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by mbleasdale
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Early Triang Jinty
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Early Triang Jinty

Firstly season's greetings to one and all. I have three early Triang Jinties that I would like to rewheel and regear so they don't do 200mph flat out. I recollect years ago you could get a 60/1 or even an 80/1 gear box, and a replacement X04 motor coupled with Romford wheels. Anyone know if items su...
by mbleasdale
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Running DCC fitted locos on DC analogue
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Running DCC fitted locos on DC analogue

Thanks Brian for the advice, I will only ever be running DC so I think removal of the chip will be the way to go. I'm away from home at the moment so I will post a note re the catalogue number of the Grange once I get back. Incidentally when I took the loco out of its box it didn't look like it had ...
by mbleasdale
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Running DCC fitted locos on DC analogue
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Running DCC fitted locos on DC analogue

Thank you guys,
The Grange although brand new was bought 3rd hand so I have no idea who the original vendor was.
So failing any concrete info as to any wiring differences between Hornby and Bachmann DCC chips I may have to resort to trying to disconnect the chip - should be fun!

Cheers
Monte
by mbleasdale
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Running DCC fitted locos on DC analogue
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Running DCC fitted locos on DC analogue

Thanks guys for your kind replies. Steve - I'm just starting on a brand new layout so I only put together 4 new yard lengths on a piece of chipboard to test the locos on.The Grange is brand new and that was the first time out of the box. I haven't even looked inside it yet so any ideas as to what to...
by mbleasdale
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Running DCC fitted locos on DC analogue
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Running DCC fitted locos on DC analogue

Folks, Sorry I'm sure this has been asked lots of times before, however I hope someone can help with this. I don't do DCC but I have recently acquired two DCC ready locos. Having read that you can run them on analogue, I carefully tried the 1st one, a Bachmann G2 0-8-0 which ran perfectly well ( I u...
by mbleasdale
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Coal mine operations question
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Coal mine operations question

Hi again LC&DR, Thanks ever so much for your further info, I reckon the period I am modelling gives me a reason to use dozens of different types of wagons! So along with the info I can get from various publications I hope I can build a fairly prototypical set up. I very much appreciate all the effor...
by mbleasdale
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Coal mine operations question
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Coal mine operations question

Hi LC&DR, Firstly thank you so much for your very comprehensive reply. As my layout is based in the late 50s/very early 60s, and having read your info would I be right in thinking then that I could run purely BR wagons under the screens for a train made up of power station or domestic coal? Also wou...
by mbleasdale
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Coal mine operations question
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Coal mine operations question

Hello folks, I wonder if anyone with a knowledge of the coal mining industry can help me with this question: I know that the NCB had their own wagons which would be loaded with coal at the coal face. When power stations received their coal however it arrived in BR wagons. So was the coal tipped out ...