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by D605Eagle
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage

oooh I like the sound of that. I've loads of cheap digital LED volt meters knocking about. I'll get some miniature ammeters as well. Thanks :wink:
by D605Eagle
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage

I can vary the voltage up to about 14.5 volts with the buck. They sell them so cheap on ebay its not worth making your own. The only thing I was worried about was over driving the controller, the output of the PS being smoothed dc, plus I also wondered if the controller used the AC ripple as a kind ...
by D605Eagle
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Gaugemaster DC controller input voltage

I have a panel mounted twin track controller, which needs two 16V ac supplies. I looked at the circuit board and the first thing the input power does is goes into a bridge rectifier. Instead of using 16V ac could I get away with say about 14.5V DC input instead? I've got several high output old lapt...
by D605Eagle
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Financial Woes Continue
Replies: 104
Views: 2459

Re: Financial Woes Continue

I imagine if Hornby and others purely concentrate on the premium collectors market they will soon disappear up their own sunless holes just like the HD collectors market has as the people collecting the stuff shuffle off their mortal coils. Good for the short term maybe.....
by D605Eagle
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 3510

Re: Hornby in the news today

Some years ago a friend of mine ran a news agents, who also sold a fairly full range of groceries. Every morning at about 5am he would go to asda and buy everything he needed to stock his shop. All way cheaper than a wholesalers would sell it at at the quantity he required. I wondered sometimes how ...
by D605Eagle
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?
Replies: 61
Views: 896

Re: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?

When people think model trains they think Hornby. When they think track they think Peco. Both names have become generic terms to describe a product, like Biro and Hoover. As stated Peco has been slow to innovate and only recently branched out into bullhead rail and as far as I know still do not mak...
by D605Eagle
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby get financial lifeline
Replies: 33
Views: 528

Re: Hornby get financial lifeline

My favourite version I have is a Lima class 10 running on a wrenn chassis. My bachmann one just sits in a siding out of the way as its never run satisfactorily ever since I bought it. It's the first release and has the wipers on the top of the wheel treads. I believe the next batch had them on the w...
by D605Eagle
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby get financial lifeline
Replies: 33
Views: 528

Re: Hornby get financial lifeline

But at the same time, I also have three detailed Stanier Duchesses, :oops: five if you include two streamlined Coronations, and I don't even model the region. Couldn't resist two Princess Royals either, probably my aesthetic favourite British non streamlined express steam locomotive. The latter all...
by D605Eagle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?
Replies: 61
Views: 896

Re: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?

Sub £80 models of various steam and diesel locos to the sort of detail standards that bachmann put out in the mid 90s. Oh the riveters would scream and cry in anguish but the silent vast majority would love such things to be available.
by D605Eagle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby get financial lifeline
Replies: 33
Views: 528

Re: Hornby get financial lifeline

Unfortunately for Hornby I have loads of locos - including unrebuilt and rebuilt Merchant Navy, and rolling stock. More than sufficient to see me out if I never ever bought another loco ever. I'd still buy heaps out of sheer self indulgance if prices weren't ridiculous for a piece of moulded plasti...
by D605Eagle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 3510

Re: Hornby in the news today

I'm with you mountain. It seems that a very loud, disproportionally small section of the market has demanded higher and higher standards at any cost, and has the finance to be able to buy it. I thought at first Hornby had the right idea with the railroad range, but they have striven to make it almos...
by D605Eagle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 3510

Re: Hornby in the news today

b308 wrote:Or not so greedy...

Whats greed got to do with it? or are you just trying to be nasty?
by D605Eagle
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Track
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Track

I have a double circuit of track (2nd and 3rd radii) with two points and two power clips, all brand new nickle silver track. Here's a pic of what you get. £35 if you're interested.
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by D605Eagle
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 3510

Re: Hornby in the news today

if you're wealthy.....
by D605Eagle
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: DCC test track
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: DCC test track

That sort of thing has been done before I get the locos. They only come to me with mechanical issues or just for a good service.

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