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by RFS
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Other model railway manufacturers
Topic: New from Hattons today.
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: New from Hattons today.

Wonder why they have an MDF option? MDF quickly distorts when it gets damp. Seems odd to offer both MDF and plywood with little difference in price.
by RFS
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Kadee coupler problem.
Replies: 22
Views: 1128

Re: Kadee coupler problem.

Steve M wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:21 pm
Did you see the warning in the height gauge instructions about short circuits? ;)
There are metal and insulated versions of the height gauge, so it depends which one he has ..
by RFS
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: New PSU?
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: New PSU?

Hi Barry, I would go for a higher output, say 8a, and fit a 1 amp self resetting fuse to each output from an 8 way splitter. That will give you multiple (spare) and safe circuits. But if you only need it for powering LEDs then 3A is more than adequate surely? I have all my LED colour-light signals ...
by RFS
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Erratic loco
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Erratic loco

Had the same problem with 3 different Hornby motors. The shop I got my replacements from is Lendons of Cardiff -
by RFS
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Using frog juicers
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Using frog juicers

On the 3-way have you added bonding wires on the 3 rails on each side? Even with working frog switching you can still get dead spots as the blades still only depend on contact with the stock rail. And on the plain turnouts have you bonded the closure rail to the stock rail after isolating the frog? ...
by RFS
Tue May 19, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 20
Views: 1821

Re: Broadband

Regarding Broadband I have been threatening to leave BT for many more years than I care to remember just to reduce my bills, but each time I speak to them at contract end time they offer me a deal that makes me stay with them. The thing with BT is that it just works consistently well. My current pa...
by RFS
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Scale Speeds
Replies: 8
Views: 1620

Re: Scale Speeds

If both distance and train are at 1/76 scale, then surely the answer is the same? At 90mph a full size train travels at 1.5 real miles per minute. So in the same time an OO gauge train will travel 1.5 OO-scale miles, which according to my calculations is (1760 X 1.5) / 76 which is 34.73 yards. For a...
by RFS
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Should you remove the TV suppression capacitor?
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: Should you remove the TV suppression capacitor?

I've had problems with decoders in Hornby locos which are fortunately fairly easy to remove. In particular I've had issues with models where the decoder was not causing a problem with the loco itself, but was causing other locos to play up when it was moving. For example, I bought 2 Hornby 2-BILs wh...
by RFS
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: poorly computer
Replies: 25
Views: 2468

Re: poorly computer

If your PC is not seeing your system disk when you boot then the system has not got as far as loading Windows. Had this problem a while back with a disk that had been used for several years without issue but it had indeed failed. I would suggest loading the BIOS program and checking whether it is st...
by RFS
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Pausing SKY Sport Channels
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: Pausing SKY Sport Channels

I did that this morning and will save a few months subscriptions.

But also just had a letter from Sky saying my monthly subscriptions will rise by about 5% next month. It would be nice if they delayed that.....