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by markS&D
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 69
Views: 5043

Re: Wandle Park

Loving your buildings, they are too notch :)
by markS&D
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4 pin decoders?
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: 4 pin decoders?

Not found one, but a chap on the other site used a smaller decoder than the hornby 4 pin version, hope this helps: On reading further into this, it seems that the 4 pin socket is unique to Hornby, and the only decoder that will fit the socket is theirs, the alternative is to hardwire a different dec...
by markS&D
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)

I am using the Hornby Elite, and I refer to the instructions that come with the Hornby elite controller, page 33: IMG_0078.jpg I apologise for the image quality, I did this in a hurry. Not 6 beats per wheel revolution, as you quite rightly mentioned for a 3 cylinder steam loco, it is more like 3, wh...
by markS&D
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)

This question may or may not have been asked before, but given the limited number of running adjustments that can be made via CV to a TTS decoder, what effect if any would lowering the start voltage have on the top speed of the loco? I would like my model to run slower, to try and make the chuff sou...
by markS&D
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Adding TTS Decoder to Rebuilt Merchant Navy
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Adding TTS Decoder to Rebuilt Merchant Navy

I get what your saying about the sugar cube speaker 8) I probably should have done the same, but I wanted to install the item as it is, granted it was a bit of an undertaking! I wanted to show what can be achieved with a little bit of forward planning for less than £40. I have messed about with the ...
by markS&D
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Adding TTS Decoder to Rebuilt Merchant Navy
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Adding TTS Decoder to Rebuilt Merchant Navy

As the title suggests, this is a write up showing what I did to add a TTS sound decoder to a Rebuilt Merchant Navy, my version of the model that I chose to fit the chip into is 'R2967, 35026 Lamport & Holt Line', which is from an earlier batch of models, that are DCC ready, but are not equipped ...
by markS&D
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?

Regarding Rebuilt MN's, I currently have 4 of these, they all run well, but I have added a lot of extra details and made improvements to them, to try and bring them up a little. The earliest examples such as Clan Line, had a srung rear driving wheelset, which can cause some models to oscillate and o...
by markS&D
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 13434

Re: Seaton Junction

Lovely work on the station building. Is it card? I enjoyed your video as well. Some of those camera shots positioned at ground level really capture the feeling of what you have created. Yes, the building is made from ‘mountboard’ The sort of card you use to frame large pictures/paintings, it’s whit...
by markS&D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rowenwood
Replies: 47
Views: 1818

Re: Rowenwood

Don't worry, compromise is a key word with any size layout. There aren't many of us out there that indulge in this hobby that haven't had to compromise because of space, or more lack of it :D


Does your have to be dismantled to use the room that its in?
by markS&D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rowenwood
Replies: 47
Views: 1818

Re: Rowenwood

Welcome to the forum. :D Can I ask, are the 4 tracks on the upper right of your plan, storage tracks? If so, they are not as long as your longest lines in your station, so this is going to restrict you on your train lengths (your storage tracks need to be able to hold your longest trains) Tell me if...
by markS&D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 13434

Re: Seaton Junction

Here is a link to my new video:

https://youtu.be/g5ytOK5FCZc
by markS&D
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 13434

Re: Seaton Junction

Just something I put together over the last couple of weeks. A new station building for platforms 2 and 3. My original building was just put together from bits out of the spares box, and never really looked like the prototype. Hopefully this new version resembles the real thing much better. 1.jpg 2....
by markS&D
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 13434

Re: Seaton Junction

Here are a couple of shots of the 'Shute Arms Hotel' and the hotel Stables in position on the layout, just waiting for the finishing touches.

1.jpg

2.jpg
by markS&D
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 13434

Re: Seaton Junction

Fantastic work. You must be happy with that. Will be great to see it in place on the layout! Thank you, appreciate the comments. Once the stable building is finished, I will finally be able to remove the superquick railway hotel building, that I have had stood on the site where the Shute arms hotel...
by markS&D
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 13434

Re: Seaton Junction

Just thought I would give an update on the Shute Arms Hotel, mostly complete, apart from the ornate chimney on the front end of the building, the large 'SHUTE ARMS HOTEL' sign that sits on the brickwork and chimney pots need adding to the other chimneys. Once complete, I need to start work on the ho...

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