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by Tallpaul70
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Train-Tech Sound Effect Capsules
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Train-Tech Sound Effect Capsules

Has anyone experience of using Train Tech Sound Effect Capsules?

In particular, do they function as advertised?
Does the built in motion sensor deliver appropriate sounds for speeds?
Are they really easy to fit to locomotives?
How long do the batteries last?

Many thanks
Best regards
Paul
by Tallpaul70
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: TTS Chip ina DMU?
Replies: 1
Views: 69

TTS Chip ina DMU?

Has anyone tried a TTS Diesel Chip in a DMU model?

If so, what chip did you fit to what model?

Were you happy with the sound?
If not what was wrong with it?

Many thanks
Paul
by Tallpaul70
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: My DCC Journey

Hi All, It is over 3 months since my last update, apologies for the long silence! Firstly, thanks to everyone for their thoughts on my problem with using DC and DCC on the same test track at different times. For the moment I am just trying to plan my test sessions better so that I only need change o...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: converting 1970's lima
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: converting 1970's lima

Hi All. My experience is that Lima pancake motors require too high a current (1.0-1.5Amps) to be safe and not blow up good quality chips rated at 1.3amps even with clean wheels and track! This is especially true and could be expensive if you require sound chips. If anyone has successfully sound chip...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 tanks used?
Replies: 6
Views: 317

How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 tanks used?

Hi All,
In Summer 1962 six or so Standard 2-6-4 Tank Locos in the 80000 number series were allocated to Old Oak Common.

What were these used for?

Were they regarded as, and used as, equivalents to the GWR 61xx tanks, or did they have a specific use?

Many thanks
Best regards
Paul
by Tallpaul70
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How were the GWR 16xx Tank Engines used in the Thames Valley?
Replies: 1
Views: 181

How were the GWR 16xx Tank Engines used in the Thames Valley?

Hi All, I am thinking of buying one of the GWR 16xx tank engines announced by Model Rail in 00 gauge for my 1960-62 layout. Before deciding, I would like to know how the examples at Slough and Oxford sheds were used. Did they share diagrams with the more numerous 57xx tanks or did they have specific...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: When did the Modern Wagons listed below run on the GW Main Line?
Replies: 0
Views: 88

When did the Modern Wagons listed below run on the GW Main Line?

Hi to you All, I am looking for information on the whether the "modern" wagons listed below were seen on the GW mainline between Slough and Reading in the following years- 1977,1992, 2007, 2016:- It would be helpful if I can find out whether they more usually ran in blocks or singly? Wagon...
by Tallpaul70
Tue May 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: My DCC Journey

Trouble is there is nowhere to mount a switch without quite a lot of work. This is a temporary testing and DCC set up track and has no control panel! Only way I can see is to find a small plastic box , mount the switch on one side and sockets for the three sets of cables (one input, two outputs on t...
by Tallpaul70
Mon May 27, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: My DCC Journey

Firstly, apologies for no update for several weeks, but a number of unplanned things both modelling and family/household got in the way! Anyway, I have now able to test my old DC locos, as well as my newly converted DCC locos, having completed the roundy-round test track and provided it with both DC...
by Tallpaul70
Mon May 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Excursions by British Rail
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Excursions by British Rail

Hi All, I am looking for information about excursions run by BR between 1955 and 1965 from Bedford to destinations including Kew(for Kew Gardens) and Windsor for a trip on the Thames. I remember going on such excursions from Luton with my parents but the details I have are sketchy. I would like to r...
by Tallpaul70
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: My DCC Journey

I now know that the "Consist" is not the powerful option I had thought! Just glad that the need for it on my layout when built will be minimal. The only time I will use it regularly will be when running modern stock and I need to run a top and tailed train. It will probably be easier to ch...
by Tallpaul70
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: My DCC Journey

Further to my last post, I have received information which says that the HCC Castle(amongst others) was the Airfix 1979 body on a Dapol 1985 Chassis. So mechanically my two Castles are not the same! I have completed the readdressing of the three locos recently chipped, and am pleased to say it was n...
by Tallpaul70
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: My DCC Journey

Trying to answer the points raised... The two castles are not of the same Hornby variant The TTS is a factory fitted one uses the 2010 version of the body, but I think was announced last year(?), whereas the Zimo fitted is the 2005 Hornby Collectors club version, which I think has an earlier body, b...
by Tallpaul70
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: My DCC Journey

Hi All, Collected three chipped locos today. They are a Hornby 08, a Bachmann Pannier and a Hornby Castle. All are fitted with Zimo non sound chips. These locos were chosen to explore facets of DCC:- The Castle to compare with my TTS Castle - I have third Castle which might soon get a sound chip. Th...
by Tallpaul70
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: My DCC Journey

Hi EndtoEnd,

Once I have the 56xx back and have tested it I will try to take a short video to post.

I'm not too experienced in video so I cant promise what the results will be like!

:P
Best regards
Paul

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