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by crazypotter
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Analog controller
Replies: 0
Views: 58

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: 480

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: 480

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: 492

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: 492

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: 492

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: 457

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: 468

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: 468

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: 365

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.
by crazypotter
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Decoder

Hi all. I am about to order a class 122 "bubblecar" from Rails. This is a Dapol model in oo gauge. Now to control all the lighting functions a five function decoder is the minimum. Dapol recommend their Imperium (well they would wouldn't they) which is 21 pin, 6 function. Prefer a lenz mye...
by crazypotter
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cab crew.
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Cab crew.

Now that would be something to see mate. The driver in a pink suit!!.
by crazypotter
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cab crew.
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Cab crew.

Hi all. Just bought a class 122 bubblecar and intend to fit a chip. Whilst I've got the body off I will fit a few passengers and a seated driver. Any recommendations where I can purchase some decent figures. Scenecraft etc seem so expensive and I don't need a cab crew set as you would use in a steam...
by crazypotter
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Droppers
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Droppers

Thank you all for you're comments. Makes perfect sense to me.
by crazypotter
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Droppers
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Droppers

Hi all. Finally got round to laying my track for my oo gauge "roundy roundy" layout which consists of the bog standard 3 loops and a few points leading to sidings for an engine shed etc. On the question of droppers I think I'll install a couple of pairs per loop which seems plenty for a sm...

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