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Forum: OO Scale 12-04-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By BigTed
I just thought I'd post back some progress on...

I just thought I'd post back some progress on this as I've besn testing this out.

The story so far is using a banking loco has been a resounding success.

However, so far I've only been working...
Forum: DCC 24-03-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By BigTed
If you don't have any frog powering set up (if...

If you don't have any frog powering set up (if the motors don't have accessory switches attached, for example) and you don't want to pull the turnout up, you could attach auto frog juicers to each...
Forum: DCC 24-03-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By BigTed
Get underneath and put your meter on the wires as...

Get underneath and put your meter on the wires as they come out of the motor, the soldered points should expose a bit of bare wire.

At least then you can determine if the wire is carrying some...
Forum: Members layouts 05-03-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,513
Posted By BigTed
As the previous post might suggest, we've made a...

As the previous post might suggest, we've made a bit of progress with the first incline of late.

I had all kinds of concerns about running an incline, mainly because the vast majority of my locos...
Forum: Members layouts 20-02-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,513
Posted By BigTed
Summit! ...

Summit!

http://www.flying-bollards.com/sites/default/files/public_images/IMG_4832.JPG#overlay-context=node/149%3Fq%3Dnode/149
Forum: Analogue 15-02-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By BigTed
Thanks Steve. That's brilliant and is the...

Thanks Steve. That's brilliant and is the solution I wasn't aware of, but I was looking for.

Buy a few of them, stick them in the areas likely to be populated with LEDs, feed the power into them...
Forum: Analogue 15-02-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By BigTed
Thanks everyone. I actually don't mind...

Thanks everyone.

I actually don't mind soldering and am becoming pretty decent at it, above the surface, sat at a desk. I just don't feel safe crawling, leaning, crouching under the baseboards,...
Forum: Analogue 15-02-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By BigTed
Connecting peripherals (LEDs etc) to an analogue bus

Hello,

I'm just wondering about this.

I have a few LED things to connect and light up.

I'm going to pull an additional set of bus wires around the layout, connected to an old Hornby DC...
Forum: DCC 15-02-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By BigTed
No, JMRI will read it. When you click 'new...

No, JMRI will read it.

When you click 'new loco' there's a 'read from loco' button at the bottom of the window.

https://youtu.be/ukCuWYd6Ub8?t=56
Forum: Track Layout & Design 13-02-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 704
Posted By BigTed
Hello - I'm a bit of a beginner at this but ......

Hello - I'm a bit of a beginner at this but ... the 2 separate tracks aren't linked?
Forum: Track Layout & Design 10-02-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By BigTed
Thanks Flashbang.

Thanks Flashbang.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 10-02-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By BigTed
Where is curve radius measured from?

Hi just a quick query - when we say something is, say a 30" radius - is that 30" to the near rail, the middle of the rails or the far rail? Or something else?!

Thanks!
Forum: Location location location 10-02-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 7,807
Posted By BigTed
Ha that trick has always worked for me. A good...

Ha that trick has always worked for me. A good coffee too.
Forum: DCC 08-02-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By BigTed
Class 91s and some Class 43s were of that nature....

Class 91s and some Class 43s were of that nature.

Basically a 'live chassis' with a screw going through the plate into the chassis linking all together.

Nylon screws work. Also just ripping the...
Forum: DCC 08-02-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By BigTed
Hi Flashbang - I've seen you write this before...

Hi Flashbang - I've seen you write this before and obviously I'm not doubting it, I just don't understand why.

If I had a train pulled by a loco, but followed by a bunch of coaches that were in no...
Forum: DCC 08-02-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By BigTed
The locos in the photo are in Hornby boxes but...

The locos in the photo are in Hornby boxes but the loco being converted in the video is a Lima.

If they're Ringfield era Hornby locos, and they probably are, it won't be all that different.
...
Forum: DCC 07-02-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By BigTed
Ah blimey. I have a SPROG and have been...

Ah blimey.

I have a SPROG and have been messing around every time I need to program, removing the wires to the bus and replacing them with the ones to the programming track.

It never even...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 06-02-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By BigTed
Thanks chaps. I guess we'll start from the...

Thanks chaps.

I guess we'll start from the 120mm high / 500-odd mm along point then come back to that gap at the end.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 06-02-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By BigTed
Tips on the start of an incline

Hello,

We're about to start building a 2% incline.

One it gets to 12mm high it'll run on 12mm plywood with timber supports.

I just can't think of an ideal way of getting it up to 12mm.

I...
Forum: On The Workbench 27-01-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By BigTed
Hornby APT - putting a Eurostar motor in?

Hi,

I've seen a few people comment on putting Eurostar motor bogies in an APT.

I have a couple of Eurostars lying around and wouldn't mind a go at this but I just can't work out how they'd...
Forum: General Modelling 21-01-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By BigTed
I think they're brilliant. I'm going to...

I think they're brilliant. I'm going to shamelessly copy that idea!
Forum: OO Scale 15-01-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By BigTed
Thanks everyone - some really helpful stuff here....

Thanks everyone - some really helpful stuff here.

Power is not important as such as I'll probably put a CD motor in it anyway for a bit more torque. It's more weight and therefore grip that I care...
Forum: OO Scale 14-01-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By BigTed
This is an interesting point. Some of my...

This is an interesting point.

Some of my trains will have an 'automatic' banking loco in that the HSTs will have a motor car at both ends. But in this case both cars are tuned to complement each...
Forum: OO Scale 14-01-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By BigTed
Recommendations for a value diesel 'banker'?

Hi,

My layout will eventually have some inclines and some of my locos may need a bit of help getting up.

At some point I'll buy a sturdy, heavy diesel type loco and wondered if anyone has any...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 12-01-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By BigTed
Thanks but don't worry on my behalf. It's all...

Thanks but don't worry on my behalf. It's all interesting, it all comes from experience and I'm still very much learning.
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