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by Dale_the_noob
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Not been on for ages, what has changed since August '11?
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Not been on for ages, what has changed since August '11?

I am just wondering what new models there have been, have there been any other changes? The class 43 sets were just released from Dapol when I was last on. I have seen the class 20 from Farish is out and there are some new liveries out from Farish. Anything else new? I am mainly interested in the BR...
by Dale_the_noob
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sprog 2 what is it???
Replies: 22
Views: 3897

Re: Sprog 2 what is it???

I've used the android app with my sprog and I didn't notice any lag or delay. The default option in JMRI is the speed doesn't change until you let go of the mouse button, so as you drag the slider up, nothing happens until you let go at the top, you can change it to real time, so as you drag it up o...
by Dale_the_noob
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Peco Code 55 Three-Way Point
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: Peco Code 55 Three-Way Point

I just updated Anyrail (first time in ages) and the 3 way point is now included so you can play around with it in your plan
by Dale_the_noob
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sprog 2 what is it???
Replies: 22
Views: 3897

Re: Sprog 2 what is it???

Make sure it is a regulated power supply!

If you just want to program, 12v is fine.

If you want to run trains, you need 15v or you will have slow trains.
by Dale_the_noob
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge
Replies: 45
Views: 17544

Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Wow!, its been nearly a year since I've been on here, I'm hoping to get some work done soon. hopefully TINGS will have given me some motivation.

The platforms will go under a bridge, ie only half the platform will be modelled, 8 coach trains will be stopping.
by Dale_the_noob
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: TINGS
Replies: 31
Views: 4711

Re: TINGS

I managed to get up there today and like last year it to me about an hour to go round twice. I can't stand the people at these shows, so inconsiderate. I'd spend ages politely waiting to get to a stand, for others to move and then I am barged out the way. The number of people who walked backwards in...
by Dale_the_noob
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N'spirations
Replies: 24
Views: 5280

Re: N'spirations5

Are any going to turn up on ebay?
by Dale_the_noob
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: What order do you do your layout in? (track, scenary etc.)
Replies: 5
Views: 554

What order do you do your layout in? (track, scenary etc.)

I've got my track layed and wired up. What order do you do the rest of the layout

1) Track
2) Buildings and main scenic items
3) Point Motors
4) Ballast & Scatter
5) Detail

Does that sound about right?
by Dale_the_noob
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Grafar 2011 Releases
Replies: 66
Views: 3941

Re: Grafar 2011 Releases

More 37 and 47 liveries are needed.

Really looking forward to the class 20.
by Dale_the_noob
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: How do I calculate gradients?
Replies: 16
Views: 4914

Re: How do I calculate gradients?

Using this as an example, that length of 360cm would be for an incline with no transition from level to inclined track. You will want the transition to be as gentle as possible, the steeper the gradient the longer the transition should be, but for arguments sake lets assume a minimum of 1 coach len...
by Dale_the_noob
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: How do I calculate gradients?
Replies: 16
Views: 4914

Re: How do I calculate gradients?

1:30 is a good start, so every 1cm you want to go up, you need to go forward 30cm. So to go up 12cm you will need 360cm length. Another options is to go up and down at the same time (if you can). So set one line to go up at 1:30 and one down at 1:30 and it will half the length required (180cm for 1:...
by Dale_the_noob
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Customer service?
Replies: 32
Views: 3005

Re: Customer service?

If it arrived faulty, its a straight swap (or he orders the item and forwards it on as soon as it arrives) and he should sort out the returns with dapol with nothing to do with you, if it developed a fault after a month or so, then return is likely, but that customer service is very poor. Its a very...
by Dale_the_noob
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 43 and sound
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Dapol Class 43 and sound

The Class 43 dummy has space inside for a speaker, would it just be a case of buying something like this?

http://www.digitrains.co.uk/ecommerce/d ... micro.aspx

Would the decoder also operate the lights?
by Dale_the_noob
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: A small 2-axle passenger train in N
Replies: 55
Views: 3935

Re: A small 2-axle passenger train in N

Aren't there some older 0-6-0 locomotives with flangeless middle wheels which might go round the tighter corners.
by Dale_the_noob
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: What LEDs do you use?
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: What LEDs do you use?

I use the SMD LEDs as found on the Maplins strips, but cut out individually and soldered to 470ohm resistors. So far have not attempted soldering LEDs to locos as both my current locos came with factory lighting. The rear lamp flashes on modern trains. Peters Spares do a flashing LED kit for £15 an...

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