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by RAF96
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Figure 8 layout - Help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Figure 8 layout - Help needed

Hornby has two diamond crossings - left hand and right hand, meant to be used with parallel tracking not as a circles joiner.
by RAF96
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Semi-Foldable Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Semi-Foldable Model Railway

Consider making both boards 3 ft wide and both folding up into an inverted V shape. You could still have your access ‘well’ and sturdy enough hinges to give adequate support. Consider gas struts to aid lifting and control dropping. When folded down the whole could rest on separate or inbuilt folding...
by RAF96
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Grounded Flying Scotsman
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Grounded Flying Scotsman

Hornby can be and often are incredibly flexible and generous with repairs out of warranty.
by RAF96
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Grounded Flying Scotsman
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Grounded Flying Scotsman

There are so many FS variants over the years the difficult bit is not finding spares but finding the correct spares for your particular model. The loco R-number is the best starting place to ensure you have the correct service sheet to refer to. Added to the fact if you do find spares then you have ...
by RAF96
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1191
Views: 249412

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Mike Can I just say thanks for all the effort you put into providing the downloads of your designs. I have used them on past layouts and will use them on my next one. I use WebPlus 6 and 7 with Win 10 for my personal and old boys association websites design and maintenance and have to agree that the...
by RAF96
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC control of points and signals - guidance for an idiot
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: DCC control of points and signals - guidance for an idiot

Confusion seems to be creeping in here with talk of switches and dcc operation. DCC operation of points from a controller is via an accessory decoder (stand alone or built into the point motor). No switches involved unless we talk about switches attached to the point for the purposes of operating fr...
by RAF96
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby. KArthur Pendragon
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Hornby. KArthur Pendragon

Presuming your King is this one and not the earlier tender drive ringfield or later TTS ready variant...

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Look at the small screw securing the wire to the forward most part 3 and the screw holding down the rearward part 3.
by RAF96
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fading motor...
Replies: 26
Views: 1584

Re: Fading motor...

My mates and I built our own flash remagnetiser. The components were few and common, two foot of 1mm copper insulated wire stripped from mains cable, A ceramic "choc block" connector a short length of the heaviest three core lead we could find, a 13A plug and a supply of 13A fuses. The in...
by RAF96
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby. KArthur Pendragon
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Hornby. KArthur Pendragon

The gears should be snug in mesh at all times not just under load. Something is loose in the chain, maybe the motor is insecure.
by RAF96
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 26
Views: 1114

Re: New layout

You could always add gas struts like your cars tailgate has to assist with the lift and more importantly control the drop.. They come in various lengths, end fixings and load carrying.
by RAF96
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fading motor...
Replies: 26
Views: 1584

Re: Fading motor...

It is common knowledge that if you remove a standard magnet without fitting a keeper plate it will lose its magnetism - normal rule of science as seen in most schools physics lessons since year dot. Neos are peculiar in that they keep their magnetism without the need of keeper plates. Re-magnetising...
by RAF96
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 26
Views: 1114

Re: New layout

I thought you were dropping the hinged board down onto free standing A-frame legs, hence my description. Here is a link to the principle, although wooden frames would be more substantial... https://images.app.goo.gl/2urXQm55GRMSysFr8 edit - Brian Lambert has a bit on his website about making and usi...
by RAF96
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 26
Views: 1114

Re: New layout

Hi Forfarian. Would you give me some details of your A frame please. What are you using as a pivot? I was thinking a 10mm threaded rod fitted in the end centre, and through the frame with a nut to hold it. I made up some A-frame sign boards once and just used a pair of bog standard hinges on top. T...
by RAF96
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 6
Views: 2413

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

Just adding to this oldish thread. I have seen a time shift example where the operator adjusted the clock speed in an auto-program such that it was running real time during station operations, shunting, etc, with a scale time introduced for journeys, i.e. the journey time was shortened by a scaling ...
by RAF96
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC control of points and signals - guidance for an idiot
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: DCC control of points and signals - guidance for an idiot

You can get point motors with built in DCC decoders, but generally you have the controller telling points/accessory decoders what to do and they fire the points motors for you. Self learning decoders can be easier to set up than the more basic type. It is wise to run a separate points bus wire syste...

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