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by RFS
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: PL-10 & PL-10e Pin
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: PL-10 & PL-10e Pin

Whether the PL-10 works directly under the baseboard depends on how thick your baseboards are.

Hatton's prices for PL-10 and PL-10E motors are the same, so why not just buy PL-10Es and trim to the correct length when fitting? You can't go wrong this way.
by RFS
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: PL-10 & PL-10e Pin
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: PL-10 & PL-10e Pin

But their answer is correct regarding the PL-10: it can only be used via directly fitting to the turnout and this requires a big hole to be cut into your baseboard.
by RFS
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Statins
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Re: Statins

Been on them for about 7 years - 40mg dose. Never had any side effects and all 6-monthly check-up results show normal or better levels of cholesterol etc.
by RFS
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Product Review
Topic: Hornby T9 R2712 BR black 30724
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: Hornby T9 R2712 BR black 30724

This is modelled to represent the early days of BR. At some point during this period, Eastleigh found itself short of new BR transfers, and a number of locos were outshopped after overhaul without the totems. I have seen photos of other engines in this state, such as M7s and King Arthurs for example...
by RFS
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: York live webcam
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: York live webcam

Another free webcam with the same picture quality is the one at Dawlish - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKQJEL-xjjc

Can be quite spectacular when the sea's rough!
by RFS
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Electrofrog points and crossings
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: Electrofrog points and crossings

I have this arrangement on my layout. You need a DPDT switch on the point motor controlling the turnout. This can either be the PL-15 attached to the Peco motor, or a slow-motion turnout such as Tortoise or Cobalt which has two built-in switches (I use Tortoise motors). The point frog and the diamon...
by RFS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Inflation!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Inflation!!!!!!!!

Even the unweathered versions are £382.86 so it's not the cost of weathering. I too bought a couple of 4-CEPs in 2013 for £69 each. Don't understand why the high price now as there are no new tooling costs to recover. Incidentally I took the wife to a routine hospital check-up yesterday and while I ...
by RFS
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Trouble at t' mill
Replies: 17
Views: 1524

Re: Trouble at t' mill

Seems Hatton's are not only producing the class 66, but also acting as wholesale suppliers of this model to other retailers which seems to be the sticking point. Not the same, I suspect, as Rails or Hatton's commissioning a one-off model which they then retail exclusively. My Bachmann pre-orders at ...
by RFS
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: conecting multiple dropper into i to connect to bus wire
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: conecting multiple dropper into i to connect to bus wire

'Best' way - solder. As with many things in life there are often more ways than one to do a particular task. Absolutely nothing wrong with using mechanical connectors such as Scotchloks to provide bus connections, so long as you take care to use the right size for the wire. Likewise, solder is fine...
by RFS
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: conecting multiple dropper into i to connect to bus wire
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: conecting multiple dropper into i to connect to bus wire

Best way is to use Wago connectors for your terminal blocks, and connect these to your bus via a Scotchlok connector.