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by brammie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5563

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Yes,thanks for that Rob but I need the two locos to push a track cleaner round my layout - one alone is not enough grunt.
by brammie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5563

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Nice to hear a story with a happy ending Forfarian. This morning I ordered a new Hornby Class 20 TTS - intended as companion to my present one - so I look forward to operating my pair in consist. The two Lima Class 20s will have to be "shedded" until I can get another pair of early livery ...
by brammie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 11138

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Thank you Mountain.
by brammie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 11138

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Further improvements:

The Golden Fleece has seen an upturn in trade, and additional staff have been taken on to cope.
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The scrappie now has helper.
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The coal merchant too has had to up his game.
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by brammie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 11138

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

The last four weeks have seen good progress on the Clackwick layout, with a number of improvements.
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The Warehouse now operates with its own crane, and several new staff members support this activity.
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A replacement footbridge has been installed - removed from a defunct station. Passengers have decided to occupy the platforms, and seating has been provided for their comfort.
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The Grey Green Area Inspector chats with the driver, whilst the conductor arranges to meet his mate later in the Station bar.
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The local market now enjoys a small band, who make their beer money playing for the public.
by brammie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5563

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

With a range of differing value resistors to hand, and having tried a variety of combinations, it would seem that the 15 ohm option is the nearest I can get to "synchronised" control of the Hornby TTS and the Lima Class 20 - albeit that this only achieves speed matching at one point over t...
by brammie
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5563

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Hi Rob. Not tried that, but it will be next on the list. CV10, default 128, will try setting at various points between 50 and upwards with all resistors removed. Will let you know. Otherwise. I explained in my last post how the Lima behaved with 15 ohms of resistance added in series with the motor. ...
by brammie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5563

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Added a third 5ohm resistor to the Lima Class 20 network today hoping to reduce the motor voltage even further, and reduce the speed to that of the Hornby Class 20. Odd thing, Lima is now 10% faster up to the mid speed point, and from that point the Hornby becomes progressively faster. Bu##er!
by brammie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5563

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

A range of small value resistors now on order from a German supplier - good old German cottage industries! Meanwhile, I soldered a second 5ohm resistor in series with the first for a trial run. Speed difference now reduced to 15%, so I will insert a third and trial that. The physical size of the res...
by brammie
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5563

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Well, having completed their long journey from Hong Kong the resistors have arrived (4ohm 5watt in the packet). Somewhat larger in size than I imagined and room for one only within the body. I soldered one in series with the motor supply and tested ...................... still runs 20% faster than t...
by brammie
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 11138

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

A close up of "The Woodsmen". Just noticed that I need to sprinkle a little fine sawdust around to finish it off. In the backgound can be seen Charlie Wheeler sitting outside his hut. He was a well known character around Clacton in the '50s, selling kindling wood from his barrow which he t...
by brammie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 11138

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Here's a close up of the local coal merchant having his lorry loaded for deliveries. The small hut beyond serves the weighing area - although I can now see that the scales are on the wrong side of the building. Hey, ho. It must be an age thing.
by brammie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5563

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

I then installed the Hornby TTS decoder in the Lima, wired up only to the wheel pickups (black and red) for supply. Is this literally what you did, or did you also wire the TTS decoder to the speaker and possibly the directional lighting? If everything worked with just the TTS decoder, but the spee...
by brammie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 5563

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Resistors on order, but a four week df! Meanwhile, I am still pondering the theory involved with fitting an in-line resistor to reduce motor voltage. As a young airman I was obliged to learn something about dc motor theory as part of my training, and my thoughts keep returning to the possibilities o...
by brammie
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 111
Views: 11138

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Couldn't see any deliberate mistakes in this close up - the local garage:

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