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by Rog (RJ)
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Second hand track worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Second hand track worth it?

I would be EXTREMELY cautious about buying second hand points. Buying plain track second hand is risky enough but points are another thing. Unless you can check them out personally before buying them, I wouldn't. I know you are on a budget but one new point that works properly is far better than ten...
by Rog (RJ)
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Electricitying points and adding signals
Replies: 34
Views: 472

Re: Electricitying points and adding signals

Toggle switches MUST be non locking, centre off types. example Ebay link to prevent the point motors from overheating and burning out. Solenoid point motors such as those from Hornby, Peco or Seep must only be operated for as short a time as possible, 1 second or less. A CDU will provide a very shor...
by Rog (RJ)
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Pillar Box - Which red?
Replies: 13
Views: 166

Re: Pillar Box - Which red?

There are also a number of post boxes that were painted gold as a tribute to Olympics gold medal winners in 2012. Originally they were only going to be gold for a short time but it was decided to keep them gold due to public popularity.
by Rog (RJ)
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: hornby R3244TTS Duke of Gloucester
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: hornby R3244TTS Duke of Gloucester

Not much adjustment on those unfortunately.
by Rog (RJ)
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: hornby R3244TTS Duke of Gloucester
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: hornby R3244TTS Duke of Gloucester

What decoder are you using? Some do show these strange speed changes.
by Rog (RJ)
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC a Hornby R070 TT?
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: DCC a Hornby R070 TT?

You will be better off starting with a different turntable if you intend to use arduino or stepper motors. The Geneva drive mechanism of the Hornby turntable doesn't lend itself to easy modification. The Peco turntable, a kit you have to build, would probably be the least expensive alternative. Moto...
by Rog (RJ)
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Getting overwhelmed, where to start?
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Getting overwhelmed, where to start?

This is a basic guide to Hornby track and wiring which may help. https://www.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/up ... Dec-16.pdf

It will (possiblly) download to your normal downloads location and it may open automatically.
by Rog (RJ)
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Joining "thin" wires
Replies: 23
Views: 723

Re: Joining "thin" wires

Many thanks for all the suggestions. I have found twisting the wires together and then covering with heat-shrink appears to work. Also following the comment about solder "going-off", have decided that mine - now five years old - probably needs to be replaced. Barry I've got solder that is at least ...
by Rog (RJ)
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: How does one make a decent hedge row in OO?
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: How does one make a decent hedge row in OO?

Cut up pan scrubbers. Add a bit of flock/scatter.
by Rog (RJ)
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 347
Views: 43088

Re: Your latest acquisition

I have the same searchlight and missile launcher, not in such good condition as yours though. I think i have a couple of missiles somewhere.