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by mjb1961
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A birthday gift
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: A birthday gift

I would recommend Digital Control from day one ,buy the super detailed locos and coaches,they are a bit more expensive but are so worth it,Nickle silver track also ,a couple of train sets to get you going although they come will Analouge controlers are Hornby R1251m and R1252m,I've got both of them ...
by mjb1961
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help required please.
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Help required please.

Hi,have you had it running fine in the past and has just developed this problem or is this the first time you have connected it up ,also did you fit dropper wires to a bus wire ,,if you have then check they are all connected correctly ,IE,,red to red black to black ,just one wrong will cause a short...
by mjb1961
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insulating a shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: Insulating a shed?

You can get red diesel from a canal boat yard .
by mjb1961
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 125
Views: 158150

Re: BARGAINS!

Bure valley models have some good priced models on there website or in the shop if you live near by ,I'm tempted by the merchant navy class "Elder Dempster "@£129 and the stroudly terrier " Merton " @£84 plus loads more ( part of the centenary ) .
by mjb1961
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insulating a shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: Insulating a shed?

Looks and sounds like a good solution but what is the fuel consumption like ,also did you know that you could use red diesel instead of regular diesel ,it's almost half price .
by mjb1961
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Soldering Advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Soldering Advice needed

Thankyou so much for your advice bufferstop.
by mjb1961
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Soldering Advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Soldering Advice needed

Hi ,,I'm thinking of learning to solder ,at the minute I couldn't solder to save my life ,I have a solder iron which is 40 watts,would that be suitable for wire droppers on the layout ,also what solder and flux would you recommend for soldering droppers to Nickle silver track .thankyou mjb Mod Note....
by mjb1961
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy sounds stuck on
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: Prodigy sounds stuck on

Hi john,,I was having this problem yesterday with my Dapol black label,I have the MRC prodigy advance 2 which is the same as yours,I had to switch it off at the mains ,and this happened at least half a dozen times ,I was replacing some track at the time which was not fixed down properly so I put it ...
by mjb1961
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Trains Stationary!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1801

Re: Trains Stationary!!

Hi,,,what decoders did you buy ?,I don't know anything about the Bachmann EZ command but if it is anything like the Hornby select then it might not be compatible with the decoders ,also to try ,use the decoder from the jinty to see if the other trains will run ,also try the three decoders in the jin...
by mjb1961
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Captain Tom
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Captain Tom

6412 wrote:Just found out by looking at my Hornby account that mine was dispatched yesterday (8/8) but I’ve not had any email yet nor do I know how it is coming, so waiting with bated breath!

DPD delivered mine ,..
by mjb1961
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Captain Tom
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Captain Tom

Received mine today ,very nice ,nothing special other than the name and the livery etc but there are a couple of let's say 'gifts' inside the box ,I won't say what they are and ruin the surprise :D :D
by mjb1961
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Speed and acceleration problem
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: Speed and acceleration problem

Hi,,,in real life the 08 class wouldn't be a fast train,I think this has come up before on the forum ,I've got an 08 dcc fitted and that is slow .
by mjb1961
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.

I have had the powercab and it is a great controler,I now have a MRC prodigy advance 2,between the two you are comparing I would definitely go with the NCE powercab.
by mjb1961
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The new 'smokey joe 'R3822
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: The new 'smokey joe 'R3822

Bigmet wrote:If it is the same loco as previous Smokey Joes/Caley pugs etc there's room above the worm end of the motor and more can be made by sawing off a little from the front upstand of the casting, and the wiring is readily accessible.

And thankyou to you bigmet for the extra info,,
by mjb1961
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The new 'smokey joe 'R3822
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: The new 'smokey joe 'R3822

Alexander Court wrote:He can be wired to DCC but will involve soldering, Hornby have a guide if you follow this link:
https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/hornby-dcc ... stallation

Hope that helps,
Alex

That's great Alexander ..thanks

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