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by steve70
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)
Replies: 112
Views: 20707

Re: First Layout since 1984

OK I know it's been nearly 2 years but watch this space (literally) :)
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by steve70
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hood-dale Main - V3 is imminent!!!
Replies: 763
Views: 76403

Re: Hood-dale Main - Traction in the Dales!

I have a question about your layout that's been bugging me since I first saw this thread last year. Do you have quite a large loft or is your layout quite low down? Reason I ask is that I have a similar looking loft space but if I situated my layout that far below the purlin, I'd be kneeling on the ...
by steve70
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Difference between code 100 and code 75
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Difference between code 100 and code 75

Not sure if this has been posted before or whether it's in the right forum but I came across this whilst searching for something else.
It answers questions I had last year and thought it it may be useful.

http://s374444733.websitehome.co.uk/code75/index.htm
by steve70
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mainline class 56 spares
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: Mainline class 56 spares

Great, thanks for the advice.
I'll check these options out. :)
by steve70
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mainline class 56 spares
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: Mainline class 56 spares

Guess I'll have to buy a new one then. :/
by steve70
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mainline class 56 spares
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Mainline class 56 spares

My old Mainline 56 is not in bad nick considering it's age but I've noticed it has a buffer missing.

Can anyone tell me where and if it's possible to get spares for this loco.
Could do with some new wheels too. Ones that don't bump along the sleepers of Code 75 track.

Thanks
by steve70
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Digital Select transformer
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Hornby Digital Select transformer

Well I've got the 4 amp version now. I'm just playing around and seeing how this digital stuff works so I'm also in possession of 2 Hornby decoders which I will fit to my Class 58 and 56 (both DC and nearly 30 years old!) I've got a bit of test track set up and like I say just playing. I'm the sort ...
by steve70
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Digital Select transformer
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Hornby Digital Select transformer

Well I've found the original product code (PU100UK) but it doesn't seem to be available anywhere so I've bitten the bullet and bought the 4A version (P9300) for just under £30 I've also bought a couple of Hornby decoders for my 2 locos so I should be good to go, albeit at double the cost I was hopin...
by steve70
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Digital Select transformer
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Hornby Digital Select transformer

poliss wrote:Why would you want the one supplied with the original when it's inferior to the C7024?


Because I'm trying to spend as few pennies as possible and (unless it's my only option) can't justify the extra cost.
by steve70
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Digital Select transformer
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Hornby Digital Select transformer

Thanks.
I've seen those but was after the one that is supplied with original.
by steve70
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Digital Select transformer
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Hornby Digital Select transformer

Hi,
I just bought a Digital Select controller off ebay but it is only the controller and nothing else.
So I now need the transformer. Does anyone know the product code for this?

And what is the Expressnet socket for?

Thanks
by steve70
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Loft floor strengthening
Replies: 11
Views: 2831

Re: Loft floor strengthening

Have you done this already? Your cold water tank should be sited over a load bearing wall which is probably where it is in this pic.! Moving it anywhere else will put the load of the water (over 200Kg assuming you have a standard 50 Gallon tank) on to your roof joists which won't be designed to supp...
by steve70
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)
Replies: 112
Views: 20707

Re: First Layout since 1984

Thanks for the advice. Regarding DCC. I have no idea how it works as of yet and was thinking about buying a second hand digital Hornby set just to get an idea and compare it with the conventional DC system. The plan is just a rough idea of what I want. I've always wanted to have a big terminus but n...
by steve70
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)
Replies: 112
Views: 20707

Re: First Layout since 1984

Thanks Richard. This may or may not come off. Not sure if its just a pipe dream at the moment but the more I look at other peoples creations the more I want to have a go. I'm well aware of how hot and cold (especially recently) my loft can get and am actually in the building game so am aware of the ...
by steve70
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)
Replies: 112
Views: 20707

Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Hi, I'm looking at the possibility of creating a layout in my loft. As a kid I was heavily into trains and train sets were part of that interest but I never had anything more than a simple double loop on a sheet of chipboard. It had no scenery as such, just bare track and a few bits of Hornby platfo...

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