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by cadman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Dapol 'O' A1X Terrier
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Dapol 'O' A1X Terrier

Fitted a Soundtrax Econami sound decoder and speaker. Much soldering needed was, for me, quite challenging. Had to join decoder wires to 8 pin plug then 3 wires needed re-soldering to the plug. Also 8 to 21 pin adapter required. Firebox flicker circuit board already fitted. One assumes O gauge to be...
by cadman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Location, location, location.
Topic: A few pictures.
Replies: 18
Views: 1843

Re: A few pictures.

Congratulations Brian on a remarkable transformation.........HB
by cadman
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Radio Control
Replies: 24
Views: 3891

Re: Radio Control

Would be exactly the same result on a DCC layout.......once the power to the track was disabled you would send in the radio controlled loco as you did........ :) ..........HB
by cadman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The new layout
Replies: 36
Views: 4979

Re: The new layout

John......you need to have the hinges mounted on blocks above the track level in order that the the track on the flap lifts away from the join or, better still, have the flap hinged to fold downwards. When brought up to level it is then held horizontally by two shoot bolts. https://i.postimg.cc/xcwN...
by cadman
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Bachmann 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3683

Re: Bachmann 2019

Well you'll be pleased to learn that, according to the latest Bachmann catalogue, every loco comes complete with a DCC socket.......HB
by cadman
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Bachmann 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3683

Re: Bachmann 2019

It seems to have gone unnoticed that Bachmann have recently had to change factories in China at short notice thus compromising this years' planned production........therefore it would not be unreasonable for them to expect a bit of patience & understanding from retailers and customers......the finan...
by cadman
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Best vulcan air to air footage
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

Re: Best vulcan air to air footage

A breathtaking display.......by coincidence today at a model rail show in Milton Keynes one layout incorporated a part of an airfield with a Vulcan overhead..........HB
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by cadman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 214
Views: 26072

Re: Your latest acquisition

Bought from the Hatton's sale a Bachmann BR Standard Class 4MT, DCC ready.........very nice.......HB
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by cadman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: The great model railway challenge
Replies: 75
Views: 14494

Re: The great model railway challenge

The viewing figures for this programme were just over 1 million, just slightly less than Traffic Cops & Casualty and more than Walking Britain's Lost Railway.......I find it interesting, informative and entertaining and nowt wrong with the presenters or the judges....... :geek: ...HB
by cadman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Anyone got a spare £25M?
Replies: 30
Views: 5485

Re: Anyone got a spare £25M?

I think you will find this is a private venture so no government (our taxes) have been wasted. Fully aware of that, TWD, but it is just irritating that someone with so much money and ambition should waste it all on a meaningless project. So a jet engine on wheels can go 1000 mph! So what?....... :)...