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by Peterm
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track cutters
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Track cutters

Come on Bigmet. A few facial scars add character to a face. :wink:
by Peterm
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Question regarding replacing older wheels with new.
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Question regarding replacing older wheels with new.

I didn't realise they did both. Something to remember in future. Thanks.
by Peterm
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Question regarding replacing older wheels with new.
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Question regarding replacing older wheels with new.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think the Bachmann wheel sets have a plastic axle which wouldn't be attracted to uncoupling magnets, if you use them.
by Peterm
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC plan query
Replies: 29
Views: 249

Re: DCC plan query

I marked the position of where my track was going and drilled a hole in the baseboard between two sleepers in the middle of where the track was going (in the four foot). I turned the track upside down and soldered the droppers to the underside of the rails and then fed them down through the holes. T...
by Peterm
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Tender Loco Connection
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Tender Loco Connection

There could be a problem causing an overload and the decoder shutting down to protect itself. What decoder is it?
by Peterm
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC plan query
Replies: 29
Views: 249

Re: DCC plan query

Zimo decoder are sold by Digitrains of Lincoln. If you have enough space, the 20 quid MX 600 will give superb results. It can easily be connected to a Lais stay alive unit. A 50 or 60 watt iron with temp adjustment and temp read out would let you solder to the rails quickly without melting sleepers....
by Peterm
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Points Failure At Woking
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Points Failure At Woking

A shame you had to do away with the hand built point - it looks really good. I bought a few Cobalt motors when they first came out and every one of them failed. I went back to the old faithful Tortoise and never looked back.
by Peterm
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 3D printed drive gear from Shapeways for an Airfix 14xx
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: 3D printed drive gear from Shapeways for an Airfix 14xx

As long as the material is up to the job, the teeth have the correct profile and the 'ole in the middle is right, you should be OK. The 14XX is a nice model. I have one myself with a Zimo decoder. I removed the wheels and replaced them with plain Romfords. It pulls all right and picks up the juice a...
by Peterm
Fri May 27, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 1:76 scale loco driver figures
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: 1:76 scale loco driver figures

Talking of more expensive, There's Hardys Hobbies too. A bit less expensive than ModelU.
by Peterm
Fri May 20, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Heljan Locos - Are they any good?
Replies: 26
Views: 881

Re: Heljan Locos - Are they any good?

A slip of the finger. :D
by Peterm
Tue May 17, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Adding Pickups to Your Locos/tenders
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: Adding Pickups to Your Locos/tenders

A friend of mine bought some of the DCC Concepts pickups but didn't use them because of how stiff they were.
by Peterm
Tue May 17, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sentinel & DCC
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Sentinel & DCC

I've had issues with them too. A loco going to and fro from here in Australia, three times because the job at their end wasn't done properly. OK it didn't leave me out of pocket but it was frustrating when I even asked them to check the tender wiring, only to hear that they had but couldn't find any...
by Peterm
Wed May 11, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Heljan Locos - Are they any good?
Replies: 26
Views: 881

Re: Heljan Locos - Are they any good?

If you haven't all ready bought code 100 I'd suggest code 75 with electrofrog points and crossings. I use these with Tortoise point motors and wire them up to eliminate dead spots and shorts. This can be explained if you decide to go that way.
by Peterm
Sun May 08, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Stolen narrow gauge loco
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Stolen narrow gauge loco

Mustn't be "racist" but I reckon you're right.
by Peterm
Thu May 05, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: drinks supplied by model railway
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: drinks supplied by model railway

What a coincidence. I was watching "travel man" and saw this place on there. Very well done.

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