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by OtleySteamer
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Unusual ordering
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Unusual ordering

Yes it is a download that you print yourself.

I queried the seller and they have just explained the situation - so I'm happy to go ahead with the order.
It does seem a strange and impractical way of doing things - who would want to wait 14 days?
Hopefully this situation will not last long.
by OtleySteamer
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Unusual ordering
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Unusual ordering

Yesterday I ordered a Signal Box interior kit from A Model Railway Card Kit Shop (I've a Metcalfe signal box that I thought would be enhanced by the interior kit). During the order process there was a box to tick ''I waive my right to cancel Model Kit(s)' which I thought was a bit odd and I ignored ...
by OtleySteamer
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Additional Metcalfe Platform tarmac sheets
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Additional Metcalfe Platform tarmac sheets

RFS wrote:They do match in terms of pattern, but they're printed on much thinner card. You might be able to get away with adding additional bracing though.


Thanks for the info RFS. I can live with that.
by OtleySteamer
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Additional Metcalfe Platform tarmac sheets
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Additional Metcalfe Platform tarmac sheets

Apologies if this has been coverd elsewhere.
I'm building the Metcalfe platform kit but want to make it slightly longer. I see that Metcalfe also sell M0056 Tarmacadam sheets separatley. Anyone know if these match the platfrom kit?

Thanks
by OtleySteamer
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Choc blocks
Replies: 17
Views: 1449

Re: Choc blocks

Wago connectors are much quicker and easier to use - you don't get the problems of losing grub screws and no need to solder, etc. 3-lever connectors are less than £15 per 50 even on Amazon. They would be cheaper at an electrical suppliers too. These are great. Simple, quick and no tools needed exce...
by OtleySteamer
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Choc blocks
Replies: 17
Views: 1449

Re: Choc blocks

Wago connectors are much quicker and easier to use - you don't get the problems of losing grub screws and no need to solder, etc. 3-lever connectors are less than £15 per 50 even on Amazon. They would be cheaper at an electrical suppliers too.
by OtleySteamer
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Otley and Ilkley Joint Railway 1940
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Otley and Ilkley Joint Railway 1940

Well it is very loosley based on the line that ran in the lower Wharfedale Valley. My approach is to incorporate the railway track into a 'realistic' landscape rather than to try and fit a landscape around a very crowded railway. 1940 interested me as I cand incorporate some military figures and hav...
by OtleySteamer
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Right locos for layout?
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Right locos for layout?

Thanks for the replies.
As I have little funds at the moment I will have to wait a while anyway - I'm just at the stage of 'landscaping' the layout (I'll post that in the Layout Construction section. Its a long term project so no rush...
by OtleySteamer
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Right locos for layout?
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Right locos for layout?

I'm planning a layout very loosely based upon the Otley/Ilkley Joint railway (the disused rail line runs at the top of our garden). I intend to set it around 1940. I've done a little research and got the Smith & Bairstow booklet on it. Here's a list of locos I think were running in 1940. All the...
by OtleySteamer
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC point control
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: DCC point control

Sorry a typo - that last CDU should read PSU! Here is a servo:- https://www.modmypi.com/image/cache/data/rpi-products/hacking-and-prototyping/motors-robotics/sg92r-high-torque-micro-servo-2-800x609.jpg The Towerpro SG92R are quite readily available for a few pounds. They are quite easy to fit under...
by OtleySteamer
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC point control
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: DCC point control

Which point motor would you go for? There are so many factors involved it's almost impossible to choose a "best" The double solenoid type are all much the same, and factors like "are they to be fixed to the sleepers and dropped through a big slot beneath the points" or will you ...
by OtleySteamer
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC point control
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: DCC point control

Solenoid motors typically take 4A each when activated, so you will need to use low power versions or decoders with built in CDU if you want to power them from your existing CDU. Thanks for oyur reply but I'm afraid your words have gone over my head here. What is my 'existing CDU'? I'm going to be u...
by OtleySteamer
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC point control
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: DCC point control

Not very. Cost up the options to see which costs the most overall, what the minimum you need to get started and what it will cost to do the rest later. The combined motor/decoder has a disadvantage, the best time to fit it during track laying. Separate motors and decoder units can be fitted motors ...
by OtleySteamer
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC point control
Replies: 9
Views: 754

DCC point control

I've an e-link and intend to connect point motors to it. Have I got this right? I could buy cheaper point motors but will need a dcc point controller (that maybe controls 4 point motors) between them and the e-link accessory circuit. or I can buy combined point motor and dcc modules that can connect...
by OtleySteamer
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Anyone using Wago connectors?
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Anyone using Wago connectors?

I spent the last 3 years as an electrician (re-trained after years as a uni lecturer) and it is now common practice to use Wago connectors. They are simple to use, make secure connections and can be re-used time and time again. There's 2 types The lever type for stranded wire: here Push type for sol...

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