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by RAF96
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4amp alternative for Select controller
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: 4amp alternative for Select controller

I am sure that 6.3 x 3mm plug is the same as Hornby kit. As long as the positive is on the pin and not the sleeve.
by RAF96
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Is it safe to buy a Hornby class 31 now?
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Is it safe to buy a Hornby class 31 now?

It may be that now we are seeing more and more metal loco bodies that the manufacturers will have to force better quality control on these mazak casting suppliers.
by RAF96
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby railmaster with accessories
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Hornby railmaster with accessories

The RM manual is not the best either to understand or to guess the missing bits. Chrissaf on the Hornby RM forum has written several step-by-step guides and I know there is one for getting point buttons placed and configured correctly. If I can find a specfic one I will post a direct link here later...
by RAF96
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby railmaster with accessories
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Hornby railmaster with accessories

Step 1 - go and look on the Hornby Railmaster forum where you will find all the answers to every RM question many times over. ...or... Although you have configured the accessory decoder to an address range (say 1-4) and you have points on your track plan you also need buttons to operate the points. ...
by RAF96
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS

I had the same problem with modifying electro-luminescent sheets and resorted to use of a fibreglass pencil brush to buff off the adhesive from the peel away clear coating. The use of proper lead/tin solder after that saw success. Once the wires were soldered on the clear coating was ‘warmed’ back i...
by RAF96
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Wanted - Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow

WH Smith has volumes 1 and 3 but not volume 2.
by RAF96
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Big disappointment!
Replies: 30
Views: 1673

Re: Big disappointment!

Interesting to read on the forums that more and more people are apparently getting what seem to be ‘returned and fixed’ items in lieu of what they thought were brand new items. Despite their no quibble returns warranty the likes of Hattons and Rails are coming up more often than expected in this res...
by RAF96
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Big disappointment!
Replies: 30
Views: 1673

Re: Big disappointment!

The clue is in ‘...my new...’ Send it back under warranty, although the damage could have been self inflicted.. Many people do not realise these modern models have incredibly fine and fragile detail and cannot be handled like the old Hornby-Dublo locos. It is so easy to damage the motion by picking ...
by RAF96
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: TTS DECODER ,,BIT OF A SURVEY
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: TTS DECODER ,,BIT OF A SURVEY

No one has said which loco (make and/or model) they have their TTS decoders installed in - Hornby, Bachmann, other, etc as this makes a difference as to which motor algorithm should be selected and if the motor PI values should be altered. PI values- ??? - read the TTS user ‘manual’. Although not to...
by RAF96
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Egg Tray Sandwich
Replies: 12
Views: 1412

Re: Egg Tray Sandwich

Folk have used old interior doors before, the flat panel type which have a cardboard interior ‘structure’, similar to the way Metcalfe card kit platforms are made.
Rob
by RAF96
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 985

Re: What would you use?

Just to add detail to my future framework. It will be 4-6” deep slotted half depth at joints so it assembles like the middle dividers of a an old milk/beer bottle crate. Joints at the perimeter can be notched or plain butt joints, especially at the bits that show front of scene.
by RAF96
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Suction Vice
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Suction Vice

Good vice, useless mount, wouldn’t stick to anything for a minite or more before coming loose. I tried vaseline to seal ot but no joy.
In the end I drilled holes in the base of my Lidl version and screwed it to the bench. Hasn’t budged since.
by RAF96
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 985

Re: What would you use?

...My next board will be at least 12mm ply top with a similar or more thickness ply frame... Thanks for the reply, how would you cut framework from ply? I've always found the glue in ply dulls blades pretty quick, plus my cutting over longer lengths isn't great. Cut long narrow strips that connect ...
by RAF96
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 985

Re: What would you use?

2 x 1 was never ever true size. Most wood yards would say it was planed all round (par) from 2 x 1 rough cut stock. My next board will be at least 12mm ply top with a similar or more thickness ply frame as I found the softwood timber framing never held its shape over time, resembling those expensive...
by RAF96
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Soldering rail joiners?
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Soldering rail joiners?

You can solder Omega links ( Ω ) across the rail joints to add reliability, which can be made to look like earth straps. Soldering the actual fishplates can be problemtic due to them usually being stainless steel and if the rail joint is made solid then as previously stated expansion and contraction...

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