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by bigbob
Thu May 06, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Making Your Own Ballast Load
Replies: 19
Views: 2429

Re: Making Your Own Ballast Load

Just to keep the weight down, fill a rake full of ballest and it won`t go far easily!!
by bigbob
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Comments on this oo gauge layout size 13ft x 7ft
Replies: 11
Views: 2334

Re: Comments on this oo gauge layout size 13ft x 7ft

Looks good, build it and buy a fishing rod! :lol: :lol:
by bigbob
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Large scale DCC point wiring
Replies: 20
Views: 2219

Re: Large scale DCC point wiring

The switches I plan to use are miniature push to make, at 25p each, and I would need 200 of them in order to complete the track wiring They are only rated at something like 250ma, if you want to move a few points at once look at something heavier. I use 3A rated ones for moving 4 points at once. ht...
by bigbob
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Large scale DCC point wiring
Replies: 20
Views: 2219

Re: Large scale DCC point wiring

I went for DC opperation based on ease of use. It`s hard enough controling a number of trains at once without having to put addresses in for moving points aswell!. Wire for them isn`t expensive, i use car audio speaker cable (£15.00/100m roll) which works fine and not had a problem with a point not ...
by bigbob
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Rails of Sheffield
Replies: 30
Views: 3962

Re: Rails of Sheffield

Shill Bidding..................... An eBay trader has become the first in the UK to be convicted of auction fixing. Paul Barrett has been found to have been making bids on items he was selling under a different name, and could be fined £5,000 for each time he did it. The activity was discovered whil...
by bigbob
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Springfield, 'N' 6x3 Modern Era DCC
Replies: 249
Views: 37931

Re: 'N' 6x3 Modern Era

Need some ladders for those lights Ste, give it the "yard" look!!

Bob
by bigbob
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LED's burning?
Replies: 29
Views: 1843

Re: LED's burning?

Lookin good, not too bright. I`ll try them that way and also try them in parallel on 6v see how they do!
by bigbob
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LED's burning?
Replies: 29
Views: 1843

Re: LED's burning?

What voltage you giving them Ste?

Bob
by bigbob
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LED's burning?
Replies: 29
Views: 1843

Re: LED's burning?

Cheers Flash, got a 6v 4a power supply unit for my lights, should be able to run a few from that!!

Bob
by bigbob
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LED's burning?
Replies: 29
Views: 1843

Re: LED's burning?

Glad thats sorted, i`ve just had 30 delivered to use as yard lights!!

Bob
by bigbob
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bobs layout "Beckwood" storage/shunting on 6
Replies: 103
Views: 9053

Re: Bobs layout "Beckwood" storage/shunting on 6

50035 Ark Royal wrote:Hi Thanks Bob but i have now gone back to the darkside :mrgreen: as N gaugers might call it.
cheers
Ian

I notice you scab! :lol: Got any Freight Rolling stock to sell???
by bigbob
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Woodhurst Model Railway layout
Replies: 220
Views: 29604

Re: "Needs a name" layout!

You can get some, although i can`t find them, that have small holes eather side of the cable run for a cable tie. See how the tape goes first though!
by bigbob
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bobs layout "Beckwood" storage/shunting on 6
Replies: 103
Views: 9053

Re: Bobs layout "Beckwood" storage/shunting on 6

I want a few 37`s in EWS, Transrail and Civil Engineers Livery, once i get a few i`ll look at moving some of the others, will give you first shout on it!

Bob

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