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by Ironduke
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Better glue for Model Power houses
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Better glue for Model Power houses

I've built several Model Power kits using Revell Contacta Professional glue. As far as I'm aware they are "normal" plastic, although I suppose the formula may be slightly different in different countries.
by Ironduke
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Hamdden Railway Co. 00 7'x6'
Replies: 25
Views: 561

Re: Hamdden Railway Co. 00 7'x6'

Back on the bench the “L” beams are screwed and glued. Wow, those could carry a real train! What do you guys call the room with the railway in? Well mine's in the "home-office". If it didn't have an office in it I'd probably call it "the train room", although that is still a bit...
by Ironduke
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: LED resistors
Replies: 18
Views: 232

Re: LED resistors

On a side note, you might find standard brightness red or yellow LEDs easier on your eyes (and wallet) especially on a panel that you are going to look at frequently. White and blue light is a strain to focus on.
https://www.liquidleds.com.au/blogs/new ... r-vision-1
by Ironduke
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: LED resistors
Replies: 18
Views: 232

Re: LED resistors

ok so according to the datasheet , 30mA is the absolute maximum forward current. I would aim for 20mA As you can see from the first graph on page 3, when the forward current is 20mA the forward voltage drop is 3.2V so 8.8V/0.020A = 440R. power = 0.176W so a 1/4W resistor will suffice. but this assum...
by Ironduke
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: LED resistors
Replies: 18
Views: 232

Re: LED resistors

Most LEDs run at 20mA, not 30. Do you have a link to the LEDs you are buying?
by Ironduke
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Railway Design Program.
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Model Railway Design Program.

Never seen that (Trax) program before! I.ve not downloaded it yet You don't download it, it runs completely online in a browser. As a test I tried to do a couple of plans in it but it just freezes up on me after while. However I can't tell if it's the site or the rubbish wi-fi on my laptop. XTrackC...
by Ironduke
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New starter Layout 00 Gauge
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: New starter Layout 00 Gauge

myth3_16 wrote:Does anyone know if I may be able to find an anyrail plan for this layout (See pic). I'm thinking of changing the design slightly to accommodate 3rd and 4th radius curves.


What size can you get away with?
by Ironduke
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC

myth3_16 wrote: Been thinking of using like small colour changing LEDs instead of the factory ones that it comes with. Would this be an option do you think?

If you can find LEDs that will do the job, yeah why not?

But we expect a full photo-journal of the project :)
by Ironduke
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC

Bufferstop wrote: cheap optical fibres


Old TOSLINK audio cables are a cheap source of plastic optical fibre, if you have any lying around.
by Ironduke
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Class 08
Replies: 27
Views: 1767

Re: Class 08

If the left hand side coupling is at 12 o’clock is the right hand side at 6 o’clock or are they both at 12 o’clock. Bigmet already answered this The wheelsets must all be reliably secured in the same quartering, "Quartering" mean that the wheels must be offset by a quarter, so if the left...
by Ironduke
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC

You can see a light-pipe in this video. Is this it, Brett?

https://youtu.be/AabGiaTuWUc?t=42
by Ironduke
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC

They don't make it easy do they?

https://www.bachmann.co.uk/page/service-request
by Ironduke
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: New member

Hi Brian, welcome to the forum. One - not being IT literate I don't understand how to find my way about - are there any simple instructions anywhere or advice? Click on everything and see where it takes you. Two - have splashed out and bought Stevenson's Rocket on e-bay (which looks fantastic) but d...

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