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by kebang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: As yet unnamed!
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: As yet unnamed!

I like the plan, but as you have already spotted some redrawing is required to make the top station operational. Will you be DC or DCC? Wiring it up in DC sections might present problems for your 5yr old to operate. Another problem will be getting trains onto the left hand track when leaving the cen...
by kebang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. I was aiming at an 'out & back', together with a loop and rev loop, so my train(s) appears to go somewhere then return. At the terminus the tank loco(s) can then do a runaround & the train will be ready to depart again. The theme will be 4 wheeled co...
by kebang
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm

Sorry, this should have been posted in 'Personal Layouts - Planning'. Perhaps a Mod could move it for me?
by kebang
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm
Replies: 5
Views: 209

New lockdown layout, 190 x 120 cm

Here in the Philippines we have been subject to stringent lockdown conditions, particularly if you are over 65. My wife & I are renting a bungalow in a sparsely populated rural area. My large loft layout in Tagbilaran City is inaccessible so I've decided to build a smaller layout in the garage h...
by kebang
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Egg Tray Sandwich
Replies: 13
Views: 2689

Re: Egg Tray Sandwich

Re-thought this project. At the very start of the Corona virus (Dec 2019) we evacuated from the very crowded city area where our house is and took up a long term rental in a sparsley populated area of the coast. This means my 10x6 loft layout is no longer accessible to me; the very small layout sugg...
by kebang
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 2699

Re: UK or Bust 2020

The rail pass is extremely good value for money, compared to standard rail fares. I live in the Philippines and when returning to the UK I always use one. A big advantage is the ability to take any train, so detailed departure time planning is not critical.
by kebang
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 2113

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Oops! didn't realise you are using 1st.deg curves - Slight revision
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by kebang
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 2113

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Assuming you want to keep the size of the layout as is, can I suggest these very minor changes to extend the lengths of the sidings. (May make shunting easier for an 8 year old!)
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by kebang
Sun May 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Small double O layout
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: Small double O layout

I enjoy fiddling with little layouts like this, but I think you are going to need a wider space. An inverted fig 8, needs a little more depth (90cm) but less width (110cm). This one is shown using Peco track.
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by kebang
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4amp alternative for Select controller
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: 4amp alternative for Select controller

When I was using a select I purchase a cheap unbranded 4.5amp power supply for it. The select continued to operate perfectly until I purchased an NCE years later.
by kebang
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Egg Tray Sandwich
Replies: 13
Views: 2689

Re: Egg Tray Sandwich

Thanks for the idea Bufferstop. My Isuzu pick up is currently being stripped back to bare metal & then resprayed so I've asked the owner of the shop about your idea. His response was 'It is extremely rare for body panels to be imported to Bohol Island, but more likely in Manila. In Bohol we will...
by kebang
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Egg Tray Sandwich
Replies: 13
Views: 2689

Re: Egg Tray Sandwich

I am definitely going to try sandwiching the polystyrene between 2 thin ply sheets. Can't do it yet as my pick up is in the shop for a complete respray. This is scheduled to take a couple of months so I can't fetch my ply until I've got my vehicle back. This small board (120x100cm) is earmarked for ...
by kebang
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 20
Views: 2204

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

Finely had time today to do an OO gauge test. Using the 9 volt battery a hornby 0-4-0 loco ran for 2hrs 45mins until it finally stopped. The loco was not hauling anything so this time needs treating with suspicion! Next test will be a loco hauling 3 x 4 wheeled hornby coaches. They are not at all fr...
by kebang
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 20
Views: 2204

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

power for controller.png Over 5 hours later the kato chassis is still travelling happily around the oval with the 9v battery powering the controller. It is a cheap rechargeable rated at 180mAh. The battery was fully charged & reading 10 volts. 3 hours later it is reading 8.2 volts. The ah draw ...
by kebang
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 20
Views: 2204

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

Still not tested with the OO locos. but whilst the kato chassis were very controllable at full throttle they were far too quick! I connected the controller to a little 9 volt battery (the standard little oblong one that fits into a multimeter). Again the chassis were extremely controllable at low sp...

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