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by ajcooper4
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Road surface material
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Road surface material

That's really helpful, thank you. On some minor pathways I have used very fine grade wet and dry paper which looks quite good because it marks easily - like a normal pathway. Perhaps I should just extend this to the roads.

This is a friendly forum and advice freely given - thank you.
by ajcooper4
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Road surface material
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Road surface material

I am about to start laying roads. What materials do people find most useful for this task? I've read many things from paint to fine ballast and now can't see the wood for the trees....or road.

Advice gratefully received. Thank you.
by ajcooper4
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Churchyard taking shape
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Churchyard taking shape

Thank you for your kind comments. I did consider sound but decided against it for now. I may well add bells ringing at some point - I will make a hole where the wires for the lights come down through the board for a speaker if I get to that. Here's a picture of the latest. The walls have been rather...
by ajcooper4
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Churchyard taking shape
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Churchyard taking shape

Good evening everybody. Rather than posting about the lumpy running of my 14XX I thought you might like to see my church and churchyard developing. The church has LED lights which are very effective although I found the LEDs too bright so I have wired in a resistor (oops can't remember which value I...
by ajcooper4
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: 14xx DCC poor running
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: 14xx DCC poor running

Not sure if this helps at all, but............. https://www.youchoos.co.uk/Index-Resource.php?L1=Guides&Item=DJM14XX Thank you for the link. I had seen this some time ago and decided to let YouChoos do the work - which they did. As they say, 'there's not a lot of room'. YouChoos have done plenty of...
by ajcooper4
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: 14xx DCC poor running
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: 14xx DCC poor running

I had a 14XX that was OK. If it is attached permanently to a coach it won’t need a stay alive surely. I absolutely agree, you'd think not. I may go back to YouChoos and ask them to fit the pick ups and permanently couple. I've learned a great deal over the last couple of years but I feel this small...
by ajcooper4
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: 14xx DCC poor running
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: 14xx DCC poor running

Here is the last message I received from YouChoos. TBH I cannot remember how the wiring to the pickups was in the 14XX… I do recall that trailing ANY extra wires from one end to the other was going to be mighty hard, so that would be my greatest concern. Ideally you’d want 4 extra wires… 2 for the c...
by ajcooper4
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: 14xx DCC poor running
Replies: 10
Views: 724

14xx DCC poor running

Good evening everybody. I am returning to an old favourite topic now that my marshalling yard is laid and working it's back to the stuff I still haven't resolved! Some time ago I explained that my Dave Jones 14xx (Hattons) had been away to YouChoos to fit the DCC sound chip - it needed soldering and...
by ajcooper4
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

Thanks for all the ideas and advice.
by ajcooper4
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

I'm now starting with scenery and have a street of Metcalfe houses and a corner shop. What advice can anyone offer please for securing them to my baseboard which is mdf.

Thank you.