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by smallman28
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My next N gauge layout!
Replies: 46
Views: 9029

Re: My next N gauge layout!

Got me slab of foam today so been having a little play :D Before I knew it I had made this :shock: wasn't really intending to but it just sort of happened,sometimes it's best that way. http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2700/dsc01155m.jpg Quick spray with some grey paint and a very faint black dry b...
by smallman28
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Egroeg93's layout ~ Modern image OO gauge - Videos Added!
Replies: 58
Views: 10161

Re: Lets get on with it then ~ OO gauge

Is that being built on the floor or have you just not got legs on the board yet?
by smallman28
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Sandford keys
Replies: 17
Views: 3518

Re: Sandford keys

egroeg93 wrote:I was going to say is that Cardboard?? :P


Looks like it,I dont think the tubes will be a problem but the cardboard track bed might be :shock:
by smallman28
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Sandford keys
Replies: 17
Views: 3518

Re: Sandford keys

Looks alright to me,dont worry if people dont comment on your layout all the time,as long as you are happy with it :D All I would say is whilst I like the covered back section with the track above it how practical is it going to be to get a stuck/de-railed train out of the covered over section? I ta...
by smallman28
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: loco chip codes
Replies: 25
Views: 2386

Re: loco chip codes

Don't create unnecessary shorts ... not a good idea at all. I use a Select and can overwrite existing address ..... thought any basic system should allow that. If you're so far out in the sticks this is going to be difficult ..... normally I say try and find a local MRS/club .... or even fish here ...
by smallman28
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: loco chip codes
Replies: 25
Views: 2386

Re: loco chip codes

I would have thought the EZ command would programme decoders in the range 1 - 9 Therefore just ignore the number asigned at present and set up as you would when buying a new loco with the factory set 03 address ? I don't have an EZ so this is just speculation Geoff T. But how do you get to a factor...
by smallman28
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My next N gauge layout!
Replies: 46
Views: 9029

Re: My next N gauge layout!

Not much significant progress in the last few days,just some small milestones :D I have cheated with the problem with the point motor being right in front of the tunnel mouth,I have just extended the tunnel mouths out by about 4 inches,problem solved. http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6613/dsc01146...
by smallman28
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: loco chip codes
Replies: 25
Views: 2386

Re: loco chip codes

Thanks Flashbang you come up with the answer 1 was expecting but not wanting ,i live in rural midwales and have no idea where i can get this done i will have to find somewhere in england when 1 next go in march many thanks though The only other thing is ask here and see if you can send the chip to ...
by smallman28
Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Isolating switch wiring
Replies: 18
Views: 2855

Re: Isolating switch wiring

So it appears you can use other switch types in the block arrangement BUT the switches MUST be of the same type.
So a block of PL26 switches a block of PL22 switches etc etc,just dont mix switch types.
by smallman28
Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Proposed 8 x 8 layout - comments appreciated!
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

Re: Proposed 8 x 8 layout - comments appreciated!

Overly complicated. Lots of pointless sidings/points that are too short to be of any real practical use. There seems to be the idea that you need lots of points to make a layout interesting and that just aint so. You could probably loose half the track and still have something good. With the turnta...
by smallman28
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Isolating switch wiring
Replies: 18
Views: 2855

Re: Isolating switch wiring

wired common return you can have AC and DC on one wire at the same time. the block looks plastic? and it keeps the switches seperated by a few mm so i'm not seeing an issue. i have also seen pictures on old hornby track plan covers of all 3 colour switches they do in one long bank so i doubt there ...
by smallman28
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Isolating switch wiring
Replies: 18
Views: 2855

Re: Isolating switch wiring

Groans! Thanks for the info guys. As I understand it, I can put the 3 point motor switches in one unit, and then I need to wire up each on-off switch for each isolating switch separately and not in the block of connectors? I'll need some mounting plates separately then - oh well... I wish they told...
by smallman28
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 6x4 Starter layout - For sale?
Replies: 121
Views: 20916

Re: 6x4 Starter layout - Upper level - new pics

I like the hidden top section,so much so I might steal that idea :oops: and dispense with my plan for a gradient.
by smallman28
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Isolating switch wiring
Replies: 18
Views: 2855

Re: Isolating switch wiring

Groans! Thanks for the info guys. As I understand it, I can put the 3 point motor switches in one unit, and then I need to wire up each on-off switch for each isolating switch separately and not in the block of connectors? I'll need some mounting plates separately then - oh well... I wish they told...
by smallman28
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Proposed 8 x 8 layout - comments appreciated!
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

Re: Proposed 8 x 8 layout - comments appreciated!

Overly complicated. Lots of pointless sidings/points that are too short to be of any real practical use. There seems to be the idea that you need lots of points to make a layout interesting and that just aint so. You could probably loose half the track and still have something good. With the turntab...

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