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by AdamD98
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: e-hattons service
Replies: 12
Views: 2364

Re: e-hattons service

Incidentally, I've informed the Mrs that Hattons are good for delivery times, should she venture onto the website looking for Christmas presents this year :roll: :lol: Instead of HOPING that your good lady MIGHT venture onto the website... MAKE IT YOUR HOMEPAGE...that way EVERY time you open your i...
by AdamD98
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: e-hattons service
Replies: 12
Views: 2364

Re: e-hattons service

Another bit of praise for hattons. Having ordered a loco at roughly 13:30 on Thursday, it turned up bright and early...Friday! Couldn't believe it, but certainly can't knock it that's for sure. Top marks. Incidentally, I've informed the Mrs that Hattons are good for delivery times, should she ventur...
by AdamD98
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815

Runs smoothly, but still noisier than expected in short. That makes gear tower tightness the most likely cause in my book, the motor has plenty enough torque to overcome the drag, you just get some extra mechanical noise from the gear train. I would want to fix that, but it does require a strip dow...
by AdamD98
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815

Well, the dcc decoder arrived. I installed it and gave the loco one hell of a good running session. Seems fine, very smooth but still not as quiet as my 37's 8)
by AdamD98
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815

Thanks guys, but rest assured it's a completely separate DC track. Just a straight track and a controller.

I know not to use DCC for DC simulation/control. The motor is genuinely running noisy on DC control.
by AdamD98
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815

Hi Adam. You must have a big house if the garden goes all the way from Teeside to Norwich. :shock: :) Anyway. If you bought it new within the last week or two, why not give it a good run round on DC to see if it quietens down; they often do. If it's still noisy after an hour or two of gentle runnin...
by AdamD98
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815

Thank you for the response Bigmet, much appreciated.

I've got a dcc sound chip on order so we will see what happens then. Worth taking it to bits?

As I say, I doubt I'd be able to return it now, it's over a week since I purchased it.
by AdamD98
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Bachmann Class 47 'Fire Fly' 32-815

Hi all, A little advice on this loco. I just bought one (although it is the right era, it's out of place with my stock, but I like it!) Now, I'm on DCC but don't have a chip for this as yet. However I have tested it on DC and boy is it loud when running. Is this normal? Probably to late to take it b...
by AdamD98
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: How to design, without a program!
Replies: 34
Views: 4998

Re: How to design, without a program!

Some interesting points folks thanks.

Well I've bitten the bullet, done a few sketches and started laying track.

Subject to change of course but I'm happy so far and have been taking photos so I'll update in a new thread some time soon.
by AdamD98
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: How to design, without a program!
Replies: 34
Views: 4998

Re: How to design, without a program!

stuartp wrote:For anyone who has tried to build one of CJF's more ... er ... dimensionally challenged plans, that could explain a lot !


I've looked, and contemplated ... :roll: :lol:
by AdamD98
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Have I picked the right wiring?
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Have I picked the right wiring?

The tracks aren't yet down, so I'll certainly be opting for the underside method. As you say, they they will be virtually invisible.

Thanks for the hints and tips! I'll get cracking with some pics next week, as we are away this weekend!
by AdamD98
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stockton Road TMD
Replies: 81
Views: 15575

Re: Stockton Road TMD

Hi Guy,

Just had a very good and thorough read through your thread and I really enjoyed it. I've been looking for little ideas for my up coming TMD layout and this is certainly an inspiring one.

Top job 8)
by AdamD98
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Have I picked the right wiring?
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Have I picked the right wiring?

Thanks Flashbang, Much appreciate the advice. On consideration, I am quite happy that I should strip some of the insulation back and twist/solder the wires together. Onwards and upwards! So, taken that I now know what wiring I am going to use, is that 'it' ? Do I need anything else in there at all, ...
by AdamD98
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Have I picked the right wiring?
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Have I picked the right wiring?

Hi Rog, the DCC equipment is the NCE Power cab, so is a 2 amp system. My layout is a moderate 8ft X 2ft end to end with a view to relocating the layout into a larger layout in the future (at which point I will re-wire the lot). The layout will be a TMD with not a great deal of points (DC control for...
by AdamD98
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Have I picked the right wiring?
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Have I picked the right wiring?

Hi all,

Ok so I'm now thinking of what/how to wire my layout.

I'm just looking for a confirmation as to if I'm using the right wires for the job.

BUS wires @ 50/0.25mm and Dropper wires @ 16/0.2mm ?

What I am confused about is the type of snap lock connectors I can use?

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