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by Paul-H
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For the railway modeller who has everything!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: For the railway modeller who has everything!!!!!!

They should have made them their corporate blue, that way they could have charged double that, everything DCC concepts blue is double the price or more than non blue alternatives. ;) Reminds me of the old Black Adder sketch when they whilst trying to make gold created pure Green, but in this case th...
by Paul-H
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: New Loco not working on programming track
Replies: 29
Views: 230

Re: New Loco not working on programming track

Just checking the obvious

does it run ok on its default address

If not it might be something silly like the decoder has been plug in the wrong way around, easy to do with 8 pin plugs, like I said just checking the obvious ;)
by Paul-H
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Graham Farish N gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Graham Farish N gauge

Of all my N-Gauge models probably 90% are Modern Farish models and of those 99% have been trouble free, on the other hand most of the Dapol models have had issues and most of those issues have been on out of the box models, most suffering from one of the following and sometimes more than one, noisy ...
by Paul-H
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Looking for advice on turntables
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Looking for advice on turntables

If you are handy with a soldering iron it might be worth looking at the MERG fully indexing setup, I use it on a Peco Turntable and it works faultlessly.

Cost about £85 for the kits and motor and gearbox. Plus cost of turntable.

Paul
by Paul-H
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Any DCC decoders to avoid?
Replies: 24
Views: 2168

Re: Any DCC decoders to avoid?

I’ve used TCS decoders a lot and have always found them very good, although I did try Lais decoders because they were very cheap at the time and found they were very good also, I never had a problem with them..... We all have our own favourites. Hardly surprising seeing as TCS said years ago that L...
by Paul-H
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Sound in Bachmann 9F
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: Sound in Bachmann 9F

When I did mine I followed this guide

https://www.youchoos.co.uk/Index-Resour ... Bachmann9F

I used their sounds as well.

Paul
by Paul-H
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Tweezers
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Tweezers

I find ones like these are fine for modelling

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fine-Point-S ... 4296684747

Or these even finer ones

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VETUS-TS14-P ... 3504793777

Paul
by Paul-H
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Retrofit keep-alive?
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Retrofit keep-alive?

How they connect also depends on how the decoder is designed, some just need a capacitor as all the other needed components are already built into the decoders design but some need a few extra components for current limiting etc Not all decoders from the same maker are the same either, I use Zimo an...
by Paul-H
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Static grass layering spray
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Static grass layering spray

If you are in the UK Tesco or Asda Extra Hold Hairspray is worth a try

Paul
by Paul-H
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Can your soldering iron be to hot?
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Can your soldering iron be to hot?

The other problem is if you have your iron too hot it will boil the flux from the solder, making soldering much more difficult and dry joints more problematic. It also depends on the melting point of your chosen solder as not all solders are equal, especially the poor quality stuff eBay, Ali Express...