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by AustralianLMS
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DC / DCC difference
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

Re: DC / DCC difference

Thanks Mountain goat, I guess if I can make use of a DC controller later it will be a no brainer. Use the DC for now and move it to building lights and point motors later. I am assuming that these controllers / transformers have extra out lets like my old clipper from years ago. If the DC controller...
by AustralianLMS
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DC / DCC difference
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

Re: DC / DCC difference

Thank Tricky Dicky ...... You answered my question perfectly. I will be isolating some sections anyway so this will work fine.

(And I could get another loco at the drop of a hat.)

I had watched the Brian Lambert video before. I need to book mark it so I don't loose it again.

Thanks again.
by AustralianLMS
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Suggestions please
Replies: 26
Views: 4865

Re: Suggestions please

Well done MD

What did you end up going with?

I am at the same stage now. I am now perusing MD's suggestions.
by AustralianLMS
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Lichen
Replies: 17
Views: 2456

Lichen

I found some lichen growing on a tree last week and picked some for my layout. Will it remain stable after being removed from the tree? After a week it feels like it could be becoming brittle. If it is not likely to remain stable, any ideas on how to treat it for stability? It will need some dyeing ...
by AustralianLMS
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DC / DCC difference
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

DC / DCC difference

Returning after many years ...... Today I purchased my track for a small industrial OO layout. (300 x 800mm) And I have one loco .. Thats it. No wagons or any thing. My question is, should I wire this small layout differently for DCC compared to DC? I do not have a transformer / controller at all ye...
by AustralianLMS
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Small industrial layout
Replies: 17
Views: 4064

Re: Small industrial layout

Thanks IanS The top right siding will be 200mm / 8" from the wagon turntable. That should hold two wagons or a loco and wagon. The other sidings will be 480 mm and 660 mm respectively. A detachable section to the left will be about 900mm or so. By butting the paper templates of two Peco short points...
by AustralianLMS
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Small industrial layout
Replies: 17
Views: 4064

Re: Small industrial layout

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by AustralianLMS
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Small industrial layout
Replies: 17
Views: 4064

Re: Small industrial layout

I also wanted to concrete over the tracks near the wagon turntable. The point makes this a bit bore difficult. I guess I could concrete from the frog area of the point onwards.
by AustralianLMS
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Small industrial layout
Replies: 17
Views: 4064

Re: Small industrial layout

My original thoughts were to have a factory platform either side of the wagon turntable. Then with the run around track I could load the end siding and turntable with out disturbing any wagons on the second platform. Maybe the second plan is better. Its both smaller and cheaper. At 700 mm I could af...
by AustralianLMS
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Small industrial layout
Replies: 17
Views: 4064

Re: Small industrial layout

One question I have:

I plan on using Kadee couplers with electromagnetic uncoupling. How close to points can these be?