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by Tom@Crewe
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Designer ???? Johnson
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Designer ???? Johnson

Thanks for help all. I have now done the Steam loco's and moving on to the diesels however this seems a lot harder to even find who designed them. Can you help again? 03 BR 04 Class - 04 05 Class - 05 08 Class - 08 09 Class - 09 11 Class -11 20 EE & RSH Ltd Class - 20 24 Class - 24 40 English El...
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Designer ???? Johnson
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Designer ???? Johnson

I am putting a little (Getting Big) database together of locomotives in Crewe depot's in the era of my layout. Lots of info on the net but I can't find the first name of the designer 'Johnson' Class 2F-I Allocated to Crewe 1957 to 1966 Number - 58135 Configuration 0-6-0, Designer Johnson Manufacture...
by Tom@Crewe
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The wonderfull world of HO couplers
Replies: 17
Views: 1109

Re: The wonderfull world of HO couplers

I see it now :oops:

I will have to get some small magnets to attach to the coupler
by Tom@Crewe
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The wonderfull world of HO couplers
Replies: 17
Views: 1109

Re: The wonderfull world of HO couplers

I am looking at the Brian Kirby mod but I don't understand the long piece that goes under the wagon.. Yes I get the magnet pulls the long piece attached to the drop part of the coupler down and the hook goes up. However if you attached a piece of staple only along the length of the drop part of the ...
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sound decoder died in storage? (Repairable Maybe)
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Re: Sound decoder died in storage? (Repairable Maybe)

As I said I have sent it to Digitrains to be assessed and its dead......BUT! I have been in email contact with Jeremy at Digitrains and He is sending my decoder off to be repaired while sending me a replacement. I must say that the experience with Digitrains (Jeremy) over this problem has been a ple...
by Tom@Crewe
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sound decoder died in storage? (Repairable Maybe)
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Re: Sound decoder died in storage? (Maybe)

Digitrains have confirmed its dead They have suggested sending it back to Zimo for repair. Has anyone done this? And how much would it cost even if they could repair it (I realise it depends on what's wrong but a ball park price). If they fixed it I would have to get it's sound uploaded again. Part ...
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 37
Views: 1937

Re: Track cleaning

I have a hardboard drag in continuous service, a trick I learned from the Pendon model railway layout. I just look at the base of the drag, and once it is completely black ( a week) clean it off with a wire brush. About once every four months, glue on a new piece of hardboard. So cheap, I have enou...
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sound decoder died in storage? (Repairable Maybe)
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Re: Sound decoder died in storage? (Maybe)

It's still no go, I have tried all tests, resets, etc again but nothing, not a sound or a twitch. I have been in contact with Digitrains and they have kindly allowed me to send it to them for a second opinion and an assessment of what they think may be wrong, maybe its what I am doing or not doing, ...
by Tom@Crewe
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sound decoder died in storage? (Repairable Maybe)
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Re: Sound decoder died in storage? (Maybe)

I still have to look through the manual from Ironduke. But continuity from track to decoder ok. No can't read tv's no com's. Tried on main line which has worked before and still does for other logos. And on program line. And its the whole think no movement wither.
by Tom@Crewe
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sound decoder died in storage? (Repairable Maybe)
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Re: Sound decoder died in storage? (Maybe)

Thank Rob yes done all that.
by Tom@Crewe
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sound decoder died in storage? (Repairable Maybe)
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Sound decoder died in storage? (Repairable Maybe)

Hello All I hope that you can help me with some advice. I have a Bachmann class 08 DCC Ready and fitted a MX648R with the ZS08D Sound File I got from Digitrains. I am running my layout with the NCE PowerCab system. I fitted the decoder myself and it worked a dream and I was very happy with it. The l...
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00
Replies: 31
Views: 2828

Re: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00

Its been a while since I updated this thread what with one thing and another. I have got some new rolling stock and tried weathering a few. But need to get some more done scenic wise. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4456/23699417548_d2707112e6_b.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4462/23835505898_b49...
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weathering/Airbrush/Bachmann/Air Supply Question
Replies: 22
Views: 997

Re: Weathering/Airbrush/Bachmann/Air Supply Question

West facing spare room with trees outside, but may as well be loft for amount of outside light most of the time.
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weathering/Airbrush/Bachmann/Air Supply Question
Replies: 22
Views: 997

Re: Weathering/Airbrush/Bachmann/Air Supply Question

The yellowness is my Daylight bulb blew and I only had standard replacement. Hope to get new one later.
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: South Cheshire Model Railway Clubs???
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: South Cheshire Model Railway Clubs???

Hi all,
I went to the event yesterday, met a few Crewe club members and now know where, when and how to get there and so will be visiting soon.
Its less than a mile away, who knew!

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