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by hobby boy
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Can a decoder spontaneously combust??
Replies: 18
Views: 1946

Re: Can a decoder spontaneously combust??

what make was the decoder?? also are you sure that the wires weren't touching!

Andrew
by hobby boy
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: hornby surface mounted point motor
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: hornby surface mounted point motor

craw607 wrote:Would agree with hobby boy definately need a seperate power supply.
John

and also it shouldn't be dcc as well as the select only goes up to 15volts.

Andrew
by hobby boy
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: hornby surface mounted point motor
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: hornby surface mounted point motor

i am testing by using the track as a power source Thats probrably why its not working. to power point motors you need 16volts ac with 16/0.2 wire and it is better to have these points operated with a cdu in the circuit as it pushes them more. If it still does not work, then it is faulty and you nee...
by hobby boy
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Disastrous Chapters in Model Railway History.
Replies: 62
Views: 16095

Re: Disastrous Chapters in Model Railway History.

i found that thing about the turbo train funny - its more like a slot car system. How about having that website in english instead of german - http://www.bahnwahn.de/rocoturbotrain/ (in english)

Andrew
by hobby boy
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Some NRM Xtrkcad threads condensed into one
Replies: 211
Views: 77059

Re: Some NRM Xtrkcad threads condensed into one

These two files add Hornby points and track sections to your XtrkCad tool bar in both OO and HO scale. Instructions: right click on these 2 links and choose "save target as" (for Microsift Internet Explorer) or "Save link As" (for Mozilla Firefox) and save it somewhere that you ...
by hobby boy
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: An acrylic paint brand please??
Replies: 14
Views: 1295

Re: An acrylic paint brand please??

try the Games workshop acrylics as they are thick and you don't need to re-do layers

Andrew
by hobby boy
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Select/Walkabout
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Re: Hornby Select/Walkabout

The only difference between the select and select walkabout is that the select has power adapter and the selct walkabout doesn't have a power adapter but does have a xpressnet cable for connecting it to the main controller (select or elite)
And that is just it.

Andrew
by hobby boy
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New Project - Shelf Layout NEW PICS PAGE 2 NON CAM PHONE!
Replies: 35
Views: 6153

Re: New Project - Shelf Layout NEW PICS PAGE 2 NON CAM PHONE!

Been a while away. Anyway got permission off the missus to extend further around the room. Already done the base boards, ripped up the track that needed to be removed and put in the base painting and laid the track. Here is the plan. http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo15/qifop/layout3.jpg Thats t...
by hobby boy
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Fitting Motor to semamphore signal R171 - how?
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Re: Fitting Motor to semamphore signal R171 - how?

The best plugs for these motors are Gaugmaster GM14 plugs which are the same type that hornby have used on their controllers and accessories for donkeys years.

Andrew
by hobby boy
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: hornby curved points
Replies: 33
Views: 6504

Re: hornby curved points

The curved points are quite useful if you want the area to start at the curve. the curved point on my layout is quite good on the derailing list and works really well.

Andrew
by hobby boy
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: can someone help?
Replies: 18
Views: 2254

Re: can someone help?

http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/crimplebeckstation/untitled-1.jpg Yes exactly like that. what about the curved points? like the idea, but not sure! :D Yeah curved points are brilliant as you switch tracks easily plus they are doing really well on the derailments counter. Andrew
by hobby boy
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Points Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Points Problem

Could there be a short circuit when the train passes over the frog??

Andrew
by hobby boy
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: my room layout a complete change from page9
Replies: 133
Views: 15013

Re: my room layout

Have you had the trouble with those point motors?? Some of the point motors that were in the shops were faulty, meaning that they couldn't switch the point??

Andrew
by hobby boy
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Windmill hill steam railway! 00 gauge preserved railway
Replies: 82
Views: 8144

Re: Windmill hill steam railway! 00 gauge preserved railway

hi
i also started with a thomas the tank engine set back in 1999. If you want to use hornby track in XtrkCAD, then click on the link and scroll down until you find the hornby 00 track download link. NRM guide to XtrkCAD

Also welcome to the Forum

Andrew
by hobby boy
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: can someone help?
Replies: 18
Views: 2254

Re: can someone help?

Yeah that looks better as you can have 3 trains running at the same time. But it will be a good idea to have another pair of points near the station (on the right hand side on the plan)

Andrew

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