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by Steve M
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Site Help
Topic: Finding a Lost Draft
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Finding a Lost Draft

Click on the post reply button then you should see an option to restore the draft.
by Steve M
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Gaugemaster DCC80 Autofrog
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Gaugemaster DCC80 Autofrog

The DCC80 only needs three wires to connect it, no other mechanical or physical connection.
One wire to the frog, the other two to the stock rails or bus wires.
by Steve M
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 43
Views: 1064

Re: LOW GHYLL

The weathered static locos have found a place in their own little corner of the yard. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4917/44428082260_2c6f0be4f0.jpg 20181209_152444 by Steve Mumford , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4810/44428081500_fb563048d7.jpg 20181209_152508 by Steve Mumford , on Flickr
by Steve M
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Controlling speed of Locos
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Controlling speed of Locos

Steve, thank you, but...I’m at the beginner stage with this. How do I know which CV is which & how do I change it. The manual tells me almost nothing! At this stage don’t worry about lots of changes as it is too easy to get confused. Unfortunately the values needed can be different from one make of...
by Steve M
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Controlling speed of Locos
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Controlling speed of Locos

The Prodigy has a button to select 28 or 128 steps, so try that first. You might need to change CV29 to allow 128 steps - use this calculator to establish the value. You will see that this CV also controls a few other factors - tick each box needed to get an overall value. http://www.2mm.org.uk/arti...
by Steve M
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 43
Views: 1064

Re: LOW GHYLL

bulleidboy wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:19 pm
I can just imagine Low Ghyll - one of Steve's A4's comes out of a tunnel sounding "tawhit tawhoo" - it's different?
A Dapol ‘tawny label’ maybe?
by Steve M
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 43
Views: 1064

Re: LOW GHYLL

Agreed, some of them are unnecessary and in fact some sounds are probably just copied from existing loco TTS decoders.
My favourite, just for its description, is ‘occasional owl’ - no layout is complete without one.

It will be interesting to see if they offer the decoder as a separate item in future.
by Steve M
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 43
Views: 1064

Re: LOW GHYLL

A cunning plan is starting to form in the depths of my brain. I think it was TrainTech that have started selling illuminated ground signal but IMHO they are a bit pricey but I do fancy having something on the layout to supplement the LEDs on the mimic panels. Having found a similar kit of parts from...
by Steve M
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Won’t be trying that again!
Replies: 21
Views: 284

Re: Won’t be trying that again!

Surprise, surprise - not a peep from my friend in the colonies today.

eBay support are trying to contact him though - not holding my breath.
by Steve M
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Won’t be trying that again!
Replies: 21
Views: 284

Re: Won’t be trying that again!

Brian, you are a wicked man! :D

Update: pleasant chat with an eBay representative this morning who agrees that I have been perfectly reasonable and will be contacting the buyer to try to move things forward. We’ll see.

“Have a nice day.”