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by Martin71
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: MRC vs NCE vs ...
Replies: 18
Views: 3555

Re: MRC vs NCE vs ...

Ok Poliss You got me yes some of it has not being updated, but it is still one of the best sources of info on the controllers mentioned. I will mention to him to update the ZTC part but I doubt he will change his opinion on it as he is sick of repairing them and showing people how to use them especi...
by Martin71
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: MRC vs NCE vs ...
Replies: 18
Views: 3555

Re: MRC vs NCE vs ...

Hi Poliss One problem with the DCC Concepts guide is that it's years out of date. For instance, it doesn't even mention the Roco Multimaus or the updated radio control Multimaus Pro with the Multizentrale. Your assumption is wrong the site is constantly updated. Now did you think that maybe he has n...
by Martin71
Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: MRC vs NCE vs ...
Replies: 18
Views: 3555

Re: MRC vs NCE vs ...

Hi I think the best option you have at this stage is more research. I find this good reading as not many shops put up opinions on controllers. http://www.dccconcepts.com/index_files/DCCbrandecisions.htm As flashbang said DCC Concepts will give some great information and help with the decision. I kno...
by Martin71
Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: N Gauge - Wires only decoders - Digitrax or TCS?
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: N Gauge - Wires only decoders - Digitrax or TCS?

Hi

Yes it is, besides the goof proof warranty I think the TCS are far better. They have so many nice features when it comes to lighting, speed curves, great motor control etc. I use TCS for my non sound locos and I have never had a problem.

I would pay an extra 3.50 GBP for that.

Martin
by Martin71
Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Putting lights in loco's
Replies: 21
Views: 2806

Re: Putting lights in loco's

Hi

Tell us what you want to do? How many lights do you want working. Eg do you want 1 white light working on the front with the reds on the rear at the same time. Do you want cab lights etc.

Martin
by Martin71
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Putting lights in loco's
Replies: 21
Views: 2806

Re: Putting lights in loco's

Hi I am going to give you some practical advice some may disagree but I have installed 1000s of LEDs in many different applications on model trains. I use 1/4 or 1/8 watt resistors and never below the value of 1k or 1000 ohms. They can vary from 1k to 120k depending on the lighting effect I want. I ...
by Martin71
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc sound
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: Dcc sound

Hi Thanks Biggles, for you comments. I was trying to keep the n gauge under raps as It is a mighty pain to do properly. N gauge sound is very possible, I have done maybe 11 or 12 of them. What you got to ask yourself is it worth it? I can tell you now it is not cheap and why do you think all the maj...
by Martin71
Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A new slow acting point motor
Replies: 43
Views: 8529

Re: A new slow acting point motor

Hi Marbelup

Interesting....I may be able to help, I live in Perth WA and would be very interested in having a look at your problem first hand as I have in the past built my own points. Is their any chance I could come around for a visit to have a look at the problem.

Cheers

Martin
by Martin71
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A new slow acting point motor
Replies: 43
Views: 8529

Re: A new slow acting point motor

Hi I think just wait and see until people start using them. DCC Concepts do build some excellent products and I know 1 or 2 items are branded under different names but not my place to say. I think if you look at the warranty v cost I think its a great deal and I can tell you now for those who had pr...
by Martin71
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A new slow acting point motor
Replies: 43
Views: 8529

Re: A new slow acting point motor

Hi guys An excellent product "Cobalt" point motors. The PDF is worth a read even if you dont buy one for tips and tricks. it just looks like a shrunk tortoise? i bet circuitron aren't too impressed with the 'mini me', unless ofcourse they are the 'partner' in this project??? when will the ...
by Martin71
Sat May 15, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2-6-4MT Stanier class - opinions?
Replies: 33
Views: 5729

Re: Hornby 2-6-4MT Stanier class - opinions?

Hi Highly recommended, and a nice loco to work on. Plenty of detail, well weighted and an all round good runner. I have 3 of them and like so many modern loco's they are just about problem free. Agree with Biggles comments get a DCC ready and fit your own decoder. Here is a link to a Hornby Stanier ...
by Martin71
Thu May 06, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Sound bandwidth question etc
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: DCC Sound bandwidth question etc

Hi I think Bigmet has made some very good points and at the end of the day if your happy with the sound buy it. If we take Hornby/Bachmann and ignore the quality of the sound files for a minute and look at the fitting of the speakers, this in my opinion is where they both fail. I just cannot underst...
by Martin71
Thu May 06, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Making faded signs on brick walls.
Replies: 3
Views: 3004

Re: Making faded signs on brick walls.

Hi

Thanks for the link thats really really impressive. Its amazing when you think about it how resourceful modellers can be.

Well done and highly recommended reading.

Martin
by Martin71
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: A to Z of coach lighting.
Replies: 24
Views: 22895

Re: A to Z of coach lighting.

Let me make some very basic suggestions. I've wired the black inputs to the lights. One goes to blue, the other goes to yellow and white, protecting the yellow and white from each other using a couple of diodes. Basically, I'm using the decoder as a filter, because it just didn't work well from the ...
by Martin71
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: A to Z of coach lighting.
Replies: 24
Views: 22895

Re: A to Z of coach lighting.

Hi Very good point made there. They perform very poorly on a Hornby Select. Overall, I'm not too impressed, and I'd advise against shelling out for these if you have a Select. The select is well known for its problems and I think its unfortunate that this has happened to you. I not going to start a ...

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