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by Paul-H
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: To DCC bus or not
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: To DCC bus or not

It may also depend on the layout size. One layout I run on was designed to be busless, its basically a double loop on a 15x4 foot baseboard, and it wired as the OP proposes, with all joints bridged by wire, on that there is no difference in resistance of that short distance and the controllers short...
by Paul-H
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: N gauge locos
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: N gauge locos

Starting to think the same myself, if only I had room for 00, better made locos for more detail, a much larger range and often at a lower cost or cat least no more cost than n-gauge. I can see n-gauge being forgotten by the big 2, especially as they find new customers with deeper pockets in their ev...
by Paul-H
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: N gauge locos
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: N gauge locos

The are quite a few makes some only doing UK models and dome only doing continental models, so recommendations would be based on what the individual models. I only do UK models so my recommendation would be for Farish Late China models I have Farish, Dapol and one Arnold The Arnold is new but worked...
by Paul-H
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Point Motor wire cutters
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Point Motor wire cutters

Hi

I use these without any issue

https://www.expotools.com/acatalog/Hard ... 75580.html

Paul
by Paul-H
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Thoughts In Regards To The Sustainability Of Our Hobby...
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Thoughts In Regards To The Sustainability Of Our Hobby...

With the average age of the average railway modeller and railway model collector and given that final salary pensions are being drastically cut and given that those already on those final salary pensions are quite literally dieing out, i can see this time being the golden age with railway modelling ...
by Paul-H
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: I'm very pleased to be able to report......
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: I'm very pleased to be able to report......

In the big Hurricane what Hurricane in the 80's my mate woke to find he had gained a nice new Caravan in his back garden, completely undamaged Trouble was unlike his neighbour who was the original owner he didn't have any access to the road from his garden, the insurers had to hire a crane to lift i...
by Paul-H
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Woodland Scenics - MiniVac
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Woodland Scenics - MiniVac

I just bought one of these and it had no extra mesh filters in the box, the dealer check all his stock and none of them had any, he said they have probably stopped supplying them now. I ended up making my own Must admit it's not a very impressive bit of kit, thankfully it's not overpriced unlike mos...
by Paul-H
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Heavy Weathering or what.....
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Heavy Weathering or what.....

My car looks as bad as that after a day driving around the M25
by Paul-H
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: changing from oo to N
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: changing from oo to N

It's very easy, after cleaning and hoovering the track you just rub the pencil over the tracks, with power off as the pencil is conductive, then as you run your locos they spread the graphite around your layout. It does not take much to make a vast improvement. Not just for n-gauge it works just as ...
by Paul-H
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: changing from oo to N
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: changing from oo to N

I used to be quite paranoid about track cleaning but since being introduced to the wonders of a 9B Graphite Pencil all I do is just the occasional quick vac and occasional re application of graphite These are the ones I use https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LYRA-Graphite-Pencils-9B-Art-Drawing-Sketching-Po...