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by TimberSurf
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lumsdonia Website Updates
Replies: 58
Views: 1736

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

There is now a snazzy new picture slide on the front page, with some never before seen piccies to wet your appetite!
My YouTube channel now has an intro vid, hopefully displaying my humorous side and dont skip the credits if you hate missing out on all the treats! :D
by TimberSurf
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 557
Views: 31977

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

I am sorry Jim, but I think you need more practice! The production quality seems to have slipped and I can see a number of defects that need a closer look! You need to send these to me for further close inspection and produce some better quality ones for yourself! :twisted:
by TimberSurf
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wire size.
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: Wire size.

The issue here is ensuring that the DCC signal superimposed on the waveform is in no way compromised. That's why the recommendation is for heavy duty bus wires. A 1.5v voltage loss on a DCC bus would almost certainly lead to a compromised DCC signal. I have to disagree! Volt drop will have little i...
by TimberSurf
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wire size.
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: Wire size.

I don't know were you got your table from, but the current values are outrageously over what they can carry! See here as a good example This thread covers the recent discussion https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=52718 Droppers can be 22AWG or 24AWG and bus can be fr...
by TimberSurf
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A different way to use dropper wires?
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: A different way to use dropper wires?

I think we need to put this in perspective! First of all, Rule 1 applies! A bus is not obligatory! Don't forget, having a bus serves two purposes, one to ensure a low resistance path to all parts of the track and two, to supply ancillary devices around the layout! There is no reason that lots of spu...
by TimberSurf
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A different way to use dropper wires?
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: A different way to use dropper wires?

BufferStop See here The usual formulation of nickel Silver is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc So 40% of it is only 25% as conductive as copper (60% + [25% of 40%] 10% = 70% of copper) Material IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard) Ranking Metal % Conductivity* 1 Silver (Pure) 105% 2 Copp...
by TimberSurf
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A different way to use dropper wires?
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: A different way to use dropper wires?

The Americans always "sodder" the rails, it achieves what your talking about. I believe it is common practice to solder jumpers across the fishplates on large scales when used outside, but even they have been known to run bus wires under the track and connect under the rails, it's much mor...
by TimberSurf
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1077
Views: 187597

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

With no deference to Mikes work, he will be hard pressed to keep up with all the range of requests to have different texts and colours and sizes! :o My thoughts are, that this exercise is simply a print from a computer, therefore rather than using a "fixed" pdf, it should be possible to m...
by TimberSurf
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lumsdonia Website Updates
Replies: 58
Views: 1736

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Just been checking my Website Stats and have now got 13,000 hits across the site! Its amazing what info can be gleaned from delving into the data, I notice an odd address today, some one in china used an auto translater to read my "terain" page! It does seem to do a very good job! :lol: En...
by TimberSurf
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: N Gauge oval in the countryside
Replies: 81
Views: 5222

Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

It's coming on a treat! I do like a background story and subtle naming of a personal but non obvious nature is always good :)
by TimberSurf
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Points \ turnouts \ switches and polarity on DCC
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Points \ turnouts \ switches and polarity on DCC

Suzie wrote:Servos can be set up to operate microswitches to switch the frog if you don't mind the extra work involved and if you want to control the points from DCC this will probably be the reliable budget option.

Suzie x


Exactly what I am doing, see here
by TimberSurf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Drawing Software for Mimic Diagram?
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Drawing Software for Mimic Diagram?

I can goto AutoCad as a 30 year user, but there are several out there that are free like FreeCad . Visio might also be a good choice and again there are many free alternatives. Even a "paint" graphics program would do, but a little more difficult to get the measurements right, but possible...
by TimberSurf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 557
Views: 31977

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

I only have one thing to say!

Please ensure you package them well, with lots of bubble wrap, when you post them to me! :wink:
Thanks
by TimberSurf
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pins or glue
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Pins or glue

A cheesehead would protrude too much and may foul some engines, pins leave very ugly holes in the sleepers
by TimberSurf
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 557
Views: 31977

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

I would suggest Mod Podge Matte by airbrush, I have not tried it on plastic, but it works a treat on paper/cardboard!

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