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by Michaelaface
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 43
Views: 3563

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: 43
Views: 3563

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: 1566

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: 1566

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: 1566

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: 1566

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: 1566

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: 1566

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: 172
Views: 20998

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: 43
Views: 3563

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...
by Michaelaface
Sat May 23, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 3155

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

yes it is that "woof" sound aha, and it is possible! the locoman black 5 D&H chip I recently bought does a rather convincing job of everything, I am still very impressed with the sound quality from that one, the speaker is a double sugarcube in the tender, I feel I'll definitely have t...
by Michaelaface
Fri May 22, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 136
Views: 160434

Re: BARGAINS!

Rails having a Bank Holiday sale. Had a quick scan. Mostly pre grouping locos and PO wagons. Careful, the Coal Tank was £74.50 earlier in the week and it's now on sale for £79.50.....Wonder what else they nudged the price up on before putting in the so called "sale"? yeah I swear I saw th...
by Michaelaface
Fri May 22, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 136
Views: 160434

Re: BARGAINS!

not necessarily bargains, but from a previous post I noticed that Hereford Models seem to still have models that I've not seen in stock for years at prices I've not seen for years, in this case it was the gresley suburbans, never seem to see them in stock anywhere and on the odd occasion I do they'r...
by Michaelaface
Fri May 22, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 3155

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

The choice is yours, but if the Jinty sounds tinny, check the speaker fitting and that it's well sealed in it's sugar cube; definitely no air gaps. worked out my issue, was the speaker placement within the loco, I've now moved the speaker from the smokebox to the cab and the sound is now much bette...
by Michaelaface
Mon May 18, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench
Replies: 97
Views: 12519

Re: Michaela’s workbench

Thanks everyone, I think they still need bits of work but I'm getting there!

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