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by Tricky Dicky
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Re: UK or Bust 2020

I reckon I’d base myself near York. A fantastic City, NRM, North Yorkshire Moor Railway plus many other places of interest and the Lake District not far away. And that is coming from a southerner. +1 for York as above you are also within striking distance of KWVR and of course the Settle to Carlisl...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Solder
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Solder

Thank you all. Always forget ebay as haven't bought there for years. Ordered some today. Bitsbox looks good as well, will give them a go soon. I did notice Rapid wouldn't sell to a non credit account. Thanks again. You do not need an account or register with Rapidonline you can checkout as a guest....
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Solder
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Solder

If you are wary of eBay then CPC Farnell and Rapid Online stock leaded solders although minimum orders might apply to avoid P&P costs.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Follow up to shed security post - Sparky turns van into Taser
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Follow up to shed security post - Sparky turns van into Taser

I am not normally a Sun reader but this caught my eye when scanning the front pages. According to the Sun the police say it is legal!!! https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9628217/electrician-wires-van-1000-volt-shock/ Wiring up the handle to a shed door should give the crims something to think about :mrg...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Joining Curved Flexitrack
Replies: 13
Views: 523

Re: Joining Curved Flexitrack

If you are going to use that method, then this guy explains how it's done. That method I find is the best especially I you have to play about and adjust the curve however you do have to cut the flexicurve square at some point such as joining onto a turnout but you really need to be happy with your ...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Cheap connectors
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: Cheap connectors

Looks like TWDs "cheap" connectors have hit the UK with Toolstation selling them. Notably they are selling them in smaller 10 packs as well as in the normal 50 pack, however the unit price is only pennies different to the genuine article and they are current rated at only 24A compared to Wago at 30A...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Adding sound effects to a layout
Replies: 19
Views: 1139

Re: Adding sound effects to a layout

I have looked extensively at speakers but failed to find suitable speakers, I.e. ones that have screw holes so that I can attach them to the underside of my baseboard, of a higher impedance. I can find similar speakers with 8 ohm impedance but cannot see how I can easily attach them to my baseboard...
by Tricky Dicky
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Windows headache
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Windows headache

Probably the easiest way of producing windows on a mass scale is to print directly onto acetate. Until recently it was still possible to get A4 acetate sheets for overhead projectors from the likes of the now defunct Staples, I used them to produce masks for photoetch PCBs which I have not done for ...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Cheap connectors
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: Cheap connectors

To be fair to the Chinese not everything produced out there is cheap and cheerful. Numerous UK and US and EU companies eg. Apple, Hornby etc take advantage of the lower production costs some even having their own manufacturing facilities and produce quality products. It is hard to find products that...
by Tricky Dicky
Fri May 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: How can I improve my shed security?
Replies: 40
Views: 2062

Re: How can I improve my shed security?

Putting trip wires and other hidden traps on ones property can result in being sued by burglars or criminal proceedings such are the perverse laws in this country. An Englishmans home is certainly not his castle and claiming someone should not have been there is no excuse. Mind you we do not want th...