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by Silver Surfer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: How do you make a train wait at a red signal?? UPDATE
Replies: 36
Views: 4929

Re: How do you make a train wait at a red signal??

It seems to me that this thread is becoming unneccessarily complex, is beyond the scope of a 'New Railway Modellers' forum and I have great difficulty in considering it suitable as 'Model Railway Advice for Beginners'. In my opinion such threads only serve to frighten away newcomers to DCC, put off ...
by Silver Surfer
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dynamis - am I missing something?
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Re: Dynamis - am I missing something?

Healthy for the forum to have differing views and, whilst I stick to what I've said, I know Flash will stick to what he's said, I have no argument with Flash or of the opinions he's given, which I respect, I just don't agree with him. We have both proferred our honest opinions given the OP's origina...
by Silver Surfer
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dynamis - am I missing something?
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Re: Dynamis - am I missing something?

Be a very boring world if we all agreed on everything..... My 'accumulated wisdom' steered me away from re-badged systems whilst Flashbangs did not. I have no argument with his comments as that is his opinion to which he is entitled. However, my reasoning was simple;- everyone involved in moving or ...
by Silver Surfer
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dynamis - am I missing something?
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Re: Dynamis - am I missing something?

Everyone I actually know who has one seems to swear by them - flexible, does the job, great VFM etc etc. However, read these forums and you'd think they were the worst thing ever invented. Are they really that bad or is there some element of snobbery going on? - might be wrong but I do get a whiff ...
by Silver Surfer
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: What controller?
Replies: 13
Views: 3001

Re: What controller?

The Roco is expensive, but it's the only one with radio control DCC. Not so...... The Pro-cab-R (£105) is radio http://www.ncedcc.com/component/virtuemart/?page=shop.product_details&flypage=garden_flypage.tpl&product_id=21&category_id=12 As is the PH Pro-R (£460) http://www.ncedcc.com/c...
by Silver Surfer
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Foam-core board - 5mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1795

Re: Foam-core board - 5mm

In case you're wondering from the above replies, PVA doesn't contain solvent - so no worries there.

Mike
by Silver Surfer
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Foam-core board - 5mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1795

Re: Foam-core board - 5mm

PVA..... for all three
by Silver Surfer
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Coach Interiors
Replies: 19
Views: 6035

Re: Coach Interiors

Erm.....link not working guys.
by Silver Surfer
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Somebody must have a use for this.......
Replies: 1
Views: 1862

Somebody must have a use for this.......

Came across this earlier in the year and been meaning to mention it;- http://www.mutr.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1009754&utm_source=mutr+subscribers&utm_campaign=ecf9168061-June_2010&utm_medium=email Very useful little bits and bobs on this site, service is good, no minimum quant...
by Silver Surfer
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Cutting a groove
Replies: 7
Views: 1398

Re: Cutting a groove

To save chopping up your baseboard or platform could you use some of this cut into long thin strips and covered with appropriate scenery? http://www.mutr.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1009754&utm_source=mutr+subscribers&utm_campaign=ecf9168061-June_2010&utm_medium=email Been trying ...
by Silver Surfer
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Turning your train around.
Replies: 11
Views: 1857

Re: Turning your train around.

If you start off in the real world, you will find that reverse loops are usually only found as part of the coal unloading arrangement at power stations and the like. They are sometimes found on miniature railways (Pecorama is an example). . Have a look at an old track diagram of Trent junction on t...
by Silver Surfer
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Push Button Swithes
Replies: 16
Views: 2431

Re: Push Button Swithes

I love to 'over engineer' things and would rather use heavy duty than risk a failure, but I do think that this possibility of a contacts burn out is verging on paranoia - in over 50 years of modelling it's only ever happened to me once and that was on a dpdt lever switch, never with a push button an...
by Silver Surfer
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: pva application
Replies: 16
Views: 4469

Re: pva application

I use the technique advised by Richard Johnson of DCC Concepts which is quick and effective. (1) Put the ballast into a wide mouth jar or dish. borrow a soup spoon (2) Place ballast ONE spoon at a time and spread it with your finger tips. (3) When an area has been well spread, very gently tap the ra...
by Silver Surfer
Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Push Button Swithes
Replies: 16
Views: 2431

Re: Push Button Swithes

Hi Craw.I was on that site yesterday for a look.No good I'm afraid,to weak. What do you mean by too weak? Unless you are hitting them with a hammer the suggestions made will last a lifetime of 'finger pressure' usage. I've used these before with 16v AC (with and without a CDU) and I've still got th...
by Silver Surfer
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A new slow acting point motor
Replies: 43
Views: 8712

Re: A new slow acting point motor

.....Another avantage of using Tortoise or Cobalt when underboard mounting is required, is you don't have to chop a great chunk out of the baseboard - just drill a small hole....

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