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Forum: General Chat 18-01-2018, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Flashbang
Your club must have a very low cost room or...

Your club must have a very low cost room or building rent for the club to meet in.
Our room rental costs 50 per night to hire and includes a small lockable store cupboard for permanent and...
Forum: Analogue 18-01-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Flashbang
It does, what ever the total current draw is will...

It does, what ever the total current draw is will be a combination of what each loco consumes. So if one takes 400ma and the other 500 total load is 900ma.
I was referring to speed matching, as no...
Forum: Analogue 18-01-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Flashbang
I don't think double heading was mentioned? The...

I don't think double heading was mentioned? The OP suggest his younger modeller likes to run two or three locos at once. By that I assume they are separated??

No two locos, even if identical, are...
Forum: Analogue 17-01-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Flashbang
Rule generaly is with DC power.. One controller =...

Rule generaly is with DC power.. One controller = one loco. So run only one of the three at a time.
Running two on the same track will always result in one catching up with the other, even with the...
Forum: Members layouts 16-01-2018, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Flashbang
I can see a cottage industry beginning to form?...

I can see a cottage industry beginning to form? :D
Looks very good Steve.
Forum: Kit Building 16-01-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Flashbang
12mm rail top to platform surface. Railway...

12mm rail top to platform surface. Railway measurements relating to anything track wise are from rail top or rail sides.
Never take from baseboard as track height can differ.
Forum: General Chat 16-01-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,110
Posted By Flashbang
@Little Claire. What DCC control system are you...

@Little Claire.
What DCC control system are you using? Some, like the Hornby Select and Bachmann EZ Command, can't alter many CVs, so with those systems can't turn up or down the sound volume!
Forum: DCC 16-01-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By Flashbang
Just make sure all power clips or power track...

Just make sure all power clips or power track sections used are DCC types e.g. Hornby R8241 or R8242. The other - DC versions (R602 and R8206) are identical but have a RF suppression capacitor fitted...
Forum: Analogue 15-01-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,925
Posted By Flashbang
Scroll down to this artical...link to signal...

Scroll down to this artical...link to signal wiring (http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/Electrical%20page%202.html#Signalling)
Wiring is for common negative (cathode). For common positive LEDs reverse...
Forum: DCC 15-01-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By Flashbang
It can run on DC (analogue) assuming DC operation...

It can run on DC (analogue) assuming DC operation hasn't been turned off in the decoder by a DCC system altering values set in CV29.. No harm will come to it on DC regardless of whether DC operation...
Forum: General Chat 14-01-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,110
Posted By Flashbang
For Christmas... Two Walnuts an Orange and 20p :D...

For Christmas... Two Walnuts an Orange and 20p :D

TTS are not the best sound systems, their low price has to be considered. TTS is around a third of the price of a 'quality' sound decoder such as...
Forum: OO Scale 14-01-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Flashbang
As has been said, you will find it very hard (IMO...

As has been said, you will find it very hard (IMO impossible) to match two locos. One is pulling a load uphill so how can you match them?

Your gradient is probably to steep. 1 in 30 is the very...
Forum: General Modelling 14-01-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Flashbang
If its a Loksound or Zimo etc then yes. If...

If its a Loksound or Zimo etc then yes.
If Hornby TTS then No!
Forum: Analogue 13-01-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 629
Posted By Flashbang
No! Never use abrasive grits or papers you'll...

No! Never use abrasive grits or papers you'll end up worse thsn before!
Use a cotton bud dampened in ideally IPA (Isoprypol Alcohol) or Meths and rub off the crud. Check rear of wheels for wiper...
Forum: General Modelling 13-01-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 167
Posted By Flashbang
Not so good on plastic tension locks though :D

Not so good on plastic tension locks though :D
Forum: General Modelling 13-01-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 167
Posted By Flashbang
Tension Lock... Flat plate on a rod style handle...

Tension Lock... Flat plate on a rod style handle or a paper clip wire size rod on the end of a small torch are the two most used variants.
Forum: General Modelling 13-01-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 167
Posted By Flashbang
Need to know more! What scale are you refering...

Need to know more! What scale are you refering to? Then what type of coupling?
e.g. N uses different couplings to OO while HO is diferent again.
Then there are the owner fitted types such as...
Forum: DCC 13-01-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Flashbang
Only use solid conductor wire on a layout that's...

Only use solid conductor wire on a layout that's fixed. Otherwise use flexible wire for the bus pair.
Your sizes in post #1 are spot on. :)
Sizes I recommend are.... Minimum for solid 1.5mm2 former...
Forum: General Modelling 12-01-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Flashbang
Agree with WTD. For Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol and...

Agree with WTD. For Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol and Heljan etc OO stock using Tension lock couplings Peco SL-29 is the one.
This was pointed out to you in post #2 here......
Forum: Baseboards 11-01-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By Flashbang
I agree with WTD. 12mm plywood on a strong 2 x 1...

I agree with WTD. 12mm plywood on a strong 2 x 1 subframe will be ideal. You can even use 9mm ply!
Do remember that with 8 x 4 you will need to be able to access all four sides. You can't reach...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 11-01-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Flashbang
The Peco TT if motorised (its not electrically...

The Peco TT if motorised (its not electrically operated when built) is a good looking TT. Add a motor and gearing of your own or the Locomotech motorising kit http://locomotech.com/ Basic by eye...
Forum: OO Scale 11-01-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Flashbang
According to the Gaugemaster manual for the...

According to the Gaugemaster manual for the Prodigy Express it has F0 to F15 functions (16 functions) available.
However, MRC the manufacturers in the USA of the Prodigy range, replaced it some...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 10-01-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,343
Posted By Flashbang
Hi Steve This series of three drawing shows...

Hi Steve

This series of three drawing shows the 3 way with red/green LEDs.
Forum: Other 10-01-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By Flashbang
If you do not want to see the soldered 'blobs' on...

If you do not want to see the soldered 'blobs' on the rail sides where the wire is soldered to the rail, then solder the droppers to the rails undersides before track laying.
If you don't mind...
Forum: DCC 09-01-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By Flashbang
8.8 volts DC is far to low. I would roughly...

8.8 volts DC is far to low. I would roughly expect to see 1.4 times the input AC volts. e.g. 16v AC measured at the input expect to see 22 ish volts DC at the output when the output is open circuit.
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