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by Free_at_last
Sun May 15, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Adding Pickups to Your Locos/tenders
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Adding Pickups to Your Locos/tenders

4 pin jst leads are also cheap and easy to fit.
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by Free_at_last
Sun May 15, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Adding Pickups to Your Locos/tenders
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Adding Pickups to Your Locos/tenders

I was given a pack to try but found them too stiff and they caused too much friction.
I prefer to use pcb and guitar strings.
I did this last week on an old Bachmann Fowler tender after converting the loco split chassis for dcc..
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by Free_at_last
Fri May 13, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shunting Layout Couplings
Replies: 24
Views: 392

Re: Shunting Layout Couplings

I have never liked the 'Kadee shuffle', having to stop over a magnet at the head of a siding, shuffle, then continue propelling stock along the siding. Something like the Dingham or DG coupling ( there may be others I am unaware of) can uncouple and latch into delay mode without having to stop. In m...
by Free_at_last
Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Would you complain?
Replies: 20
Views: 673

Re: Would you complain?

This looks like it but says it went for £125.00... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dynamis-Wireless-DCC-Control-System-/154884468281 Another 'Brand New in Sealed Box' went for £130.00... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bachmann-DCC-E-Z-Dynamis-spectrum-Wireless-Digital-Control-System-sealed-pack-/313894878081...
by Free_at_last
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Anyone Seen Way Out West?
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Anyone Seen Way Out West?

Only saw Way Out West with Laurel and Hardy.
by Free_at_last
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby featured on tv
Replies: 50
Views: 2082

Re: Hornby featured on tv

Mod Quoted text removed to protect the forum from possible legal actions!

Not seen it yet so thanks for the warning.
by Free_at_last
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Identify mystery points, ty
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Identify mystery points, ty

Not sure, but are they from the Hachette Build A Model Railway magazine?

Yes, they are..

If they are they will be code 75.

No, they aren't.
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by Free_at_last
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: I had an idea
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: I had an idea

I once used the axle hub from an old cycle wheel as a turntable bearing.
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by Free_at_last
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point Motor Wiring layout
Replies: 45
Views: 3893

Re: Point Motor Wiring layout

I find elongating the fixing holes in the seep helps with centralising the switch.
by Free_at_last
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Prodigy faulty again

I give in, what does NFF mean?
by Free_at_last
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Thickness of Plywood framing and type?
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Thickness of Plywood framing and type?

Don't waste money on far eastern plywood, this was flat as a pancake when I brought it home 24hrs earlier...
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I wasted money on two sheets of this when I could have bought one sheet of Baltic Birch.
by Free_at_last
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insulating a shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Re: Insulating a shed?

On my 16x8 shed I ended up removing the windows and installing extra studs and boarded them over after many times trying to stop water ingress. They were blanked out anyway to stop the sunlight. I also removed the feeble double doors and installed a single frame and more robust door with mortise loc...
by Free_at_last
Wed May 27, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3912

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

Remember to remove the bonding links to the V rails. My plan was to leave these in place, cut isolating breaks in the closure rails the other side and use a separate polarity switch for the live frog. So the whole point is fully converted into electrofrog. Ah yes, cutting the turnout in half did th...
by Free_at_last
Wed May 27, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3912

Re: Converting Peco insulfrog to electrofrog ?

I've been looking into this as I may need to use a setrack Y point as well as a double slip to make my MPD work. How about simply grinding out the plastic part, then cutting and filing a triangular section of brass/nickel-silver/steel to fit the gap and soldering it in place? Seems simpler than pul...
by Free_at_last
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Country Station Terminus
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Re: Country Station Terminus

I think he we was referring to this tunnel mouth....
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