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by Taw Valley
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Megapoints Controller (Point Servos)
Replies: 24
Views: 10298

Re: Megapoints Controller (Point Servos)

Hi guys

Sorry to bring up an old thread but it seemed rude to open up another one regarding the same product.

To operate 4 points using servos etc. Would mega points be the way to go or is there another alternative at a cheaper price?

Cheers guys
by Taw Valley
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Cigarette lighter power supply
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Cigarette lighter power supply

Quick question, I drive for a living but get quite alot of down time in various places. Is there anything stopping me from using the 12v cigarette socket in my coach as a power supply for a small (3ft by 1ft) Oo guage shuntting layout? Wouldn't expect it to be high output as would be low speed etc b...
by Taw Valley
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Un-nammed railway in the deepest of Devon
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Un-nammed railway in the deepest of Devon

Righty ho, been planning, re planning and then moving bits around,,, oh then re planning and decided on this setup. Its essentially based on the idea of washford expect the fact that its a terminus station with an extra siding. Mainly tank locos being used on local 3 coach trains with small goods co...
by Taw Valley
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Power supply for idiots
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Power supply for idiots

Hi guys, Really looking at getting a megapoints controller but on the manual it says "Connect the board to a smoothed DC power supply in the range of 9 – 20 volts. Your power supply should be capable of supplying a minimum of 2 amps per MegaPoints Controller." Could anyone recommend someth...
by Taw Valley
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Flat boards into rolling hills, help please
Replies: 13
Views: 1539

Re: Flat boards into rolling hills, help please

Hey guys, Really appreciate allthe replies on here. Its all good food for thought. Ive got a completely blank canvas at the moment. So currently looking at dad-1's idea on having the while track raised. How do you go about wiring and point motors etc. Or do you just allow an extra bit of width on th...
by Taw Valley
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Flat boards into rolling hills, help please
Replies: 13
Views: 1539

Flat boards into rolling hills, help please

Hi guys, Due to how the boards have been used as a top to a load of open cupboard space, ive got flat boards as a startting point, but obviously id like some form of Hills and depth. Along with making the railway appear to be built into the land rather then the land around the railway. How have you ...
by Taw Valley
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The Patchole and Bugford railway plans
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: The Patchole and Bugford railway plans

I think i see what you mean, and yes. I think it could work out better that way. Will probably include that in, during the layout building in hopefully about a months time.

Im now just in the process of going back over all the things ive asked to get a better idea on electrics etc
by Taw Valley
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The Patchole and Bugford railway plans
Replies: 3
Views: 767

The Patchole and Bugford railway plans

Hi guys Currently planning my layout at the moment, the size of the board is to be determined by the railway more then the railway is determined by the available board size. Although things will be move about to make them spacious but not huge im more after ideas for the track layout rather then len...
by Taw Valley
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: signals and tokens
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: signals and tokens

Hi guys,

Im gonna operate it with upto 3 people when friends and familymcome over, but the track layout will run on dcc. Ill have alook at the couple of links you given me :)

Thanks
by Taw Valley
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: signals and tokens
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

signals and tokens

Hey all, Quick question, since ive moved house and have been given the chance to start again with new skills, im more and more interestted in modelling the Signalling side of things, I understand in general where and how signaling works, but is there a "simpleIsh" way of making tokenless b...
by Taw Valley
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Start at the very beginning...
Replies: 19
Views: 1601

Re: Start at the very beginning...

I noticed on a couple of threads about braking. Is braking not just a simple fact of turning the controller down . Or is that down to how the CV's are set? Sorry to hi-jack the thread a little . But as im looking in to getting set up with dcc and everything i thought this would be a good place cheer...
by Taw Valley
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Didcot Railway Centre
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Didcot Railway Centre

I belive they have a wheelchair lift avalible . Might be best to ring ahead just to make sure someone is around to use it safely .

My experiance is tbat its no where near as crowed as alexadra palace and theres quite a few open places to watch everything happen with out the need to move past people
by Taw Valley
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 8F's on the wreck of Thistlegorm
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: 8F's on the wreck of Thistlegorm

Ive been down on them many time . Its amazing to see . Tenders are still in quite good nick for where they are but the locos are pretty distroyed . But i think they were more ontop of where the original explosion was .
by Taw Valley
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The outcast workbench thread
Replies: 77
Views: 12040

Re: The outcast workbench thread

This is just amazing work . If i can get half as much detail on my buildings as you do . Ill be over the moon

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