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by GordonBigBoy
Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 32-385 Class 37/4 37415 InterCity
Replies: 15
Views: 6571

Re: Bachmann 32-385 Class 37/4 37415 InterCity

Sussed it, many thanks.
by GordonBigBoy
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 32-385 Class 37/4 37415 InterCity
Replies: 15
Views: 6571

Re: Bachmann 32-385 Class 37/4 37415 InterCity

Well I bought one (32-385) class 37/4 number 37415 and I am now ready to fit the 21 pin decoder. I have taken out the four screws (one in each corner underneath) but I cannot get the body to lift off. Any tips please? Thanks.
by GordonBigBoy
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Eastern & Oriental Express
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: The Eastern & Oriental Express

View of the other side of the horse shoe, and the a view into the room through the window.
by GordonBigBoy
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Eastern & Oriental Express
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: The Eastern & Oriental Express

The layout base is being constructed from pre-made doors 2m x 1m. Supported on interlocking bricks, and cut to size to fit against two opposite walls. Space has been made to crawl under the layout to reach the back wall of the room meaning the maximum stretch needed anywhere on the layout will be 1m...
by GordonBigBoy
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Eastern & Oriental Express
Replies: 3
Views: 771

The Eastern & Oriental Express

Early days. Railway room finished dimensions of roughly 13x13 feet. The initial layout will change in 4 or 5 years just as soon as my son is old enough to take part ownership. So for now the layout base will be a horseshoe shape supported on interlocking bricks and low enough for baby son to see wha...
by GordonBigBoy
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072

I agree about the Elite. It's a perfectly capable controller. Much better now than it was before the last firmware update (V1.41). I was very fortunate to get the v1.41 upgrade done at the factory. Good to hear that is still extant. Fully intending to upgrade to a PC based control system as soon as...
by GordonBigBoy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072

There is nothing wrong with the elite in my view, works perfectly well, you get nice big knobs which some people like, ability to program CVs, fully NRMA compliant (unlike the select, I would advise against that) and can be hooked up to your PC either with hornby's own software or other such as JMR...
by GordonBigBoy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072

Whoops. I get the numpty of the day award. The black thing is made of rubber on the 8249. Once black rubber packing removed the chip fits perfectly of course! Thanks for the help.
by GordonBigBoy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072

It's been nearly 2 years since I started out buying all my kit and shipping it across to SE Asia. I have now finished building my house and have a dedicated railway room 13 ft x 13 ft. More to follow on the start of my layout, the design and I am sure the errors to follow..... Today I started catal...
by GordonBigBoy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072

The number on that 8 pin board is DC and 1606-X001 E
by GordonBigBoy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

DCC Chipping an old flying Scotsman R1072

It's been nearly 2 years since I started out buying all my kit and shipping it across to SE Asia. I have now finished building my house and have a dedicated railway room 13 ft x 13 ft. More to follow on the start of my layout, the design and I am sure the errors to follow..... Today I started catalo...
by GordonBigBoy
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Island of Sodor
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: The Island of Sodor

Only one DCC ready - does anyone know if this trend is to change. Can we expect all the engines to be re-released as DCC ready at some point in the future. I am planning a Sodor 'corner' on my large layout project to be started in 3-4 years from now.
by GordonBigBoy
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New Loft Layout
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: New Loft Layout

Looks amazing..... good luck, I will be embarking on a similar size in a couple of years from now in a purpose built extension (I hope) so will follow this with much interest. Can you post on the forum in anyrail? I think I can then get access to it if you give the url link here? I have not started ...
by GordonBigBoy
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rails exposed to the weather
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Rails exposed to the weather

I have seen some photos of layouts that are actually in the garden though not sure of the gauge. My new layout will be built using Hornby 00 track and whilst inside (no rain) the layout will be exposed to high humidity at certain times of the year. I was wondering how external layouts overcome corro...
by GordonBigBoy
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Platforms - What do people use to make them
Replies: 30
Views: 9093

Re: Platforms - What do people use to make them

Joint Compound is a sort of plaster like paste. It looks a bit like putty but its not as thick. I guess you could say its maybe halfway between paint and putty maybe? Its not as watery as paint though. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_compound oorail ahhh perfect.... your wiki link also gives: (a...

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