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by Tom@Crewe
Mon May 25, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)

"Have you tried any other (better) locomotives on the track to see if they run better?"

Yes we tried my bachmann jinty and it runs perfectly
by Tom@Crewe
Sun May 24, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)

I cant disagree as I don't know that's why I ask.

But the R8249 is 8 pin, the one in the loco has 4 pin connection but is it the same chip?
by Tom@Crewe
Sun May 24, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)

My Dad got this as a starter to his railway (Before I could talk him out of it) - Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M We want to fit Stay Alive to it But I cant Identify the loco Part Numbers or the DCC chips use on them. Can anyone help please? MOD Note: Topic and all posts moved to the DCC section of t...
by Tom@Crewe
Tue May 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Has anyone tried Railway Scenic's Stay Alive kits?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Has anyone tried Railway Scenic's Stay Alive kits?

Yes it is for a DCC loco
by Tom@Crewe
Sun May 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Frustrating track laying
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Frustrating track laying

33.06 after he awards the stars...I show exactly what is happening to by Dad's loco's.

Could it be pickups maybe needs stay alive cap.
by Tom@Crewe
Sun May 10, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Has anyone tried Railway Scenic's Stay Alive kits?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Has anyone tried Railway Scenic's Stay Alive kits?

Hi, Has anyone tried Railway Scenic's Stay Alive kits? They have 4 sizes 1000uf, 2200uf, 3300uf and 4700uf (they do give dimensions too) I know no one can probably be accurate for all applications but what sort of time would these give to bridge loss of power? I want to fit them to a Bachmann Jinty ...
by Tom@Crewe
Sun May 10, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Frustrating track laying
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Frustrating track laying

Seems it may not be the track, Watch this from 30 min mark!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVyB1qStq1U

How to fix that??
by Tom@Crewe
Sun May 03, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Frustrating track laying
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Frustrating track laying

My Dad id 87, Mum passed in January and then Dad had too much time alone with nothing to do so the family suggested a railway and as I have one I have helped him set one up. Started with Hornby R1236 set, DCC, 2 loco's, good starter. He put it together on table top a it ran wonderfully. He wanted so...
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 08 shunter pick ups
Replies: 5
Views: 1458

Re: Class 08 shunter pick ups

It's a few years on , I can get the body off but how do you get to the wipe pickups?
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Opinions welcome on my track plan
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Opinions welcome on my track plan

If you are going for an end to end plan then I would make the control well to one side, makes a lot more room for you and layout. (also no crawling round under layout) Just be aware how long your arms are, when building you need to reach all parts of the layout and when operating you need to reach a...
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Layout sounds
Replies: 60
Views: 7672

Re: Layout sounds

Just asked a new question along these lines.

Would the ideas here play .wav files?
Do the continually play (as in file ends and loops and plays again?

Also this Thread is a little old is there any new tech now?
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Background Sound effects
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Background Sound effects

How can I do this!!! I want to play one effect in one area of my layout and a second in another. I have been on the BBC Sound effect site and found a couple of sound bites, http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/ The downloads are .wav files, now I have sound effects on my loco's but how do I play the two d...
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Steam Shunter Lighting Question?
Replies: 20
Views: 1731

Re: Steam Shunter Lighting Question?

I know the post has been sleeping a while but just came across these pictures.

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by Tom@Crewe
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00
Replies: 39
Views: 4219

Re: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00

Just added Diesel Refueling point.
Track still to oil up and dirty.

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by Tom@Crewe
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00
Replies: 39
Views: 4219

Re: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00

About 18 months ago I joined a local club which didn't work out and so joined another! Because of this when I had modelling time I spent it doing research, club evening's and homework for the clubs and so nothing got done on my layout and therefore decided not to rejoin for 2020, I have stayed as a ...

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