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by alex3410
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help with DC wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Help with DC wiring

Hey guys, i wanted to run this one past you all as my mindset is very DCC :lol: Anyway a friend of the family has set up this layout for their son, they are having issues with locos not making it all of the way around the loops and suspect power issues - they have asked where they should be placing ...
by alex3410
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Newbie - Looking For Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Newbie - Looking For Advice

When I started in the loft the first thing I did was boarded below the rafters, I soon discovered the maximum size of anything that would fit through the hatch. If you don't want to rip it all up should you have to move, keep the baseboard sections small enough to go through the hatch. Thats a good...
by alex3410
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Newbie - Looking For Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Newbie - Looking For Advice

Welcome to the forum :D The others have given you food for thought but what i would add is to measure out your area carefully - this will let you know what your working with when it comes time to plan. Specifically where are you planning on putting the baseboards and how wide are they going to be? E...
by alex3410
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, The Great Model Railway Challenge is now coming to Channel 5 on Friday 5th October @ 8pm! In the coming weeks we will have some teaser photos for you all
Source: Metcalfe via Facebook
by alex3410
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....

https://hattonshobbies.com/ for anyone who's interested I don't think its that bad, i will be honest i don't like the fact they are chucking in preowned with the new stuff but they do it on the current website anyway. If i wanted preowned i would click on that section! You can filter down the resul...
by alex3410
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again

The Harry Potter train stuff is realistic enough to sit alongside standard locos, my rake of maroon coaches is 3/4 Hornby Harry Potter stock :lol:
by alex3410
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again

Iconic British model-railway maker Hornby Plc said it will sell a range of products featuring Harry Potter and DC Super Heroes, as part of a global licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The stock rose as much as 27 percent, the most since February 2016. bloomberg.com Will be inte...
by alex3410
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement

It would be interesting to see the percentage of models sold with & without sound

It could have been an easy decision if the sales are low, especially if they would all move over to buying the non sound model anyway
by alex3410
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement

Via Facebook

Easy to miss if you dont follow them on Facebook
by alex3410
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Soldering assistance required
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Soldering assistance required

Inside - few angles as I didn’t want to go further if this is OK
by alex3410
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Soldering assistance required
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Soldering assistance required

Mines not identical but looks close enough

I’ve just pulled it to bits so hope it helps :D
by alex3410
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: I'll be back: return of the Midland Beyer Garratt
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: I'll be back: return of the Midland Beyer Garratt

It will be interesting to see what changes the new ones have and if they make much of a difference, i now have room to consider one but after all the reported issues last time around its putting me off & makes me wonder how many others will be in the same situation.
by alex3410
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tyre change on Class 08 Shunter
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Tyre change on Class 08 Shunter

yep the bolts on the wheels should come off (i recently had to do it on my schools class loco) you can get a special screw driver that fits the bolt perfectly to help prevent damage to it for example the Hornby one thats out of stock but i am sure ebay / local model shop will carry them edit: just d...
by alex3410
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 26
Views: 443

Re: Soldering

This is what i use

your right about wanting a small tin, you don't use a lot of it so it will last a long time
by alex3410
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 26
Views: 443

Re: Soldering

I did start by bending the wire before hand but found doing it this way keeps fingers away from the iron (learnt that the hard way :lol: ) & makes it easier to hold against the rail. I don't have a fibre glass brush, it would work better & again i used to use one but didn't like the shards t...

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