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Forum: General Modelling Yesterday, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Steve M
Just happened to be in Margate today so a quick...

Just happened to be in Margate today so a quick visit to the Hornby Visitor Centre was allowed my the Memsahib.
One Princess Coronation TTS decoder, Conrad nut spinner and an Oxford diecast tractor...
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,579
Posted By Steve M
Well, there's the problem. Sorry to single...

Well, there's the problem.

Sorry to single you out on this thread Tinker, but it's a common problem from a number of contributors across a number of forums - a plea to all, read the thread,...
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 01:06 PM
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Views: 6,579
Posted By Steve M
By Jove, I think he's got it.:D We all have...

By Jove, I think he's got it.:D

We all have those moments when the penny drops.
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 10:38 AM
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Views: 6,579
Posted By Steve M
Andy just to be clear, you connect one module to...

Andy just to be clear, you connect one module to each reverse loop. Again, I am confused by your terminology, you say two tracks, that implies two separate controllers etc.

The link you gave shows...
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By Steve M
Tinker, the problem is not the droppers or the...

Tinker, the problem is not the droppers or the method used. I appreciate your suggestion avoids connecting ‘Black to red’ but it doesn’t solve Andy’s reverse loop issue.

Andy, as Roger said your...
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By Steve M
You should be realising that there are very few...

You should be realising that there are very few dimple answers in this hobby.:)

This link should help understand the problem and potential solutions.
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Forum: Members layouts 18-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,579
Posted By Steve M
You need to narrow it down to isolate where the...

You need to narrow it down to isolate where the problem is. Disconnect the boards from each other so you are only working on one board. Connect the first droppers and test. Continue until board 1 is...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-08-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,154
Posted By Steve M
Few and far between recently.:D Donít...

Few and far between recently.:D



Donít underestimate yourself Barry. These couplings are less trouble than all those station lamps you installed.:)
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-08-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,154
Posted By Steve M
It would look like one of those springy...

It would look like one of those springy uncoupling ramps Iíve been trying to avoid.:D

A couple of uncouplers are on curves - where can I get a radius 3 flat nail?:D
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-08-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,154
Posted By Steve M
Clearance, dear boy, clearance.:) The staple...

Clearance, dear boy, clearance.:)

The staple and hook only just clear the rail head on points and they need space to swing down as the coupling lifts. At best the metal strip would be about the...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-08-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,154
Posted By Steve M
I did think about that but I couldn’t find a bit...

I did think about that but I couldn’t find a bit of iron that was suitable. One day I will.:)
It will be interesting to try as the magnetic field reduces in direct proportion to the distance from...
Forum: General Modelling 17-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 568
Posted By Steve M
Nicely done, Brian. Have you give Heljan any...

Nicely done, Brian.

Have you give Heljan any feedback?
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-08-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,154
Posted By Steve M
A way to make money from it? Itís never...

A way to make money from it?

Itís never going to happen, is it?:D
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 17-08-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,154
Posted By Steve M
Getting to the end of this now. I found some...

Getting to the end of this now.
I found some nails in the shed that were the right diameter to fit in the coils but with a nice flat and fairly big head.
I cut off the top 4cm and countersunk the...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 17-08-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Steve M
PM2 + autofrog will work perfectly on DCC. As FB...

PM2 + autofrog will work perfectly on DCC. As FB says the GM500 will work on both DC and DCC but as Iíve not used one I canít comment further on them.
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 16-08-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Steve M
Use the auto module instead of the point switch,...

Use the auto module instead of the point switch, not both together. And they only work on DCC.
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 16-08-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Steve M
Thereís always someone that will contradict the...

Thereís always someone that will contradict the advice given - itís my turn.:)

I had over 100 points on my N gauge layout, all using Seeps. Now I didnít use them for frog polarity switching as the...
Forum: General Chat 16-08-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Steve M
I always list my items as ‘used’ - often the only...

I always list my items as ‘used’ - often the only ‘use’ is to test that the thing works. At least I’m being honest.
Forum: Location location location 16-08-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,471
Posted By Steve M
Make sure you weather them before putting them...

Make sure you weather them before putting them up.:D
Forum: Scenery 16-08-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By Steve M
Try this link: ...

Try this link:

http://www.sankeyscenics.co.uk/bespoke-items/4551163731
Forum: General Chat 16-08-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Steve M
I have one guy who lets me know if any of my...

I have one guy who lets me know if any of my listings are incorrect - I'm on first name terms with him now.:D

I had a chap 'discussing' whether a loco I was selling really was DCC ready, not sure...
Forum: DCC 16-08-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 273
Posted By Steve M
Power for switching the points should ideally...

Power for switching the points should ideally come from a suitable AC supply via a CDU. (DCC point operation may be different, don't know, never tried it).
Frog polarity and track feeds come from...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 16-08-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,154
Posted By Steve M
A short video showing the modified coupling in...

A short video showing the modified coupling in action, including propelling a coach without recoupling.

The loco still has to be ‘spotted’ accurately so I added a spot of white paint to the end...
Forum: General Chat 16-08-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Steve M
I suspect it’s both of those Barry.

I suspect it’s both of those Barry.
Forum: Location location location 16-08-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,471
Posted By Steve M
Itís not finished - hope you havenít paid him...

Itís not finished - hope you havenít paid him yet.:D

Coming along nicely Brian.
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