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by RFS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: LED Striplights
Replies: 14
Views: 172

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: 20
Views: 261

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: 106

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: 93

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....
by RFS
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Solenoid Power Supply : plaited 3 wire
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Solenoid Power Supply : plaited 3 wire

At over £1 per metre it does not come cheap. Solenoid motors have been around for decades so why has this need not been realized before? As you say, I suspect it's purely marketing... Even with just 4m length, factor in the motor cost, accessory switch if using live frogs, CDU etc. then a much bette...
by RFS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keep accessory BUS signal Clean
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Keep accessory BUS signal Clean

I would also recommend talking to DCC Concepts about the problem. This issue has been reported elsewhere with these motors and they may well have a solution for it. Generally speaking, bus terminators (or snubbers) should only really be needed with longer bus lengths, typically more than 30ft in len...
by RFS
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Saphire Decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Saphire Decoder

The Zimo MX638D is a better decoder than the Lenz and also much cheaper at £20.

by RFS
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Heljan Class 33 spares
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Heljan Class 33 spares

Have you tried Howes Models - ... al-spares/

I believe the wheelsets are common to many of the locos.
by RFS
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Runaway train........a big one
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Runaway train........a big one

Driver obviously forgot to put the handbrake on before he got out to check the problem …

The train was deliberately derailed as that was the only way they could stop it.