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by SRman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: N Class question
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: N Class question

Yes, as Bigmet said, definitely not a split chassis (in spite of what Hatton's say on their website second-hand listings). The most recent N class releases have a 6-pin socket, but earlier ones have no socket of any kind. The motor is mounted vertically in the firebox area, and has a small PCB adjac...
by SRman
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Decoder

I have tried one of Dapol's Imperium decoders and so far it does what it says on the box, albeit the instructions were almost non-existent when I bought it (not sure if that has changed now). I like the Lenz Silver+ 21, but as RFS said, Zimo's 6-function MX638D is also fully featured and considerabl...
by SRman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."

Quote: "From these images the team were able to visualise the airflow over flapping bumblebee wings. The old myth that "bumblebees shouldn't be able to fly" was based on calculations using the aerodynamic theory of 1918-19, just 15 years after the Wright brothers made the first powere...
by SRman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."

I've just taken a look at them racing around on "Goods Day". I said on another thread that practical experience often reverses the most carefully work out theoretical results. Those two do. By all theories taking the drive down through the centre of the bogie pivots should produce a turni...
by SRman
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC info
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: DCC info

The Power Cab and Power Pro systems, by default, have two recall slots set up, so you can keep any two loco numbers in the memory and toggle between them. If you read through the manual a bit, you will find that you can change the number of 'slots' in the recall memory from anywhere between one and ...
by SRman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Gear problem on keith park R2586
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: Gear problem on keith park R2586

I had a cl31 chassis replaced because of mazak rot and while Simon Kohler was with them I had five Pullman coaches upgraded to the close coupling version FOC. Mr Kohler even sorted out the customs mob and returned them all fixed up, also FOC. So it's not all bad. I've got a T9 which so far seems to...
by SRman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Gear problem on keith park R2586
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: Gear problem on keith park R2586

Yes I know it'll never happen, but it'd be nice if there was some sort of comeback when it really is a manufacturing or design fault. Here is a list of RTR OO where I am aware of systematic rectification by the manufacturer for clearly identified design, assembly and materials faults. (It cannot cl...
by SRman
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Gear problem on keith park R2586
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: Gear problem on keith park R2586

That's very useful, Duke. I have several of the same locos and, while I haven't experienced problems with them, this may well allow me to pre-empt such problems. For once, the old "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" saying may be wrong.

Thanks. 8)
by SRman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann class 37
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Bachmann class 37

I haven't experienced this with a Bachmann 37, but the first Hornby 09 exhibited a similar screech, which actually came from the idler gear in the gear tower. It will require you to remove the 37 body to try to focus on exactly where the sound is coming from (turn off the DCC sound too). Logical pla...
by SRman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 27
Views: 1870

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

snipped ... Just picked up someone mentioned the lack of a UK section. Well from my visit last year it seems they are in the process of building it. Not sure what scale, though people have been mixing OO and HO scale models for as long as they've been around (60+ years) with only rivet counters obj...
by SRman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 27
Views: 1870

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

Yes, the trains are automated. The road vehicles on the Faller system are also computer controlled, and far more sophisticated than the off-the-shelf items. Likewise the planes and road vehicles at the airport. They have developed their own control circuits and interfaces. At least one of the ships ...
by SRman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 27
Views: 1870

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

While I agree it is a tourist attraction, I wouldn't go so far as to say it's a toy, or that it is aimed solely at 'Mr Average tourist'. It works on more levels than that. The Knuffingen airport section of Miniatur Wunderland is worth a chunk of time watching it on its own. The operations are clearl...
by SRman
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: QUEENSLAND 3ft 6in NETWORK (1980's).
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: QUEENSLAND 3ft 6in NETWORK (1980's).

Some nice photos and memories there, Duke. I have some QR photos to add here too, if no one objects. Most were taken in the 1980s, and are scanned in from film prints (all are my own). The old camera was playing up towards the end, so some are a bit ropey, but can never be repeated, so I submit them...
by SRman
Tue May 28, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 93
Views: 14501

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: 14501

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-...

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