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by Peterm
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scale confusion.
Replies: 20
Views: 271

Re: Scale confusion.

As above, the jib on these things can dwarf everything around them.
by Peterm
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: solder problem
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: solder problem

I've soldered my track ends to pcb, but the other ends of these are on joiners and free to expand. I've made these joints larger than normal because we get regular high temp's here in summer and then down to single figures overnight in winter. Just make sure every piece of rail has a feed.
by Peterm
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Highland Railway Buildings
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: Highland Railway Buildings

And a nice job you've od made it. Thanks for the info'.
by Peterm
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Highland Railway Buildings
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: Highland Railway Buildings

That GNSR station certainly looks the part with the back scene behind it. Do you just push the parts out of the sheets and then clean up the edges?
by Peterm
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Unfinished business.
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: Unfinished business.

Nothing wrong with doing one layout and going to the trouble of making it as near a correct representation as the real thing.

Can you put some pic's up? I for one would like to see it and you might even get some advice from others.
by Peterm
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: motor
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: motor

Is this loco or tender drive. If loco drive and the motor is secure in it's mounting and the worm isn't slipping on the shaft (unlikely) then further dismantling is needed. It could be a split gear. If it's tender drive then it's more than likely the spur gear on the end of the motor shaft. Sometime...
by Peterm
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Preserved railway ground signals info.
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Preserved railway ground signals info.

Surprising how much damage was done with such a minor shunt. :shock:
by Peterm
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Beattie well tank.
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Beattie well tank.

Hi all, I've got the above loco from Kernow. I put sound in it a few years ago with a small speaker fixed to the back wall of the cab with blu tac. It's fallen off and I want to know if anyone's had the roof off of one of these without damage. I want the roof off as it'll make it a lot easier to rep...
by Peterm
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Class 47......Not running
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Re: Heljan Class 47......Not running

As usual my memory let me down. I should have opened mine up to double check on the connections. Not little bits of plastic holding wires in... that's Bachmann. Sorry.
by Peterm
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Class 47......Not running
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Re: Heljan Class 47......Not running

Back to basics to start with. Ensure wheels, pickup strips and the backs of wheels are clean. Also the track. Next stop is to check the connections to the pcb on top. You'll find that they are all held by the wire going through a hole in the pcb and then a small black plastic keeper is pushed over t...
by Peterm
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 08
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Bachmann Class 08

Is it a squealing noise? If so it probably means that you need to lightly, really light oil the motor bearings. If that is the problem and oiling doesn't cure it you'll have to strip it down far enough to be able to get at the bearing above the gears and use and put some toothpaste or similar very l...
by Peterm
Sun May 24, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is Cooper-Craft dead?
Replies: 31
Views: 2474

Re: Is Cooper-Craft dead?

Very good point 6C.
by Peterm
Wed May 20, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 1679

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

The choice is yours, but if the Jinty sounds tinny, check the speaker fitting and that it's well sealed in it's sugar cube; definitely no air gaps. worked out my issue, was the speaker placement within the loco, I've now moved the speaker from the smokebox to the cab and the sound is now much bette...
by Peterm
Wed May 20, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 1679

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

Thanks Pete. Your experience beats mine. :lol: I still only have a single sound decoder, and it's a Loksound v4 which came preinstalled in my Hornby R3130XS rebuilt Merchant Navy 35023 "Holland-Afrika Line". Only complaint I have had with -or that I noticed as a sound novice back when I b...
by Peterm
Sun May 17, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 1679

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

Your experience/opinion. How do Zimo sound decoders compare with Loksound v4 Peterm? I note the Loksound Select are only available from the USA undoubtedly rendering their price prohibitive here thanks to USPS or worse shipping plus GST & insane petrodollar/Swift/Fed distorted exchange rate. Al...

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