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by Maz066
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Speed of train
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Speed of train

Watching an episode of Sams Trains, he had an old Hornby 0-6-0 flat out on 12 Volt and it reached something like 2 mph- a scale speed of 160 mph That's a leisurely walk speed. He increased it up to 50 volts and it went quite a bit faster. Not sure if the loco survived
by Maz066
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Forum Zoom Meeting – Monday 21st December 2020 at 8.30pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

Re: Forum Zoom Meeting – Monday 21st December 2020 at 8.30pm

7:30 am on Tuesday in Sydney. I might just make it :D
by Maz066
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Dapol Junction Bracket
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Dapol Junction Bracket

Always was impatient- Yes it just pulls off. Not sure I want to attempt to change the LED
by Maz066
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Dapol Junction Bracket
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Dapol Junction Bracket

Just bought and installed 2 Dapol motorised junction signals. Great looking bit of kit. One however has an LED which doesn't work. Spoke to Dapol and they were less than helpful, so I intend to return it even though I am in Australia. My question is how do you un-install it. The base clicks on to th...
by Maz066
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Product Review
Topic: Dapol Bracket signal
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Dapol Bracket signal

Gave up on my Ratio kits and splurged (and I mean splurged- they are not cheap) and I am really impressed. Look and operated brilliantly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3He_QCZuhXQ
by Maz066
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Shunting Puzzle
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Shunting Puzzle

I have 16 grand kids and none are interested in Grandpas layout other than to destroy it trying to run their toys cars on the roads. So I was pleased to see the latest article in September's RM on "A shunting Puzzle for the Grandchildren" A simple puzzle layout in a box using a Hornby 0-4-0 (smokey ...
by Maz066
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: NCE Power Cab cable
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: NCE Power Cab cable

I think with NCE there is a trick to the cable. There is a crossover in the wiring of a plug somewhere. Check the site DCC Concepts website
by Maz066
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Hot Air Gun - Any good?
Replies: 28
Views: 4476

Re: Hot Air Gun - Any good?

I use the thing for all kinds of jobs especially removing PVC plumbing fittings, loosening bolts where I cant risk a flame- all sorts of jobs
by Maz066
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: led street lamps
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: led street lamps

Always a good idea to add a fuse system to these power supplies. Not sure how they behave if they are shorted out
by Maz066
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Decisions decisions
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Decisions decisions

I have had an Interesting couple of days. Oz at the moment is burning down. We found ourselves in the path of a major fire, travelling about 30 kms an hour. Temperature for the day was 45 and strong winds, so a lot of fuel to burn. Had to evacuate quickly. My layout is not portable, so grabbed as ma...