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Forum: Baseboards Today, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Flashbang
Solid topped I guess, not slide out or drop down...

Solid topped I guess, not slide out or drop down leafed.
Might be OK for N gauge but a bit small for OO I feel. In OO even the simple Hornby Track Mat is 6ft x 4ft (1800mm x 1200mm approx)
It will...
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 999
Posted By Flashbang
Try the 2mm scale Association or N gauge society?...

Try the 2mm scale Association or N gauge society?
But DCC Concepts produce one... Link to N gauge B2B gauge...
Forum: Baseboards Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 412
Posted By Flashbang
For temporary fixing, I've used drawing pins...

For temporary fixing, I've used drawing pins pushed in so as their head spans two adjacent sleepers or holds just the one sleeper!
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 999
Posted By Flashbang
OO scale B2B wheel gauges are sold by good model...

OO scale B2B wheel gauges are sold by good model railway shops or can be obtained on line. One supplier is The Double O Gauge Association (DOGA) Link to DOGA sales...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 145
Posted By Flashbang
I've heard of them, but I don't ever recall...

I've heard of them, but I don't ever recall seeing them in action?
Pity they haven't moved on and produced versions for NEM fittings.
Be interesting to see how you get on with them.
Forum: Location location location 16-07-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By Flashbang
Not correct. Read the text on the container to...

Not correct.
Read the text on the container to see what PVA seals Concrete is one such its recommended for!!

See picture taken from a can of Evo Stick PVA. Text re concrete flooring is roughly...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 16-07-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Flashbang
They are totally the wrong type of switch for use...

They are totally the wrong type of switch for use with solenoid motors!
The switch MUST return to centre Off by its own internal spring.
Luckily for you the CDU has saved you accidentally burning...
Forum: Location location location 16-07-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By Flashbang
When I moved into my garage I painted the floor...

When I moved into my garage I painted the floor with dilute PVA glue. I used Unbond sealing and general purpose PVA as that's what I had to hand at the time. But there many other concrete sealants...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 15-07-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Cdu
Views: 132
Posted By Flashbang
Switches must be momentary. Normally toggle...

Switches must be momentary. Normally toggle switches are used and these have to be sprung to centre Off type from both switch lever directions. Also the input to the CDU should ideally be AC usually...
Forum: DCC 13-07-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By Flashbang
A meter will be the easiest to determine the...

A meter will be the easiest to determine the problem.
Assuming as you say, you have IRJs on every points Vee rail ends then...
Im fairly sure you have one or more point motor switches wired the...
Forum: General Chat 08-07-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 159
Posted By Flashbang
Looks to be Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg. ...

Looks to be Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg. Well worth a days visit if you get chance to go to Germany.
When I was there they were talking of starting a UK railway section, not sure if this ever...
Forum: Tools 08-07-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Flashbang
Seems like an excellent buy AAH. Hope you get...

Seems like an excellent buy AAH. Hope you get many hours of use from it. Just keep the tip clean by wiping it on the dampened sponge pad.
Forum: Tools 08-07-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 463
Posted By Flashbang
I've never read so much about a simple...

I've never read so much about a simple suggestion! :mad:
If the remains of the pin are likely to fly off then hold the pin top with your spare hand fingers whilst cutting the pin off with the side...
Forum: Tools 07-07-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 463
Posted By Flashbang
Side Cutters for point motor drive rods

In Tesco tools section they are selling side cutters for 2.68 which are ideal for trimming off the drive pin of solenoid or Stall point motors.
Forum: The Welcome Forum 07-07-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By Flashbang
Welcome to the forum Chris. Do keep us...

Welcome to the forum Chris.

Do keep us updated should you move on from your existing position on your layout and don't forget if you're in need of advice just post a question.

Your English is...
Forum: Product Review 07-07-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Flashbang
I fully agree with Mike. I use Peco SL-14 pins...

I fully agree with Mike. I use Peco SL-14 pins exclusively in their Streamline track.
Pre drill a fine hole in sleeper and partly into the baseboard (I've even used a pin with its head removed as...
Forum: DCC 06-07-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Flashbang
Send it to Hornby after obtaining a...

Send it to Hornby after obtaining a repair/returns number, it will be upgraded to current version 1.5.
I believe the cost is 15 which includes return postage
Forum: Track Layout & Design 04-07-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Flashbang
link for UK semiphore signalling...

link for UK semiphore signalling (http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/HintsTips.html#Semaphore)

UK Colour light signalling (http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/HintsTips.html#Colourlightsignals)
Forum: The Welcome Forum 04-07-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By Flashbang
http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=G...

http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=GMC-SS1&style=main&strType=&Mcode=Gaugemaster+SS-1
Forum: Track Layout & Design 04-07-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Flashbang
Hi At the end of the platform would be the...

Hi

At the end of the platform would be the logical place. I assume each side of the platform is for same direction of travel? If so, then one on each side of the platform or a use bracketed signal.
Forum: Members layouts 04-07-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,166
Posted By Flashbang
Got a spare one WTD? Could do with a bit of...

Got a spare one WTD? Could do with a bit of spending! :D

A cut up business card or bits of post card are also ideal as temporary spacers when track laying, placed edge on in between the abutting...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 03-07-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By Flashbang
Hi Jon A warm welcome to the forum. You...

Hi Jon

A warm welcome to the forum.

You are very unlikely to ever make money from collecting model railway items unless the ones obtained are already rare and worth a lot!
Some items can...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 02-07-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By Flashbang
Welcome to the forum Steve. We look forward to...

Welcome to the forum Steve.
We look forward to reading more posts from you.
Forum: DCC 29-06-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,246
Posted By Flashbang
Looks as thought the post has been removed! I...

Looks as thought the post has been removed!
I think the 40% was in fact a lead content solder?
Forum: DCC 29-06-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,246
Posted By Flashbang
Hi How can a product be 'Lead Free' if it...

Hi
How can a product be 'Lead Free' if it contains 40% lead??

Fumes from a home soldering job or working on the layout are not going to harm you. Prolonged exposure to fumes from every day...
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