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by Brian
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Curious fault
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Curious fault

Hi Steve Short circuits, even turning on and off a DCC system and occasionally when placing a loco onto live DCC feed rails can all cause micro second spikes to appear on the rails / DCC bus pair. Any 'receptive decoder' and these are frequently budget range decoders will at times reset, though many...
by Brian
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Dapol signal gantry
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Dapol signal gantry

Hi Tim

Sorry you blew you LEDs but the golden rule is always add a series resistor unless the LEDs are 12 volt (or volt) rated one where a resistor is factory built inside the LED
Don't forget to post some pictures of the gantry
by Brian
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Baseboard for a new layout
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Baseboard for a new layout

My Club ordered seven 4ft x 2ft baseboards with fold up legs from a manufacturer in Southern Ireland. Cheque for around £1300 cashed and nothing heard since!!!
by Brian
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: poorly computer
Replies: 24
Views: 384

Re: poorly computer

I used to get adverts on Windows 10 and previous versions too. I use AdBlock to stop these appearing. Download for free.
by Brian
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: SHOULD I LEAVE A GAP BETWEEN MY RAILS ?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: SHOULD I LEAVE A GAP BETWEEN MY RAILS ?

As you're UK based then the ambient air temperature is going to be around 8C to 12C currently. So when summer comes the temperature can rise to 25C to 30C (Hopefully!) Therefore if no gap is left when track is laid when its cool it will expand and cause the rail to buckle and possibly pop out of the...
by Brian
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Sunrise this morning
Replies: 40
Views: 1096

Re: Sunrise this morning

I have a spider that lives in my car drivers side door mirror housing. I went out to the car today to adjust the clock and got chatting to the spider. He told me he was a web designer. :D :D :D OK I'll get me coat!
by Brian
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Sunrise this morning
Replies: 40
Views: 1096

Re: Sunrise this morning

Ok It will have to keep the dirt on for another day or five!
Looking outside at the moment it looks lovely, until you open the back door and brrr its cold and windy too.
by Brian
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Sunrise this morning
Replies: 40
Views: 1096

Re: Sunrise this morning

Two separate lots of Hail Stones and a few flakes of snow falling over here. Brrr. Not going out for my allowed exercise today. If I don't use today's allowance can I bank it for tomorrow? Ha ha :lol: I’m going to report you to the ‘Covid police’. I’m washing cars this weekend (not a career change ...
by Brian
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Baseboard for a new layout
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Baseboard for a new layout

Hi Best practice is to always brace the underside of the baseboard. 9mm ply will need additional bracing. Along the front, rear and across at around 18" inches (450mm-500mm) apart. Minimum I would use would be 2" x 1" (44mm x 21mm) PSE fixed narrow edge to underside of ply. But deeper and thinner PS...
by Brian
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Sunrise this morning
Replies: 40
Views: 1096

Re: Sunrise this morning

Two separate lots of Hail Stones and a few flakes of snow falling over here. Brrr. Not going out for my allowed exercise today. If I don't use today's allowance can I bank it for tomorrow? Ha ha :lol: