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by crazypotter
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: Soldering

Thanks for that. If you have say a layout plan with three loops and sidings would you solder one piece of track in each loop and siding or a more random approach?.
by crazypotter
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: Soldering

Thanks to everyone for the advice. Whilst on the subject, and not being au fait with soldering what exactly does "tinning" entail?. What is the best iron and solder to purchase with a tight budget?. Thanks again for the response.
by crazypotter
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Soldering

Hi all. Just wondered if any of you guys have used the Peco power feed joiners. These are essentially pre soldered fishplates with a small amount of link wire attached (albeit a very short length ). Not really keen on soldering so have looked at these as an alternative to my DCC layout. Not quite su...
by crazypotter
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Black 5
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Black 5

Hi all. Been scouring the market recently for a black 5, 5mt loco for my new DCC layout. Found that Rails of Sheffield are offering a brand new Hornby one with TTS sound for 159.50. Now, in my book that seems a pretty good deal!. Any of you folks got one of these and are they a decent unit?. Thanks.
by crazypotter
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Track
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Track

Mountain wrote:Did you get any joy with the track?

No, nothing as yet unfortunately. Just trying to save a Bob or two on my layout. Cheers for asking.
by crazypotter
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Soldering

Hi crazypotter, You say a small layout - Yes still add that 2 wire track power bus. Here we have the underside of my HS2 shunting layout, just 49" long, or should I say 1205 mm. I used some reasonable quality loud speaker cable, which at the time was cheaper than any equivalent twin wire and m...
by crazypotter
Wed May 30, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Soldering

Thanks again to all for your advice. It's a case of "who dares wins" then. In the reply of dad-1, he mentioned a track wiring bus. Now I know of these units but have little knowledge. What are the main advantages, bearing it mind it isn't a huge layout at the moment, is there a lot of wiri...
by crazypotter
Wed May 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Soldering

Hi all. A couple of months ago I posed a question on soldering with regards to connecting my elite controller to the track using solder instead of those horrible clips. Had some really good advice from you guys. I have bit the bullet and purchased a soldering kit. So, running each wire from the two ...
by crazypotter
Wed May 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Track
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Track

Hi. Looking for a job lot of nickel/silver track, enough to complete a 6x4 trakmat. Any reasonable price considered. Cheers guys
by crazypotter
Wed May 02, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoders
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Decoders

Thanks for your advice bigmet. Just as an aside to this decoder business, what is a harness actually for and when would I actually need one?.
by crazypotter
Wed May 02, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoders
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Decoders

Thanks for the info. Food for thought. It is indeed 00 gauge and I am trawling auctions(not eBay) but proper auction houses for some pre owned stuff. Your comments on the tender drive locos have been noted. How do I determine this type of drive?. Would it be in the written spec of the loco?. Again, ...
by crazypotter
Tue May 01, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoders
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Decoders

Hi all. Just need a bit of advice on sound decoders for my attempt at a layout. Have gone with a 60's theme. I am intending to buy initially 2 DCC ready locos and get my own sound decoders. The locos I have !y eye on are a class 37 diesel and a "black 5" steam . Can anyone recommend a good...
by crazypotter
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Digital power
Replies: 18
Views: 1299

Digital power

Hi. Have just started on my layout and really still a novice. Have purchased an Hornby elite of a mate, good price, mint condition. Was intending to buy the power track along with other track. However, he has lost the link wire that runs from the track port on the controller to the housing on the po...
by crazypotter
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoders
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Decoders

Hi all. After some thought and seeing so many negative reports on cheap Hornby decoders I have decided to buy a DCC ready loco and purchase my own decoder (with sound). The loco I am buying is one of the Black five group. Can anyone recommend a good decoder at reasonable price which will suffice. If...
by crazypotter
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pins or glue
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Pins or glue

Hi. After much head scratching and loads of help from you guys on here, thanks to everyone, I am finally at the stage to lay my track. Question is, do I glue it or pin it?. Rather averse to glueing it in case I need to change my track plan later. The track is laid on to the plywood without the use o...

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