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by Peterm
Sun May 19, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Come on chaps, even RMweb are managing to stay vaguely civilised without the rather unattractive baying for blood. There's a justgiving page set up for folk to show support, I'm sure despite money being only a small fraction of what was lost with all that kit/scratch built work, the folk affected w...
by Peterm
Sun May 19, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 66 TTS speaker upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: 66 TTS speaker upgrade

I'll go along with the EM2 Earth mover if you can find the space... even milling or grinding/cutting the chassis (like I did on a couple of my loco's) to make it fit.
Wish I had a milling machine.
by Peterm
Sun May 19, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Not only hit then with the total bill for the damage (though I can't fathom how much you'd factor in for all the hours of work) but also every weekend in the stocks for the next year or so. I'd even supply the tomato's... tinned of course. :x
by Peterm
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 57XX body removal
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: 57XX body removal

muggins wrote:
Bigmet wrote:Keep wiggling ... it will part without damage.


Thank you sir. I shall start wiggling tomorrow!


If you're getting on a bit, don't forget to warm up gently before you start wiggling. :)
by Peterm
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ZTC Controllers... Are they any good?
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: ZTC Controllers... Are they any good?

I don't know anyone that has a ZTC set up but have read numerous tales of woe on the forums. I've had my Lenz set 100 with an extra LH90 handset since 2004/5. The only time I've had to have it repaired was after dropping it one to many times. There's also the new model; the LH101. Worth looking at.
by Peterm
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: dcc Run aways
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: dcc Run aways

I argee with Paul. I gradually changed over to Zimo, sound and non sound for all my loco's except for one ESU when I couldn't get decent sound for a Zimo. DC running is turned off on Richard Johnsons's advice, all cap's removed, track, wheels and pick up's are kept clean, and I've never had problems...
by Peterm
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2484

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

After the first episode I wasn’t going to bother watching the second. A friend suggested I did however and it was a far better effort, much more interesting and less silly commentary. I don’t dislike James May but he really does need to say less at times: he got the balance just about right in epis...
by Peterm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2484

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

After the first episode I wasn’t going to bother watching the second. A friend suggested I did however and it was a far better effort, much more interesting and less silly commentary. I don’t dislike James May but he really does need to say less at times: he got the balance just about right in epis...
by Peterm
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2484

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

End2end wrote:
Lysander wrote:???
Tony

Propagander with a tie on.
Thanks
End2end

I'd have a propergander if it aired out here. :wink:
by Peterm
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Autofrog
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: DCC Autofrog

The 'auto frogs' rely on a short circuit detection to quickly switch the polarity of the frog. In my opinion, a better way is to use Tortoise motors and wire so there is no short. You only have to remember that you wire each motor to the frog at the opposite end of the slip.
by Peterm
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Need help interrogating some decoders
Replies: 25
Views: 573

Re: Need help interrogating some decoders

Sound like Hornby decoders to me.
by Peterm
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Removing dcc
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Removing dcc

Thanks for all the replies, it sounds quite promising. According to the advert it’s a Zimo V4 DCC sound chip, a Seuthe smoke stack, and the 3 coaches are fitted with Train Tronics motion sensing lights. I’ve seen the engine and coaches for considerably less, but they don’t have any of those bits fi...
by Peterm
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Painting "shiny connecting rods/valve gear.
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: Painting "shiny connecting rods/valve gear.

A bit late, but that's the dogs wotsits. :)
by Peterm
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Long long time!
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Long long time!

Proper job.
by Peterm
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: J72 split chassis motor
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: J72 split chassis motor

Bigmet.
I think he's talking about a secondhand loco, could be wrong. I've got a split chassis J72 69023 that wore it's bearings out, so I made up and fitted some wiper pick ups. It now runs OK but sounds much like the coffee grinder mentioned by D605Eagle.

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