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by Tinker
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Bus wire for point motors

Wire them up to the DCC bus if you have one set to go into a siding and its a long way (in my case) 40' just use a accessory number on the handset to alter the points, you can also have a LED situated close to the point to act as a indicator as to which way the points are set, so there's less chance...
by Tinker
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Any bikers on the forum?...
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: Any bikers on the forum?...

Johnsons Cafe LDCR just passed the Portabello Pub, spent a load of time on the pinball machine, various bikes going down Death Hill on a Tiger 110 sort cruising doing 100 mph the front tire burst the bike hit a clearway sign by the bungerlow halfway down i ended up down the country lane, all i remem...
by Tinker
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Train drivers booklet !!??
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Train drivers booklet !!??

LCDR noted your comments about braking with trains, various train did require different braking techniques, a route you would know the up Dartford Loop, the train Cliffe to Uddingston,2 X class 33's and 30 X Silver Queens ( 30 tonne Cement Tanks) these had 2 Vaccuum Cylinders on each wagon and to st...
by Tinker
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Soldering station
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: Soldering station

Mines a Weller low voltage, think its 25 - 30 years old it got it second hand....your get what you pay for....
by Tinker
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Door Bell Camera
Replies: 18
Views: 1732

Re: Door Bell Camera

I have a 4 camera(hd 1080) CCTV system cost £130 olus some extra cables, so you can display all 4 on a monitor or click on 1 and then zoom in this is just enlarging a section of the monitor screen so it will go all pixally but a quarter screen is ok, there record onto a 1Tb hard drive and any alerts...
by Tinker
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Best curved points?
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Best curved points?

A Picture always helps Peco Curved points.....
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by Tinker
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Train drivers booklet !!??
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Train drivers booklet !!??

The old system relied on Train Headcode being right and Signalman then setting the route, most train were regular running to time so approaching Factory Junction if the signal before if this was Green the Headcode would be change so the Signalman would phone Brixton box and tell him, once passed Fac...
by Tinker
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Train drivers booklet !!??
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Train drivers booklet !!??

They never had that sort of route learning booklet on the Southern well i was never given any, it was just a case of either ride on the train you were route learning for or in the front of passenger trains until either you had the agreed time Management and Aslef had sorted out (2-3 weeks on some ro...
by Tinker
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keep accessory BUS signal Clean
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Keep accessory BUS signal Clean