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by Mountain
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 16
Views: 176

Re: DCC Theoretical Question.

Question. ....Is it possible in theory, to have a radio control interface that allows one to use a DCC controller to power trains via radio control that does not use track power, but the trains have onboard batteries? In other words, one can use radio control through ones standard DCC controller. W...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 16
Views: 176

Re: DCC Theoretical Question.

Bigmet. Have you seen these?

http://rctrains.co.uk/Transmitters.htm
by Mountain
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!

The Lenz decoder comes with the set 01. It certainly wasn't a cheap one as Lenz used to do a range of decoders where that one was one of the most expensive they did for 00 gauge locos. It was also one of the best decoders available in its day and though it predates the Gold and Silver series decoder...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion
Replies: 162
Views: 4328

Re: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion

That is lovely!

I am wondering if Mike from Smallbrook Studios has seen those little locos in the picture you showed. He is probably too busy to have new projects, but often it gives ideas on new kits he can make for the future. They have a lovely "Look" to them.
by Mountain
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!

Slow speed shunting is obtainable on DC and DCC. My thoughts... DCC can get issues with the occasional loco where a decoder has back EMF and/or inertia... Let me try to explain what can happen and how to overcome it, as this one puzzled me. As I came into DCC fairly early, to get a decoder that had ...
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 468
Views: 95215

Re: The BNR (another way)

Love those Triang DMU's.
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion
Replies: 162
Views: 4328

Re: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion

Your scenes are amazing. Just a thought. Did you know that Smallbrook Studio do loco and rolling stock kits in 1/32 scale?
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!

That Lenz DCC control system is the exact one that I have, and it is very good and if anything, it still holds its own today because more modern DCC systems do not actually offer that much more if one looks at them in a practical way other then having a few extra sound functions, which to be honest,...
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 16
Views: 176

Re: DCC Theoretical Question.

The idea is to run the locomotive from onboard batteries via radio control. Yes, there have been and are DCC systems that have wireless control from the handset to the control system, but this is not where I see the advantage of a control system. I see it in the ability to run on track that has a co...
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 16
Views: 176

DCC Theoretical Question.

Question. There are radio control systems like Deltang and others that do not rely on track power, though they can actually be made to work with track powrr, but it defeats the object. Is it possible in theory, to have a radio control interface that allows one to use a DCC controller to power trains...
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!

I may have edited it a little since you wrote. With DC, unless one just has a trainset style simple oval,I would always use cab control with or wirhout common return (Depending if the controllers are comaptible with common return or not). The DCC advantage on a larger layout is less wiring and if on...
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!
Replies: 10
Views: 175

DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!

I invested heavily into DCC just over 20 years ago (Was it really that long ago?) and as things progressed, I stayed out in front of the DCC technology for a fair few years and ended up with my first DCC sound loco, extra handsets and an extra booster etc... I worked it out I had spent over £1000, b...
by Mountain
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout...OO or N gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: New layout...OO or N gauge

If you want something different and can stretch your space to 4ftx2ft, were you aware that with both 7mm narrow gauge and 4mm narrow gauges one can fit a small oval of track on them? I believe Pinknosedpengins layout is 4ft x 2ft. Mine is a little larger and is just under 7ft x 2ft as I wanted to in...
by Mountain
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion
Replies: 162
Views: 4328

Re: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion

Oh. I know the plant you mean. It grows in towns. Not sure it does that well in the countryside as it needs walls to grow on.
by Mountain
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion
Replies: 162
Views: 4328

Re: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion

It might be the stuff that grows in ponds. If it is, we did have lots of it, but then we had ducks.

What is glycerin? I did look for some before to rubberize lichen as we have lots of lichen growing around here, but I did not know where to get it or how to use it.

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