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by RAF96
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Selecting TTS decoders for non TTS locos
Replies: 26
Views: 553

Re: Selecting TTS decoders for non TTS locos

Tallpaul70 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:52 pm
But what do the whistles sound like?... I am looking for TTS to install in my panniers and other GWR locos...
My Tornado was a TTS development chip and has seven different whistles, so I can sound off for most any region, not that I can tell the difference with my cloth ears.
by RAF96
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Selecting TTS decoders for non TTS locos
Replies: 26
Views: 553

Re: Selecting TTS decoders for non TTS locos

Differing wheel sizes can be a bonus. I have Tornado TTS installed into a GWR pannier tank 0-6-0 and for the track speeds I use the chuff is nicely synchronised.
by RAF96
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: TTS Chip in a DMU?
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: TTS Chip in a DMU?

I suppose its because as I see it there are two basic types of modeller, those who want it to be a true scale replica with everything including sounds as accurate as possible and then what I call the heritage railway modeller who like me will run anything they have regardless of era or prototype, et...
by RAF96
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Train Truckers
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Train Truckers

MNR recently had a situation where a pair of visiting locos could not ‘drive’ in due to being out of gauge, yet one of them was there in a previous year and turned up again later this year, both times over the metals, although they do normally get visitors on the back of a lorry due to lack of any p...
by RAF96
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 83
Views: 2990

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

Rear fogs on when doing well over the limit. Not much chance of being rear ended so I guess they work as advertised. Having them on in near stationary traffic also seems to work, especially if reinforced by brake lights. Has anyone noticed how some of these new fangled over-bright headlights appear ...
by RAF96
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Next 18 Reliability
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Next 18 Reliability

Has anyone had any problems with Next 18 or Next 18S such as the decoder popping out of the socket in transit or service use, power handling, or other issues.

I wonder if this is going to be a viable standard for future locos or is Plux a better bet.
by RAF96
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: DCC wiring/points etc etc
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: DCC wiring/points etc etc

As indicated by Brian a booster feeds a totally independent track district. It does not ‘boost’ an existing track district. The only thing common to both districts is the DCC signal which is taken from the master (and only) DCC controller in the primary district and passed to the second district by ...
by RAF96
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Black adder
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Black adder

I have always been of the opinion that to achieve a knighthood you must have led your troops into battle riding a horse whilst in full armour and waving a broadsword. Singing a song, riding a bike, kicking or batting a ball or running fast just does not count.
by RAF96
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Product Review
Topic: Train-Tech Smart Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Train-Tech Smart Screen

The app as mentioned in Appendix A to the review has been perfected by Ray to run as a standalone product outwith Hornby’s Railmaster and works 100% accurately with either Elite or eLInk controllers. Not only does the app write messages to the screen but it will also let you set up the various scree...
by RAF96
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Baseboard height
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: Baseboard height

I’m using IKEA metal post legs 75cm adjustable height, same as my dining table height, plus 15 cm baseboard frame depth plus 1.2 cm boards = 90+cm same height as my kitchen worktops.