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by Tricky Dicky
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: static grass aplicator
Replies: 14
Views: 1396

Re: static grass aplicator

Just out of interest, does it matter which lead goes to the tea strainer and which to the croc clip. I have got the handle off a swatter that broke and thought I might make one up since it is only going to cost the price of a strainer.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Servo driven level crossing (Lumsdonia Tip 804)
Replies: 21
Views: 2756

Re: Servo driven level crossing (Lumsdonia Tip 804)

Hi E2E One way of attaching a wire to the gate without any drilling is to use a short length of brass tube that is a push on fit onto the hinge pin on the gate. Many of the brass tubes available in model shops are designed to fit into each other, so using ever decreasing diameters super glued to eac...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lighting up the railway layout
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Lighting up the railway layout

Do the Wago connectors have an equivalent to the ScotchLok in-line splice that allows one to make a connection to a bus wire without cutting the bus? My quick scan of the Wago website didn't show anything, but I could easily have missed it. The thing I like about the ScotchLoks is the ability to ad...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lighting up the railway layout
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Lighting up the railway layout

Another alternative to terminal blocks are Wago connectors especially the lever type;- http://www.screwfix.com/p/2-way-lever-connector-222-series-pack-of-50/97689 These are available in 2-5 way versions. They are designed to comply with wiring regulations which do not allow screwed connections to be...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Frizinghall Models & Railways
Replies: 20
Views: 2511

Re: Frizinghall Models & Railways

I hope this post does not breach forum policy but it has just been announced on RMWeb that FMR are up and running at their new premises at 8a Sapper Jordan Rossi park, Baildon. At least one model shop saved from oblivion. Well done to all concerned, can't wait to check out the new premises.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Frizinghall Models & Railways
Replies: 20
Views: 2511

Re: Frizinghall Models & Railways

The bulk of their business is apparently mail order, and one of the reasons cited for the move was excessive rent at their current location. They're moving to Sapper Jordan Rossi Park, which a new development so there may also have been relocation incentives. The current location hardly attracts pa...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 782
Views: 62523

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Ahh that's excellent news. Thanks Richard :) I think I cracked the vero board layout last night too. I need to buy some of the correct LM7805's but it's looking promising. Are any of these want I need? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131892751989?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 782
Views: 62523

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

With reference to your voltage regulator the main cause of heat is the current draw, yes the bigger the voltage drop the more stress on the component but it is not the major factor for heat build up it is current. If you recall from the notes I sent you with the gate servo circuit, I tested the regu...
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Reduce 9vdc to 3vdc
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Re: Reduce 9vdc to 3vdc

I would prefer to keep everything self contained to facilitate easy repositioning, just hoping someone here can give me some advice re reducing the voltage from a 9v battery :) What is the device you are powering and more importantly what is the current draw. Unfortunetly to calculate the resistor ...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 782
Views: 62523

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Oh dear that's going to need a rethink then :? I've seen double CR2032 holders too but I jumped at CR2032's as they are so small rather than another source but ..... https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder151/500x/49874151.jpg :lol: Any suggestions? Baring in mind they need to fit under the coac...
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Baseboard Builders Help
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

Re: Baseboard Builders Help

I suspect whoever you get to construct your baseboard it is likely to come in sections to be bolted together, 6 X 4 is quite an unyieldy size to handle in one piece. If you can drill, glue and screw then a cheaper alternative is to go to your local B & Q warehouse and they will accurately cut al...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Frizinghall Models & Railways
Replies: 20
Views: 2511

Re: Frizinghall Models & Railways

Any news on FMR, last time I was in during the summer there was talk of them shutting down in September or going up for sale? There has been an advert in the Business For Sale section of Railway Modeller for some months which does not name the business but the description would fit FMR :shock: Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Forum Update 30th November
Replies: 39
Views: 35491

Re: Forum Update 30th November

I like the new layout on my iPad, it is brill for fat finger syndrome no more swiping to expand headers to select posts.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Newbie Here, All advice Welcome, New Man Cave
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Newbie Here, All advice Welcome, New Man Cave

Hi Neil

I am looking to create my man cave this coming year and I am torn between buying a sectional building or building from scratch. Could you provide some more constructional details and some idea of the costs involved?

Richard

PS The build so far looks superb a nice job.
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: VERY thin wire
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: VERY thin wire

Hi everyone. I wondered if I can buy very thin wire like the sort in the Traintronics signals. I bought a wills modern level crossing kit and I'm going to add LED's. Obviously the poles up to the signal heads are quite thin Thanks Dan Old ear plugs and headphones for the likes of IPods and mobiles ...

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