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by kevin sharpe
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: cv adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: cv adjustment

Forgot to say put a CD type motor in it as well gets rid of the growl and better running easy enough to do and even easier if you can solder makes a good model for not too much money
by kevin sharpe
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: cv adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 107

cv adjustment

Tearing my hair out on this one Lima 37 fitted tts in the loco but was so jerky so did a web search and found the answer adjusted CV 150 to 1/CV153 to 215/CV154 to 0 that did the job runs like a dream best of it is i have done it many times but just for got moral of this keep a small note book with ...
by kevin sharpe
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Surprise from Hornby!
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Surprise from Hornby!

Waiting on mine buying direct means i have cut out the profit takers and also supporting Hornby so money in there till and hope it helps a little bit in these hard times
by kevin sharpe
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima class 40 motor upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Lima class 40 motor upgrade

Done a few of my Lima motors easy to do a lot better running does not seam to be any loss of power to loco so if you have a poor runner why not give it a go as i use DCC motor voltage no problem you can get a voltage dropper kit as well a google search will find what you want so you get your loco ba...
by kevin sharpe
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Beaglington-On-Sea 00 gauge in 6ft by 4ft
Replies: 171
Views: 12039

Re: Beaglington-On-Sea 00 gauge in 6ft by 4ft

What a good start like it and keep up the good work
by kevin sharpe
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lima loco
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Lima loco

Got the motor changed now runs 100% better even slow running .so from what would have been a scarp model i have a serviceable loco :D
by kevin sharpe
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lima loco
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Lima loco

Goggle is your friend for this job(a lot of videos to show you how) also supply of motors as well one firm even does a complete kit for you also found on the bay .I use a good quality super glue to fix mine .if you can strip a motor down to clean then a replacement is straight forward .I think the c...
by kevin sharpe
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lima loco
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Lima loco

Not going to service Lima motors any more just going to change them for the CD type cheap enough on the bay and takes about the same amount of time, plus side you get a far better running loco,only have a end to end layout so good running is important to me
by kevin sharpe
Sat May 18, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 66 TTS speaker upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: 66 TTS speaker upgrade

The one that is fitted to the 66 decoder is not a round one mine was not and is not too bad fitted in the body may want sealing in the case it comes in i always give them a try before thinking about a change.I always wind up or sound person at the model railway club by telling him you need a 15 inch...
by kevin sharpe
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 17751

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Either i am getting use to it or it is improving enjoyed this weeks steampunk layout a lot of fun and why not
kevin sharpe
by kevin sharpe
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 17751

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Just got round to watching the show reminded me of a lot of clubs fair amount of skill shown and the right layout won on the day .Could you build a layout in 3 days take me a month to do the base board.At least it is opening our great hobby to the general public.
by kevin sharpe
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound, any good?
Replies: 11
Views: 2351

Re: Hornby TTS Sound, any good?

Not bad value for money a good tip for them is to change the speaker i like them and i can have more than one sound loco
by kevin sharpe
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Sound

I have used the TTS sound decoder in a 31 not bad for the money some say that they are not very good but i like it got a zimo in another one and to my ears there is very little in sound between the two only thing changed is the speaker so one happy chap and can 3 hornby ones to 1 dear one :D
by kevin sharpe
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: keep it simple
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: keep it simple

If i need to adjust c.v. i take loco up to the railway club but so far happy a good entry level sstem that does not hurt my brain as the layout stands max of 7 locos on layout so plenty to go at
by kevin sharpe
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: keep it simple
Replies: 7
Views: 931

keep it simple

I got rid of my all singing DCC system and went back to a Bachmann EZ controller some will say i am mad but with a small layout and a maximum of 7 loco's it was a good choice for me so reprogrammed my locos but some would not until i found this on the Bachmann web site from the USA not a mention of ...

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