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by Free_at_last
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: How to vacuum?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: How to vacuum?

Handy tip...
Don't listen to loud rock music through Bluetooth headphones whilst using a vacuum cleaner.
I had just finished vacuuming the whole upstairs of the house when I noticed the vacuum cleaner was not switched on.
by Free_at_last
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Princess Coronation class Queen Elizabeth - another Hornby dud
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Princess Coronation class Queen Elizabeth - another Hornby dud

I ran my Streamlined Coronation straight out of the box with no problem, it was only when changing the front bogie for the one with larger diameter wheels that I noticed and removed the packing piece. I tried the flanged rear wheel but the loco stalled on my Peco slips so I had to put the flangeless...
by Free_at_last
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Seep PM2 points motor
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Seep PM2 points motor

Bramshot wrote:I don’t suppose he could be referring to rail joiners, perhaps?

I wouldn't think so as he also makes mention of metal fishplates and plastic joiners.
These 'brass plates' appear to be something else, of which I am also intrigued by.
by Free_at_last
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I've had an idea...
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: I've had an idea...

You could try mounting a ceiling 'pull switch' at one end of the layout with the cord running to the other end, along the lines of a communication cord.
by Free_at_last
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Transferring a baseboard....
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Transferring a baseboard....

No, I have never been mad enough to do it. If you are not seriously contemplating it, best to just carry on with what you are doing.
by Free_at_last
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons, Beyer- Garratt new list.
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Hattons, Beyer- Garratt new list.

It now looks like it is a Heljan release and not a Hattons exclusive.
In the Kernow advert it says 'Model has been revised with new improved motor and other upgrades.'
by Free_at_last
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: The dreaded CV29
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: The dreaded CV29

Bigmet wrote:Per the old joke: there are 10 kinds of people when it comes to understanding binary.


Those who do and those who don't.
by Free_at_last
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Marshall III controller bulb
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Re: Marshall III controller bulb

Using a multimeter can you read a voltage from the centre contact to outer threaded bit: a) as an ever present or selected voltage and/or b) only in overload conditions - e.g. stall a hungry motor at max chat. Ok, just been out for a bulb, could only get 12v 1.2w. Before installing I checked for vo...
by Free_at_last
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Marshall III controller bulb
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Re: Marshall III controller bulb

After finding a torch bulb of unknown value I tried the controller and noticed the light was flickering when running an old Triang Hornby Jinty that hasn't been run for years, and was spluttering along as it was in need of a good service. I spent a bit of time cleaning up the Jinty and it ran a lot ...
by Free_at_last
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Marshall III controller bulb
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Re: Marshall III controller bulb

Ironduke wrote:Can you see the socket?


Yes, it looks torch bulb size, M.E.S.
Someone suggested a car bulb, 12v 21w but the largest I have seen in M.E.S. is 5watt.
by Free_at_last
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Rewiring a 21 pin to 8 pin!
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Rewiring a 21 pin to 8 pin!

On my 21 pin equipped locos I cut the plug off the 8 pin harness and solder to the 21 pin pcb.
by Free_at_last
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Marshall III controller bulb
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Marshall III controller bulb

I was recently given this controller but it is missing its overload(?) bulb, any idea what size/rating it would have been?

Meccano control unit.jpg
by Free_at_last
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Look out Flickr here we come.
Replies: 65
Views: 3278

Re: Look out Flickr here we come.

I have a few alias facebook accounts with no friends linked to them. They are free. I thought about using one to host my pics. Can anyone see any problems with using this method? Looks OK to me, to make the best use of storage space and bandwidth, resize your image to 800 by whatever pixels. Yes th...
by Free_at_last
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Look out Flickr here we come.
Replies: 65
Views: 3278

Re: Look out Flickr here we come.

btw. Has anyone else noticed a significant change when loging into the Photobucket website? (If anyone still uses it ) It appears to have lost it's .css stylesheet, or is my connection simply not linking to it or loading it? Brian Yes, I noticed that last night, thought the problem may have been my...

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