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by Dad-1
Mon May 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 233
Views: 9396

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

I've never bothered to read this thread before ...... 'cos it was all beyond my understanding. My eldest son is around now and is looking at trying to work summat by Arduino. Hell I couldn't even pronounce the word correctly !! Still not much point for me, it's still all beyond my comprehension. Geo...
by Dad-1
Sun May 20, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 739
Views: 40678

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Jim,

Has nobody told you that as we get older we should slow down !
I just can't keep up with you - and that's just looking at the posted
pictures !!!

Every one a cracker ........

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun May 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 873
Views: 37254

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

HMRS decal sheet in - Job (almost) done ! https://image.ibb.co/bFasrT/IMG_2689.jpg https://image.ibb.co/eBHiy8/IMG_2690.jpg Gateshead being the only suitable decal for an allocation address. I will try a few ideas on the duff decal sheet, I've not given up on it yet, this is finished short of a ligh...
by Dad-1
Thu May 17, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NEM box the downside.
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: NEM box the downside.

Making so many of my wagons from kits now I tend to align the end of each pocket with the inner edge of the bufferbeam. I also try to use 100% Bachmann narrow tension lock couplings but beware they have 2 different lengths. I've not bothered to measure what the difference is, but it needs to be take...
by Dad-1
Thu May 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 873
Views: 37254

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

All construction finished Wot no decals - Ahh that's because the decal sheet that comes with the kit was duff !! A press-fix type, but one that had no adhesive to either hold in place when pressed, or when wet and tissue removed. Now had to order a HMRS decal sheet from which I can get everything ex...
by Dad-1
Tue May 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 873
Views: 37254

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Slow I know, been waiting for paints to dry !! Had it's second coat of Bauxite, currently still damp, but have given the running boards a woodish coloured undercoat. Still needs it's extended stove-pipe chimney, roof painting and several lamp brackets. Finishing is such a drag, getting to decals is ...
by Dad-1
Mon May 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 0-4-0 dcc
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: 0-4-0 dcc

Incompatibility is something that seems to come with DCC. Many have reported difficulties with other cheaper decoders. One of the most odd was a Bachmann EMU with a Bachmann 21 pin decoder that wouldn't work with a Bachmann controller. The decoder was reported as working fine in other locomotives an...
by Dad-1
Mon May 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 0-4-0 dcc
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: 0-4-0 dcc

Hi E2E, I have now had a look at that video from 2011, never seen it before, but some questions came into my mind which make me think that was a set-up job !! First ask yourself if you have ever had a video trained in ultra close-up when you are about to test a locomotive you've just fitted with a d...
by Dad-1
Mon May 14, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 0-4-0 dcc
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: 0-4-0 dcc

Hi E2E, Some equipment is not particularly happy with the R8249, but using a Hornby controller I've never had any problems with them, where I have had difficulties with TMC & Bachmann. Lenz are good and I prefer to use them for anything which may prove difficult, like the two small white metal l...
by Dad-1
Sun May 13, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 0-4-0 dcc
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: 0-4-0 dcc

I can't say I know exactly which model you refer to as Hornby put many, many, different bodies on their 0-4-0 chassis. For most the Hornby R8249 decoder will fit in and I have them in several, namely : 2 x 06 Diesel shunters, 1 x Caledonian Pug, 1 x Dean Sidings resin 0-4-2 conversion, 1 x GWR Holde...
by Dad-1
Sat May 12, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 32
Views: 864

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

That is SO good !!
Certainly hides the pigs ear that you started with.
It just shows, give a craftsman something "like"
and it will come out as a real jewel.

Geoff T
by Dad-1
Thu May 10, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 739
Views: 40678

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

While I'm not on-line as much as I used to be I still find
watching what's happening on Millsend gets my enthusiasm
pumped up again !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu May 10, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 873
Views: 37254

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi Lysander, No I didn't solder although for a strong join I suppose it would be the way to go and they recommend using solder paste. I don't have any and my fine soldering iron has failed. I used good quality superglue but Derek will be warned that it's a very delicate model and isn't up to much ha...
by Dad-1
Wed May 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 873
Views: 37254

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

That's it for today ...... Even now you see fingerprints from where I tried painting too much in one go. Just hope the paint doesn't go off, I had to dig through a thick skin add thinners & stir for ages. Rail Match is real paint though a pleasure to use and I hope to finish this by the weekend....
by Dad-1
Wed May 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 873
Views: 37254

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Now for something the same, but different !! A Cooper Craft ex-Slaters '00' NER Birdcage Van, didn't call them 'Brakes' back in those days. My almost Ex-buddy, Derek asked if I could make it for him. We were going away for a few days and I looked in the packet and swore one fret was missing. However...

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