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by roganty
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bitesize Engineering
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Bitesize Engineering

Strange, this thread has been sat here for more than a month before it's first reply :!:

But I did go searching for those books, and have brought a couple for inspiration :idea:
by roganty
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Can anyone identify these trees / bushes
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Can anyone identify these trees / bushes

Have a look at the Noch range of fir trees or Busch

Just found the tree page on the Busch website
by roganty
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2
Replies: 31
Views: 1658

Re: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2

I think I'm going to enjoy this ! Not exactly a light bulb moment, but a crazy laughable thought. Remember the good old autochanger with records stacked ? How about doing it with layouts ? Several in a stack and move the one you want at any given time to the top to either use, or work on. Geoff T. ...
by roganty
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model railways while on holiday?
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Model railways while on holiday?

I fear I may be treading on Dad-1's toes, but have a look at his portable Thomas layout
by roganty
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A DIY Material
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: A DIY Material

The photo's not very clear, but my money's on XPS
by roganty
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shoddy Cheap Way Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Shoddy Cheap Way Gauge

They are also 55p direct from the shop but there is £3 handling fee for orders under £30
by roganty
Fri May 08, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Track Circuits (Train on Track Indicators.
Replies: 42
Views: 2889

Re: Track Circuits (Train on Track Indicators.

This was a comment that I thought I'd made about the description of a latching relay as being a point motor with contacts but no points, but I found it in the drafts folder so perhaps it didn't go. If it did, I apologise for the repetition. Maybe you were thinking of a different topic :?: @Suzie me...
by roganty
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Exhibitons cancelled.
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Exhibitons cancelled.

The Bristol Model Railway Exhibition has also been cancelled
by roganty
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Jinty’s workbench..
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Jinty’s workbench..

I saw the picture!
It was about 10/11am, I'm not sure if @Jinty has edited their post, or if the picture has caught Covid-19 and has had to self isolate :lol:
by roganty
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....

Blueday, there is an "export" function in Scarm. As NedFlanders suggested zoom out until you can see the whole plan, then go to File > Export In the dialogue box select "jpeg" and save. Your plan should now be saved as an image. Ref. http://www.scarm.info/blog/basic-stuff/how-to-...
by roganty
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC newb, dropper/point insulation help please
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: DCC newb, dropper/point insulation help please

Ps. can someone explain to me how the DCC signal is sent to the loco? Is it wirelessly like bluetooth or is it a unique frequency electrical current sent via the track? As RAF96 explained (very comprehensively!) There is a DCC chip in each loco which reads a "unique frequency" sent via th...
by roganty
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Layout apps
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Layout apps

Hi all, Was wondering if there are any apps for layout building? I'm aware of scarm and other windows applications, but was wondering if there was anything that could be used on a mobile or tablet as my laptop is dead and funds are short! Andy There is always online! Trax is, as far as I am aware, ...
by roganty
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: Power Supply

Why is it not required in N? I haven't used N gauge points, but surely the point blades are the contact between them and the stock rail rather than from the frog. If supplied by the frog, they'd need a polarity switch and isolation from the frog to prevent shorting wouldn't they? Peterm, what I sho...
by roganty
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: Power Supply

Yeah, I've insulated joiners on the frogs - but I've not made any mods..guess I'll follow your suggestion and fix the points so that power is not relied upon the point blade. FerhusK, this mod is not really required for N, it can be done if wanted but is a lot more fiddly than in OO. Have you solde...

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