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by Buggleskelly
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 464
Views: 50312

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

With thanks for posting pictures of your layout, always a joy to see. Pity you don't have the layout in a large shed, would be a bit cooler for you. No plans to move it suppose ? :0)
by Buggleskelly
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 280
Views: 119884

Re: BARGAINS!

This must come a close second though via Amazon :0)
by Buggleskelly
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Arduino controlling servos help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Arduino controlling servos help needed

Paul-H. I had the same issue re Arduino sketches. No doubt you have found it is almost impossible to find a pre-written sketch. Even one that you can modify or adjust yourself. I built an N gauge two gate module with two servos. One suggestion that came up when I asked the same question, was to use ...
by Buggleskelly
Wed May 30, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weather Powders
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Weather Powders

Mind you if it was not for adverts, as annoying as they are, a lot of the content would not be free, and might be a case for subscription only internet.
by Buggleskelly
Fri May 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Walthers 130 DCC Turntable PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Walthers 130 DCC Turntable PROBLEM

You may have seen these already but, just Googling around I found these comments on a US forum :- "If the control box reads Err1 The electrical contact between the control box and the bridge is lost. Please clean the 8 contacts in the pit and the center contact plate on the bottom of the bridge...
by Buggleskelly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 96
Views: 2323

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Thanks Gordon H,
Maybe I should have looked at PIC rather than Raspeberry or Arduino in the first place, as it seems more relevant for doing a specific task. I will bear this in mind when I build up more enthusiasm in the future, together with a little better planning.
Regards
by Buggleskelly
Tue May 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 96
Views: 2323

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Not being very good at compiling an Arduino sketch, I spent ages to try and find a sketch on-line, even the Arduino site itself. I only wanted to operate two crossing gates via two press buttons. i.e open, closed. Never found any solution or simple help, just experts keeping the ''secrets'' to thems...
by Buggleskelly
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Servo driven level crossing (Lumsdonia Tip 804)
Replies: 21
Views: 1783

Re: Servo driven level crossing (Lumsdonia Tip 804)

Hi Timbersurf,
After so many frustrations with my interest in model rail, and lack of space at the moment, this is on the back burner while I concentrate on wooden model boat building. :0)
by Buggleskelly
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 464
Views: 50312

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Or you could make something like this, with an in-built water tank :-
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by Buggleskelly
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 280
Views: 119884

Re: BARGAINS!

A new retailer has started up called the Range - it describes itself as a "multi-channel variety retailer". Anyhow I was in the East Kilbride store at the weekend and they have the 2mm pasteboard in A1 sheets for £2.99 or 4 for £10, perfect for card buildings, they also have a lot of &quo...
by Buggleskelly
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: An €4,- Logic Analyzer ... and ... it's good!
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: An €4,- Logic Analyzer ... and ... it's good!

Interesting post Rudy, and also your video review. I've also seen one for £4.74 post free.
by Buggleskelly
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Cigarette lighter power supply
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Cigarette lighter power supply

Why not use one of these pwm modules. Should have thought it would be fine for a DC train. Even includes two press swiches to simply change polarity (i.e. forward,reverse), and the potentiometer. :- https://www.amazon.co.uk/uniquegoods-Controller-Adjustable-Reversible-Reversing/dp/B0185HOD8E/ref=sr_...
by Buggleskelly
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weathering/Airbrush/Bachmann/Air Supply Question
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Weathering/Airbrush/Bachmann/Air Supply Question

Just read some reviews of the refillable can you mention, and it seems you only get about 25 seconds worth of pressure per charge. A chap used one to blow dust out of a PC tower, and it took him four refills to complete the job. The pressure decreases as it is released, so you won't have a consisten...
by Buggleskelly
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Video tape for tv's ?
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Video tape for tv's ?

End2end wrote:I think for my intial idea of a tv that would probably be too big.
Good for other larger screens though. :)
Thanks
End2end

You could always stand an empty TV cabinet on top of the screen. Just use a small mirror in the cabinet angled at 45 degrees.
by Buggleskelly
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: What to use for a thatched roof?
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: What to use for a thatched roof?

Have a look at wargame sites. Some of the thatched effects are quite effective. Depends on the look you are after.

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