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Old 02-10-2017, 09:18 PM   #531
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I member saying that I'd try to make it free standing but in the end I just glued it into the roof of the shed. I think it ends up being more protected that way.
I sleeved the brass rods in plastic tube then ran them close together down the back of the brick pillar between the doors (no Redutex there and they can't be seen). Two brass tubes set into the baseboard to act as a 'plug' as usual and wired in to a PSU under the board.
I found it easier to line up the rod/plug arrangement when they were close together bearing in mind the Skaledale shed is a big cumbersome lump to manipulate easily.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:23 PM   #532
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Many thanks.
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:26 PM   #533
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Lovely video (#522) and a great thread. Good work.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:04 PM   #534
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Steve - I now have the 5mm Warm White LED's and some "metal" washers (shades) through which the LED's fit perfectly -just slightly worried about metal washers. The wires from the LED's come out from the top(?) and there is a slight ridge which stops the LED going right through the washer, in which case there should be no shorting problems(?). Also I assume if I don't push the LED right home through the washer I can paint the top part of the LED black to stop light shining upwards - does that all make sense? Barry
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Yes Barry, exactly what I did. I put a minute drop of superglue on the washer to hold it with a cocktail stick before painting.
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Yes Barry, exactly what I did. I put a minute drop of superglue on the washer to hold it with a cocktail stick before painting.
Thank you.
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Old 19-11-2017, 01:59 PM   #537
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I fitted a couple of TTS decoders this morning and also took the opportunity to swap the standard speakers for sugar cubes.
First up was A4 ‘Golden Fleece’ - the first photo shows how I positioned the speaker after carefully filing down the sides of the green speaker enclosure. The speaker terminal are sited below the existing hole in the ballast weight for easy access.

2017-11-19_12-43-46 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

The second photo shows the big drawback with TTS decoders - they are big, and even in a large tender like the A4, there ain’t much space.

2017-11-19_12-44-07 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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Next up was Hornby Caerphilly Castle. This has the shallow Churchward tender which severely restricts space - I couldn’t fit the decoder between the ballast weight and the underside of the tender body. In the end I managed to squeeze it into the space where the standard speaker would go.

2017-11-19_12-50-44 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

The sugar cubes I chose have a slightly deeper box than I have used in the past (I’m trying these for a slightly better sound) so there is insufficient room to fit on top of 5he Mallard weight. But the gap under the removable coal load is big enough.
I drilled a 10mm hole in the floor of the coal space to let the sound out and stuck the speaker over it before replacing the moulded coal.
I may return to this fitting with a shallower speaker at some point.

2017-11-19_12-43-25 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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Latest addition to Low Ghyll. Runs beautifully.
This really is the heaviest loco in the fleet - I may have to reinforce the shelf brackets.

20171207_100345 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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Latest addition to Low Ghyll. Runs beautifully.
This really is the heaviest loco in the fleet - I may have to reinforce the shelf brackets.

20171207_100345 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
You do have great taste Steve.
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