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by Peterm
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Suprise Move by Hornby
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Suprise Move by Hornby

It is a nice looking loco and one that myself and a few friends rode behind along with Flying Scotsman from Brisbane down to Casino NSW and back... the trip where I decided to wear a white shirt with the inevitable result. :D
by Peterm
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Early Diesels and decoders
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Early Diesels and decoders

Again thanks for all the help guys. Down and dirty (Bigmet) would suit me just fine but I cannot see anything that looks like a capacitor in that gap. I also cannot figure out how to move the big grey block away from the black chassis frame to get a better look or hardwire. I think I have all the s...
by Peterm
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Early Diesels and decoders
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Early Diesels and decoders

When you remove the inductors replace them with wire links or you'll get nothing.
by Peterm
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Early Diesels and decoders
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Early Diesels and decoders

Horses for courses I suppose, but I don't like Digitrax or TCS decoders. Lenz are good and I used to use them, but I've standardised on Zimo now for both sound and non sound. I had a DIgitrax (DH123 I think) and have had a couple of TCS and these showed the symptoms that you're describing.
by Peterm
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where are the members ???????
Replies: 66
Views: 2185

Re: where are the members ???????

I'm here and while the weather's not too hot (spring time in Qld) I've been doing a few things on the layout. The trouble is, that like yesterday, I fitted a new sound decoder with speaker, stay alive and crew and then remembered that I meant to do some pic's of the process :roll: I'll try harder in...
by Peterm
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC decoder Pins
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: DCC decoder Pins

Don't forget solder pads for FO's. A Zimo MX645 for example can have 10 FO's by soldering to the pads supplied. Other decoders are available with FO's on pads.
by Peterm
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Dcc problem.

Great Scott. Truly, humans are the only creature that invents problems to solve. You think!! You should have seen our old dog trying to decide which way round to lie in his bed. This was after he'd made a right mess of it to start with. I think he spent more time going round in circles than he did ...
by Peterm
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 249
Views: 26523

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Some really nice work there expat, but a shame about the pony truck.
by Peterm
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Bridge over the river Exe
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Bridge over the river Exe

bootneckbob wrote:350 so far Pete, stuff of nightmares! Need a small break as the railings and catwalk will be even more fidely!
Edit, I forgot about the underside: 375!

Reminds me of that song... They're coming to take me away ha ha.
by Peterm
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 00 scale lorries
Replies: 135
Views: 47081

Re: 00 scale lorries

The good old 40' spread axle trailer. Hot summer day in Deptford. Had to take a tightish right hand turn to get to a building site. Made a proper mess of the bitumen. Really nice models there Jim.
by Peterm
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Bridge over the river Exe
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Bridge over the river Exe

That really looks the part Bob. How many separate parts? Or is that the stuff of nightmares. :)
by Peterm
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ESU lighting strip. 50708/50709
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: ESU lighting strip. 50708/50709

Thanks for the help. I'll settle for a rectifier. I don't have any, only full bridge rectifiers. I'll ask the owner if he wants me to carry on.
by Peterm
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ESU lighting strip. 50708/50709
Replies: 6
Views: 140

ESU lighting strip. 50708/50709

I've posted this on another forum but got no answers, so I thought I'd try here. I've got this strip here for a friend who made it smoke; I don't know how, but I've found a component that looks burnt. It looks as though it could be a voltage regulator with it's three legs but there are no markings o...
by Peterm
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: servos and electro frog
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: servos and electro frog

Exactly as Bufferstop said. Ditch the idea of frog juicers and use lever micro switches to change polarity. This way is guaranteed to work without problems.
by Peterm
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Jules's garden railway update
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: Jules's garden railway update

Ees good, ees look like real theeng (just yank out that tension lock!). Out of curiosity, how have you secured the ballast? As far as Zimo decoders are concerned, I guess I am being a bit unfair as I have only had experience if the sound version fitted to the new Class 159 and I really don't like h...

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