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by Mike Parkes
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Colour light signals
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Colour light signals

As an example a train passing a 4 aspect signal showing double amber will then expect to pass the next signal at single amber and the stop at the following signal showing red. In locations where speeds are low enough only 3 aspect signals are used and where local circumstances dictate 2 aspects are ...
by Mike Parkes
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

I have since bought some hattons 6 pin decoder decoders and am still having the same issues the Loco moves forward about a wheel turn or two forward then stops this it happening with my Beattie well tank and my Hornby Adams. Any ideas really stuck as my other locos which had decoders in work fine b...
by Mike Parkes
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Graham Farish King class
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Graham Farish King class

Try Bachmann to see if they can help http://www.bachmann.co.uk/service-request/
by Mike Parkes
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

I understand Hornby have located the 6 pin socket in their Terrier such that it needs the use of cabled 6 pin decoder :evil: Turns out their are a number of them, the £20 Zimo MX617F apparently fits the Terrier, which according to Coastal DCC is 13x9x2.6.
by Mike Parkes
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

Never had a problem with the ESU ones sold under the Bachmann label - the only thing is they are large (although tiny compared to this joke offering from Hornby) and hence also have some Zimo ones which are highly recommended by most users for locos which simply cannot take the ESU one.
by Mike Parkes
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

The more I think about it the more illogical it is, the whole point of a 6 pin socket is for use in locos with limited space yet this needs a vast amount of space for the cable and size of decoder they have used in comparison to a normal 6 pin decoder. Presumably then the Hornby models with a 6 pin ...
by Mike Parkes
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

Roger (RJ) wrote:https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/standard-6-pin-decoder.html


First time I have ever seen a 6pin decoder on a lead so presumably like the 4 pin its simply their 8 pin decoder attached to a 6 pin plug, and how clunky it is in comparison to other 6 pin decoders.
by Mike Parkes
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Hattons P class bluebell
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Hattons P class bluebell

dubbleojon wrote:They had some p classes in frizinghall models yesterday, but not sure which livery.

According their web site none in stock
http://www.modelrailshop.co.uk/p/27683/ ... Lined-Blue
by Mike Parkes
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Hattons P class bluebell
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Hattons P class bluebell

Rails have it listed as On Order so presumably a further batch is awaited
Alternatively try other Hattons stockists who may have one - Harburn Hobbies, Widnes Model Centre, Trains 4 U, AGR, Alton Model Centre, C&M
by Mike Parkes
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Spitfire DCC
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Spitfire DCC

The current to one of the motor brushes is by a wire that is soldered to a piece of brass that abuts the top of the brush and which is insulating from the metal sprung rod on the top of the motor by a piece of insulation. What you need are two such pieces of brass that the are connected to motor wir...
by Mike Parkes
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 00 gauge semaphores, whats best?
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: 00 gauge semaphores, whats best?

A number of Ratio signals are provided with wire rod, pull cord and plastic lever to work them as opposed to their other kits which depend on the skills of the modeller to make them work, if at all. Currently have a couple of SR ones, possibly slightly more robust than others due to the whitemetal, ...
by Mike Parkes
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is Peco the only company make 00 gauge code 75 track?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Is Peco the only company make 00 gauge code 75 track?

The SMP flex is OO compared to Pecos flat bottom if not bullhead which is HO - the issue is the sleeper width and spacing although usually overlooked as 99% of OO track in use is actually to HO sleeper standards
by Mike Parkes
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2280

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Meister wrote: Also a lot of time devoted to Airfix kits yet not a single mention of Corgi, which was very successful in the 1990s and has declined to almost nothing over the last decade or so.

Scalextric features in part 2 but no mention of Corgi in the previews of the show I have read

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