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by Peterm
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: LED resistors
Replies: 23
Views: 321

Re: LED resistors

We all had to start somewhere mate. It's as the old saying, "you live and learn."
by Peterm
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Gresley 2-6-2. Help.
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: Cresley 2-6-2. Help.

Unless it was described as a non runner, I'd be sending it back and getting a refund of purchase price and postage both ways. You can also approach ebay for a refund. This model you've bought will have a split chassis with nylon/plastic insulators separating the driving wheels from each other. Even ...
by Peterm
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Baby Deltic / class 23
Replies: 71
Views: 21751

Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Something I've never heard of either. Maybe some American cousins have heard of it given the amount of them that use them compared to the UK.
by Peterm
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Range announcements
Replies: 44
Views: 3661

Re: New Range announcements

Can't say that I blame you. Red tape ties us all up at times.
by Peterm
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Well it had to happen ..........
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Well it had to happen ..........

That's tough. I like Sydney, but rents and house prices would have me heading to Brisbane. Good luck with your choices. Unfortunately, because of the influx of those bloody southerners, rent and house prices have shot up lately. :wink: As sparkhill has said, it does get a touch sticky in the summer...
by Peterm
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Have you improved a Bachmann Auto Trailer?
Replies: 24
Views: 395

Re: Have you improved a Bachmann Auto Trailer?

To use a motor decoder for lighting only, solder a 100ohm resistor across the motor outputs; orange and grey. This can be left in if you need to re address it anytime.
by Peterm
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Well it had to happen ..........
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Well it had to happen ..........

It's pretty rough when you can be turfed out with 30 days notice without a leg to stand on. It should be 3 months for people to get organised. You're right about there not being much work around Brisbane, but it also depends if like me, you're prepared to do anything as long as the money comes in. G...
by Peterm
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sound chip in Bachmann 64xx pannier tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Sound chip in Bachmann 64xx pannier tank?

Doh, I clean forgot about the 649 :oops: I was thinking of a sugar cube speaker in the cab that could be hidden well enough by a crew.
by Peterm
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sound chip in Bachmann 64xx pannier tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Sound chip in Bachmann 64xx pannier tank?

I don't know what this loco is like for sound fitting, but a Zimo MX648 6 pin is quite a bit bigger than a non sound equivalent. Getting rid of the socket and hard wiring a 648 or a 648R with the plug chopped off could give you more space. You'll also need room for a speaker and possibly a Lais stay...
by Peterm
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

Good point, but the post was in desperation and we're trying to help. He might even live near me in S E Qld.
by Peterm
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

Not so desperate after all?
by Peterm
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: A funny thing happened...
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: A funny thing happened...

I thirded that. :)
by Peterm
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

As Ironduke asked, where are you?
by Peterm
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster HF track cleaners
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Gaugemaster HF track cleaners

I'm assuming DC as well. I suggested the decoder and stay alive because as far as I know, you cant make a stay alive for it because of polarity changes when reversing/going forward.
by Peterm
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster HF track cleaners
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Gaugemaster HF track cleaners

As Bufferstop says, clean track, wheels and pickups are essential, even more so in N guage than OO. Rather than use a Relco or similar HF device, you could use a Zimo decoder with a tiny Lais stay alive. These decoders will work with DC to give you reliable running.

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