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by stmartins
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Planning a points layout board
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Planning a points layout board

Currently I have 2 Gaugemaster PCU1 which work perfectly but with 40 points I struggle to remember all the numbers and run into trouble when changing some section points. I want to construct a "plan of the layout" and fit switches on the board so I can see exactly what point to change. The...
by stmartins
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: WHAT A GREAT COMPANY
Replies: 3
Views: 231

WHAT A GREAT COMPANY

I had an ESU sound decoder fitted in my Farish N gauge 4F and whilst on loan at an exhibition some kind person decided to remove the tender top and managed to rip some the wires off the decoder. ( the decoder was built into the coal load) I could not determine what wire went where from the diagram o...
by stmartins
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish 4F problem
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Farish 4F problem

I am posting this in hope it may assist with a difficult to solve problem. Farish 4 F would run a treat on straight track as soon as it came to a curve it would jolt and stop & start. Stripped it all out and found one of the feed wires from the loco to the tender has broken underneath so replace...
by stmartins
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dismantle Farish DMU 101
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Dismantle Farish DMU 101

Thanks Bramshot, you are correct its just a "snap" over clip. Interesting day working on this loco as it was raining so plenty of time. No doubt cleanliness on N is imperative for good running . Stripped it all out cleaned all the wheel & brass pickups and then noticed a poor connector...
by stmartins
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dismantle Farish DMU 101
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Dismantle Farish DMU 101

I have a 3 year old Farish DMU which has been run very little. It does not run well and I want to strip it out and give it a good clean. I have removed the top body OK and separated to lower chassis from the metal chassis. I cannot see how to remove the front bogies to get at the gears etc.can anyon...
by stmartins
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track cleaning cars
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Track cleaning cars

Hi just seen your post on the Modelbau track cleaner, I bought one last year ( struggled to find one) and its a great unit. Works brilliantly on DCC. It has rechargeable batteries and as soon as the wheels turn it activates the cleaning discs so as long as its moving it spins the discs and when stop...
by stmartins
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: HUMBROL PAINT
Replies: 22
Views: 1768

Re: HUMBROL PAINT

Thanks every one for the feed back I was beginning to think the paint had gone off. I managed to borrow some Brunswick Green from a friend ( luckily a real hoarder) and despite its age of around 10 years old the colour match was perfect and the paint itself was really thick and covered the nameplate...
by stmartins
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: HUMBROL PAINT
Replies: 22
Views: 1768

HUMBROL PAINT

Having no need for repainting its been years since I used Humbrol paints. I had occasion to buy some Brunswick Green this week to touch up a wheel arch that the nameplate had come off. To say its rubbish is an understatement. Its like painting on water as it appears it now comes already thinned . Af...
by stmartins
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help with switches
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Help with switches

Many thanks, never thought of a rotary switch but just googled it and there are a good selection of 4 & 6 outputs and very cheap as well
by stmartins
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help with switches
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Help with switches

Having just purchased some colour lights for my N gauge layout I was wondering if there are any switches that have a 3 way feed. Basically the lights are red, amber & green but most of the switches I am familiar with are either on/off/on or on/on . Want it to be as simple as possible as I don't ...
by stmartins
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Help with decoder settings
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Help with decoder settings

Peterm
Thanks for the tip, will check out the Zimo manual as the CT instructions re far from clear & no I am not Kebang
by stmartins
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Help with decoder settings
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Help with decoder settings

Having swapped from 00 to N I am in the process of upgrading many of the "older" H Gauge locos to D.C.C. To date I have had no problems and have probably installed over 150 chips including sound on both gauges . On converting a Farish 2-6-4 tank I required a small chip and found one made b...

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