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Forum: Members layouts 20-02-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,100
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, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 173
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 173
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, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 173
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
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, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 528
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 11-02-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By BigTed
Thanks Flashbang.

Thanks Flashbang.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 10-02-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 6,950
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
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, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
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, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
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, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
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, 07:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 53
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
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, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
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, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
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, 10:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 883
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.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 11-01-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 883
Posted By BigTed
Oh yeah and thanks for the potted history of...

Oh yeah and thanks for the potted history of flexi track. An unexpected bonus!
Forum: Track Layout & Design 11-01-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 883
Posted By BigTed
Thanks everyone for the useful information. ...

Thanks everyone for the useful information.

I guess the outcome is I need to test it for myself. If I set up a little bit of test track on some spare ply that'll probably be the best way I think....
Forum: Track Layout & Design 10-01-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 883
Posted By BigTed
What kind of curve radius in order to run tracks closer together?

Hello - I realise I'll have to test this myself, so just as a guideline on whether or not I'm wasting my time I thought I'd ask some advice.

oo gauges, old 80s trains. Coaches mainly Hornby mk3...
Forum: Members layouts 05-01-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,100
Posted By BigTed
Thanks - I've been wondering about this. My...

Thanks - I've been wondering about this.

My plan was to remove the coupling hooks from the banking loco (thanks for the terminology!) but not the coupler. That'll make it quicker and easier to...
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