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by Peterm
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48HP Ruston better than I could have hoped
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: 48HP Ruston better than I could have hoped

Yes Bigmet not many complaints at all, but I got the Friday afternoon one. I remember posting at the time I got it that the paint on the chassis must have been wet or applied too thick because it was stuck fast in the body. Consequently I broke three of the lifting hooks while trying to get it out. ...
by Peterm
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48HP Ruston better than I could have hoped
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: 48HP Ruston better than I could have hoped

Very nice Geoff. Mine has a Zimo MX617 and I'm waiting on a MX648 (sound decoder) to come. I put in a Lais stay alive unit to ensure there would be no hiccups with spots of dirt etc. I also fitted lights which add to it. These little loco's really are great runners and you get a spare wagon to boot....
by Peterm
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Salvaged components from old compact cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Salvaged components from old compact cameras

Sounds good with the motor etc, but you'll get absolutely no use for a stay alive with 160uf.
by Peterm
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 245
Views: 21917

Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

I'd have that on my layout any day.
by Peterm
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The ideal hobby
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: The ideal hobby

Buggleskelly wrote:
Forfarian wrote:I've been out on the Loch trout fishing this morning, self isolation 1 man in a boat on 200 acres of water :D

Now that sounds really ideal. Hope you caught something as well.

As long as it wasn't the dreaded virus. :wink:
by Peterm
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Bus wires
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: Bus wires

We'll have to agree to disagree.
by Peterm
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Bus wires
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: Bus wires

Hi First of all they are not "Terminators" as used on IT network cabling. They are filters. They are extremely useful if you suffer from a short circuit e.g. loco derails causing a "Spike" of power on the DCC bus which can cause some decoders to self reset to their default addre...
by Peterm
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Great Buy.
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: A Great Buy.

I usually have to get my Mrs to help me put a tee shirt on after a shower. I hate this 'ere 'umility. :lol:
by Peterm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Great Buy.
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: A Great Buy.

Ya not wrong sport.
by Peterm
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Great Buy.
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: A Great Buy.

Sounds as though he is, or around Sydney. It's always a stinker in the summer. I haven't touched anything for a while with the same problem. The rails need cleaning every ten minutes and it's just no fun. Looking forward to it cooling down a bit.
Edited to say, good buying.
by Peterm
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby N2 1744 sound choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Hornby N2 1744 sound choice?

All of my decoders, sound and non sound are from Zimo, bar one. If you can get one by Paul Chetter aka pauliebanger I think you'd like it. Worth a look.
by Peterm
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby N2 1744 sound choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Hornby N2 1744 sound choice?

Digitrains would be one place to look, or DC kits another.
by Peterm
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Locomotive maintenance advice
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Locomotive maintenance advice

There's no adjustment on modern motors, they are not called 'sealed cans' for nothing. (If a motor starts screaming then a minute dot of light oil on the shaft adjacent the bearing(s) is all that can be done, without some expertise. Very important that oil should not get inside the motor, as it wil...
by Peterm
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Roads and Roadworks
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Roads and Roadworks

Interesting read that. Thanks for posting.
by Peterm
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC issue
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: DCC issue

Didn't make myself clear enough there. :oops: Thanks.

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