
Views: 2857

Re: Heat Shrink Tubing

BrotherWolf wrote:I wish I was on Sanday, been to Westray a few times.
I like it, but I miss trees. I've been to the Forest of Dean a few times, and sometimes I wish I was there!

Steve
by klaatu
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heat Shrink Tubing
Replies: 12
Views: 2857

Re: Heat Shrink Tubing

I use a small heat gun as used for embossing etc; I pinched it off the wife :wink:

Seems to work OK; you can get them for about £12 on eBay.

Steve
by klaatu
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: deltic lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: deltic lovers

I believe so, yes, but I can't claim to be an expert. I just know that a Class 46 isn't a Deltic :)

Steve
by klaatu
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: deltic lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: deltic lovers

mjb1961 wrote:hi steve,the one you refer to is the one i have bought more than likley,d188,or 32-702dc,i
Ah, OK, I was confused because you said you'd bought a deltic.

Steve
by klaatu
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: deltic lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: deltic lovers

They must have sold out of the DCC-fitted Deltics now. The only DCC-fitted model they have now (apart from the DCC sound Deltic) is a Class 46.

Steve
by klaatu
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: New Catalogue
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: New Catalogue

The last one was in March, so I guess the next one will be the same.
by klaatu
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Operating two sets of points with one motor
Replies: 9
Views: 1954

Re: Operating two sets of points with one motor

I subscribe to Model Rail - I'll dig it out, thanks. Locoworks - the two points are side by side at a double-track junction. I didn't plan very well, and it's going to be impossible to fit a motor under one of them. But it occurred to me that in this situation, they may as well be switched together,...
by klaatu
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Operating two sets of points with one motor
Replies: 9
Views: 1954

Re: Operating two sets of points with one motor

But how would you actually do it? I have some piano wire, but I'm not sure of the best way to get the single wire from the motor to operate two throw bars.

Steve
by klaatu
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Operating two sets of points with one motor
Replies: 9
Views: 1954

Operating two sets of points with one motor

Does anyone have any ideas about operating two sets of Peco OO points with one slow action motor (i.e. a Cobalt)? They are adjacent to each other on a stretch of parallel track.

Steve
by klaatu
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Partwork Flying Scotsman
Replies: 608
Views: 144892

Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Yeah, well, looks kind of OK, I guess.

Sorry - seriously, that looks absolutely amazing.

Steve
by klaatu
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons and My Experiences
Replies: 67
Views: 7817

Re: Hattons and My Experiences

I've made 18 orders with Hattons over the last 3 years, totalling over £3000, and I have never had any problems with their site or their service. The only problem I had once was that one small item was missing from an order, which they promptly replaced. I don't have a local model shop, not even one...
by klaatu
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Woodland Scenics inclines
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

Re: Woodland Scenics inclines

Well, no, because they only seem to have contact details for 'sales', 'marketing', and 'webmaster'. I guess I could try 'sales'...

Steve
by klaatu
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Woodland Scenics inclines
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

Woodland Scenics inclines

I have a couple of 1:50 inclines on the layout I'm building, and I wanted to make sure I got a good even slope, so I used Woodland Scenics 2% incline sets. I'd used these before on a previous layout with good results. In the same place on each incline (between the third and fourth section, going up)...
by klaatu
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Station building over tracks
Replies: 20
Views: 5564

Re: Station building over tracks

Thanks, everyone, that really helps. Heaton looks good, and in the right area, but I think I may go for something like Witham; having looked at some more pictures of it, and on Google maps, I really like the look of that, and the station in the plan could even have been based on it. For some reason,...

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