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by Free_at_last
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC and electrofrog turnouts
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Re: DCC and electrofrog turnouts

You would think that Peco would explain the need for fitting insulated rail joiners in their instructions.
by Free_at_last
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Announce Unrebuilt Merchant Navy
Replies: 12
Views: 2314

Re: Hornby Announce Unrebuilt Merchant Navy

I don't think I would call discussion on drip fed information from Hornby speculation.
by Free_at_last
Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Announce Unrebuilt Merchant Navy
Replies: 12
Views: 2314

Re: Hornby Announce Unrebuilt Merchant Navy

Following some speculation, Hornby is proud to announce the inclusion of the un-rebuilt Merchant Navy as part of the Hornby 2016 range.


What speculation was that then?
by Free_at_last
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Editing your signiture
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Editing your signiture

jamest wrote:Look three links!!!!

Thanks again


And there you are asking, when your first post already contains what you wanted to do...... :D
by Free_at_last
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LOCO PRICING INFORMATION HELP NEEDED
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: LOCO PRICING INFORMATION HELP NEEDED

To keep costs down, organise the selling when you have come home from work and then your time is free. Also, when setting your prices think of anyone factoring in their time having to sit at their pc bidding on the item, they could be a solicitor or brain surgeon and the item might then become too c...
by Free_at_last
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Beware Gaugemaster points Motors
Replies: 14
Views: 1721

Re: Beware Gaugemaster points Motors

First post reminds me of the way Railway Modeller always highlighted the word Peco in their articles. But seriously, any product has the capability of failing and a lot of folk have problems with other manufacturers. To many people Gaugemaster have a good reputation for sorting things out, even when...
by Free_at_last
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: beginners help with point motors needed !
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: beginners help with point motors needed !

The Hornby passing contact switch is not a good design and not really suitable for use with a cdu, far better to use one from Peco.
by Free_at_last
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Unwritten Rules
Replies: 36
Views: 4349

Re: Unwritten Rules

This is a Model Railway forum, therefore some posts will be about toy trains above all else.
There may be worse things going on elsewhere in the world but there is a plethora of other forums out there where that can be discussed.
by Free_at_last
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Droppers for points?
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Droppers for points?

For something that only adds a few minutes per point it is a no brainer. There is no downside to it.
If they are electrofrog points you can also kill two birds with one stone...

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by Free_at_last
Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Are there any DCC Point switch conventions?
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Are there any DCC Point switch conventions?

I prefer to use the Normal and Reverse method as described by Bufferstop, having all levers put back to normal after the movement has taken place.
You then get to know the normal lie of the pointwork and non are just left in random positions from their last use.
by Free_at_last
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Locos with DC point switching?
Replies: 18
Views: 2849

Re: DCC Locos with DC point switching?

When route setting, after selecting a route are the points then reset to normal before selecting another route or are some points just left at random positions based on their last use? The points change for the route you want, if you subsequently set another route the points will change to that rou...
by Free_at_last
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Locos with DC point switching?
Replies: 18
Views: 2849

Re: DCC Locos with DC point switching?

When route setting, after selecting a route are the points then reset to normal before selecting another route or are some points just left at random positions based on their last use?
by Free_at_last
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Where do you get your wire?
Replies: 13
Views: 2715

Re: Where do you get your wire?

Being one that throws nothing out I strip wire out of old computer cables, mouse/keyboard/usb etc. it's flexible and you get many colours. Yes, I do the same for DCC decoder / loco wiring and LED wires. :D But the size of wire is small so it's very limited in its current capacity. It's not suitable...
by Free_at_last
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Where do you get your wire?
Replies: 13
Views: 2715

Re: Where do you get your wire?

Being one that throws nothing out I strip wire out of old computer cables, mouse/keyboard/usb etc. it's flexible and you get many colours.

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