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by Brian
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: peco points insul frog
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: peco points insul frog

You may also want to add a On /Off switch in each new feed to allow total isolation of the set direction regardless of the points position. :)
by Brian
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: hogwarts express
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: hogwarts express

Unfortunately modern can style motors don't last anywhere as near as long as older open frame motors do/did! Nor can these can motors be repaired. :o 180 hours of running is a long time for many models! But it would normally last far longer. DCC compatible usually means that the loco doesn't have a ...
by Brian
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: hogwarts express
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: hogwarts express

Hi
If you're sure its the motor try obtaining a replacement. Peters Spares is always good place to look for spares. :D
by Brian
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Hornby: A model world TV series
Replies: 38
Views: 896

Re: Hornby: A model world TV series

It's transmitted on Mondays at 21:00 then repeated on the following Saturday at 14:00 or can be viewed on catch up. Yesterday TV channel. This weeks episode is called Vampire.
by Brian
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Hornby: A model world TV series
Replies: 38
Views: 896

Re: Hornby: A model world TV series

This weeks (Monday 29th) was one of the better ones IMO. But the trailer for next weeks episode will no doubt have Frank Hornby turning in his grave! Seems that daft guy in the loft is trying to get loads of locos to pull him along!!! Really, what exactly does that do for the hobby other than make i...
by Brian
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Sound decoder.
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Sound decoder.

Yes. TTS are Hornby and will work with all marks of the Select. Earlier versions of the Select will not be able to access all the functions available but the latest Select is oK to do so. Latest Select firmware version is either 1.6 or 2.0 when first powered up (2.0 is the face lift Select). 1.6 or ...
by Brian
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: peco turntable
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: peco turntable

N couplings are totally different to tension lock coupling used on OO UK items. The N gauge coupling is a knuckle style and can be considered much like the very old Hornby Dublo coupling was, but smaller. You can lift a wagon or carriage out of a rake in a straight up lift where OO tension lock has ...
by Brian
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Newbie layout plan from decades old RM Plan of the Month
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Newbie layout plan from decades old RM Plan of the Month

Yes, a crawl under for those able to crawl is OK. I use one and at 73 I consider I'm luckily still to be able to access the central area by crawling (OMG brings back early life memories Ha ha!) But some may not be able to do so! In which case a lift up bridge or lift out section is more appropriate....
by Brian
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: peco turntable
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: peco turntable

Have a look at the little video I produced that shows the swapping of polarity as the Peco TT rotates https://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/DCC-Pag ... turntables (Scroll down a tad to the video) It may help your understanding further. Note the entrance/exit tracks polarity.:D
by Brian
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Newbie layout plan from decades old RM Plan of the Month
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Newbie layout plan from decades old RM Plan of the Month

I feel you need to be aware that Cyril Freezers plans often couldn't work in the area shown, or they used unrealistic curve radius, as they are drawings not scaled plans. IMO you should download free to use software and scale up the plan with the track of choice.. You may be surprised on the space n...