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by SRman
Tue May 28, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 93
Views: 13318

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

If anyone is interested, my D602 arrived two days ago, and after running in on DC I fitted a decoder. I had a choice of Dapol Imperium or Zimo MX638D. To make it easier to match and work with my recent class 22 purchase, I chose the Zimo decoder. On testing, it ran beautifully but some of the lighti...
by SRman
Thu May 09, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 93
Views: 13318

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

As Bigmet has said, it isn't anything to do with DCC, but it is a component that is at fault. There is a similar topic on another forum (starting with "RM" and ending in "web") and their fingers are pointing at a resettable fuse on the PCB. It looks like a capacitor but is an in-...
by SRman
Sat May 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Inside and outside track radii
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Inside and outside track radii

Definitely use the two different radii. For double track, ideally use 1st and 2nd, 2nd and 3rd, or 3rd and 4th radii, with the caveat mentioned by 6C that many newer items won't run on 1st radius. If you tried to do parallel tracks with the same radius, you'll find that they converge as they go furt...
by SRman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Perfect on DC but not DCC
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Perfect on DC but not DCC

There are a few things you can try: Try a different brand of decoder. Remove any capacitors between the brush feed wires. Try disabling the BEMF on the decoder (as suggested by Mountain), or vary the settings where BEMF kicks in or out. On the latter item, I have three Hornby M7 0-4-4 tank locos, al...
by SRman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Running DCC ready loco on DCC
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Running DCC ready loco on DCC

If your DCC unit can run a non-fitted loco on address 0, a short run shouldn't hurt it. It is certainly not recommended for a long run or for the loco to be left on the DCC track for any length of time. I can't speak for your Gaugemaster DCC system, but my own NCE system will not run a DC loco. The ...
by SRman
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 24
Views: 1073

Re: Very simple question,

I like PVA, but using only a thin smear on card kits means the bond is almost instant. Too much glue and it will take ages to dry and could allow movement while drying.
by SRman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 128 DPU and coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Class 128 DPU and coaches

Two things, Matt: 1. It's your layout, and if you want to haul four coaches with your DPU, then go ahead. My friend Rick (gwiwer on a couple of other forums) tested his Heljan model and it hauled 36 coaches, including over his gradients and tight curves ... the Heljan unit is way over-powered compar...
by SRman
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 128 DPU and coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Class 128 DPU and coaches

No, not what you would call a rake, anyway. They could haul a tail load, but usually limited to no more than two coaches or wagons. The coaches would most likely be parcels vehicles, i.e. non-passenger carrying coaching stock (NPCCS).
by SRman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Choosing a brake van

Ex-SR stock could also be found all over the country - their parcels stock (PMV/CCT) were almost universal, but even the 'pill box' brake vans found their way "oop norf" - I certainly have access to a couple of photos of them in Scotland in Engineering olive green. As Bufferstop said, the ...
by SRman
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

The newest Bachmann 6-pin decoders are from Zimo, I believe, and are very good. CT Elektronic offer a few variations on the 6-pin theme, including both direct plug in and wired (like the Hornby but much, much, much smaller!). Lenz Silver are very good but a little on the dear side. Zimo are also ver...
by SRman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

Hornby announced the 6-pin decoders for 2019 to go with the upcoming Ruston 0-4-0 diesel and Peckett 0-6-ST locomotives. If/when I purchase both of those locos, I will be fitting other brands of 6-pin decoders, but at least Hornby have stopped using their annoying proprietary 4-pin interface for new...
by SRman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: Motor Vehicles.

I did a quick search but the only model I can find is the one in your posted image.

You could ask a Cornish shop like Kernow Model Railways if they know of anything like it, though.
by SRman
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: Motor Vehicles.

The Bedford 'O' series isn't available ready to go in OO, as far as I know. there were some similarly styled Austin K2s and Ford Thames ET6s available from the Pocketbond Classix series that may still be available, although not manufactured any more. Otherwise, you'll have to go for kits of the Bedf...
by SRman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Hattons P class bluebell
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Hattons P class bluebell

Rails of Sheffield also stock the Hatton's P class, but Bluebell is listed as "On Order".
by SRman
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: Motor Vehicles.

I hope you don't mind me correcting you, Mountain, but Triang/Hornby never had a Triumph 1300; they did have a Triumph 2000, a much larger vehicle that also pre-dated the 1300. There were many other cars in the Minix range that respond well to a bit of painting and detailing, most of which were used...

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