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Forum: DCC 18-02-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Pete127
Also try cleaning the tender pickups & inside...

Also try cleaning the tender pickups & inside surface of the tender wheels, and ensure that the pickup makes good contact with inside surface of the wheels, and that they still make contact at both...
Forum: DCC 18-02-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Pete127
Hi, Presumably your loco also has pick-ups on...

Hi,
Presumably your loco also has pick-ups on the loco driving wheels, so if they are operating correctly your loco should still work, irrespective of any additional power being supplied from the...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 14-12-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By Pete127
Last time, I used an old metal toothpaste tube (...

Last time, I used an old metal toothpaste tube ( or similar), I just opened it up and cut strips with scissors , worked well !

P.
Forum: DCC 22-10-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Pete127
Please let us know if the above helped ?? P.

Please let us know if the above helped ??
P.
Forum: DCC 19-10-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Pete127
An expert will be along shortly, but in the...

An expert will be along shortly, but in the meantime try turning the BEMF off ( make a note of the setting figure first), then re-test , I think this is the usual advice ...worth a go.
Forum: On The Workbench 23-09-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Pete127
Thanks for the info regarding slow running...

Thanks for the info regarding slow running .........I think I might buy one !
P.
Forum: On The Workbench 21-09-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Pete127
Interesting, I would like to know how good is the...

Interesting, I would like to know how good is the motor control aspect of this decoder ? - compared to ESU or Zimo decoders
Forum: General Modelling 09-09-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Pete127
Hi, if you currently have no wadding in the...

Hi, if you currently have no wadding in the smoker unit, then don't expect much in the way of smoke. Place the new wadding under the heating element so that it contacts with the bottom of the...
Forum: General Modelling 08-09-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Pete127
e-cigarettes work on exactly the same principal...

e-cigarettes work on exactly the same principal as a model smoke unit - i.e. wadding soaked with a suitable liquid that will vaporise when heated by an electric element in contact with the wadding....
Forum: General Modelling 07-09-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Pete127
Try cotton wool, test it with the top off the...

Try cotton wool, test it with the top off the smoke unit, can't imagine anything is going to burst into flames. Some e-cigarette users fit standard cotton wool as a replacement to the supplied cotton...
Forum: Other 16-08-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Pete127
I use the Antex 18w iron. It's small enough and...

I use the Antex 18w iron. It's small enough and short enough to allow steady placement of the soldering tip onto very small items. I use the standard tip for most jobs including soldering dropper...
Forum: Tools 11-07-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,600
Posted By Pete127
That Wolf model drill is the same essentially as...

That Wolf model drill is the same essentially as one I bought from Aldi about 2 years ago, same pack with flex drive, bench support and all accessories.. it is a very decent model and well worth the...
Forum: DCC 15-06-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Pete127
DCC Power

Hi Clubman,
I assume you are talking about a 15V AC supply ring for powering accessories ?
If so, surely 4 Amps is enough ?
Do not try to add the above power supply to your DCC track ! (( your DCC...
Forum: Product Review 24-05-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,804
Posted By Pete127
Many Thanks Flash, The reason I asked about...

Many Thanks Flash,
The reason I asked about Track and Prog voltages, is that by using the Roco maintenance tool for Z21, I can alter the voltages, which seem to be pre-set at 18V for both Track &...
Forum: Product Review 22-05-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,804
Posted By Pete127
Mr Bones, many thanks for your quick reply. I...

Mr Bones, many thanks for your quick reply. I have now downloaded the V1.11.2 file .
On opening it, I see it asks me to enter the IP address for my Z21 Black, this is the same number as the...
Forum: Product Review 21-05-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,804
Posted By Pete127
Latest Firmware for Z21

Hi Folks,
Do I need to download a new "Maintenance Application" in order to update my firmware from version 1.28 to version 1.29 ??
Or should I use the same maintenance application that I have on...
Forum: DCC 13-04-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Pete127
Hi, I think the pic that you link to is a Peco...

Hi, I think the pic that you link to is a Peco point, not a Hornby one. I also suspect that it it is an electrofrog point...so not applicable to your Hornby point.
If you are going to run DCC and...
Forum: Analogue 17-01-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Pete127
Why not try using just cotton wool, it will be...

Why not try using just cotton wool, it will be kept wet with the smoke oil and so probably won't burn and will not melt. Worth a try, you could either attach wires to the smoke unit and view what is...
Forum: Other 27-12-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By Pete127
Hi, Why not try making a spacer to take up the...

Hi,
Why not try making a spacer to take up the excess length of the LED. I would drill a small hole through a bit of plastic or card, then glue the LED into it. Then once dry, glue the spacer into...
Forum: DCC 08-12-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Pete127
Thanks Flash / All, I don't understand the...

Thanks Flash / All,
I don't understand the difference between "Paged" and "Direct", but can the MERG Kit 52 be programmed like the AD-S8fx decoder, which seems to have a learn switch.
My Z21...
Forum: DCC 07-12-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Pete127
MERG Kit 52 - For Solenoids

Hi All,
Has anyone built a MERG kit number 52 (DCC Accessory Decoder for Solenoid Point Motors) ??
I can't find any info about these on the Net, so if someone can let me know :-

Are they...
Forum: Kit Building 28-09-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,611
Posted By Pete127
Plaster - I've used plenty of plaster on my...

Plaster - I've used plenty of plaster on my layout. I used Woodlands Scenic moulds for casting rocks with plaster. I also made rough stone walls from plaster, as the plaster scribes easily. I find...
Forum: Kit Building 27-03-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,575
Posted By Pete127
A very thin water-colour grimey wash applied by...

A very thin water-colour grimey wash applied by brush, will help tone down walls and slate roofs, just don't soak the kit though !
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Forum: DCC 13-03-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By Pete127
Can't get your link to work !

Can't get your link to work !
Forum: DCC 13-03-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By Pete127
Hi Teedouble, I spent the day figuring it out...

Hi Teedouble,
I spent the day figuring it out ..also in conjunction with the Hornby Railmaster helpdesk to be fair. Bottom line is my servo now works with Railmaster !! yeh..so I'm well pleased.
I...
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