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by Dad-1
Thu May 24, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?
Replies: 31
Views: 430

Re: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?

No show can possibly hold the attention of everybody. Some want to have eye contact and be able to converse with visitors. Some want to see more action than trains running around a layout. Well tell me how can someone drive a train through a series of points AND have eye contact plus a conversation ...
by Dad-1
Thu May 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport Club Open Day 27th May
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Bridport Club Open Day 27th May

Good to hear from you Dave, Looking at that list of 'improvements' the M.D has demanded I'm not surprised that we've not heard much recently. As Bufferstop says those route timings are rather optimistic, even if you tried to come I'd expect at least another hour on what those route plans suggest !! ...
by Dad-1
Wed May 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport Club Open Day 27th May
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Bridport Club Open Day 27th May

I have left it rather late, but we are having a club open Day on Sunday. Entry is free, we will have light refreshments available at a small charge. The location is Askerswell Village Hall which is located north off the A35 Dorchester to Bridport road, about 3 miles out from Bridport. DT2 9EW. There...
by Dad-1
Tue May 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 875
Views: 37428

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

Hi Tony, While it's unusual for me to do pre-grouping stock it's your bread & butter, certainly those 4 & 6 wheels coaches are !! The birdcage job is for my buddy Derek and not only did I put more care into it, but also found it a fascinating subject. However while that was taking centre-sta...
by Dad-1
Tue May 22, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 237
Views: 9612

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

I tend to agree with you. Like many others I'm a Dodo when it comes to electronics. Heck I still can't use a multi-meter to any degree. As a result these new approaches to railway electronics tends to kill things dead. Now my eldest son is around he has a job to teach me a few things so I've joined ...
by Dad-1
Mon May 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 237
Views: 9612

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: 742
Views: 40922

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: 875
Views: 37428

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: 360

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: 875
Views: 37428

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: 875
Views: 37428

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: 248

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: 248

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: 248

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: 248

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...

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