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by IanS
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Little Weldon
Replies: 54
Views: 2852

Re: Little Weldon

PWM's - they may offer the control you desire at a very low cost if you have a DC output working and free.

Search for PWM controllers on the *bay. They're so cheap it's worth a try although delivery varies from supplier to supplier with some coming from China and others UK based (so they claim).
by IanS
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: New member

Welcome to the friendly forum.
by IanS
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Returning to Railways
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Returning to Railways

Welcome to the forum and to the hobby. I guess any track and locos you have at present were bought new so will fit the current track. (As you will learn, not all 00 locos and stock are made equal.) Avoid 2nd hand older stock that can be affordable until you know what you're getting. Flange sizes hav...
by IanS
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Hornby R9057 trakmat
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Hornby R9057 trakmat

Be cautious about using the R604/R605 1st radius curves. They are very tight and have been known to cause issues with some locos and coaches.

If you can fit it in, go for R606/R607 (2nd radius curves) and R608/R609 (3rd radius curves).

(and welcome!)
by IanS
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: 3D Printer!
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: 3D Printer!

It takes a different kind of skill set to make something with a 3d printer and to make with plastic card etc. I've more chance of learning the first set than the second, but recognise you and many others here have already far surpassed my skill set on the second and I'd never be able to catch up. Fo...
by IanS
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: 3D Printer!
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: 3D Printer!

I have been following with interest posts about 3 D printing and have just bought a set of out riggers and chimney for a Hornby Breakdown crane which were produced by a 3D printer. I dont like them at all. The 3D printed copies, I would describe as rough to say the least. The finish is poor and cer...
by IanS
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: new member
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: new member

It's already been said - but I like repeating things! Welcome, you'll enjoy the photos and the assistance when you visit. It is a friendly and helpful forum.
by IanS
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Cross-over wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Cross-over wiring

Even better to see that you have also solved it! :geek:
by IanS
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: 3D Printer!
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: 3D Printer!

There are a few rail related files available free on the internet - not always easy to spot nor in the right scale as a lot are HO rather than 00.

It should be easier to adjust the size than draw something from scratch.
by IanS
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: 3D Printer!
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: 3D Printer!

I keep thinking of getting one, then decide I've enough computer gear and more than enough to do on the trains to keep me busy. If he does get it going and produces acceptable (or better than just acceptable items) consider selling them on here in the 'For sale section' - it take a lot of effort to ...