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by RAF96
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: RAF target practice.
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: RAF target practice.

Ain’t been any Jags around for donkeys years.
You got Tornados, Typhoons or the new Lightning 2s or American stuff out of Lakenheath area.
Rob
by RAF96
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Shed heater?
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Shed heater?

I use a couple of oil filled thermostatic rads as background heat for my house in Cyprus and as frost protection in my UK log cabin to avoid over using the bottled gas. Efficient and reasonably economical. Recommended. I also just saw a TV advert for tiny ceramic heaters that plug directly into a 3-...
by RAF96
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Won’t be trying that again!
Replies: 31
Views: 532

Re: Won’t be trying that again!

You sell and keep the money. The buyer gets their money back and keeps the goods.
Nice little scam if two folk work in cahoots, posting empty boxes to each other then moaning about it.
Not that anyone would get up to those sort of tricks.
Rob
by RAF96
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Won’t be trying that again!
Replies: 31
Views: 532

Re: Won’t be trying that again!

Sounds like Cyprus Post.
Rob
by RAF96
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Saphire Decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Saphire Decoder

Sapphire decoder is essentially a 21-pin decoder so no wires to fall off. The removeable 8-pin convertor harness is robust.
Rob
by RAF96
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Switching railmaster e link outputs
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Switching railmaster e link outputs

I have a rolling road used dual purpose as a running track also as a programming track. My wiring is via a 6-pin DPDT centre off switch. The rolling road connection goes to the centre pins of the switch and each pair of outer pins go to the running controller (TRACK) and the programming controller (...
by RAF96
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: HST prototype on the MNR
Replies: 1
Views: 131

HST prototype on the MNR

The Valenta engined HST prototype is hauling the Xmas Polar Express on the MNR (Mid Norfolk Railway).
Grumbles past my door several times a day - bliss.
Rob
by RAF96
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: JMRI Model Railroad Interface
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: JMRI Model Railroad Interface

Rog, I am the same as Paul-H, I use Decoder pro but can’t make head nor tail of the rest of JMRI. Not keen on Yahoo groups either.
I prefer Rocrail but normally use Railmaster.
Rob
by RAF96
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: lost Ball Bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: lost Ball Bearing

When I drop things onto my wood floor they are found (if ever) usually a long way from the drop point. My magic locators are a magnet on a flexi wand and a super bright torch. The torch is used in poor light to hopefully get a glint from anything remotely shiny. I have found things I didn’t know I h...
by RAF96
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Any good resource for modeling nuts, bolt & screws
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Any good resource for modeling nuts, bolt & screws

I bought a load of little fasteners from Peters Spares but if you don’t know the size then its hit and miss until you do.
Rob