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by upnick
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Track connections for an N Gauge 4' x 2'
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Track connections for an N Gauge 4' x 2'

Hi A DCC bus should follow thw trak reasonably centrally so all dropper wires form it are of a reasonable length, not further than three foot apart along the track although a pair of droppers wires to each piece of track is preferred if possible Hope this diagram gives you an idea of the T shape for...
by upnick
Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Tarpaulin sheeting for wagons
Replies: 7
Views: 2568

Re: Tarpaulin sheeting for wagons

fair enough, Flash can often be distorting on images, I'm pondering giving this ago should I summon up the patience lol. I found attach the film on for example the round dowel top first ensuring there is enough overhang to cover the wagon & then carefully shape the cling film to the load until ...
by upnick
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Tarpaulin sheeting for wagons
Replies: 7
Views: 2568

Re: Tarpaulin sheeting for wagons

i like the theory and work involved, however it loks a bit shiny, is this just the flash on the camera? i'd maybe consider using some inks to darken the tarp? Hi Hiffano I cant see the shiny parts are to the tarpaulin the photograph was taken under a flash, the finish is a matt as it should be bike...
by upnick
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Tarpaulin sheeting for wagons
Replies: 7
Views: 2568

Tarpaulin sheeting for wagons

Hi All, While we are having this cold snap in the weather :roll: i'm keeping warm by the fire & telly in the lounge & concentrating on projects for the layouts :D This weekend i have been sorting some Graham Farish wagons with new couplers when a 5 plank wagon caught my eye with the potentia...
by upnick
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: dcc courses essex??
Replies: 26
Views: 2625

Re: dcc courses essex??

Hi Mark, Dont take this wrong but why do you need to go on a course ? the wont teach you any more than being on a good forum with knowledgable members who probablt have more nous or experience than a tutor pick a good make of decoder TCS are excellent especially as they are the only manufacturer who...
by upnick
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Farish 66,no lights
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: Farish 66,no lights

Good idea to make sure the motor ontacts are well insulated from the cahssis touching & run a length of Kapton tape under all of the area of the PCB board.
by upnick
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Kato Gp50
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Kato Gp50

Failing the importer contact Kato USA though they dont list the loco as current they could have spares or know of a retailer who holds them .. i have had several spares direct from them a good quick service only 4 days from ordering to delivery in the U.K.

http://www.katousa.com/
by upnick
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Converting a Graham Farish N aguage loco to DCC
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Re: Converting a Graham Farish N aguage loco to DCC

Sorry but i am not prepared to remove the body & disturb the locos wiring .. to be honest in the time & effort it will take you send it to him any problems that should arise Jeremy will be more apt to resolve i'm sure.
by upnick
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Converting a Graham Farish N aguage loco to DCC
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Re: Converting a Graham Farish N aguage loco to DCC

Hi traintractorguy, Your loco is like this one of mine with outside frames i bought new from Digitrains Jeremy fitted a TCS Z2 decoder to it for me ........ i rang them mid morning the next day i had it first thing fitted with the decoder fitted running on my layout :D Give them a ring for a fitting...
by upnick
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ratio N Gauge Station Building Adaption Project
Replies: 9
Views: 3832

Re: Ratio N Gauge Station Building Adaption Project

Hi Terrier good progress :D it reminds me of the shed i made from 4 Ratio kits :D http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii377/upnick/WORKBENCH%20PICTURES/Rationshedconstruction.jpg http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii377/upnick/WORKBENCH%20PICTURES/Ratio3.jpg
by upnick
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Wires only decoder - digitrax or TCS?
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Wires only decoder - digitrax or TCS?

I would reccomend the TCS M1 decoder with thier goof proof warrenty the Z2 from them is more expensive but if you are pushed for space again a good decoder .. the digitrax you have ordered Bluechang as soon as you open the pack digitrax dont want to know about them hence me choosing TCS & CV'S p...
by upnick
Thu May 20, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: To DCC or not
Replies: 17
Views: 1845

Re: To DCC or not

Hi folks, maybe you can all help me here with a bit of advice. Im currently starting out in N gauge, my layout in OO was a TMD and shunting layout and i used DCC for it. My n guage plans are for a Roundy roundy to watch scale lenght trains go by, im wondering will i actaully need DCC for this? Is i...
by upnick
Sat May 15, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Accrington station
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Accrington station

Yes i oticed it was a former shadow of itself now with unused trackage .. like to know what the huge piles of earth are for round there at the moment sure it was Accrington.
by upnick
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish CLass 52 spare glazing
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Farish CLass 52 spare glazing

Hi Anyone know where I can get spare sets of glazing for some Western bodies I acquired? It seems bizarre that for a model still in production, no-one seems to supply spares, although I mifght need a slightly different version, as I think the bodies are from the older model. I did try making a set,...
by upnick
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoders for older locos
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Decoders for older locos

Ordered 2 no TCS T1 decoders rated 1.3A - I assume these should suit - provided they fit in of course. Hi Oggy, TCS decoders are a good choice i use them regularly ..... ''provided they fit in'' check on the TCS site for dimensions http://www.tcsdcc.com/Customer_Content/Products/Decoders/HO-Scale/H...

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