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Forum: General Modelling Yesterday, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Steve M
Had another play with this today. I found a...

Had another play with this today.
I found a decent five minute audio on the BBC site of seagulls and harbour sounds. Downloaded on the iPad - had to use the Dropbox app to achieve that. Transferred...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 289
Posted By Steve M
Thanks I’ll bear that in mind. PC only by the way.

Thanks I’ll bear that in mind. PC only by the way.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 289
Posted By Steve M
What is Picture.net? My search gave me a page...

What is Picture.net?
My search gave me a page offering to sell it to me for $88,000. Makes the photobucket subscription look like a bargain.:D
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 289
Posted By Steve M
Thanks. I was just seeing if Dropbox was an...

Thanks. I was just seeing if Dropbox was an alternative if required.
As for the helix radius 3 or 4 is recommended. Each circuit has to rise enough to clear the height of the loco + track and give...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 289
Posted By Steve M
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sssjcd2hl0x4r98/2014-10-...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sssjcd2hl0x4r98/2014-10-31%2008.58.07.jpg?dl=0


experimenting.

could someone see if they can see this photo?
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 289
Posted By Steve M
Hardly a ‘scam’, surely? I paid nothing and...

Hardly a ‘scam’, surely?
I paid nothing and lost nothing. The only ‘loser’ was any forum reader who wanted to see any of the pics. As no one has asked for any to be reposted I guess no one lost out...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 289
Posted By Steve M
Like you Tinker, all my photos are backed up on...

Like you Tinker, all my photos are backed up on the PC and I only use Flickr to facilitate putting pictures on here.

Obviously nothing has been said about possible changes to Flickr so anything...
Forum: General Chat 22-04-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By Steve M
Roger, I have been tempted by that one in the...

Roger, I have been tempted by that one in the past but not yet given in to the urge.:)
I may be wrong but I’m pretty sure this model is sometimes displayed at a ‘show price’ on the Model Rail stand...
Forum: General Modelling 21-04-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 859
Posted By Steve M
There was some mention of copyright and...

There was some mention of copyright and availability of suitable so7nd clips earlier in the thread.
I now see that the BBC has today launched a website with free, downloadable sound effects from...
Forum: DCC 20-04-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By Steve M
Photo bucket withdrew their free sharing facility...

Photo bucket withdrew their free sharing facility last year. Unless the account holder pays they are blocked.
Forum: General Modelling 20-04-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 230
Posted By Steve M
We knew what you meant.:D If the OP wins the...

We knew what you meant.:D

If the OP wins the auction he may find there is a blanking plug in the accessory pack - it sometimes happens.
Forum: General Modelling 20-04-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 230
Posted By Steve M
WTD is rapidly becoming a DCC guru.:D As he...

WTD is rapidly becoming a DCC guru.:D

As he said, providing dc running has not previously been disabled, it will be fine on DC. 21 pin blanking plugs are available on eBay at a modest cost or if...
Forum: Kit Building 20-04-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By Steve M
One consideration should be your track plan. That...

One consideration should be your track plan. That will determine the span and spacing of any support piers which may not be easily accommodated with kits. Five tracks in a single span will be a bit...
Forum: Tools 20-04-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By Steve M
Tony, the 3M was recommended to me when I...

Tony, the 3M was recommended to me when I resprayed my car - it worked well and was comfortable to wear. I find the ones with replaceable filters a bit heavy.
I bought 3 or 4 to do the car but...
Forum: Tools 20-04-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By Steve M
Have a look at the 3M 4251 specifically for...

Have a look at the 3M 4251 specifically for spraying with solvents.
Forum: General Chat 19-04-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 201,603
Posted By Steve M
Lots of questions in there MG but I will only...

Lots of questions in there MG but I will only answer one. (Actually I answered it in an earlier post).

A car becomes eligible for Historic Vehicle status at 40 years after manufacture.
Forum: General Chat 19-04-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 201,603
Posted By Steve M
Apologies if I have posted this before, but here...

Apologies if I have posted this before, but here is one I did about 20 years ago.
Forum: General Chat 19-04-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 201,603
Posted By Steve M
Number plates are for sissies.:D Time to...

Number plates are for sissies.:D

Time to start twirling some spanners young man. You know you want to.:)
Forum: Members layouts 18-04-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,002
Posted By Steve M
Looking at the photos the majority of your points...

Looking at the photos the majority of your points appear to be clear of any framing but you have limited your options by not drilling holes under the points for the actuating pin before ballasting....
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 17-04-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By Steve M
Can you imagine the backlash if I did.:) ...

Can you imagine the backlash if I did.:)



I did, but the dog just gave me a funny look.:)
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 17-04-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By Steve M
Did I not suggest that the other day?

Did I not suggest that the other day?
Forum: Members layouts 17-04-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 27,842
Posted By Steve M
If you look at any rough area alongside the track...

If you look at any rough area alongside the track it's surprising just how overgrown it really is - probably less so back in steam days where things were kept a bit tidier.
I do my weeds in and...
Forum: Product Review 17-04-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By Steve M
Take into account that Peco are still...

Take into account that Peco are still recommending Sundeala for baseboards then their
SL-14 pins make sense as they simply push into that material.

I have to disagree with the OP, the solution...
Forum: Analogue 16-04-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Steve M
Providing the battery has enough ‘oomph’ then the...

Providing the battery has enough ‘oomph’ then the Peco point switch will work. I question whether a battery would be strong enough, but you won’t know until you try.
Forum: Analogue 16-04-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Steve M
John, like all solenoid motors they only need a...

John, like all solenoid motors they only need a brief pulse of power. I suspect you left the current flowing for too long.
Not too difficult to include a momentary switch in a bit of temporary...
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