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by steel bat
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 35
Views: 5016

Re: Keeping it clean

If your 14xx is permanently coupled to an autocoach it might help to fit extra pick-ups using coach wheels.


On many WR branches goods wagons were attatched as a tail load and shunting was often done with the autocoach still attatched to save having to keep uncoupling the linkages.
by steel bat
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Double slip - strange point motor action
Replies: 21
Views: 3356

Re: Double slip - strange point motor action

I've found that the PL11 surface-mounted motor only barely has enough power to change an ordinary point,- the extra blades of a double slip might simply be too much for it. For my double slip I've use the usual PL10 motors mounted directly to the underside with a piece of thin card sandwiched betwee...
by steel bat
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Thinking ahead: Detecting which way points are set
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: Thinking ahead: Detecting which way points are set

I have seen advertised on ebay a little circuit board which "remembers" the last way a point was energised - which might be easy to install in the control panel to light LED's - but would have exactly the weakness Tricky Dicky and RAF97 mention of not detecting a failure of the point itself.
by steel bat
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Little Weldon
Replies: 119
Views: 17367

Re: Little Weldon

Well done Dublo, that looks a great layout your building.
I too am a fan of Hornby Dublo, though I've now sold off all my 3-rail track and stock. I've still kept my 2-rail stock which even though made 60 years ago, still runs just fine on my layout which uses code 100 track.
by steel bat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: Frustration

Perhaps maybe get an old Hornby Dublo Castle with a rock solid cast metal body.
I find with my aging eyesight it doesn't look that bad....if you can ignore the motor completely filling the cab!!
by steel bat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge
Topic: Mountain Goat Waggon & Carriage Works.
Replies: 52
Views: 11628

Re: Mountain Goat Waggon & Carriage Works.

You obviously enjoy your scratchbuilding and kit bashing! Must give you a great feeling of being the "Company Engineer" !


I simply use Windows "Paint" to resize pictures. Changing to JEPG or GIF format can often reduce the file size.
by steel bat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Stourbridge round house
Replies: 17
Views: 3660

Re: Stourbridge round house

Nice pics

Numberplates were often removed in those day to stop them being pilfered by collectors.
by steel bat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Great Marlow Railway.
Replies: 13
Views: 2979

Re: Great Marlow Railway.

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The layout has expanded about as far as it can around the four walls of my garage.
The board width at Marlow is 16 inches and 18 inches at the other two stations.
by steel bat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: lost Ball Bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Re: lost Ball Bearing

been there...done that....

The Dublo Surgeon might be of help - http://www.dublo-spares.co.uk/
by steel bat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Which first
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: Which first

I use a track rubber on really dirty rails, otherwise a bit of methylated spirit on a rag and then a wipe with a clean cloth.