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by Son-1
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Guess the price!!
Replies: 33
Views: 3031

Re: Guess the price!!

£2100 and fail to reach reserve.
by Son-1
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: point control using capacitor+spdt switch+diodes
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

Re: point control using capacitor+spdt switch+diodes

I would expect £1.20 would cover 2 diodes and a cap. For whatever reason I can't see the pictures :( But expect it's 2x 1N2004 @ 18p each and 1000uF 35v @ 80p.
by Son-1
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: As yet un-named
Replies: 15
Views: 2441

Re: As yet un-named

Not done much actual railway related building. But I have built a mostly completed Metcalf factory (with some lights, but forgot to shield them, so the walls light up as well. :oops: ) and a 5v regulated supply on stripboard with 7805.
by Son-1
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Simple DCC Block Occupancy Detector
Replies: 29
Views: 4428

Re: Simple DCC Block Occupancy Detector

Hi Kenneth Might be easier to buy one of these;- How boring would that be. :| It's the challenge of building it yourself. 8) I've started acquiring parts to build one (and I'm not even DCC yet), and IF it all goes tits-up, I can fix it. Admittedly both the wife and myself have access to accounts wi...
by Son-1
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 60097 "Pillar"
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: 60097 "Pillar"

http://www.tractorbasher.co.uk/Files/061107-1.JPG I believe this is from Nov 2009 at or near Goole
by Son-1
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?
Replies: 167
Views: 18692

Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Dad-1 wrote:Trainsandco there are worse things !!


Like Corus!!!!! To have the smell of animal pens would be pleasant compared to the steel works. Some times it's coke (not to bad), others it's sulphur (strong).
by Son-1
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R2687 rocking wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: R2687 rocking wheels

Being an Australian bicentenary I would think it is far from new, I guess 1970 (Cooks landing) or 1988 (First fleet).
by Son-1
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Traction tyres for life-like
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Traction tyres for life-like

I was using the correct English spelling!!!, :) but I was primarily after a UK source. It does look like some use Kato tyres, others Bullfrog snot.
by Son-1
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Traction tyres for life-like
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Traction tyres for life-like

Now there's an idea, I think we have some at work, think I'll try the non-adhesive first though.
by Son-1
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Traction tyres for life-like
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Traction tyres for life-like

Is it possible to get new traction tyres for life-like, as my test loco has shed 2 and though it still runs, it doesn't pull much more than 2 wagons with out lots of wheel spin. I have tried a websearch, but found nothing.
by Son-1
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Metcalfe Kits in N Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 2566

Re: Metcalfe Kits in N Gauge

I know what you mean, I'm part way through doing the factory (with added internal lighting). I found some parts are to small for gluestick or glue pen and had to use superglue. I now have so many different glues for basicly the same use, sticking paper. They are easier than print your own though. I ...
by Son-1
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: EWS Paints\Farish colours
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: EWS Paints\Farish colours

you will never get an exact match (use the same pot of paint on at least 2 different days, and there will be a slight shade difference.).
by Son-1
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motor Wiring
Replies: 47
Views: 6959

Re: Point Motor Wiring

Go with the Maplins. 7/0.2 is fine for general use like leds and low draw items.
by Son-1
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: POLL-Best LNER/LMS Streamliner?
Replies: 41
Views: 3504

Re: POLL-Best LNER/LMS Streamliner?

Terrier wrote:This is the pencil sketch my mother did for me in 1988,


That's a great drawing. If I saw that in a shop, I'd buy one for the wall.

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