Search found 259 matches

by Rog (RJ)
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Computer Control
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Computer Control

Sorry, can't help. You lost me after "I have a Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 system" :D
by Rog (RJ)
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Distance between tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Distance between tracks

63mm centre to centre is the distance that set track uses. Peco streamline is 50mm. This is still wider than scale. On the sharp bends that most layouts use, you will probably need to widen the 50mm spacing to allow for overhangs and underhangs that occur with longer stock.
by Rog (RJ)
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?
Replies: 26
Views: 593

Re: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?

Use an electric jigsaw instead of the padsaw to make life a bit easier.
by Rog (RJ)
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Any DCC decoders to avoid?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Any DCC decoders to avoid?

Zimo, Lenz, Esu, are all good. Zimo probably the best of the bunch, even their budget decoder is excellent and reasonably priced.
by Rog (RJ)
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: What3words
Replies: 15
Views: 1254

Re: What3words

I wonder if there's a square called shark infested custard?
by Rog (RJ)
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Second hand track worth it?
Replies: 18
Views: 794

Re: Second hand track worth it?

I would be EXTREMELY cautious about buying second hand points. Buying plain track second hand is risky enough but points are another thing. Unless you can check them out personally before buying them, I wouldn't. I know you are on a budget but one new point that works properly is far better than ten...
by Rog (RJ)
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Electricitying points and adding signals
Replies: 34
Views: 1294

Re: Electricitying points and adding signals

Toggle switches MUST be non locking, centre off types. example Ebay link to prevent the point motors from overheating and burning out. Solenoid point motors such as those from Hornby, Peco or Seep must only be operated for as short a time as possible, 1 second or less. A CDU will provide a very shor...
by Rog (RJ)
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Pillar Box - Which red?
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Pillar Box - Which red?

There are also a number of post boxes that were painted gold as a tribute to Olympics gold medal winners in 2012. Originally they were only going to be gold for a short time but it was decided to keep them gold due to public popularity.
by Rog (RJ)
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: hornby R3244TTS Duke of Gloucester
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: hornby R3244TTS Duke of Gloucester

Not much adjustment on those unfortunately.
by Rog (RJ)
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: hornby R3244TTS Duke of Gloucester
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: hornby R3244TTS Duke of Gloucester

What decoder are you using? Some do show these strange speed changes.