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by Peterm
Fri May 07, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: S15 woes
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: S15 woes

Or Peters Spares for 35.89.
by Peterm
Fri May 07, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: S15 woes
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: S15 woes

My first thought is that this was an off loading job by the seller. Disappointing and annoying that people do that to others if this is the case. Have you checked to see if it's worth getting a new motor? Could still be cheaper than buying new. Just found this if it helps: https://www.newmodellerssh...
by Peterm
Fri May 07, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wearable magnifying glasses suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Wearable magnifying glasses suggestions?

I use a cheap rip-off of the Optivisor, which was under £20 off Ebay. Works a treat, comortable to wear, comes with lenses from 1.5x to 3.5x, and unlike the genuine artciles, those lenses are glass! FWIW the technicians at our local dental lab use exactly the same item. I use similar. They were che...
by Peterm
Sun May 02, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: stay Alive query
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: stay Alive query

If you don't have room for a stay-alive module get a Zimo decoder because these do have a little trick that they won't stop on dirty track, and this can make life a lot simpler. It won't drive a whole foot trying to find clean track like the Lenz stay alive, but will go a few millimetres which shou...
by Peterm
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: stay Alive query
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: stay Alive query

A spanner in the works. I've got a 00 Gauge 03 into which I installed a Zimo MX648, a speaker and a stay alive. Some machining (read butchering) of the chassis in the cab area was needed, but it works perfectly. I got the idea from an article in the Hornby mag by Paul Chetter, AKA pauliebanger.
by Peterm
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: advice required
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: advice required

I'm on only my second layout and it's still more a train set than a layout. In my case I'll make the best of it because of age... don't want to die before I'm more satisfied with it. I see some really great layouts, some are modelled on a real place, others freelance. Don't get disheartened, just en...
by Peterm
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3176

Re: Dcc loco issues

Don't push it mate. Take it from someone that knows. :D
by Peterm
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3176

Re: Dcc loco issues

Yes certainly agree about the decoders, control systems (I use Lenz LH & Zimo decoders exclusively) and home electronics too. We've just coughed up $540.00 for a Yamaha tuner/amp to be repaired. I looked all over the place for a replacement, but couldn't find anything that does what this one doe...
by Peterm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3176

Re: Dcc loco issues

...all works wonderfully but can be a bit expensive! ... In first cost, possibly; measured over service duration it's cheaper. Haven't needed to buy a single replacement for any of the Lenz or Zimo DCC kit purchased, and I am fast approaching 20 years use. For consumer grade electronics, this is ve...
by Peterm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3176

Re: Dcc loco issues

You don't even have to spend a fortune nowadays to get perfect running from a Zimo decoder (non sound) as the MX600 and MX617 can be bought for about 20 quid.
by Peterm
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: LED resistors
Replies: 26
Views: 459

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: 16
Views: 279

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: 21924

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: 45
Views: 3998

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: 600

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...

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