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by RAF96
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Lidl offers 15th Oct 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Lidl offers 15th Oct 2020

I have their previous model about the size of a fat highlighter which uses replaceable 3x AAA or is it AA batteries and that is poor for anything apart from fixing the odd decoder wire. The batteries don’t last long at all. Maybe the rechargeable Li-ion one is better.
by RAF96
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DC or DCC that is the question!
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: DC or DCC that is the question!

A simple check is to put each loco in turn on a DCC track.

If it buzzes it is DC so take it off sharpish before the motor burns out.

if it doesn’t buzz it is likely decoder equipped so try to read the address as suggested.
by RAF96
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Shuttle controller.
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Shuttle controller.

Wiring schematic to see how it works please.
by RAF96
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Station start/stop controller.
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Station start/stop controller.

A description of its operation please...
by RAF96
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: I love this mask....
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: I love this mask....

Bagpipes mask ???
by RAF96
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Steampunk anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Steampunk anyone?

Plastic tatt which in no way encompasses the complex genre of steampunk.
by RAF96
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Function output lock setting being ignored
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Function output lock setting being ignored

Thanks, Brian. Judging by the relevant screen on DecoderPro this looks beyond the capability of the Hornby decoder. I think a better decoder is needed for locomotives with the full headlight compliment. https://i.postimg.cc/dZLQbXqy/image.png R8249 is NMRA warranted so fully complies with their bas...
by RAF96
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Sound Volume
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: DCC Sound Volume

Sometimes controllers can appear to have completed a step on screen but in fact they are still juggling the black magic inside the box. Give each step a distinct pause to allow the controller to complete the action before going onto the next step.
by RAF96
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Freesat. Box
Replies: 35
Views: 1618

Re: Freesat. Box

My Freesat box is hooked to the existing ex-Sky dish on the house I bought. The dish has a twin feed LNB but I only use one feed on my FS box.
They all use Astra 2 series sats, which hover over South Africa, so you will be closer to them than us mortals in UK John.
by RAF96
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Freesat. Box
Replies: 35
Views: 1618

Re: Freesat. Box

This is the dish alignment app I have on the iPad - find it in the App Store.
Dish Align by Dayana Networks Ltd

It has several tools such as satellite horizontal and vertical alignment data and a compass to help align the dish.

I used it a lot when caravanning using a portable dish.