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by Maz066
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Stay alives - detailed advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Stay alives - detailed advice please

I have a DJ 14XX. I have no trouble with pickups and have no stay alive. Other locos in my stable are a lot more troublesome but the DJ is a vast improvement on the airfix/dapol/Hornsby 14XX
by Maz066
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Radio Control
Replies: 15
Views: 306

Re: Radio Control

Radio control is just coming into the 00 scale and it sounds like you would be in an ideal place to look at battery powered radio control. Have a look at protocab. I have been watching developments to see if it is applicable to my layout. No more track cleaning :D :D :D
www.protocab.com
by Maz066
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Today's weather
Replies: 102
Views: 1642

Re: Today's weather

footplate1947 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:23 am
Glass of red at 7am is bit early isnt it. :lol:
Now thats an idea :P
Today was about 30 here. We are 10 minutes from the beach and its an automatic 7- 10 degree drop in temp so we took the dog for a romp in the surf
by Maz066
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Modelling road surfaces
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Modelling road surfaces

I use the old fashion emery paper for tarmac and for dusty roads, the dust from the dust collector on my orbital sander, glued with PVA
by Maz066
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Lima GWR Parcels Railcar
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Lima GWR Parcels Railcar

Hollywood foundries did a bogie upgrade for the Lima railcar that involved new motor, better pickups on all wheels. They are temporarily closed but worth a look when they reopen
http://www.hollywoodfoundry.com/lima%20XPT.htm
by Maz066
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Today's weather
Replies: 102
Views: 1642

Re: Today's weather

Having given every Brit the scares about ever coming to Aus I am sitting on the verandah at 7:00 with a glass of red, clear skies gentle sea breeze, 25 degrees. Beautiful
by Maz066
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Today's weather
Replies: 102
Views: 1642

Re: Today's weather

Snow in Australia? Where? I am breathing a sigh of relief when today was wet and 27. Yesterday was 41 and that is not fun. I read some earlier comments re brilliant winter sunshine in the UK. Your sunshine is soft (when you get it) and quite enjoyable if the temperature is above 10 degrees. Here, th...
by Maz066
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Today's weather
Replies: 102
Views: 1642

Re: Today's weather

I was supposed to be outside making a screen then mowing the lawn but at 39C I sat with a cold beer in front of an aircon
by Maz066
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Sir William
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Sir William

Love this forum. Good well researched answers to railways difficult issues

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Maz066
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Sir William
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Sir William

So do I but i would like to think there is some engineering purpose. Maybe not :?: