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by Michaelaface
Mon May 17, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: H0 loco recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 481

H0 loco recommendations?

Hello forum I've recently gotten into H0 scale stuff, as almost every loco being BR black amazingly has gotten little boring for me to look at, and after spotting a good deal and making an impulse purchase of a Piko "hobby" taurus for ~£50, I've been impressed by what else is out there tha...
by Michaelaface
Wed May 12, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 55
Views: 4620

Re: Michaela's Layout

hello! okay so not the video I had wanted to make, still need to get the confidence to talk to a camera (any pointers anyone? anyone?) but here is a quick (just over 10 mins so not really) video showing a quick tour of the layout and then a longer shot where I set the trains to run and filmed whatev...
by Michaelaface
Wed May 12, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 81
Views: 11138

Re: Greater Loftchester

What a massive endeavor. Do you have a video link? I cannot believe something so complex could actually work! I'm not sure what you mean by complex? to me it seems relatively simple compared to wiring up control boards for manually controlling points/routes, aside from that it's just a fairly stand...
by Michaelaface
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 81
Views: 11138

Re: Greater Loftchester

I've seen your posts around, but not before your layout. What a gargantuan project, and the video of the Hornby Black was fabulous. Love the use of curves to showcase the train. Is it correct that I am seeing you are hand laying your track? I saw a stretch of empty ties leading to a siding. The amo...
by Michaelaface
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 55
Views: 4620

Re: Michaela's Layout

Hello all! right I want to finally get round to updating this thread and everything else about my layout, now I want to do this via making a video for youtube, and just to make sure I don't miss out anything, what sorta info should I include in it? feel free to state the obvious and the simple, don'...
by Michaelaface
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: advice required
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: advice required

Just a thought --------------- Looking at your trackplan. It looks complicated (to me). You say you cannot stand up most of the time. Are you the only operator? Is it easy to operate; especially being on your knees? When things go wrong are they easy to correct, or mainly difficult? Perhaps where i...
by Michaelaface
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: advice required
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: advice required

I think one of my main sources of frustration is the room in which the layout is, now I know I am lucky to be able to utilise such a space, albeit the only space I have to utilise, I've tried to get the most out of it, really pushing the limits as to what is possible in there The room is a loft in a...
by Michaelaface
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: advice required
Replies: 12
Views: 357

advice required

anyone got any tips on how I can consistently talk myself out of giving up on my layout and starting again? I'm forever building the damn thing and I always seem to get stuck at the same things - could I have done the last thing better - if so, does it it matter? or should I start over again? and th...
by Michaelaface
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 47
Views: 3621

Re: Dcc loco issues

my DCC system runs fine with everything but these hattons decoders aha, even my 10+ year old non NMRA hornby decoders perform great, either way I am very slowly upgrading everything, ESU are looking the most likely candidates atm for what I want from my locos heard mixed things about zimo, I have a ...
by Michaelaface
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 47
Views: 3621

Re: Dcc loco issues * some issues solved *

Next question, y’know all that mess of capacitors and resistors soldered across motors, are they needed on DCC? read they’re not an can actually inhibit smooth running? Sooo what I’m asking is, can I get rid with no ill issues and will it solve the very slight jerky running I see at low and medium ...
by Michaelaface
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

Mountain wrote:Shorts? Do J72's wear shorts?

I am glad it works.


only in summer

no I'm just assuming, if the loco encounters a short circuit for any reason, are the various components in the system going to register this short and protect themselves or is there a potential disaster waiting to happen
by Michaelaface
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

stay alive fitted, runs perfectly, I'm guessing I now have to avoid shorts at all costs with this loco?
by Michaelaface
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 47
Views: 3621

Re: Dcc loco issues

hello, now that I'm a bit more experienced with DCC stuffs from messing about loads I just thought I'd post that the aforementioned G2A is now one of my best runners, possibly the best, its slow crawl is possibly the best I've ever seen in a loco, and all I did to achieve this is to remove all the w...
by Michaelaface
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

it runs fine on DC, on the half hour each direction running in it was perfect, and still runs fine now You mean without the decoder? With and without If its okay on dc then its a decoder issue. Suggest you try a different decoder in it. It’s the only 18 pin loco I have so I’d have to buy a decoder ...
by Michaelaface
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

here is a link to a video that demonstrates the issue https://youtu.be/UVnij82TZs0 That is very odd behaviour. I suppose a rolling road makes better contact with each loco wheel via two rolling wheels, whereas on the track there is only one point of contact, but that's a significant difference in p...

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