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by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: how to power accessories
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Re: how to power accessories

Laptop power supplies are a good bet

Let me know if you want one and I'll sort you one out
by Essex2Visuvesi
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: soldering.....Grrrrrrr
Replies: 33
Views: 4294

Re: soldering.....Grrrrrrr

This stuff is a godsend...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Advanced-XG-5 ... 20df39332f
I find this stuff to works great, probably not the best but certainly does the job
by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Airbrush Booth fan
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Re: Airbrush Booth fan

Depends on the what type of paint you spray. Water based acrylics are not a problem
by Essex2Visuvesi
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR
Replies: 153
Views: 29528

Re: 3D Printing –Met Chesham Coaches, 4mm/OO, GN Saloon.

you might find a light dusting something like Tamiya's surfacing spray might help with the finish prior to painting http://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/tamiya-fine-surface-primer-plasticmetal-light-grey/ I have to say I admire your work..... My father in law and I bought one of the Thing'o'mati...
by Essex2Visuvesi
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Working with Squadron's White Putty
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: Working with Squadron's White Putty

If memory serves its tuolene(sp) based so you can make it thinner by adding a few drops of tuolene to the dollop of filler.
Its good stuff I use it on model boats
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Where to buy NCE PowerCab
Replies: 11
Views: 2729

Re: Where to buy NCE PowerCab

Seconded, best prices for international postage I have found

Very helpful as well
by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: To Chip, or not to Chip, that is the question .....
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: To Chip, or not to Chip, that is the question .....

The Digitrax DH123D 1.5 Amp HO Scale Mobile Decoder has enough options to get a Hornby Ringfield to run quite nicely, and has a 2A stall rating http://www.digitrax.com/products/mobile-decoders/dh123d/ DCC supplies does them for a little under 15 quid http://www.dccsupplies.com/shop/product_info.php?...
by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If you designed a train set?
Replies: 57
Views: 4027

Re: If you designed a train set?

Hornby could well do with re-doing the "Rural Rambler" set with it's little 040 tank and four wheelers. It was my whole world when I was 7 years old, I loved it to bits. It looked like a steam engine should and went like the clappers........and still dose! Takes pride of place in my displ...
by Essex2Visuvesi
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are you striving for realism?
Replies: 31
Views: 1872

Re: Are you striving for perfection?

yep sadly my skills do not match my desire for perfection so I often end up disheartened with my projects
by Essex2Visuvesi
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Please Help.....Name That Decoder....Mission Impossible...
Replies: 19
Views: 1447

Re: Please Help.....Name That Decoder....Mission Impossible.

Peterm wrote:And another thing :) Whip that capacitor out to make sure that's not mucking things up... I think there's only one.


Top tip
Only disconnect one capacitor leg and then cover with tape, makes it easier to revert back to DC if required
by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder in an old hornby A4
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Decoder in an old hornby A4

If I remember correctly, the A4 uses the 'type 5' motor, which has power supplied to it from two separate wires, rather than relying on the motor block to carry one connection as with the type 6. This motor is quite simple to convert as the connections from the wheels to the motor can be broken eas...
by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scratchbuilding
Replies: 26
Views: 1260

Re: Scratchbuilding

Comment regarding scratch building from my stepdaughter (aged 8 & currently learning English)

"Is it called scratchbuilding because you look at it and scratch your head lots?"
by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby decoder with dynamis, yay or nay?
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Hornby decoder with dynamis, yay or nay?

i used the digitrax ones with mine... They are a nice balance between features an value for money
by Essex2Visuvesi
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would you like to see
Replies: 27
Views: 1545

Re: What would you like to see

Terrier wrote:I think it's time a rtr version of the terrier class was updated/retooled etc. :) and perhaps some 1900's - 1920's local coaching stock in ready to run.


+1 to that some nice pre grouping stuff would be nice

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