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by Brian
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 63
Views: 2186

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

The owner has the same hopes. :D Glad you are still happy with yours Brian. Did you ever fix the lights? I noticed Hornby had a 71 in the visitor centre for only £80 a week ago! Yes. I had to get a new PCB from Hornby. Apparently there is/was a known fault with the original batch of Class 71 loco's...
by Brian
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Bi LED's with straight legs
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Bi LED's with straight legs

Won't they fit into the Kingbright RTC-31 panel LED clip? https://www.rapidonline.com/kingbright-rtc-31-3mm-led-panel-clip-55-0160 Depending on the panels thickness you could just push the 3mm LED into a pre drilled hole from the rear. Bezels aren't always necessary. I don't think I've seen straight...
by Brian
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 63
Views: 2186

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Oh! Hope it gets the same first class re spray/lining work that my loco had.
I'm very impressed with your handiwork!
by Brian
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: New project
Replies: 27
Views: 934

Re: New project

Are you actually building this? Can you post pictures of your progress :D
by Brian
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: At last
Replies: 30
Views: 5732

Re: At last

Just been in phone contact with the publishers Silver Link. The business has been sold to Mortons Media hence the delay. However, I'm assured that nothing will change other than ownership of the publishing company. The Silver Link Nostalgia range of books will continue to be published. I should rece...
by Brian
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Correct colour for structures and fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Correct colour for structures and fittings

Hi When as a young apprentice back in the 1960's with BR Southern - South eastern sector, the Signalling Dept had its own painters. Battleship Grey was used in abundance on colour light signal posts, gantries, line-side apparatus cases etc, In fact almost anything that didn't move or walk was grey!!...
by Brian
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Proposed new layout
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Proposed new layout

I do like the plan, but space is the essence. OO or N scale? Possible in N, possibly over adventitious in OO.
I have always wanted to model a Y junction where one (or both) of the arms of the Y returns back to the single end of the Y, but I wouldn't have space for the curves!
by Brian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: No reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: No reverse

If it is DCC ready rather than fitted it is it could well be a DC operation plug. Or just need one in place of the decoder. Hornby use the 4 pin decoder. The Jinty has been sold DCC factory fitted with a 4 pin decoder, making it DCC Fitted from new.
Need the OP to answer and provide a picture really.
by Brian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: No reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: No reverse

If you're going to run the loco on DC power only I would convert it back by removing the decoder. Basically connect Red decoder wire to Orange and do the same with Black and Grey wires **** . Twist and solder all joints and cover with tape or use Heatshrink tubing slid on before twisting and solder ...
by Brian
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Arson and vandalism on preserved railway
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Arson and vandalism on preserved railway

Yet again the few mindless morons in our society have struck again.. https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-new ... ed-3485687