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by Dad-1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 722
Views: 76986

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: 722
Views: 76986

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: 722
Views: 76986

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: 722
Views: 76986

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: 1473

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: 120

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: 10
Views: 294

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: 351

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...
by Dad-1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Insurance

I think the majority of good insurance companies have as household items and so long as no individual item is of greater than 1K it's covered. Remember however that you're total insured value needs to include all your railway items as well as all other household contents, appliances, clothes, furnit...
by Dad-1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59376

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

Apart from weathering this BR (E) van now done, decals on !
Just realized that I've now built over 100 wagon kits .........

Image

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: New Layout

Hi footplate1947, I'm not exactly an IT guru, and I've yet to put pictures directly onto NRM. I use an image hosting site : http://www.imgbb.com ....... Errr I think it's .com, I'll come back later to confirm. You can hold pictures in different 'Albums' and get a link code that you enter into the me...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Making wiring easier.
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Making wiring easier.

Hi footplate1947 I started washing Matt black enamel into my tracks as far back as 2012 on this layout. Being a lifetime project it's still ongoing, but no signs of any degradation yet. You do need a good % PVA/Water mix to hold fast against the 'washing out' https://image.ibb.co/fqqsHF/IMG-1999.jpg...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59376

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

You said it Dave ! On, or is it At ? West Bay Wagon Works, usually fully committed to working on, you guessed - Wagons. Well this afternoon I've been trying to get my Split Chassis Bachmann 43XX running. It failed lat time I tried to run it. I though the muffs may have failed as the wheels were lock...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street
Replies: 110
Views: 4638

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

I like a nice goods yard !!

Interesting about the 1912 fears of invasion. The Royal Flying Corps and later the RAF
saw France as a possible future adversary. Things change so very slowly !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Making wiring easier.
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Making wiring easier.

Hi footplate 1947, If you're that keen to buy rather than build why not use the Peco wired rail joiners ? While not the bullet proof connections of soldered on droppers they offer what you're suggesting, fast & easy installation.. The weakness of any push on connections are the possibilities of ...

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