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by Martin71
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Class 26 lighting
Replies: 6
Views: 2245

Re: Class 26 lighting

That brilliant! Very impressed. Ahh for the simple things.

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by Martin71
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hitachi Javelin
Replies: 66
Views: 12450

Re: Hitachi Javelin

Hi

Yes I have to agree with you guys on this. At least it is not a pancake motor. At the same time it the motor could have being located in the centre of the power car with universals to both bogies. Plenty of space under the Javlin.

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by Martin71
Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Problems with fitting electrical pickups on coach wheels
Replies: 31
Views: 8425

Re: Problems with fitting electrical pickups on coach wheels

Hi This might be worth a read on how to add lighting to coaches and it includes pickups also. http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=21586 Silver conductive paint can be a bit funny at times. Shake the bottle really well and then turn up side down for about 1 minute, mo...
by Martin71
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hitachi Javelin
Replies: 66
Views: 12450

Re: Hitachi Javelin

Hi Guys I am sure by now some of the forum members on here will have travelled on the Javlin and as I live in Australia I need some help with my Javlin. What I am after is information about this area of the coach. http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t243/Martinmc71/Hornby%20Javlin/resized_152.jpg As ...
by Martin71
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: A to Z of coach lighting.
Replies: 24
Views: 23698

Re: A to Z of coach lighting.

Hi Daryl PM sent with the info on ff2 and dc control. I am still trying to find the supplier I purchased the micro switches from but they were in the UK and a robotics online shop. I also came across a magnetic switch, lost the link but you can use a "wand" and wave it across the top of th...
by Martin71
Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: A to Z of coach lighting.
Replies: 24
Views: 23698

Re: A to Z of coach lighting.

Hi Sorry for not replaying I have being super busy at work. Hi,Do you do directional lighting kits for DC control in N gauge? Many thanks, Ste. Yes you can get them from John or Richard, just make sure you ask for the n gauge pickups and small leds. Flickerfree has advanced to Flickerfree2. The main...
by Martin71
Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Hornby vs Bachmann A4
Replies: 85
Views: 22714

Re: Hornby vs Bachmann A4

Hi Having worked on both I can say the Hornby is streets ahead. No doubt there. If weight is an issue for you the Hornby is easy to fill out and I managed with ease to get another 120 g of lead into the loco and tender...most in the loco. What I do not like about the Hornby is the flangless rears......
by Martin71
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fibre optic lighting
Replies: 37
Views: 15428

Re: Fibre optic lighting

Hi I once did a Star Destroyer which had over 500 optic fibres used in it....looked cool. Back to trains if your really got time to kill with fibre try this.... 3 decoders used for this effect 11 independent lights and I still need to add more to bring it up to scratch with the real loco. If you do ...
by Martin71
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby A4
Replies: 244
Views: 55391

Re: Hornby A4

Hi

That looks like a very good price and the coaches look like the latest B&C by Hornby which have excellent detail. Shame they dont ship overseas.

I would snap it up at that price.

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by Martin71
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby A4
Replies: 244
Views: 55391

Re: Hornby A4

Hi

Great advice there....get yourself a back to back gauge. Plenty of hobby shops in the uk will have it. I got mine in Australia.

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by Martin71
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Easy Tender Truck Pick_ups
Replies: 5
Views: 3709

Re: Easy Tender Truck Pick_ups

Hi

Oh thats very good Thanks for the link, excellent!

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by Martin71
Sat May 16, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fibre optic lighting
Replies: 37
Views: 15428

Re: Fibre optic lighting

Hi I have done a fair bit with fibre and I also work with real "fibre" from time to time. Some real good advice here do not use glass fibre as used in optic fibre. It is dangerous, look it up. Glass 0.2mm diameter imagine getting a small piece and it getting into your blood stream. I found...
by Martin71
Wed May 06, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: A to Z of coach lighting.
Replies: 24
Views: 23698

Re: A to Z of coach lighting.

No problems Chris, I am glad I could help and lighting is very easy with this kit. You can buy the components and get close to the kit, even make your pickups etc but when "time" is your most valuable asset their is nothing that will match it. At night it looks fantastic leaving a tunnel. ...
by Martin71
Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: A to Z of coach lighting.
Replies: 24
Views: 23698

A to Z of coach lighting.

Gentlemen This I believe is a product that will interest most so I have broken it up into 3 stages. Basic install, advanced install and technical information. If possible can we keep it focused on the kit, thanks. For most of us, lighting in coaches adds that extra realism, if done properly. It adds...
by Martin71
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Something Very Special
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: Something Very Special

Thats really great Terry. Yes I wonder what the neighbors will think when you have it all cranking! Wow lot of peco points there. You do have big plans don't you. Once set up the A4's are very nice runners and look the job. I think you somehow managed to achieve in my books 2 of the most important e...

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