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by RAF96
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: How to curve Flextrack
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: How to curve Flextrack

Its not so much getting the curves right but the general faff of working with flexi track just puts me off using it. I can put up with the poor aesthetics of set track curves just for the lack of hassle. I seem to have half a box of flexi left and an empty wallet from buying relatively expensive rep...
by RAF96
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: To DCC bus or not
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: To DCC bus or not

If you are relying on the track as the power conductor consider how you get across points, as they essentially act as isolation switches for any track forward of the selected point direction. Do not rely on those Hornby springy point continuity clips to transfer power to anything more than a siding ...
by RAF96
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Forced to slow down.
Replies: 164
Views: 4202

Re: Forced to slow down.

I have my annual hypertension MoT next week. No doubt I will get the same lecture about, no sugar on your breakfast cereal, no biscuits, no cake, less alcohol, more exercise, etc. Probably get a rollocking for not taking all the pills they recommend. Same goes for me with the bike - waiting for bett...
by RAF96
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Forced to slow down.
Replies: 164
Views: 4202

Re: Forced to slow down.

A little of what you fancy when you fancy and the rest of the time eat a sensible broad spectrum of comestibles, all washed down with a glass or several of wine. I was once told it took 20 years before the effects of smoking would kill you, so a good age to start smoking would be just after you reti...
by RAF96
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 212
Views: 10642

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

I am taking my lad to pick up his ‘new’ 66 plate Fiesta at the weekend. £-Zero road tax, but the 3-cylinder 1-litre petrol motor knocks out 125 bhp with performance to match and over 60mpg claimed. He wanted the 140 bhp boy-racer variant but we couldn’t find one within his (i.e. my) budget. A step c...
by RAF96
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Iphone speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: Iphone speakers

ESU have marketed a newish concept with user configurable enclosures for their single and double speakers e.g. http://www.esu.eu/en/products/accessories/loudspeakers/modular-twin-speaker-baffle-set-for-sugar-cube-speakers/ To give a sense of scale this is a single 15x11mm speaker. 0D1E25D8-315A-4593...
by RAF96
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Storm Ciara incoming
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Storm Ciara incoming

So far so good - East Anglia appears to have swerved the worse of it, although we are still expecting 40-60 kts today and heavy rain at lunchtime.
by RAF96
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Decoder Installation - Bromsgrove Models
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Decoder Installation - Bromsgrove Models

scratchbuilt wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:39 pm
Maplins still available online:-

https://www.maplin.co.uk/
But they don’t flog all the useful bits they used to nor do they have a shop counter where you could go and say to a human, have you got one of these.
by RAF96
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Flashing controller screen
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Flashing controller screen

I once create a small short when cropping the flex on a table lamp whilst it was still plugged in. Those pliers never were the same again. What amazes me is I managed to dismantle the bulb holder and haul the flex through the lamp to the correct length before I cropped it without electrocuting mysel...
by RAF96
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Iphone speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: Iphone speakers

Go over to RM Web DCC Sound forum and look on Richard Crofts page where he has videos of all sorts of speakers in a test rig for you to listen to.

There is also much discussion of iphone and other types of speakers relative to suitability for use in various models.