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by apx068
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Request to build a model
Replies: 0
Views: 752

Request to build a model

(Posted with permission of joshing_man. Thank you!) Dear All, I am looking for someone who can help me build a model. It's to demonstrate a principle thrown up by some of the research where I work. This isn't railway modelling in any way but I thought that the skills modellers have could be used to ...
by apx068
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dralton South - The OO Layout Now Has A Name
Replies: 134
Views: 29789

Re: The OO Layout With No Name - Yet

Hi there, A friend of mine installed, or at least tried to install, a number of the Cobalt Digital motors. His overall success rate was more or less as your is. He spent some time tracking down why the motors seemed to fail quite so badly for him. In the end he found that his Cobalt Digital motors a...
by apx068
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Servos and their wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Servos and their wiring

Hi, Oooh, I've got what is a related basic question about servos... If the control mechanism is 1ms pulse = left, 1.5ms = centre and 2ms = right does this mean you've only got the three settings or is it completely variable? Do slow acting servos then work by starting with a 1.5ms pulse that then ov...
by apx068
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR
Replies: 163
Views: 40087

Re: 3D Printing – Metropolitan Chesham Coaches, 4mm/OO

Hi there, I'm impressed at the design work you've put into this. The rendered images look rather good. There's a whole movement out there promoting 3D printing and various similar small scale manufacturing. Do a Google search on "Fab Lab". There's a list of some of the FabLabs online here ...
by apx068
Fri May 31, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N gauge 3rd rails
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: N gauge 3rd rails

Hi, I was at the Nottingham show a month or so ago and there was a N-Gauge 3rd rail layout. I can't remember who's it was (sorry) but it really was rather good. I was certainly unusual - I don't think I've ever seen that before. Perhaps someone else saw it, can remember more about it and could provi...
by apx068
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: When we actually made locomotives?
Replies: 35
Views: 2912

Re: When we actually made locomotives?

Not making loco's but... I had two conversations yesterday which would surprise you. The first was that the local aerospace industry was desperately looking for skilled new staff to expand. The second was that most of the new graduating students from a local University engineering department would h...
by apx068
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: cost of going DCC
Replies: 41
Views: 3403

Re: cost of going DCC

Hi there, In the past I've got these DCC decoders: EBay Link to NCE D13SRJ decoders. I have liked these as they have three advantages for dealing with older non-dcc ready locos. Firstly, they come with a wiring loom so you locate the decoder wherever you need to and then solder the wires where you n...
by apx068
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: From a disaster
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Re: From a disaster

Hi there, I always assume I'm going to loose my wiring diagram and be confronted by a mass of spagetti with no notes... I've started to mark each cable at both ends, and at any joins, using individual clip on numbers. They really are great and very cheap as well (£1.22 for a set of 200). Here's what...
by apx068
Sun May 06, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: old hornby points
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Re: old hornby points

Hi there, Have you chopped the Hornby points down rather significantly leaving only the switching blades and the tie bar between them and have none of the locking / latching mechanism left? If so, I don't think the normal Peco or Hornby motors will help you. They will throw the point to one side or ...
by apx068
Fri May 04, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Freelance stock?
Replies: 40
Views: 6745

Freelance stock?

As I've been reading this and other modelling forums I've been struck by something. There is an amazing level of creativity out there in making layouts that faithfully reproduce a location and time, that are inspired by a location or are totally ficticious and just created to fit the space and stock...
by apx068
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Re: Southern Valley Railway- Going Underground
Replies: 53
Views: 11600

Re: Southern Valley Railway-New MU

If it's in green and it's got headcode 66 then it should be a 3H (class 205) unit.
Certainly looks that way...

Nice find - I think I may have been bidding against you for that :D
Jason
by apx068
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: cab cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 7607

Re: cab cameras

Hi there, I'm doing this. I got a wireless camera from e-bay (about £15) and a Lima Class 66. I've cracked open the camera casing to remove the extra plastic and I've glued it in place of the cab interior. It needs 9Vdc. I've got a LM317 voltage regulator on output 4 of a NCC DCC decoder to convert ...
by apx068
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brass kits / overlays
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: Brass kits / overlays

Thanks for the reply. The GLV is a Gatwick Luggage Van and the supplied "kit" is two brass sides. Here's a picture from the Dart Castings website: http://www.dartcastings.co.uk/images/mjt/1005_1.jpg The cab front is whitemetal. I think this an old MTK/No Nonsense Kits one. The roof is an a...
by apx068
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brass kits / overlays
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Brass kits / overlays

Hi there, I'm gradually expanding my stock. As I like DMU's, EMU's and DEMU's that wandered around the South I'm buildig kits. I actually like this as it takes some extra time and stops me bankrupting myself by quickly buying the RTR stuff that's become available over the last few years. I've been u...
by apx068
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: em gauge layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2811

Re: em gauge layout

Hi there, The bad news is that there is almost no way anyone can identify what those wires do from the pictures you've posted. There are just too many and the purpose of each is unknown. The advice I can offer is how you can slowly figure it out yourself. There are likely to be three types of wiring...

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