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by RFS
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: York live webcam
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: York live webcam

Another free webcam with the same picture quality is the one at Dawlish - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKQJEL-xjjc

Can be quite spectacular when the sea's rough!
by RFS
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Electrofrog points and crossings
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Electrofrog points and crossings

I have this arrangement on my layout. You need a DPDT switch on the point motor controlling the turnout. This can either be the PL-15 attached to the Peco motor, or a slow-motion turnout such as Tortoise or Cobalt which has two built-in switches (I use Tortoise motors). The point frog and the diamon...
by RFS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Inflation!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Inflation!!!!!!!!

Even the unweathered versions are £382.86 so it's not the cost of weathering. I too bought a couple of 4-CEPs in 2013 for £69 each. Don't understand why the high price now as there are no new tooling costs to recover. Incidentally I took the wife to a routine hospital check-up yesterday and while I ...
by RFS
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Trouble at t' mill
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: Trouble at t' mill

Seems Hatton's are not only producing the class 66, but also acting as wholesale suppliers of this model to other retailers which seems to be the sticking point. Not the same, I suspect, as Rails or Hatton's commissioning a one-off model which they then retail exclusively. My Bachmann pre-orders at ...
by RFS
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: conecting multiple dropper into i to connect to bus wire
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: conecting multiple dropper into i to connect to bus wire

'Best' way - solder. As with many things in life there are often more ways than one to do a particular task. Absolutely nothing wrong with using mechanical connectors such as Scotchloks to provide bus connections, so long as you take care to use the right size for the wire. Likewise, solder is fine...
by RFS
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: conecting multiple dropper into i to connect to bus wire
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: conecting multiple dropper into i to connect to bus wire

Best way is to use Wago connectors for your terminal blocks, and connect these to your bus via a Scotchlok connector.
by RFS
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Dapol oo Gauge Class 22 Decoder problem
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Dapol oo Gauge Class 22 Decoder problem

Yes you do need a 6 function decoder the lenz is only a 4 function, the dapol one works but shop around they can be bought cheaper elsewhere. Hattons now do a 21 pin 6 function decoder,( im yet to try one ) The Lenz Silver 21 decoder has 5 functions. Lighting functions are F0 (front and rear, count...
by RFS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Where to buy wiring and switches.
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Where to buy wiring and switches.

Rapid also sell extensively on Ebay where there's no minimum order requirement.
by RFS
Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Bachmann LMS crab - decoder space
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Bachmann LMS crab - decoder space

I suspect the Crab is very similar to the Standard 4 2-6-0 as regards decoder fitting. Bachmann also recommend removing the loco weight in this model to fit the decoder. However, I have fitted Lenz Standard+ decoders to my ones and it was not necessary to remove the weight. All you need to do is sli...
by RFS
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: LED Striplights
Replies: 23
Views: 3233

Re: LED Striplights

These are MUCH cheaper https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2FT-3FT-4FT-LED-Batten-Tube-Linear-Light-Tri-Proof-Surface-Panel-Ceiling-Lights/283212418499?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D57152%26meid%3D1d010be09dfb47a4af078463239cf4b0%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd...