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by RFS
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Saphire Decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Saphire Decoder

The Zimo MX638D is a better decoder than the Lenz and also much cheaper at £20.

by RFS
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Heljan Class 33 spares
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Heljan Class 33 spares

Have you tried Howes Models - ... al-spares/

I believe the wheelsets are common to many of the locos.
by RFS
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Runaway train........a big one
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Runaway train........a big one

Driver obviously forgot to put the handbrake on before he got out to check the problem …

The train was deliberately derailed as that was the only way they could stop it.
by RFS
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Hatton's Sale of the Century
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Hatton's Sale of the Century

I looked at a few things but wasn't impressed. For example, Hornby's rebuilt Merchant Navy 35030 reduced from £136 to £129. Not a big reduction and all it does is match the current price at Rails of Sheffield ….
by RFS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: DC
Topic: attaching electrofrog points to guagemaster gm500
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: attaching electrofrog points to guagemaster gm500

If you use a GM500 to switch frog polarity with an unmodified point, there's a risk of a momentary short occurring. This is because you are also using blade contact to switch polarity as well as the GM500. The GM500 is a very fast relay and is likely to change frog polarity before the blade rail has...