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by Brian
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Some good news.
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Some good news.

Hi Barry

I have a spare CDU that you can keep fully charged for emergency cardiac revival :D
Just of course joking, as I seriously hope you are able to keep well and carry on with life and of course more modelling.
by Brian
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: The Sweet Life II
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: The Sweet Life II

TBH I'm not 100% sure on the meaning or the direction meant by some of these videos? Some IMO are very strange to say the least!
by Brian
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Being clever with Hornby R047 switches and R618 isolating track
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Being clever with Hornby R047 switches and R618 isolating track

Hi Deepening on point motors to be used, if solinoid, then you need to use sprung to centre off switches which are frequently called (On)-Off-(On) where the bracketed (On) cant remain in that position once the switches lever is released. These are either SPDT or DPDT types. :D Never use On/On or On/...
by Brian
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Being clever with Hornby R047 switches and R618 isolating track
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Being clever with Hornby R047 switches and R618 isolating track

Personally,I would not use any Hornby lever switches. Instead I would opt for toggle switches, mainly because of the cost of all Hornby levers v toggle switches and the neatness a toggle switch offers and the physical size of the Hornby levers! A simple ON/ON DPDT toggle switch can be as little as £...
by Brian
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Another new joiner!
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: Another new joiner!

Welcome to the forum Clem. (Buffer Stop) Your journey from young persons train set to today maps many of us! ;) Please ask your questions in the appropriate forums section. Im sure you will get plenty of replies :D :D TBH Old Tri-ang or Hornby Dublo is not a patch on the performance and detailing of...
by Brian
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: KYTES Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: KYTES Lights

Oh dear, they must have had some really heavy rain?

Hopefully they can recover ASAP and stock isn't damaged and lost.
by Brian
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 311
Views: 35292

Re: WEST ORTON

Great work Steve. :D
Looks as though it was always there and will do so more once you apply your skills to the ground cover!
by Brian
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: A new phrase for your lexicon!
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: A new phrase for your lexicon!

IMO its not up to modern standards at all. :o To expect anyone to unsolder wires from a locos factory fitted PCB, remove the PCB and then solder wires to those left is totally unacceptable, regardless of skill level! All new locos should be supplied from the factory as at a minimum DCC Ready - A sui...
by Brian
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC 8 pin decoders
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: DCC 8 pin decoders

darkscot wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:29 pm Just fitted a Zimo MX600 to my Bachmann Fairburn 2-6-4T and I am hoping for great things from it! :D
It should even make the Tea for you :o
Hopefully you will see the loco run very well :D
by Brian
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC 8 pin decoders
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: DCC 8 pin decoders

Don't worry about the glowing firebox in the Princess, it runs straight from the pickups. On DCC that means it will always be lit. Controlling by a Function output allows it to be turned Off when the loco is stabled. :D My recommendation is either from Lenz or Zimo. Best decoders I've come across t...