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by RAF96
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Bi LED's with straight legs
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Bi LED's with straight legs

Slot the mount with a hacksaw blade.
by RAF96
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: We ought to have one of these flying in the UK.
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: We ought to have one of these flying in the UK.

Walkingthedog wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:45 am
Keeps wanting me to log in to facebook.
Unfortunately I can’t see a direct link to an external website Brian
by RAF96
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: We ought to have one of these flying in the UK.
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: We ought to have one of these flying in the UK.

If you an hour or so to spare browse these colourised pictures and read the captions - so many brave young men.
https://www.facebook.com/rafcommand/
At the linked page select photos.
by RAF96
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Which Hornby Locos have 21 pin DCC Sockets fitted?
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Which Hornby Locos have 21 pin DCC Sockets fitted?

R numbers with suffix XS were 21-pin. To suit ESU sound decoders before Hornby went over to TTS 8-pin sound decoders.
by RAF96
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: How to curve Flextrack
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: How to curve Flextrack

Before SCARM I used a simple stick with a pivot hole for the centre screw and pencil diameter holes at each of the set track radii to draw my curves in on the boards. Now I use the grid on SCARM to plot datum starting points on the boards to align specific track parts to, then flexi-track can then b...
by RAF96
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: How to curve Flextrack
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: How to curve Flextrack

That video is showing how to turn flex track into set track. Easier to buy set track in the first place. To lay in transient curves requires a different tool with a sliding pivot point.
by RAF96
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Railway programs
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Railway programs

Staying off topic... The only times I have used the Fire-stick whilst away was in a B&B hotel and a holiday lodge with free WiFi, which was no problem. I also take my MiFi dongley thing with me in case the local WiFi is poor. I don't know if you can record from a Fire-stick, doesn’t it just use iPla...
by RAF96
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Railway programs
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Railway programs

I moved house and the existing reception on Freeview was flaky, due to passing traffic fudging the picture, so I asked Talk-Talk, my internet provider, about their ‘super’ TV package. It took about an hour wrangling before the guy admitted it still used my existing aerial and I would not be any bett...
by RAF96
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Cheap DCC decoder and controller wanted.
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Cheap DCC decoder and controller wanted.

If you find a cheap eLink (£20-30) don’t forget to factor in the cost of a licence for Railmaster as that is the only way you can use it. Beware buying a second hand licence as they are not transferable to a new user. Make sure the key-code has not been used.
by RAF96
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Railway modelling program
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Railway modelling program

You can write to these people and tell them exactly what you think of their shows - see ‘viewer feedback’ on each channel’s webpage. I wrote to Ch5 about the abysmal 1st Series of GMRC and they said they had passed my comments to the show producers. Obviously Series 2 had already been filmed as ther...