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by fourtytwo
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Transformer max temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Transformer max temperature

TBH thermal cutouts are of little use unless embedded within the winding, you would be better to ensure each secondary is protected preferably by a self resetting thermal current cutout close rated to the actual secondary current and a primary fuse in case some nasty accident occours. By the time yo...
by fourtytwo
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound fitted Diesels
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: Sound fitted Diesels

I quite agree especially if there are several of these layouts in close proximity, just a noise, nothing enhancing about it, entirely distracting! Personally I give them a wide berth :!:
by fourtytwo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1111

Re: Nelevation issues

I would guess this puts a lid on the likelihood of an OO version anytime soon, as the order of magnitude greater moving mass that the larger scale implies will demand a mechanism redesign. I considered this type of device for my own OO application, and it became serious engineering that would need ...
by fourtytwo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Boxes - keep or throw away?
Replies: 18
Views: 683

Re: Boxes - keep or throw away?

Just put them under the layout in plastic bags, don't take up that much room and very usefull should you ever move house! Mine are in the loft :)
by fourtytwo
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1111

Re: Nelevation issues

Whilst I am sure the mods would frown upon bashing a particular commercial product from all I have read here and seen it seems to be a good idea gone wrong in that the manufacturers have completely failed to forsee the likely problems in the real world and ensure the design adiquitly adresses them. ...
by fourtytwo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1111

Re: Nelevation issues

Thanks for your time and suggestions. Yes, one rack of tracks actually works perfectly well. Spent the whole of Sunday morning unloading the Nelevation and packing each train carefully away. Tested the Nelevation without any stock on board and Bingo! both racks now work perfectly every time..... Of...
by fourtytwo
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1111

Re: Nelevation issues

I manually adjusted that end so that Level 5 was correctly aligned. By the time I had driven a Level 1 to Level 10 that end had dropped by a colossal 2cm! The result is that one half of my Nelevator is completely unusable. That is astonishing, having looked at the tiny pictures on there website and...
by fourtytwo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1111

Re: Nelevation issues

Having designed and built my own many years ago I can say alignment in N gauge is particularly important as the room for error is very small indeed, maintaining that alignment with temperature, humidity and ageing is also a challenge. In my case I resorted to servo self-leveling at EVERY shelf, both...
by fourtytwo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 4'x2' fully scenic 'N' gauge layout
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: 4'x2' fully scenic 'N' gauge layout

Anyone able to advise on the running quality of Code 80 Peco insulated frog points ? I have bought one and fancy in preference to live frog as I want to use the points to isolate a siding. What I don't want to have to do is add in a couple of switched isolated sections. Geoff T. In my early experie...
by fourtytwo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

Not much help except some experience, I have been modelling in N for at least 30 years steam outline with 10 & 12 coach trains and I have to admit initially coming from an OO background I was shocked at the low adhesion of steam outline N gauge. Consiquentially in the planning stage I go for gra...
by fourtytwo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track plans
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Track plans

I am presently modelling in N gauge, there are two CJ Freezer ones published by Peco "N gauge track plans" & "Track plans for various locations" Also I have "Model railway track plans" also by CJF & published by PSL and finally "Mainlines in modest spaces&q...
by fourtytwo
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Transformers and Lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Transformers and Lighting

Hello, I think wherever you post it you need to say a little more than just lighting, like what voltage are the lamps, what current or a link to the source website please :)
by fourtytwo
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Egg tray painting box
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Egg tray painting box

Unfortunately in my case it would make an excellent catapult as I clumsily caught my wrist upon the upturned end :shock:
by fourtytwo
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Riccarton Junction in N gauge
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: Riccarton Junction in N gauge

Thank you all for your kind comments though I must apologize for the poor depth of view (distant focus) apparently this is caused by a large aperture in turn caused by insufficient lighting. I am purely a point and poke man with a Panasonic DMC-TZ1 that has been all over the world with me. Me-thinks...
by fourtytwo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Riccarton Junction in N gauge
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: Riccarton Junction in N gauge

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