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by Brian
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Won’t be trying that again!
Replies: 31
Views: 403

Re: Won’t be trying that again!

Excellent result Steve. :D
On the rare occasions I sell on eBay I only sell to UK postal addresses and offer collection in person. ;)
by Brian
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Site Help
Topic: Finding a Lost Draft
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Finding a Lost Draft

Correct, but the quote place markers are not 100% as the last ] after the introduction text is missing, hence the incorrect displayed text. [quote=Tallpaul70 post_id=4528 time=1544457617 user_id= Thanks Steve M, that worked. [/quote] Should be [quote=Tallpaul70 post_id=4528 time=1544457617 user_id= ...
by Brian
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Gaugemaster DCC80 Autofrog
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: Gaugemaster DCC80 Autofrog

I suspect we are both right. :D An unmodified point (apart from the three way) wouldn’t need a switch at all therefore saving Andy a fiver. Agreed. However, adding a frog polarity switch or Auto frog etc to any Electrofrog point can only improve power (and data for DCC) through the point. As sole r...
by Brian
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Gaugemaster DCC80 Autofrog
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: Gaugemaster DCC80 Autofrog

I'm hanging on. Not sure onto what though? :D #Steve, you may be absolutely correct... Though I think for a different reason... All Electrofrog points work straight from the box, except the Electrofrog 3 way point which needs to have frog switching used. They just need Insulated Rail Joiners added t...
by Brian
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Gaugemaster DCC80 Autofrog
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: Gaugemaster DCC80 Autofrog

It shouldn't matter at all. You just need to ensure the two DCC feed wires are the correct way around on the DCC 80 to match the point blades then the frog will be switched correctly. If you do get a short circuit on the DCC system reverse the two feed wires and retry. :D
by Brian
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old
Replies: 16
Views: 168

Re: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old

Hi As shown in the last drawing you will never be able to run a train into or out of the 'Coach and Wagon' fan of sidings. It will need a rail feed installed where I've shown it in Blue Also the outer rail feed is really best positioned to the right of the cross-over point rather than rely on power ...
by Brian
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: First 4' x 6' baseboard
Replies: 26
Views: 744

Re: First 4' x 6' baseboard

Many second hand dealers sell track in various gauges. Exhibitions can be a good source not only for track but other items too second hand, :D
by Brian
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello from someone returning to the hobby after 20 yrs!
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Hello from someone returning to the hobby after 20 yrs!

Hi Gareth
Welcome to the forum.
Just ask and I'm sure someone (or more) will give you the answer required :D
by Brian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Royal Mail tracking
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Royal Mail tracking

I think this is getting way beyond the original post re RM tracking. Therefore, I am going to remove all items that do not relate to this. Now.
by Brian
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Whats this
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Whats this

Well done. There was a lot of surface mounted components visible through the compound. The three wires initially shown before opening the overall cover through me, as old Zero 1 and MTC systems all used three wires. Never heard of the decoder make? Yet alone it has two red and two black wires!! Out ...