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by RAF96
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Where to buy Hornby?
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Where to buy Hornby?

No one has asked here the OP lives, which could affect where he buys from.
by RAF96
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Underlay for tracks
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: Underlay for tracks

I tried laminate floor underlay tiles (Wickes) as an in lieu for cork, but binned it on the next layout. It was like a green soft hardboard with a textured side that seemed ideal as a base for landscaping, rather than shiny like hardboard. It took track pins easily but warped after wet ballasting, w...
by RAF96
Fri May 31, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Types of Model Railway Enthusiast.
Replies: 24
Views: 706

Re: Types of Model Railway Enthusiast.

Definitely a misfit. I am a 90% man, i never fully finish anything I do, hence the series of unfinished layouts. Once I’m in a rut I like to stay there. Change upsets me. Even so I have moved house many times - this is number 12 and have had several layouts. I prefer not to be in charge but when I s...
by RAF96
Thu May 30, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: How can I improve my shed security?
Replies: 40
Views: 1029

Re: How can I improve my shed security?

Put a notice on the door saying...
The first shot is a blank, the rest will be live.
Have a nice day and go find someone else to rob.
by RAF96
Sun May 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Alpha panel
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: DCC Alpha panel

For the information of DCC Concept kit users they have their own ‘Focus Forum’ which has special sections dealing with their own kit as well as the usual forum traffic.
by RAF96
Fri May 24, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Push to make switches
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Push to make switches

Having read the OP again, does he mean Dapol motorised signals (semaphores) which I believe work on a press-press-press methodology to change state.
by RAF96
Fri May 24, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: CDU Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: CDU Advice

I have used a Gaugemaster CDU for many years, totally reliable and able to throw several solenoids at once, whether ganged in pairs across a loop or as a cascade when route setting.
by RAF96
Thu May 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Push to make switches
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Push to make switches

Lever switches tend to be ON-OFF or Passing contact, but not sprung to OFF. You can use a simple SPST sprung to off ((ON)-OFF) switch if you prefer a toggle rather than a push button. Used to be popular in older (my generation) cars to flash a bank of hi-power spot lights when dazzled by oncoming tr...
by RAF96
Thu May 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: new member - Need DCC chipping advice
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: new member - Need DCC chipping advice

An 8-pin socket only works obviously for an 8-pin decoder. There are also 4-pin, 6-pin, even 7-pin and variants of 21-pin decoders to consider, not to mention the newer Plux variant sockets.
by RAF96
Thu May 23, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Reverse Loop Module
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: DCC Reverse Loop Module

Think about the electrical polarity flow as wagon wheels pass over a staggered joint. My thoughts are an on-line joint would work perfectly as the reverse loop module would see each ‘glitch’ at the same instant. This of course doesn’t work so well if you have say a coach bogie with all left wheels o...