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by crazypotter
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Wagon load
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Wagon load

Hi. A pal of mine gave me a bachmann "crocodile" wellwagon. I am looking for a load for it to fill the space. Something like a large boiler would suit or suitable large load. Any of you guys know where l can get something of that nature without having to buy the whole wagon. Many thanks.
by crazypotter
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Footbridge
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Footbridge

Hi. Anyone got a Skaledale Hagley footbridge they would want to sell. These are now discontinued and difficult to source (R9751). Decent price would be paid depending on condition. Thank you.
by crazypotter
Mon May 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Class 122
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Class 122

Hi all. Have just purchased a dcc ready class 122 bubblecar by Dapol. In oo gauge. Initially I was going to fit the 6 function imperium decoder to make use of all the lighting on the model. I have heard of people having lighting issues when using other decoders. However, I have now being mulling ove...
by crazypotter
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Point clips
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Point clips

Hi All. I am currently getting prepared to wire up my small branch line layout for dcc. I will be attempting to do a bit of soldering (reluctantly) to put I some droppers. My question would be do I need droppers on the points and sidings or do these point clips do the job and keep the sidings and po...
by crazypotter
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Bus wires
Replies: 21
Views: 1231

Bus wires

Hi all. Being a novice with regards dcc wiring I have what you may consider a simple question. I am running two bus wires below the baseboard. I assume two ends run into the controller. However, I am unsure what to do with the other ends. Do I need to connect them to some sort of connection block or...
by crazypotter
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Analog controller
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Analog controller

Hi All. Well my trusty Hornby analog controller has finally died on me. I use this mainly to run new locos in prior to chipping. Hornby or gauge master would fit the bill with a transformer. Willing to pay a reasonable price if any of you guys have one stowed away. Thanks.
by crazypotter
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: K1 decoder

Cheers guys. Will probably go for the Zimo if it is an easy one to fit. Don't won't to fiddle about with a bundle of wires etc.
by crazypotter
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

K1 decoder

Hi all. In the process of purchasing a K1 loco (Hornby dcc ready). Can any of you folks recommend a decent 8 pin decoder (non sound) for this model?. Model is oo gauge. Many thanks.
by crazypotter
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: K1 decoder

Seconded. I have a couple of these, fitted with the Lenz Standard (because that was the lowest cost quality decoder when this model came out), and it is a 'snap'; release tender top, plug in decoder and replace tender top. (The suggested Zimo will do equally well, and how good it is to have a choic...
by crazypotter
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: K1 decoder

Thanks to everyone for the advice. Tempted to go "sound" with a Zimo from youchoos, or maybe a Lenz standard. As like all things for the layout, depends on budget. Cheers guys.
by crazypotter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 959

K1 decoder

Hi all. Recently purchased a Hornby k1 loco second hand at a decent price. Loco is dcc ready and still deciding whether to go for standard chip or sound. Can anybody recommend a decent decoder ( standard or sound) for the loco and how difficult to fit?. The model is R3243a. Many thanks.
by crazypotter
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Platforms
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Platforms

Hi all. I plan to scratch build my own platforms using a foam/insulation board as the base. As for the surface I was considering a poundshop filler, however I have since thought about using sculptamould which I haven't used before. Would be grateful if any of you guys could advise particularly if yo...
by crazypotter
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: Gaps in track

Usually because the layout has been created from flexitrack, and where the railjoiners go on the rail ends, instead of slicing the chairs off the tops of the end sleepers to provide clearance for the railjoiners, instead the sleepers are completely removed as a simpler solution. Looks ugly but func...
by crazypotter
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Gaps in track

Hi All. I have noticed on some layouts (you tube etc) that there are gaps in certain places on the track where it seems a couple of sleepers have been removed. Can any of you guys enlighten me on why this is done?. Probably an obvious answer. Cheers
by crazypotter
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Decoder

Thanks for you're input guys. I am tending to favour the Zimo. The price and the favourable comments made by yourselves have swayed my decision. Thanks for you're help.

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