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by SRman
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?
Replies: 26
Views: 1601

Re: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?

If you look at a fire, generally there is a near constant red glow at the base, but flickering yellow/orange flames above. As such, I like End2End's circuit as it takes this into account. I have sometimes given thought to doing something similar in a locomotive firebox. It may be possible to arrange...
by SRman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann C class
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: Bachmann C class

The Q1 is a thing of great beauty! Well, if you half-close your eyes and look the other way, anyway! :D I do like my Hornby Q1s though. They run nicely and haul a decent load. I even fitted one with sound. Hornby's 700 class is also very good and can be had for quite reasonable prices. I have two an...
by SRman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann C class
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: Bachmann C class

Peterm wrote:Will you two pack it in! I can't afford either of these two loco's at the moment and when I looked in the mirror I noticed I've gone green. :wink:



:D :D :D

Sorry Peter.

Carefully hides crossed fingers behind back. :twisted:
by SRman
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann C class
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: Bachmann C class

I have four of the C class (two BR and two SECR) and I can't say I have noticed any particular problems with them. They all run nicely on DCC. If there was anything you could do to improve them (and this applies to most other Bachmann tender locos as well), you could fit extra pickups and connection...
by SRman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: DCC Problems

Resetting computers and similar electronic items (printers, phones and so on), a quicker way is to disconnect all power, then hold the on/off switch in the on position for around 10 or more seconds. If it is a laptop or mobile phone, disconnect the battery if it is accessible, otherwise the battery ...
by SRman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: N Class question
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: N Class question

One other thing with the 31860 model: if you find the tender derails, you might like to read my rather ancient article here: http://www.semgonline.com/model/ntender.html.
by SRman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: N Class question
Replies: 5
Views: 414

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: 506

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: 1007

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: 1007

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: 527

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 607

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...

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