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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: 39
Views: 1619

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: 522

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: 522

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: 522

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: 467

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: 13327

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: 13327

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: 1565

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: 464

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: 682

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: 682

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 ...
by kevin sharpe
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang Blue Pullman motor problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Re: Triang Blue Pullman motor problem

Just found this and ask if any one has used a different motor unit ie one out of a class 25 or hst power unit iknow it will take a lot of work to get it to fit but it is a old favourite and would like to keep it going
by kevin sharpe
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Idiot
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: Idiot

Yeah ours flashes a code that means "load out of balance" usually when washing a duvet cover or something else that's large. Problem is I can't find a button that says "so what" or "tough, get on with it". its right beside the "any" key on your keyboard! :lol...
by kevin sharpe
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Idiot
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Idiot

Idiot of the day award goes to me missed a wire when fitting a chip to a Lima class 20 got the blue smoke of death first chip i have killed in a long time,would have been ok if a steamer
by kevin sharpe
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: tip
Replies: 3
Views: 444

tip

Put a chip in a hornby 110 dmu could not work out why it was a poor runner on dcc but good on dc .took it up to club and our dcc sage said it wants a tiny drop of lube on pick ups so he did it for me and now runs a dream could not believe it

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