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by RAF96
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 352
Views: 43413

Re: Your latest acquisition

WTD Brian - Great Eastern Models in Norwich were having an O Gauge campaign this week on FB. They don’t have an on-line shop but do take orders over the phone for despatch.
by RAF96
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Storm
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Storm

Waiting for it in East Anglia - expected later today. Much cooler already, although the house being super thermal efficient is like a storage radiator, so all the windows are open trying to dump heat.
by RAF96
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Whats in the box ?
Replies: 79
Views: 602

Re: Whats in the box ?

Set of weight standards.
by RAF96
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Hornby magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Hornby magazine

I have given up on the usual mags as they are full of what I call ‘cut and paste’ errors.
I did used to report them in but it was becoming a full time job so now they can get on with it - poor proof reading, if at all.
by RAF96
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC a Hornby R070 TT?
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: DCC a Hornby R070 TT?

Rev 2.0 version of the Hornby R8247 Point and Accessory Decoder (PAD) can be set to a mode that allows defining the number of pulses as well as the length of the pulse, which should let you use an opto-isolator to protect an Arduino from the higher 12-14v DC output from the PAD.
by RAF96
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC a Hornby R070 TT?
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: DCC a Hornby R070 TT?

There is plenty on the Hornby forum about converting their TT to DCC both the official way and the members better way, but as Rog says these use a DC motor driving a Geneva mechanism, essentially run until the latch drops into a detent and stop, repeat to the next outlet track location. Progression ...
by RAF96
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Happy birthday TWD
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Happy birthday TWD

Nappy birthday. I don’t post my DoB on sites usually, so I slipped past year 76 without anyone noticing on 21st. My one exception is FB where I list my birthdate as 1 April 1900 and I still get lots of Happy Birthdays from those who don’t spot the falsehood. When I thank them I say being 120 years o...
by RAF96
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )
Replies: 28
Views: 963

Re: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )

I have just installed a composite deck and replaced the shingle beach we inherited as a garden with plastic grass, edged with sleepers to stay on track. It is fun watching the blackbird stamping his feet on the grass when its raining trying to get the worms to rise - it ain’t gonna work mate. I just...
by RAF96
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: A little bit of painting
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: A little bit of painting

The urchin looks like me as a young’n.
by RAF96
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Great service during lockdown
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: Great service during lockdown

Not railway stuff but I ordered some garden hardware from a firm in Thetford (26 miles away from me). They are mail order only, so no customer facing facilities to collect from - I did ask. The parcel was despatched to DPD local next day, then it went to Peterborough, then two separate hubs in Birmi...