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by ERMick
Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: National Festival of Railway Modelling
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: National Festival of Railway Modelling

I saw it advertised and it looked interesting until I noticed it was in Peterborough - surely near the top of the list of out of the way places. "National Festival of Railway Modelling" is really just the name they came up with however many years ago it was the exhibition started. I doubt...
by ERMick
Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Metcalfe models
Replies: 18
Views: 4520

Re: Metcalfe models

I would only be worried if they were to be used in a garage or shed, and I think a coat of varnish might be all that's needed to cope with those environments. I've got some Metcalfe models that have been on my layout in the shed for a few years now and they've done very well. I'd also add that my m...
by ERMick
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: East Anglian Model Railway show 2015 (photo heavy)
Replies: 20
Views: 3425

Re: East Anglian Model Railway show 2015 (photo heavy)

I managed to get there for a couple of hours this afternoon and was also very impressed. I understand it's moved to Wood Green as it's outgrown its previous home of the last two years at Huntingdon Race Course. I didn't manage to get to either of those but was pleased I made the effort this year as ...
by ERMick
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: basic automatic running with elite
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: basic automatic running with elite

I know you can program a sequence of events using the Elite with RailMaster, never heard about doing it with the Elite on its own though. Must admit when I've tried it with the Elite/Railmaster method, I never seem to be able to get the loco to stop in exactly the same place every time, it always se...
by ERMick
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby TTS
Replies: 19
Views: 4184

Re: Hornby TTS

I'd be tempted to go for a class 40 with tts if they brought one out in BR blue. But I do find it a bit of a dilemma. I hadn't given DCC sound much thought as the price is so prohibitive for me, but tts sound is pretty tempting. But then I have to think, would I really want just one or two locos wit...
by ERMick
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby J15 arriving
Replies: 41
Views: 6732

Re: Hornby J15 arriving

Thanks for posting Alex, great photos and looks like a very nice loco. I don't have enough time for all the jobs I'd like on the layout so I went for the Hattons decoder fitted version. I got the email to say it's on its way today so looking forward to it, though as mentioned it's my birthday presen...
by ERMick
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby J15 arriving
Replies: 41
Views: 6732

Re: Hornby J15 arriving

alex3410 wrote:it sounds like everyone part from hattons have had delivery of them :(


Just had the email from Hattons this evening - my order's been processed. As long as it's here by March 11th in time for my birthday I'll be happy!
by ERMick
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Build The Millennium Falcon Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 2235

Re: Build The Millennium Falcon Magazine

I think you're all being a bit unfair bandying this figure of £900 around.

The first one's only £2.99 - I make it a grand total of £893 - now that IS a bargain :D

You could do a lot with that spare seven quid - like start collecting another partwork!
by ERMick
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Select problem
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Hornby Select problem

If it's not new it might still be worth contacting Hornby. I had a problem with my Elite early last year where it stopped programming. I contacted Hornby and they told me to send it to them. The warranty had expired a long time before but they repaired it free of charge and reimbursed the cost of po...
by ERMick
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Business News Today
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: Business News Today

Management decisions the past few years have surely been reflected in the poor financial state of the company and the cause for any financial losses should be directed towards head office rather than inferring that the source of the losses is a fault of Hornby's contracted production partners in Ch...
by ERMick
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: hornby decoders
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

Re: hornby decoders

It's because some people are hornby bias ! I started using Hornby decoders and they worked ok for me. I've also used Bachmann ones. Depends on the prices I can find at the time I'm buying. Quite honestly, I'd say the ease with which you've managed to jump to the wrong conclusion smacks more of an a...
by ERMick
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: hornby decoders
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

Re: hornby decoders

Perhaps some models of decoders are more failure prone? Or else they just like you :lol: Yeah, I never realised how lucky I was! Seriously though, perhaps it is just the luck of the draw. I'm no electronics expert either but I've been pleasantly surprised at the results of my soldering efforts with...
by ERMick
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: hornby decoders
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

Re: hornby decoders

I've used at least ten Hornby decoders, including three soldered into non-DCC locos, and one in a Hornby turntable.

I've never had any problems with them so I presume I must be doing something wrong.
by ERMick
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Festival of Railway Modelling - Peterborough (lots of pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 3520

Re: Festival of Railway Modelling - Peterborough (lots of pi

I get the impression there have been slightly fewer trade stands in the last couple of years compared to previously, but I might be wrong. Certainly I remember the Atrium having a lot more in it than it does now, but maybe they've just used up more space at the rear of the main arena instead - I thi...
by ERMick
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Festival of Railway Modelling - Peterborough (lots of pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 3520

Re: Festival of Railway Modelling - Peterborough (lots of pi

Another thanks for sharing from me. I'm off there tomorrow and looking forward to it, so that was a nice taster.

It's only just up the road from me so I go every year - can't guarantee I'll be able to keep my hands in my pockets though, but we'll see :)

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