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Forum: General Chat 12-08-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I followed my next door neighbours travels last...

I followed my next door neighbours travels last year - towing an oil rig at 2-4 kts from Africa to Norway using the ship version of AirRadar24. It took him weeks.
Rob
Forum: DCC 09-08-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I use a GM CDU and power it from an old analogue...

I use a GM CDU and power it from an old analogue controller HM2000 Aux output.
Rob
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 520
Posted By RAFHAAA96
We used to call them Fen-Treaders in East Anglia...

We used to call them Fen-Treaders in East Anglia due to their webbed feet and their six fingers were handy for the banjo riffs.

Rob
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 371
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I have nothing but praise for my Cyprus ISP -...

I have nothing but praise for my Cyprus ISP - Cyta - time to fix a VOIP phone problem on a Sunday morning - 10 minutes - time to rewire the house from old phone cable to cat 6 cable to improve slow...
Forum: OO Scale 07-08-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 134
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Given that the loco to tender connection appears...

Given that the loco to tender connection appears to be the standard unreliable springy finger to tender post and that the spring would slip over the tender post I cannot see the point of the spring...
Forum: DCC 07-08-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I was proof testing a Select power supply...

I was proof testing a Select power supply recently and had five TTS locos running sound on at a reasonable pace before the 1-amp PSU fell over and dropped voltage.

I didn’t have enough stock on...
Forum: DCC 02-08-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Depends totally on the thickness of your wallet. ...

Depends totally on the thickness of your wallet.

Mine is very thin hence TTS.

Edit: also I am a bit mutt & jeff so pure quality is not an issue.
Rob
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 31-07-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Solder on a hundred droppers and get one pair...

Solder on a hundred droppers and get one pair wrong and it will be the devil of a job to find it unless you check as you go. A simple method is a battery and a buzzer clipped across the rails, if you...
Forum: General Chat 29-07-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 897
Posted By RAFHAAA96
HP - great software but duff printers. Had 2...

HP - great software but duff printers. Had 2 different models, both rubbish.

Canon - great printers but duff software. Software keeps forgetting its on WiFi and asks for a USB resetup. I have had...
Forum: Analogue 28-07-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I tried auto-tranny fluid once as a track cleaner...

I tried auto-tranny fluid once as a track cleaner and it seemed to improve running so maybe it is conductive. Traction didn’t seem affected on a flat track with short rakes, but that was before I had...
Forum: Analogue 26-07-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By RAFHAAA96
You can change your ‘status’ by amending it in...

You can change your ‘status’ by amending it in your profile.
Rob
Forum: DCC 22-07-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Usually you only need to replace the left hand...

Usually you only need to replace the left hand screw as this is the one that contacts via the motor housing block.
The right hand screw is shorter.
I also found the Peters Spares screws were a tad...
Forum: General Chat 21-07-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 497
Posted By RAFHAAA96
My son moved from a Norfolk village into town and...

My son moved from a Norfolk village into town and it took Sky 5 weeks to reconnect him, supposedly because the Openreach supplied ‘map’ was wrong and the tech couldn’t find the connection box in the...
Forum: Location location location 20-07-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I painted my old garage floor with red-oxide...

I painted my old garage floor with red-oxide paint, but in time patches lifted as in those days you didn’t have to install a damp proof membrane in garages.

If I was doing it again then I would...
Forum: General Chat 18-07-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,025
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I know an old guy who swore the secret of large...

I know an old guy who swore the secret of large show vegetables was to water them with beer, but he insisted upon drinking it first.
Rob
Forum: General Chat 11-07-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Splendid show in toto. Rob

Splendid show in toto.
Rob
Forum: DCC 11-07-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By RAFHAAA96
If the decoder and/or controller supports it then...

If the decoder and/or controller supports it then just give both the same 4-digit address, either invidually or as a pair. Use the latter method if the trailer is unmotorised as some decoders need...
Forum: DCC 10-07-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 530
Posted By RAFHAAA96
This model has twin TTS decoders. What...

This model has twin TTS decoders.

What version is the Select - watch the startup screen first pair of numbers. 15 (v1.5) is the current state.

HST TTS has been seen as problematic, so do as...
Forum: DCC 08-07-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Two suggestions.... Try to isolate which loco...

Two suggestions....
Try to isolate which loco is causing the problem as opposed to which loco is affected by the problem, by running a scenario trying to replicate the event, then remove the loco...
Forum: DCC 06-07-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By RAFHAAA96
At v1.1 you will only be able to use F0 -...

At v1.1 you will only be able to use F0 - directional lighting if fitted, F1 - main sound on and the next seven sound functions according to your loco model - F2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

To be able...
Forum: General Chat 29-06-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 940
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Just to add to the fun when you refuelled in the...

Just to add to the fun when you refuelled in the states or Canada with Jet-A1 which had a different specific gravity and hence calorific value to proper English paraffin the aircraft gauges would...
Forum: DCC 29-06-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,410
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I still have a reel of proper 3-core solder that...

I still have a reel of proper 3-core solder that I booked out of an RAF stores some 40+ years ago and I’m keeping it until the storeman asks if I have finished with it.
Rob
Forum: OO Scale 19-06-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Probably to do with calibration of the recording...

Probably to do with calibration of the recording kit and it being unidirectional in operation. I expect there was some form of disconnect to allow for shunting purposes.
Pure guesswork on my behalf,...
Forum: OO Scale 14-06-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By RAFHAAA96
When used as a driving van then it is on the...

When used as a driving van then it is on the front of the consist, but when the loco is driving then its just a trailer at the back.
Rob
Forum: DCC 12-06-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,282
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Not sure about it being the cheapest system as...

Not sure about it being the cheapest system as this was posted many years ago when the list of proposed bits came out..

As a reminder to older hands and/or as info to newcomers these are the...
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