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by Dad-1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 450
Views: 46538

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Borrow any ideas you may fancy trying.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Where we came from...
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Where we came from...

Some 'Big' stuff there windcutter9f, Funny I was never really a train enthusiast. I may have had a wind up tin-plate circle sometime in the late 1940's. Had 3 rail Hornby dublo for Christmas some time in the early to mid 1950's, but I was always a road orientated explorer on my bikes. That lead to c...
by Dad-1
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 729
Views: 77381

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

While both TimberSurf and E2E's suggestions are fine I'm working on a 'holding' job here. I had already bought 3 identical lights to replace the failed items. Two responded to a change from a 1K resistor to a 220R the third light didn't want to play so today I've removed and fitted a replacement. Th...
by Dad-1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!
Replies: 719
Views: 74617

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!

Hi Jim, I'm liking the sounds drifting this way. Don't be afraid of big, but keep it simple. It looks like you've noted many lessons of design and skimping can lead to problems but don't build a battleship, 6 mm ply should be fine and honeycomb reinforcing from the same material can work. My questio...
by Dad-1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street
Replies: 115
Views: 4860

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Please make certain that Barnbow Munitions DO keep to health & safety
or the layout could be decimated !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 729
Views: 77381

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Must read that later TimberSurf ......... Dimming Guide, for me that's lack of sleep, was up last night wandering around at a silly time. Anyway the first board is 100% working even if 2 are brighter. Today before I went looking for a club member in hospital I had a go at board No.2. Here you can se...
by Dad-1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 729
Views: 77381

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

John, If it was easy enough and I could afford to change to filament bulbs I would. I do believe they are more easily adjusted for output than LED's that need that trip voltage (Abt 2.7V?) before they work and are then already too bright !! The one disadvantage is power consumption and heat. One mel...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 729
Views: 77381

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Hi John, I'm beginning to wonder if there are inadequate soldered joints ? I've always run at 4.5V and the 1K resistors worked .... until they didn't !! Here you see the middle light now with a 220R, the other two are still happy with their original 1K. I prefer the lower light levels. It's only mod...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 729
Views: 77381

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

The sun IS shining and so are the lights. I have a feeling that some of this problem is less than perfect soldered joints although I'm still baffled. Put a new 1 K resistors in - Nothing. Put 220R in on one light and it worked, but rather brighter than I wanted. Tried a 470R on the other - nothing a...
by Dad-1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 729
Views: 77381

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Hi Dave, Not too close if my problem solving and cleaning continues as well as it did tonight. One dead Peco PL13 switch replaced, typical it was one of the few well stuck to it's point motor !! I often have troubles on one side, but this one just dead. Failing station lights ? this had been a probl...
by Dad-1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 729
Views: 77381

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

First serious problem, one I expected hence this being the first board I'm checking out. On the passing and platform 3 crossover a complete failure of the Peco polarity switch on one point. It seems I have just 1 unused spare in my spares box. This board also has 2 of the 3 failed station lights. I ...
by Dad-1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Giraffe's workbench
Replies: 35
Views: 1507

Re: Giraffe's workbench

Keep running Thomas, Annie and Clarabel ...... I also have Mary & Jane, often running a
4 coach rake.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: LUCA'S TRAIN PAGE -BALKAN MODEL RAILWAY LAYOUT
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: LUCA'S TRAIN PAGE -BALKAN MODEL RAILWAY LAYOUT

So refreshing to see something different.
What caught my eye was the length of coaches, are many
Continental coaches longer that the British standards ?

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: New controller

Sadly the Select is not a universally compatible system. We could go into all sorts of miss-matches that have and will continue to raise their heads within the DCC operating systems. Your best bet might be to think new controller and I'd suggest a Digitrax Zephyr Express ...... around the £200 level...
by Dad-1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Theft at GC Model Event
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Theft at GC Model Event

There are a few rotten apples about. Things get stolen, usually for selling cheap for anything the thief can get. Sometimes layouts destroyed for morbid 'fun' I'm always anxious about my 'stuff' overnight, but tents are somewhat less secure than school halls. I suppose that if you're going to be a t...

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