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by Mike_R
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge SIG
Topic: Dual-Gauge operations
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Dual-Gauge operations

As shown in the photo I linked to, you don't need a switch to get to four rails. It would be an interesting bit of track to build and you only need one on the lead to the turntable.
by Mike_R
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge SIG
Topic: Dual-Gauge operations
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Dual-Gauge operations

All the Google evidence shows that there were four rails on the turntable.
See here for the way to go from three to four rails.

http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,121539
by Mike_R
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Tsunami TSU-21PNEM (pt no 884003)
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Tsunami TSU-21PNEM (pt no 884003)

Unless you are lucky expect 20% - 30% tax and duty added to an import. Loksounds or TCS WOWs can be bought in the UK, how much more they are compared to what you were looking at I don't know. I usually buy mine from Coastal see here http://www.coastaldcc.co.uk/products/decoders/sound-decoder/ They s...
by Mike_R
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 8590

Re: 23rd Street

No not motorised, I do have the bits to do a working rail crane, one day!
It is fully positionable, but with no driver in the cab I should leave it parked.
by Mike_R
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 8590

Scrap yard

At the scrap yard there is now an excavator fitted with a grab. I made the grab from sheet brass, it is hung from a brass bracket that replaces the original bucket. The fingers could do with being thinner with the widest point nearer the tips, I'll try that on the two others I need for two more vehi...
by Mike_R
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 8590

Log unloader

I've added some logs and waste to the unloading platform, something for the unloader to work with. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/332/32752105035_83de0ae650_o.jpg by Mike Ruby , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/340/32710929396_a39f4effdc_o.jpg by Mike Ruby , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.c...
by Mike_R
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Share your videos
Replies: 7
Views: 2063

Re: Share your videos

Here are two of mine, showing switching on my 11th Avenue module.

First sorting cars in the yard and second switching the local industries. The second shows how I use destination cards to control the car movements.



by Mike_R
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: North Fork Springs
Replies: 32
Views: 14576

Re: North Fork Springs

After very little advance over the last year I have got around to some work on the layout. A few months ago I made two new boards to to fill the space made by moving the corner board into the airing cupboard space. I've now completed the track bed support around the corner. This involved widening th...
by Mike_R
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 8590

Re: 23rd Street

Probably the last change to the module, I've moved the depot from under the road bridge to the corner. Having had to spread the boards for transport with signals there was now room for the depot. It looks far better here being set back further from the tracks. I reinstated the rear roof edge, never ...
by Mike_R
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Programming problem - Powercab
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Programming problem - Powercab

If NCE is like Lenz the command station keeps a record of which addresses are in a consist and only sends the speed commands to the consist number, so until you clear the consist from the command station it would not send commands to the loco number. At least the problem has been cured.
by Mike_R
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Programming problem - Powercab
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Programming problem - Powercab

Did you program the original loco's number with the Powercab? I have heard that one of the NCE systems has trouble with higher cv numbers but not with basic address changes. I don't see how, unless the loco was in a consist before, but is there a consist number programmed into CV17? If so set it to ...
by Mike_R
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: Paint Markers
Replies: 2
Views: 2112

Re: Paint Markers

[url=https://flic.kr/p/MFTbDE][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5719/29987384440_8884e4f280_o.jpg[/img] 23rd Street signal2 by Mike Ruby , on Flickr[/url] The GP15 is one I've finally finished adding bits to with lift rings, MU cables, uncoupling levers and ariel. The stock are from two extreme ag...
by Mike_R
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 8590

Re: 23rd Street

Some more work on the module with the first signals going in. These are my first scratch built signals and still need to be painted, installed and wired to the decoder, hopefully for the next meeting. [url=https://flic.kr/p/N61aA1][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5697/30249026056_1b2bb23924_o.jpg[...
by Mike_R
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Electricals
Topic: brass pick-up strips
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: brass pick-up strips

If it is the straight strip shown on the Kato parts website a strip of brass could be easily ben to the same shape. There are several suppliers of brass strip, such as Eileens https://eileensemporium.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=category&task=listing&cid=1097&name=nuts-and-washers-2&Itemid...
by Mike_R
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Yellow stripes
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Yellow stripes

To late, all but one that normally comes is done or was made with the yellow stripes. If modelling up to date stock it should all be fitted with stripes, 100% had to be done by June 2015.