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by crazypotter
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 184

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: 184

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: 184

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: 176

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: 366

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: 366

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: 200

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: 200

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: 208

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: 208

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: 208

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: 208

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...
by crazypotter
Tue May 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco track
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Peco track

Bufferstop wrote:There's very little difference between Peco settrack and Hornby track, you can safely mix them.

Cheers Bufferstop.
by crazypotter
Tue May 28, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco track
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Peco track

Hi all. I am about to embark on a bit of extension to my layout. At the moment all the track is the Hornby nickel/silver. I have been offered a quantity of Peco settrack at a good price. Would this go together ok and are there any pitfalls to look out for. This is 00 gauge. Many thanks.
by crazypotter
Sun May 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Sleeper grime
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Sleeper grime

End2end wrote:Yes. I did the same. You don't really want to paint the rail tops though.
Thanks
End2end

Cheers Bud.

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