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Forum: DCC Yesterday, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Rog (RJ)
Could you post a track plan of your layout? ...

Could you post a track plan of your layout? Might help us to understand your problem.

@ SteveM
Great minds etc
Forum: General Chat 20-02-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rog (RJ)
Maybe they'll be knitted from 7/0.2. :D

Maybe they'll be knitted from 7/0.2. :D
Forum: General Chat 20-02-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rog (RJ)
I've bought lots of stuff at Maplins over the...

I've bought lots of stuff at Maplins over the years, some good some not so good. Some reasonable price (one of my digital calipers was a good price & good quality) some far too expensive like phono...
Forum: DCC 20-02-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 544
Posted By Rog (RJ)
What Cudworth means is that the DCC sound...

What Cudworth means is that the DCC sound decoders work on dc, except for the Hornby TTS decoders.

You can't select specific sounds like the horns or whistles but they do provide the general...
Forum: General Chat 20-02-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rog (RJ)
Maplins is /was a British company started by a...

Maplins is /was a British company started by a GPO telephones engineer when he found it difficult to buy components he wanted.
Forum: DCC 19-02-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 544
Posted By Rog (RJ)
I don't know what you mean by "track side...

I don't know what you mean by "track side controller"

You need a "base unit" which is the controller, sometimes called the command centre. Then you fit each loco with a decoder which interprets...
Forum: Other 18-02-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By Rog (RJ)
I don't tin the wire or the cup. Just put the...

I don't tin the wire or the cup. Just put the wire in the cup, apply the iron and the solder. No messing.
Did hundreds, if not thousands like this at work.
Forum: Members layouts 17-02-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rog (RJ)
http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=D...

http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=DCC80
Forum: Analogue 15-02-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By Rog (RJ)
Just been checking. The ML227 is rated at 12.5VA...

Just been checking. The ML227 is rated at 12.5VA (approximately 750ma) while the M1 is rated 1Amp (1000ma) so the ML227 is rather less powerful.
Forum: Analogue 15-02-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By Rog (RJ)
OK that makes sense. Just think it's normally...

OK that makes sense. Just think it's normally best to ask the supplier when you know who the supplier is.
Forum: Analogue 15-02-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By Rog (RJ)
Why not ask Gaugemaster? You don't have to...

Why not ask Gaugemaster?

You don't have to tell them that you are selling one, just enquiring.
Forum: DCC 14-02-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Rog (RJ)
I've never used wagos so can't say. But in my...

I've never used wagos so can't say. But in my opinion, you can't beat soldering.
Forum: DCC 11-02-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Rog (RJ)
You are expected to extend or shorten wiring as...

You are expected to extend or shorten wiring as necessary.
Forum: Members layouts 02-02-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By Rog (RJ)
Off topic posts moved to the General Chat area.

Off topic posts moved to the General Chat area.
Forum: General Chat 29-01-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Rog (RJ)
Just too far. The petrol cost would have wiped...

Just too far. The petrol cost would have wiped out any savings and the last time I travelled to pick up a bargain it cost me a new windscreen as well.
Forum: Other 29-01-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 770
Posted By Rog (RJ)
I normally have the iron under the joint for...

I normally have the iron under the joint for electrical connections. It's the way I was taught to do it when I was an apprentice. There are exceptions though, such as soldering components to...
Forum: Analogue 28-01-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By Rog (RJ)
1.4 amp wire, presumably you are thinking of...

1.4 amp wire, presumably you are thinking of 7/0.2 equipment wire, should be perfectly OK.
Forum: Other 28-01-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By Rog (RJ)
Yes, but don't cut them too short and be careful...

Yes, but don't cut them too short and be careful not to overheat them when soldering as that can cause failures. In and out quickly with a good hot soldering iron is the best way.
Forum: DCC 28-01-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Rog (RJ)
Every loco needs a decoder if it is to be run on...

Every loco needs a decoder if it is to be run on a DCC layout.
If you are buying locos with sound, they already have decoders fitted, they are integral with the sound decoders, so you don't need to...
Forum: Other 26-01-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 770
Posted By Rog (RJ)
The pictures aren't really clear enough to tell...

The pictures aren't really clear enough to tell for sure, but it could be that the joint is being allowed to move slightly before the solder has solidified, causing a dry joint.
You could try...
Forum: General Modelling 24-01-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Rog (RJ)
They are clerestory coaches. Not available new...

They are clerestory coaches. Not available new AFAIK but some on eBay.
Forum: On The Workbench 23-01-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By Rog (RJ)
It is fairly common with the silver coloured...

It is fairly common with the silver coloured gears, the brass ones don't seem to be a problem.
Sadly, Hornby haven't been very good at parts supply for some years. They have some spares but not...
Forum: On The Workbench 23-01-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By Rog (RJ)
There are a couple of ways of fixing this. ...

There are a couple of ways of fixing this.

1. Remove the gear, clean it and the shaft it fits on thoroughly. Apply a small amount of superglue or loctite adhesive and replace the gear. Don't get...
Forum: Kit Building 23-01-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 324
Posted By Rog (RJ)
And this is a video https://youtu.be/Teuko347ezM

And this is a video https://youtu.be/Teuko347ezM
Forum: Track Layout & Design 21-01-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By Rog (RJ)
Many modellers think it's nearer to scale and...

Many modellers think it's nearer to scale and looks better.
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