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by RFS
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Anyone seen a smaller relay/solenoid like this
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Anyone seen a smaller relay/solenoid like this

Another option is the PSX-AR autoreverser from DCC Specialities as it includes the ability to operate turnouts.

See ... _psxar.pdf
by RFS
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: bus breakers
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: bus breakers

Indeed it should but you need to ensure that the track feeds to the rails match how you've divided up the bus. Rails above need to be isolated by IRJs, and droppers from the track should go to the correct part of the bus. In other words you need to ensure the rails don't bridge your switches. You sh...
by RFS
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: To DCC or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 1539

Re: To DCC or not?

Decent quality decoders will set you back £15-20 each so that's £3-4,000 just for decoders. Then you'll need a DCC system to go with that - perhaps £400-500 for a layout of that size. And this assumes that your points are not going to be DCC-managed (managing points via DCC is optional) so you will ...
by RFS
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Loco repair
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Loco repair

I had this problem with a Hornby Schools class. Hornby said send it in and they'll do it and didn't charge me! Worth giving them a call.
by RFS
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Plywood types and sizes...
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Plywood types and sizes...

I would recommend 9mm Birch plywood, but I would also suggest having it cut to size by the merchant. They usually have cutting machines that will do that in minutes for no additional cost, and will allow you to take the boards home in the car.
by RFS
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Pushing a CMX
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Pushing a CMX

I also have no inclines and I top-and-tail my CMX with two class 73s just like they do today with RHTT trains. Means I can reverse the train easily without any problems with derailing etc.
by RFS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: LED Striplights
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: LED Striplights

Just bought a couple of these for the house. They're LED in Warm White and are a complete replacement for our existing ones. Not only do they use a fraction of the electricity of the old ones, they start immediately, are only 1 inch/2.5cm depth and fit flush to the ceiling. Useful if you have limite...
by RFS
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Peco points spring install
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: Peco points spring install

Why not just ask the Peco Technical Bureau if they will repair them? I recently had two double slips fail because the blades became loose in the tie-bars after many years use, and kept popping out causing derailments. Peco said send them to us and we'll fix them. They replaced the blades and tie-bar...
by RFS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: New Hornby 2019 models - Price comparison.
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: New Hornby 2019 models - Price comparison.

Boxshifters are limited to a maximum 10% discount which is why their prices are all the same. I believe this restriction is for a limited period from when a new model is first available.
by RFS
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: New TV Series x 2
Replies: 0
Views: 632

New TV Series x 2

Two new TV series start on Monday January 7th:

BBC2 - 6.30pm - Great Alaskan Rail Journeys (Michael Portillo)
CH5 - 9pm - Extreme Railway Journeys (Chris Tarrant) series 5.

I've set my video....