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by Tricky Dicky
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 8 pin blanking plug
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: 8 pin blanking plug

I am not familiar with 8-pin blanking plugs only with 6 pin but I cannot imagine that they are something vastly different in that all the plug does is connect two sets of pins together. Surely something knocked up in vero board would do the trick?

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: power connection
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: power connection

Sorry to learn of your hands problem David, it must make life very difficult. Unfortunately solutions to track connections are few and in my view fall far short of the certainty that direct soldering provides. Peco make rail joiners with presoldered wires however these have the potential over time t...
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: power connection
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: power connection

As RogerB has pointed out it might be that you are using lead free solder. However, it could also be your soldering iron, if you find yourself holding the iron on the work quite long to melt the solder and find the plastic sleepers melt before the solder then it will likely be your iron is under-pow...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Just ruined my XU2175M XURON TRACK CUTTER
Replies: 17
Views: 2075

Re: Just ruined my XU2175M XURON TRACK CUTTER

It's a pity the manufacturers did not secure the pins in the armatures with a grubscrew rather than an interference fit then no cutting would be needed except that SEEP and Peco motors would have to be side mounted. I suppose it keeps the costs down not too.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: 1st Grandson
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: 1st Grandson

Congratulations Eagle, when is he getting his first train set?

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Railway programs
Replies: 15
Views: 412

Re: Railway programs

Sky seems better at this, I set the box to record the Great Model Railway Challenge at the start of the series and when it changed to Saturdays so did the recording.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Railway modelling program
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Railway modelling program

Yes this year's challenge has taken off where last year's final finished and fantasy layouts are all the rage. I can only recall two layouts that modelled a particular place namely the Dutch flood and the Alpine layout. It seems the "animations" are overshadowing the actual railway aspect of layouts...
by Tricky Dicky
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Is bigger - better?
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Is bigger - better?

They have a website which has changed a bit since I last visited some time ago

https://www.mckinleyrailway.com/index.php/en/

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1162

Re: UK or Bust 2020

Not sure why anybody would want to visit Brighton beach. No sand just pebbles. +1 It always puzzles me why visitors from the USA & Canada seem to want to go to the Lake District. Whilst it is a spectacular and beautiful area of the UK and I am not knocking it, the fact is that it is an area of lake...
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Multipin connectors
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Multipin connectors

Hi Artur Like you I tried a homebrew version myself until I discovered these the one big advantage of the commercially available ones are that the pins are sprung so actually make quite a good interference fit into the sockets so do not require screws to be tightened to remain connected. In fact the...