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by NedFlanders
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: GWR City Class Killarney - horrible "surging" - Chip recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: GWR City Class Killarney - horrible "surging" - Chip recommendations?

Unfortunately the manual on the dcc concepts site did not match the chip ( to be fair - the manual wasn't specific to the chip, it was a generalised one) Hornby Railmaster detects the chip as a zmini and cv 66 is unavailable. I scrolled through all the cvs to see was there anything relating to what ...
by NedFlanders
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: GWR City Class Killarney - horrible "surging" - Chip recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: GWR City Class Killarney - horrible "surging" - Chip recommendations?

Don't have any experience with the DCC concepts product, but the problem description is of a decoder that has too coarse a BEMF regime for the small motor in this model. Do the decoder instructions show any CV's that allow adjustment of the BEMF sampling and output, so that you can experiment for t...
by NedFlanders
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: GWR City Class Killarney - horrible "surging" - Chip recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: GWR City Class Killarney - horrible "surging" - Chip recommendations?

Thanks for your replies, i have pulled out the chip box again - its a DCC concepts Zen Z218 its replacement on the dcc concepts website - https://www.dccconcepts.com/product/zen-black-decoder-versatile-8-and-21mtc-connection-ability-6-full-power-functions/ Details from a retailer https://www.dckits-...
by NedFlanders
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: GWR City Class Killarney - horrible "surging" - Chip recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 176

GWR City Class Killarney - horrible "surging" - Chip recommendations?

Hi all, On of my favourite purchases over the last year was a Bachmann GWR City Class. I only ran it on the Analog loop and it ran perfectly fine. (image From SimonsTrains website) http://www.simonstrains.co.uk/uploads/1/0/3/5/103577286/s318407923993404965_p81_i1_w640.jpeg Over Christmas I decided t...
by NedFlanders
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: where did I read that? or how to fit a DCC nano to a Smokey Joe/Pug etc.?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: where did I read that? or how to fit a DCC nano to a Smokey Joe/Pug etc.?

Thanks for all the replies. Here's what the fitting looked like in the end. Chip and stay alive.JPG DCC Concepts nano chip to the left - stayalive ( not much) to the right. a small piece of Balsa superglued in to the right under the stayalive to stop it sliding down to get jammed when the body is pu...
by NedFlanders
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: where did I read that? or how to fit a DCC nano to a Smokey Joe/Pug etc.?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: where did I read that? or how to fit a DCC nano to a Smokey Joe/Pug etc.?

Thanks Bigmet,

That's what I did in the end and all seems to be fine . ok its a bit noisy but I can live with that.

Just finished its running in and wandering its way around the inglenook.

Some photos later. Cheerio Neighbours.
by NedFlanders
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: where did I read that? or how to fit a DCC nano to a Smokey Joe/Pug etc.?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: where did I read that? or how to fit a DCC nano to a Smokey Joe/Pug etc.?

How is it that after all this time, just after I post the message, I do another Idle search and find this https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/hornby-dcc/decoder-installation-guides/standard-0-4-0-decoder-installation-guide Now its not the same as the guide on how to fit the nano and stay alive but it does ...
by NedFlanders
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: where did I read that? or how to fit a DCC nano to a Smokey Joe/Pug etc.?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

where did I read that? or how to fit a DCC nano to a Smokey Joe/Pug etc.?

Hi all, Last year I read an article in one of the UK magazines about how to fit a DCC concepts Nano chip plus stay alive into a hornby Smokey Joe/Pug. Aha! Says I. There's a nice little project to go with my planned inglenook section. so I put that magazine carefully to one side , picked up a Hornby...
by NedFlanders
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insulating a shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: Insulating a shed?

Hi there, Having boats as my summer hobby I have a couple of things I'd like to check in with you on. A couple of safety concerns on your heater- sorry I dont want to be "that guy" but.... Please make sure you have both a smoke alarm and a carbon monoxide alarm in the shed. Most years ther...
by NedFlanders
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Foldable Spraybooth - Shows you how...
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Foldable Spraybooth - Shows you how...

One of the youtube channels I enjoy sitting down is this this Chaps' The tools he builds are a joy to behold, for me I think of him as the Luke Towan of the "make my own tools/jigs" community. And this one might be useful for inspiration for some of us. https://youtu.be/3J6s1o6RNNk ( warni...
by NedFlanders
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Some interesting Electric bits and peices
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Some interesting Electric bits and peices

While on the Key Model Publishing website I spotted an ad for this website.

https://www.rkeducation.co.uk/model-railways-125-c.asp

Some interesting CDUs and bus bars and other bits.

I think I will be getting some of the the busbars.

Cheerio

Ned
by NedFlanders
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12344

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

Grand looking layout. As for your problem turnout it appears that you have correctly identified that it spans a joint. As a rule of thumb, “thou shalt not place thy turnout undereth a mountain.” Able to shift the turn out placement? Hi Chops, Well noticed -it's less of a joint and more of just the ...
by NedFlanders
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12344

Constructive Efforts

Hello all, It's been a bit piecemeal in the last while. A bit of this and a bit of that. While doing a painful real world job one Saturday ( largely consists of monitoring devices and occasionally selecting options and sending commands for 12 hours). I had a lot of time where I had to watch a screen...
by NedFlanders
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12344

Spindleshanks

You may have noticed that the supports for the bridge deck don't appear to be symmetrical - you're correct. SpindleShanks.jpg In a classic case of coming up with a workaround and then discovering they do it already in the real world, I give you a flyover at Hornsey in London. "SpindleShanks&quo...
by NedFlanders
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12344

New decking!

Howdy Neighbours. As I was saying, The bridge deck left me less than enthused on its quality. At the time it was made out of two separate pieces of ply as I didn't have one long enough and it wasn't really that flat - the ply was obviously those offcuts/bad cuts from other sheets that I thought migh...

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