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by Peterm
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which glue? Lineside fencing
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Which glue? Lineside fencing

Dead right argent about the cleaner. I dropped a clanger when I posted, giving the impression that I used the actual glue (the thick stuff). I have the garage door open with a fan blowing the fumes away from me.
by Peterm
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which glue? Lineside fencing
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Which glue? Lineside fencing

I use the same stuff on some plastics; Methyl Ethyl Ketone (M.E.K). As Bufferstop says, keep good ventilation up.
by Peterm
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dust
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Dust

For dusting, I use a very soft bristled make up brush... it's not for my make up, honest. I use the normal vaccum (Meile) but so far I haven't got small parts to worry about.
by Peterm
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: K1 decoder

Thanks Paul.
by Peterm
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: K1 decoder

I'm having problems with this at the moment, but they are supposed to be able to have working brakes on non sound decoders now. I'll let you all know when I get down to the 'sorting it out' bit.
by Peterm
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: K1 decoder

With the Zimo, you can have working brakes.
by Peterm
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC newb, dropper/point insulation help please
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: DCC newb, dropper/point insulation help please

I disagree about the droppers. You can never have too many droppers. One pair for each individual piece of track ensures you won't have trouble because one rail joiner builds up a resistance.
by Peterm
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Old tender drive A4
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Old tender drive A4

If all else fails you could wire the loco to tender using micro connectors.
by Peterm
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Power Supply

Why is it not required in N? I haven't used N gauge points, but surely the point blades are the contact between them and the stock rail rather than from the frog. If supplied by the frog, they'd need a polarity switch and isolation from the frog to prevent shorting wouldn't they?
by Peterm
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Power Supply

As you're using live frogs, have you made the wiring mods so that you're not relying on point blade contact for supply? If not you'll need to lift the points to do those mods and also use insulated joiners on the frog rails to prevent shorts unless they're dead end sidings. I do this anyway... belt ...
by Peterm
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48DS first impressions
Replies: 25
Views: 929

Re: 48DS first impressions

That looks really good. I'll be asking the treasurer about this.
by Peterm
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4 pin decoders?
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: 4 pin decoders?

If this is what you're looking for, pm me your address and I'll send it over. It'll probably take a week to 10 days. No payment needed.
Pete.
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by Peterm
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4 pin decoders?
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: 4 pin decoders?

You could ask Hornby or Peters Spares. Peters Spares might even have them. If you really are keen on getting one, I'll have a look and see if I have one... well I will if I haven't thrown them away. Let me know.
by Peterm
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Seep v Solenoid difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: Seep v Solenoid difference?

Another possibility is Tortoise slow action motors.
by Peterm
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 752

Re: Vandal Update

I don’t need to know this, but that’s just my opinion. Responses to this new discussion need to be extremely temperate or I can see it going the way of the last one. Having spent 35 years working within the Criminal Justice system, this does not surprise me although it is disappointing. It is inter...

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