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by Brian
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Great service during lockdown
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Great service during lockdown

My local'ish shop The Hobby Shop in Faversham had a delivery from Peco arrive yesterday (Saturday 4th July), I have a box of SL-100 track and other track fixing items from Peco that I pre ordered, in the post on their way to me now! :D
by Brian
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Decoder to provide DC track
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Decoder to provide DC track

You can indeed wire a loco decoders output - Orange and Grey wires to the rails and the Red and Black wires to the DCC systems 'Track' output (or the rails feed by the DCC system). Leave it at address 03 and power one DC loco on the loop. Note you can only power one DC loco and all others must be re...
by Brian
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Another Peco Electrofrog point problem
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Another Peco Electrofrog point problem

Yeap. Depending on the Cobalt, If its the Digital ip and your using T3 for the frog feed then reverse wires on T1 and T2.
If you're using a Cobalts built in switch contacts them reverse the wires from the bus pair or DCC console. :D
by Brian
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: What voltage for my train??
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: What voltage for my train??

Do not apply DC power to the motor terminals with the DCC decoder still connected to the motor. It would cause the decoder to become defective if it is done. Remove the two decoder wires - Orange and Grey from the motor and only then apply DC directly to the motor. 12 volts DC is the norm, and while...
by Brian
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Oakley Mountain
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: Oakley Mountain

Usually results in Pistols at dawn or a brawl spilling out into an exhibition's car park :D :D Just some people have differing views and ways of working. No one method is best or better, just some seem simpler to undertake and are perhaps cost effective :o So, don't use any commercial underlay use h...
by Brian
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

Just received from Metcalfe this evening in response to a "When are you opening?" message... We are currently running “Flat Out” in production to try and increase stock levels, however we will still have some kits out of stock when we do re-open. We are also completing building works on the warehous...
by Brian
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Monday evening music..
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Monday evening music..

This video should come with serious Health Warnings... The flashing strobe lights can cause epileptic fits (Hence pre broadcast warnings of images containing flashing lights on many TV items). Very poor consideration of the video producers. Also never heard the music as I was too busy watching the t...
by Brian
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

I've used both PVA and UHU glue all applied in four small blobs in the buildings corners. Both work well and with a craft knife the glue can be easily released. :D
by Brian
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Five new Forums
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Five new Forums

I thought after some deliberation that I would add five new forum areas to the existing list in the former "Specific Gauge" section which I have also renamed to "Specific Gauge and Manufacturer Topics" here https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=4 . Four are for major UK outline manufac...
by Brian
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1337

Re: SpeedWagon?

I assume its measuring real speed not scale speed?