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by RFS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Where to buy wiring and switches.
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Where to buy wiring and switches.

Rapid also sell extensively on Ebay where there's no minimum order requirement.
by RFS
Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Bachmann LMS crab - decoder space
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Bachmann LMS crab - decoder space

I suspect the Crab is very similar to the Standard 4 2-6-0 as regards decoder fitting. Bachmann also recommend removing the loco weight in this model to fit the decoder. However, I have fitted Lenz Standard+ decoders to my ones and it was not necessary to remove the weight. All you need to do is sli...
by RFS
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: LED Striplights
Replies: 23
Views: 1802

Re: LED Striplights

These are MUCH cheaper https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2FT-3FT-4FT-LED-Batten-Tube-Linear-Light-Tri-Proof-Surface-Panel-Ceiling-Lights/283212418499?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D57152%26meid%3D1d010be09dfb47a4af078463239cf4b0%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd...
by RFS
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Bachmann Central Trains Class 170 3 Car DMU
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Bachmann Central Trains Class 170 3 Car DMU

Try Olivia's Trains - seems they have one in stock …

https://www.oliviastrains.com/trains/mt ... al-trains/
by RFS
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Bachmann Central Trains Class 170 3 Car DMU
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Bachmann Central Trains Class 170 3 Car DMU

There seem quite a few on Ebay, eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OO-Gauge-Bachmann-32-465-Class-170-3-Car-DMU-Cross-Country-Loco/382882585165?hash=item5925949a4d&enc=AQADAAAC8FjVrDbVsZ8oH%2F8PNHtt9VX4%2Fw7FZcmMuqsX8uaFEduV5uPK4NzRe9j4C6RkcxqXI8cIElWdXoBvlhAmv8mLiwwAG4YhZXVY21d1AbzvBEo23gMrIIg3ZV%2FmB58...
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: 1179

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 https://www.dccspecialties.com/products ... _psxar.pdf
by RFS
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: bus breakers
Replies: 3
Views: 421

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: 2328

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: 631

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: 497

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.