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by Peterm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fusing + or - side of a circuit ?
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Fusing + or - side of a circuit ?

Maybe it's personal preference with low voltage, low power, but I always fuse and switch on the live side.
by Peterm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toads
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: Toads

Put it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer or you'll have loads of them running/hopping around.
by Peterm
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cost of going to DCC?
Replies: 23
Views: 299

Re: Cost of going to DCC?

Some time ago I settled on Zimo decoders, sound and non sound, The only locos I have where I couldn't find space for a sound decoder is a Hornby pug and a Kernow steam shunter, a J something that I can't remember. As with Bigmet, I use a Lenz system. I bought it in 2005 as a set 100 and it's still g...
by Peterm
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 946
Views: 101911

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

End2end wrote:
Peterm wrote:For the drivers, I've gone back to putting a piece of cloth wetted with ipa across the track and letting the wheels clean themselves by spinning on it. Then there's the other wheels...

TOP TIP!! :idea: :idea:
Thanks Peterm. :mrgreen:
End2end

At your service. :)
by Peterm
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 946
Views: 101911

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

A friend bought me one of those WS wheel cleaners and I see it the same as you... not much good. Back to ear buds and grease .... elbow grease that is. :lol: Thanks End2end For the drivers, I've gone back to putting a piece of cloth wetted with ipa across the track and letting the wheels clean them...
by Peterm
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 946
Views: 101911

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

A friend bought me one of those WS wheel cleaners and I see it the same as you... not much good.
by Peterm
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: narrow gauge railway going
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: narrow gauge railway going

Shame about the narrow gauge line closing, but an interesting link from ex-pat. Thanks both.
by Peterm
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Busted this, busted that.
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Busted this, busted that.

Yes, I've got a tube of Woodland Scenics silicone grease. It's about 100 years old... all right, maybe not. I might have to get the remains in to a container of some sort and use a tooth pick to apply it. Good luck with the repairs Bigmet.
by Peterm
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: carbon Black
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: carbon Black

You can buy acrylic carbon black paint in tubes to be mixed to the consistency you want. Maybe from cheap shops or if all else fails, an artist supplies shop.
by Peterm
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Nothing model railway available as a gift
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Nothing model railway available as a gift

Rebel. Renage on the agreement , tell them you don't want anything for Christmas and buy them all a sponsored goat or guide dog or something similarly useful and altruistic. I have eventually persuaded my mother in law that "nothing I can't eat or wear" means exactly that, and definitely ...
by Peterm
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Turn-out Wire gouge
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Turn-out Wire gouge

I made my own cdu with four 4,700uf caps. these shifted up to eight Peco motors at a time through a diode matrix with cat5 wiring. I know it's all theoretically wrong, but I think the cdu had so much grunt that I could have used that bit of wet string that Brian mentioned. :wink:
by Peterm
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Zebra crossing location
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Zebra crossing location

I'd go between B & C so that there's plenty of room to see and be seen. Over here in Queensland you can find busy cross roads with pedestrian crossings on all four corners.
by Peterm
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Zebra crossing location
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Zebra crossing location

Another vote here for B, I wish the real life planners took so much care about the positioning, we've got some atrocious siting around here. Not just crossings, we have a yellow box junction where you can't obey the rules as it goes so far past the corner that you cant see the exit left until you a...
by Peterm
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol OO Gauge GWR Large Prairie & GWR Mogul.
Replies: 40
Views: 5397

Re: Dapol OO Gauge GWR Large Prairie & GWR Mogul.

I'm the same with Heljan, although not nearly as much money spent. I think it was a Western Cl 52 that I have that started grinding away. When I took it apart the worm gear (not the worm) was offset at both ends and worn on one side. I corrected it by carefully taking down the boss on one side and t...
by Peterm
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R3839 Standard 2MT 2-6-0 78000
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: Hornby R3839 Standard 2MT 2-6-0 78000

Yes I understand that, but there are plenty of people taking home two or three hundred quid a week which means it's turning back in to a rich man's hobby. Even if manufacturers go to a cheaper place, I bet prices wouldn't go down.

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