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by brammie
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 10608

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

I really enjoyed reading through your thread. Im a bit dissapointed I had missed it until now. I think your track plan is very clever, allowing you to bypass the station lines and access the engine sheds and Im guessing industrial area. Its a good size layout but the way its set out makes it feel b...
by brammie
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 10608

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

A short video from my layout in operation. My first attempt with video camera; chopped from five minutes to about two and a half by Flickr. It may be thought that the two Hornby Class 20 Locos are running unrealistically slow, but under "test" dead slow seems to me the most important runni...
by brammie
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 10608

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Thank you guys for your kind words. Chops, "dirt paths"; my base is a mix of fine scatter layed in 2006 (typical of that all around the layout) well fixed with that white wood glue at the time. It was just a few days ago that I realised the "well trodden" areas like footpaths and...
by brammie
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 10608

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Managed to come up with a slightly better pic for the previous post: Tried different lighting.
by brammie
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 10608

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

A neighbour of ours in Elm Grove Gt Clacton raised a pair of pigs every year for Christmas slaughter. Those who passed on their kitchen scraps were rewarded at Christmas with a joint of pork. Since Elm Grove is not represented on my layout, the piggery has been relocated to the Nissen huts on Boleyn...
by brammie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5299

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Managed to get the "rear" light working in the "rear" loco cab. Very slight difference in speed between locos for same throttle setting when running, but hoping this will be overcome when load the consist on he EcoS controller. Taken a short video, and am reminded that I should o...
by brammie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals

My previous post inadvertently added to this thread. See Hornby Class 20 Locos in Consist for further comments.
by brammie
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5299

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Stunningly pleased to report that both Hornby TTS Class 20s running again, each with lower left head light at the cab end - and working apporopriate to direction of travel. DCCconcepts 2mm Tower PROTO White, although they do lean towards amber. I have 1K droppers in series, but may just double that ...
by brammie
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals

I've just noticed that my post of Oct 28 7.51 pm is in the wrong thread (as are the two subsequent posts). Should have been in "Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist". My apologies to he originator of this thread - I was having a senior moment. I don't see an obvious way to relocate these po...
by brammie
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals

Thanks Rob. I plan to use one DCC Concepts 2mm Tower LED each in the yellow and white leads (blue common) with a 1K res in series with each. I understand that this arrangement should result in a current draw of circa 20mA.
by brammie
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals

Pleased to report that both TTS decoders back from Hornby, having been "reprogrammed " to facilitate operation whether pointing east or west! Both locos track tested - OK. Currently in the process of installing header lights. Plan to configure as a "consist" on the layout once li...
by brammie
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES

Point taken folks, thanks.
by brammie
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES

Poised to install Class 20 headlighting, I feel inclined to use white LEDs but 30ma grain of rice bulbs offer easier installation. Would be grateful for for/against advice. Thanks.
by brammie
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES

Thanks folks, I am a wiser man for that. Single light, lower left it will be.
by brammie
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES

Well, talk about walking into something with your eyes closed! In keeping with my tradition of exercising significant licence on my layout (of necessity, mainly due to ignorance), I thought it would be nice to see a pair of Lima bodied, Hornby chassied, sound fitted Class 20s, pulling a heavy load a...

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