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Forum: Track Layout & Design Today, 01:25 AM
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Posted By Tinker
I have a few gradients and getting train up them...

I have a few gradients and getting train up them depends a lot on the type of loco at the front, Steam Engines are not as good as 2 twin bogie 2 axle Loco's these are not as good as 2 twin Bogie 3...
Forum: General Modelling Yesterday, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Tinker
there are several suppliers do a Google...

there are several suppliers do a Google...
Forum: Members layouts 22-11-2017, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Tinker
The track has warped most likely it was put down...

The track has warped most likely it was put down when the weather
wasn't to warm and as its warmed up the warping is expansion extra track pins may not make any difference getting the gaps right...
Forum: DCC 21-11-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By Tinker
LED strips they come in 5m 10m lengths ever 3...

LED strips they come in 5m 10m lengths ever 3 led's have a resistor so you can cut them down and solder wires on to the copper tabs make them any length you like run from a 12v dc supply, this...
Forum: Baseboards 19-11-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By Tinker
I will stick with my trusty bandsaw, i do have a...

I will stick with my trusty bandsaw, i do have a 14.4v Dewalt but won't be tempted to use it......
Forum: DCC 19-11-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By Tinker
Mine on a normal Meter set to AC shows 20.0v with...

Mine on a normal Meter set to AC shows 20.0v with the Powercab plugged in and power 'ON' and 0.71v with the Powercab unplugged and Power 'OFF' it shows 0.70v i suspect this is capacitance from other...
Forum: DCC 19-11-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By Tinker
I will try mine later today......

I will try mine later today......
Forum: DCC 19-11-2017, 06:48 PM
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Views: 308
Posted By Tinker
I use my Powercab with its PSU to power a...

I use my Powercab with its PSU to power a programming track totally seperate from the main layout, on the end of this piece of track i have a LED it lights when the Powercab is plugged in and PSU is...
Forum: DCC 19-11-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By Tinker
If your using a PowerCab and its own PSU then...

If your using a PowerCab and its own PSU then loco's will stop working if it disconnects, but a SB5 Booster has the firmware to run train so once a train is set in motion remove the handset Powercab...
Forum: Baseboards 18-11-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By Tinker
A bandsaw.....

A bandsaw.....
Forum: Baseboards 18-11-2017, 08:19 PM
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Views: 265
Posted By Tinker
Security glazing tape 1mm to 5mm thick, once you...

Security glazing tape 1mm to 5mm thick, once you press the track on to it it requires a lot of leverage to get it off, 50m roll last time i look were less than £10.....
Forum: DCC 18-11-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By Tinker
As your just starting out i would go the Cobalt...

As your just starting out i would go the Cobalt Digital route, they power from the DCC bus, they do the Frog control, they control a pair of LED's to indicate which way points are set, there pretty...
Forum: The Real Thing 17-11-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Tinker
Temple Mill back in the 80's the running roads...

Temple Mill back in the 80's the running roads are on the left with the hump sidings in the distance and trains go in that direction went to Copper Mill Jnc, behind the camera Stratford Station, or...
Forum: OO Scale 15-11-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Tinker
I found a Microfibre cloth with some meths on it...

I found a Microfibre cloth with some meths on it works better than the track cleaner i purchased......
Forum: Location location location 14-11-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tinker
You must come and visit, its changed a bit since...

You must come and visit, its changed a bit since then, more mature, is what they call it....
Forum: Location location location 14-11-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tinker
My workshop measures 25' X 16' its constructed of...

My workshop measures 25' X 16' its constructed of Celcon blocks 9" x 9" x 18" with 1" of insulation on the walls then sterling board on top the the roof is a apex type, concrete tiles, felt, 3/4"...
Forum: Tools 11-11-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By Tinker
I have never tried Dynax as i have a bandsaw,...

I have never tried Dynax as i have a bandsaw, just a thought as i would think it should work, will give it a try next week as i'm in the workshop all week.....
Forum: Tools 11-11-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By Tinker
Scroll saws are a alternative fix a fence on the...

Scroll saws are a alternative fix a fence on the cutting bed and it should cut a straight along a line, this type can be brought second hand for around £50 there solid castings and made to last mine...
Forum: Tools 10-11-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By Tinker
Look at the throat depth for around £100 there...

Look at the throat depth for around £100 there around 8" if this is enough, £300 they get to 10", £400 there 12" the thickness of cut isn't important with thin wood plastic, but the throat size could...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 09-11-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By Tinker
When i started designing my layout one thing was...

When i started designing my layout one thing was paramount there would be a up and down road around the outside with no chance of a collision with trains running in the opposite direction, this will...
Forum: DCC 03-11-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Tinker
Taken 3 photo's 1, the Rampmeter on a NCE SB5...

Taken 3 photo's 1, the Rampmeter on a NCE SB5 that's a 5 amp booster in English, then a Multimeter reading of the same track in DC and another in AC these last 2 reading may alter with the brand of...
Forum: DCC 02-11-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Tinker
DCC requires a special type of voltmeter, a...

DCC requires a special type of voltmeter, a normal meter will give a wrong reading...
Forum: General Chat 02-11-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By Tinker
The Wiki says 18 cylinders so that would be 3...

The Wiki says 18 cylinders so that would be 3 banks per engine.....
Forum: General Chat 01-11-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By Tinker
This may help withe the Class 55 engines... ...

This may help withe the Class 55 engines...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic
Forum: General Chat 30-10-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 536
Posted By Tinker
400 barrow loads @ 2cwt a barrow slow and...

400 barrow loads @ 2cwt a barrow slow and easy......
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