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by RFS
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Erratic loco
Replies: 10
Views: 344

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: 267

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: 23
Views: 940

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: 1244

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: 1057

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: 1537

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: 12
Views: 743

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.....
by RFS
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Terminal block connectors (choc box)
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Terminal block connectors (choc box)

Have you considered Wago (and lookalike) connectors for your DCC bus connections? For example, these 8-way ones (price is for 10 of them)
by RFS
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Sunrise this morning
Replies: 46
Views: 2798

Re: Sunrise this morning

When you climb another 20000 ft up to 60000 ft the curvature of the earth is quite amazing site indeed. What do you mean??? Its flat :o Worth a browse of the Flat Earth Society's website, especially their forum, if you're bored and looking for some light entertainment! :D
by RFS
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: PL-10 & PL-10e Pin
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

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.