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by Michaelaface
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: Michaela's Layout

I've moved on from N to O-16.5 now, so although the scale is large, the little narrow gauge locos aren't! Having said that, my latest loco (my first attempt at a scratch-built body) probably did have space for a sound chip! Mind you, the noise of the mechanism would probably drown it out - and not ...
by Michaelaface
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 380
Views: 38565

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

I'm liking that dock scene, particularly the way you've got the false perspective background in there
by Michaelaface
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: Michaela's Layout

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Great video - love the long trains and sound of course :D. I never got into sound myself - and now that I am fitting stay-alive's into my (small!) locos, there is little room for anything else :?


How big are the locos? I've seen people get sound and lights into loads of n gauge stuff
by Michaelaface
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: Michaela's Layout

Looks great. Sounds are good and the long sweeping curves are brilliant The camera shot between the buildings is very effective. What buildings are they? Kits or scratch built? Nice either way Thanks Dan Thank you, if you mean the big town houses, those are faller kits that I've repainted to look a...
by Michaelaface
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 3228

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

hello gang, I've thrown together a quick video showing some of the various different sounds I've mentioned earlier, still really impressed with the locoman stuff

https://youtu.be/ZkM8R7LYmVA
by Michaelaface
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: Michaela's Layout

quick update, made a quick video to show some of my DCC sound locos, but it shows where I'm up to so far with the layout, will need to find a better camera though, my phone seems to hate staying in focus

https://youtu.be/ZkM8R7LYmVA
by Michaelaface
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: Michaela's Layout

Blimey, you don’t mess around do you?! :lol: :lol: mess around is pretty much all I've ended up doing this past decade, but thank you, I feel more confident about this incarnation, as being able to work to a prototypical track plan no longer gives me that annoying feeling that the track isnt quite ...
by Michaelaface
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting lights with a 21 pin decoder and other tedious decoder questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1625

Re: Fitting lights to a steam loco with a 21 pin decoder

Hijack away, lots of very interesting points here, in an area I want to learn more about
by Michaelaface
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting lights with a 21 pin decoder and other tedious decoder questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1625

Re: Fitting lights to a steam loco with a 21 pin decoder

Some PCBs and some of the decoder interfaces have solder pads, some don't. I have seen a few 21-pin boards with the solder pads right at the bases of the pins, and others that spread the pads out further away from the pins. I have been unlucky in that the Bachmann class 20 and Hornby class 56 where...
by Michaelaface
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting lights with a 21 pin decoder and other tedious decoder questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1625

Re: Fitting lights to a steam loco with a 21 pin decoder

already looked at that and as far as I can see it doesn't mention where to connect the wires to the loco PCB, which is why I was guessing at the actual pins, On page 1 it shows what colours to use for front (white) , rear (yellow), firebox (green) and common (blue) then on page 11 it shows which co...
by Michaelaface
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting lights with a 21 pin decoder and other tedious decoder questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1625

Re: Fitting lights to a steam loco with a 21 pin decoder

I can confirm my work to be a success, lesson learned is I really need to invest in some heat shrink, I also didn't wire in the LED for the firebox flicker, as the LED I chose to use doesnt seem to have been the best, also included a video showing everything running fine https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Michaelaface
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting lights with a 21 pin decoder and other tedious decoder questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1625

Re: Fitting lights to a steam loco with a 21 pin decoder

this seems like a useful guide: http://www.dccconcepts.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/A-DCC-Advice-12-Decoder-Wiring-Colour-Codes-Connectors-and-More-2014.pdf already looked at that and as far as I can see it doesn't mention where to connect the wires to the loco PCB, which is why I was guessing at...
by Michaelaface
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting lights with a 21 pin decoder and other tedious decoder questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1625

Fitting lights with a 21 pin decoder and other tedious decoder questions

I feel like I'm missing something really obvious here, but if I wanted to fit lights to a steam loco with a 21 pin decoder where do I solder the wires? directly to the pin connections on the locos pcb board or what? there doesn't appear to be any clear solder tabs on said board for lights/aux connec...
by Michaelaface
Fri May 29, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 177
Views: 21560

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

this is great, the lighting really brings everything to life
by Michaelaface
Tue May 26, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: Michaela's Layout

so progressed stalled (as usual with my layout) because I was having an absolute nightmare trying to get the backscene boards to fit in this bloody awkward loft space, this combined with a few parts of my track plan that just weren't sitting right to me, I've decided to rebuild the scenic side of th...

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