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by triuph1050
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Stuttering Bachmann Class 66
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Stuttering Bachmann Class 66

Decoder it seems is a ESU LokSound. Will be sending back to Bachmann's as its still under warranty. Just thought I could fix it first editing the speed CV's and thanks Roger have also answered on other forum
Cheers Peter
by triuph1050
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Stuttering Bachmann Class 66
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Stuttering Bachmann Class 66

Best thing to do to show whats going on was to make a video. Theres a point half way through the speed step were the loco stutters before that range at slow speed its fine after that setting at a higher speed its fine. Have changed CV settings but no matter at mid speed it stutters. PS don't laugh a...
by triuph1050
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Very slow Class 08
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Very slow Class 08

The 08 and the class J83 come as Mixed Freight Digital Train Set, both frames are the same and it looks the same as yours except there chipped for DCC. Performance at slow speed is "OK" but they both can run stupidly fast. It's funny that the Jinty runs over points better than the 08 no ma...
by triuph1050
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Complete beginner in DCC
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Complete beginner in DCC

Add another £30 or so to replace the 1amp power supply that comes with the Select to upgrade to the 4amp. As I found to my cost when I started adding more locos and couldn't work out why I could not have all functions working
by triuph1050
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 88
Views: 6039

Re: New layout

Hey there End2end Yes was thinking that but the pads don't retain that much fluid as they are just a pad with a plastic backing and are very light touch to the track. I'm sure the IPA would get them very dirty quickly and lets face it the IPA will soon evaporate. So like you I do it by hand Cheers P...
by triuph1050
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Complete beginner in DCC
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Complete beginner in DCC

Another thing is power supply, started with a 1amp but a few more locos followed with all singing and dancing lights and sounds and the 1amp don't cut it. Now have a 4amp and 'Happy Days" :)
by triuph1050
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 88
Views: 6039

Re: New layout

Just an observation about keeping contacts and wheels clean. So my Backmann class 66 started to run badly so got myself some IPA from the chemist which was called "rubbing alcohol' at 70% strength of IPA. I have my own home made setup to run the loco while I clean the wheels and they were dirty...
by triuph1050
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 88
Views: 6039

Re: New layout

Hi there, pads run dry on the track, but to clean of the dirt they pick up I use track cleaning fluid and wipe dry with kitchen roll. Before and after using Dapol track cleaning fluid. Yes they will wear out in the end but they have been on from the start. Cost £6 for pack of 3. https://farm2.static...
by triuph1050
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 88
Views: 6039

Re: New layout

Hi m8ty happy to say yes, I'm a tall bloke (6' 2") and also I'm using Gaugemaster GM37 Axle Hung Track Cleaning Pads on some wagons as the trains run round, which seeing how black they get, seem to be doing a good job. If I really need to, I can pull the whole table forward to get at the back C...
by triuph1050
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 88
Views: 6039

Re: New layout

OK so hi people, been a few weeks and I have been tinkering and adding some bits and bobs. I have had power and light laid to the shed, so no more extension leads. I'm happy now with the track, made some changes from the plan yet again by moving points. Not happy with my choice of back scene now, so...
by triuph1050
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: How Good is It
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: How Good is It

Thanks people. Very pleased to say that all is good, I can have all locos live now. Two running round the two circuits with light and sound , while I make shunting operations on the spurs. Yes I'm sure I will upgrade to a better system one day but for time being still learning :)
by triuph1050
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: How Good is It
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: How Good is It

Hi people I have come back to the hobby and gone the DCC route by buying the mixed goods train set that comes with the Select. All well and good if you stick with the locos supplied but of course I started to build my layout which has a double lines and sidings and buy the bigger sound fitted locos....
by triuph1050
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 88
Views: 6039

New layout

Hi people, new guy here. Returning to railway modelling after a long absence. Saw this layout on the forum and liked it, made some mods then made space for a 7x4 board in the shed. TBH all I want are engine sheds and sidings for modern era. All Hornby setback and Rad 3 and 2 curves running DCC class...
by triuph1050
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Father/Son layout plans
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: Father/Son layout plans

Getting back into the hobby, with DCC, I quite liked this layout but I'm not sure if it's a bit tight at 6x4, so have got a base board of 7x4 coming as that's all the room I can go for. Also amended the plan as all I want are engine sheds and sidings for modern era. I got rid of the station and at t...

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