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by traincrazy1
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: beginners coach kits
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: beginners coach kits

I thought that as they wouldnt need to be well made it would be a good chance to learn the art of kit building and see if I could make a half decent job of it. CB i will be posting as "arkroyal" soon - i forgot my old password and username so this account is a friends (he said i could use ...
by traincrazy1
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: bachmann 108 dmu problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: bachmann 108 dmu problems

on a similar but unconnected note, its currently in NSE livery and i want BR Green,
whats the best (cheapest) was or repainting. dont have an airbrush atm

thansk
by traincrazy1
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: bachmann 108 dmu problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: bachmann 108 dmu problems

thanks - do i just post it to them and tell them whats wrong
also do i have to pay postage
by traincrazy1
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Full automatic DCC control, running, signals
Replies: 8
Views: 1520

Re: Full automatic DCC control, running, signals

I am working on an electromechanical system with reed switches (current designing a way of being fully electrical) all it needs is a lot of resistors and transistors and a few switches. will post a circuit diagram in a few days if you are iinterested the signals automatically set depending on where ...
by traincrazy1
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Decoders
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: DCC Decoders

thanks - dont really want to start removing bits from locos so i want to go for somthing easy to convert (body off, chip in, body on) power 1 wasnt essential - i was only going to use it if v bad slow running thanks for sujjestions can i get a chip in a pannier without mods (does it need to b hard w...
by traincrazy1
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Since when does 15v mean 20v??
Replies: 21
Views: 2738

Re: Since when does 15v mean 20v??

is the 15V AC or DC if multimeter is 1 and supply is other then you'll get dodgy reading
look up "root mean squared" (rms) of and AC wave to see what i mean
by traincrazy1
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Automated signals
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

Re: Automated signals

I am designing a block system using transistors and reeds

its electromechanical so it looks like the auto crispin

think it works though
by traincrazy1
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: beginners coach kits
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

beginners coach kits

hi

I need a couple of coach kits to put in a carridge shed at the back of my layout.
will only be visible through windows and doesnt mattter if they dont runwell so thought i could try a first rolling stock kit

as i sed, appearence doesnt matter - cheapness is the most importand thing

thanks

CB
by traincrazy1
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: bachmann 108 dmu problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

bachmann 108 dmu problems

Hi ive got a class 108 and the driveshaft keeps falling out- it runs over 1 particular point on my layout, the driveshaft falls out and the train derails (i think that the driveshaft dearailis the train as its always sittinfg in the checkrail any sujjestions or should i just send it back - its under...
by traincrazy1
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Decoders
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: DCC Decoders

thanks for the advise - 4 in was just approxx - it only needs to be shorter than a 45 XX - the length of my headshunt meant that a 45XX and 2 wagons just fit - 1 wheelset just on the end of the track, 1 on the point blades!!!! needs to be dcc (incase I use power 1) and sound would be nice (is the ne...
by traincrazy1
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Decoders
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: DCC Decoders

Hi

I have read about the power 1 module with gold decoder (lenz i think)

anyone got any views

also whats the best steam/early deasel shunter for slow running (needs 2 b short [less than 4 in or 10 cm])

thanks

later posts will be on oWN ACCOUNT - forgotten password
by traincrazy1
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: whaleway?
Replies: 12
Views: 2206

Re: whaleway?

Well, Whales of course...
http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c88357.html
The trackplan could be in some way whale-shaped?
by traincrazy1
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima 94xx
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Re: Lima 94xx

6C wrote:Forgot to add the Lima steamer bodies of this era put Hornby to shame for fine detailing....shame about the chassis !
It's a pity really-the body stands up fine to recent Baccy tanks, but that chassis... :shock:
by traincrazy1
Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima 94xx
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Re: Lima 94xx

Thanks everyone for the advice, greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, on my current (schoolboy) budget I can't really justify the expense of a complete bachmann chassis, despite the very nice slow running (If I could, I'd be replacing my Tri-ang 57xx first :roll: ), so for the moment I'll just clean i...
by traincrazy1
Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pedestrian Crossing
Replies: 18
Views: 3669

Re: Pedestrian Crossing

You probably want a monostable 555 circuit with the input connected to the button and the output, as well as cancelling the red light, going into either a much higher frequency 555 astable connected to an LED. Actually, there's a bit where it's solid green before it starts to flash, so you could use...

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