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by f1_mw
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lead-Free Solder Experiences
Replies: 11
Views: 2343

Re: Lead-Free Solder Experiences

I work in electronics R&D, and lead free solder causes us no end of problems with dry joints. Plus we go through about twice as many iron tips due to the higher temperature needed for the stuff. Oh, and it stinks, so you need fume extraction!
by f1_mw
Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Wood Road. OO in a Shed
Replies: 330
Views: 44050

Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

This is stunning, Olly. Just read the whole thread from start to finish (was going to bed an hour ago lol :mrgreen: ) Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work 8)
by f1_mw
Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Minimal 00 - Longer Trains! P11.
Replies: 167
Views: 27832

Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Looking good, but I think those passengers are over scale ;)

whynot wrote:Image
by f1_mw
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My 5" garden railway.
Replies: 138
Views: 24284

Re: My 5" garden railway.

Great stuff. More of a 7 1/4" man myself, but had a 5" gauge out and back line in the back garden when I was younger with a Maxitrak Simplicity II. If I was doing it again, I'd definitely go for something from Ride on Railways.
by f1_mw
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 6x4
Replies: 12
Views: 2978

Re: 6x4

Have a look at this thread, which shows what is IMO one of the best 6x4s I've ever seen, it's a real shame Mikol sold it and stopped posting here.
by f1_mw
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coegnant branch of the Blue line
Replies: 93
Views: 17364

Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

SouthernBoy wrote:That looks absolutely magnificent!

Seconded! 8)
by f1_mw
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: What controller?
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Re: What controller?

Just found a really useful link on RMWeb that someone posted up about 10 mins ago, which gives a comparison of many of the 'favourite' DCC controllers, and makes for some good reading. From also reading this page of specs I am inclined to think that the NSE PowerCab is the one to start me off. Has a...
by f1_mw
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: What controller?
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Re: What controller?

Woaaaah, a great list there, poliss, but I'm not sure it helps make my choice any easier :mrgreen:
by f1_mw
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: What controller?
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

What controller?

whatcontroller.JPG As my Gaugemaster Model Q is currently attached to my soon-to-be-father-in-law's garage layout, and I fancy something new, I am thinking about switching to DCC. I'm about to enter my 4th year of a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, so wiring doesn't phase me (I had ...
by f1_mw
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban
Replies: 21
Views: 4248

Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Hi John, looking good. Enjoying following your blog :)
by f1_mw
Fri May 01, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Goathland - Ed's Layout! UPDATED 23/03/10
Replies: 270
Views: 77969

Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Just had a read through this thread, some good stuff Ed! Knuckle down and get your grades, you'll be free soon :mrgreen: I'm currently in my second year at Newcastle doing Electrical and Electronic Engineering, so I wholeheartedly approve of your degree choice 8) Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I assu...
by f1_mw
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout
Replies: 77
Views: 14994

Re: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout

Looking good Graymee. With regards to the magnets, are they thin enough that you can just cut out a section of your cork underlay and have them under the track? If that doesn't work, are they strong enough to work through the baseboard?
by f1_mw
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Goathland - Ed's Layout! UPDATED 23/03/10
Replies: 270
Views: 77969

Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Just had a read through this thread, some good stuff Ed! Knuckle down and get your grades, you'll be free soon :mrgreen: I'm currently in my second year at Newcastle doing Electrical and Electronic Engineering, so I wholeheartedly approve of your degree choice 8)
by f1_mw
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Middleton (30's GWR)
Replies: 23
Views: 6714

Re: Middleton (30's GWR)

That's a great photo, Jack, I love the narrow gauge line!

I, too, found myself getting distracted by cars and girls to the detriment of the model railway... now I'm engaged and the car is running I can concentrate on a layout!! :wink:
by f1_mw
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling
Replies: 61
Views: 19332

Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Bah. You missed out the vital part of a proper cup of tea: the teapot that hasn't been washed for weeks 8)

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