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by geofftiller
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Operations at the 2016 NMRABR Convention
Replies: 0
Views: 612

Operations at the 2016 NMRABR Convention

The HO scale Freemo layout, part of the train show at the convention, will be running operating sessions throughout the weekend. Timed sessions will be run on Saturday and Sunday morning, any attendees interested in operating on the layout are invited to add their name to the list near the layout ag...
by geofftiller
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: DCC Accessory Compatability
Replies: 16
Views: 3344

Re: DCC Accessory Compatability

Hi Mike I am not sure I understand your suggestion to use the throttle bus 12v for feedback, are you suggesting a data signal modulated on to of the DC? We have re-purposed the lines used for the booster bus on the basis that those lines only need to be delivered to a small number of point around th...
by geofftiller
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: DCC Accessory Compatability
Replies: 16
Views: 3344

Re: DCC Accessory Compatability

Hi Peter Thanks for the very interesting link. The issue of compatibility is one that also concerns me, if we were starting entirely from scratch I'm sure things would be different. I would have wanted to go to an layout control bus system such as CBUS or C/MRI but it was a decision made by our tech...
by geofftiller
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: DCC Accessory Compatability
Replies: 16
Views: 3344

Re: DCC Accessory Compatability

Hi Mike Some recent postings on the JMRI user group suggest there is a drive to get CMRI accepted as a possible standard. This would be in addition to the CAN based system. Personally I am big fan of CAN based systems and am keeping an eye on the MERG CBus system, I've not looked at other hardware y...
by geofftiller
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Hacienda Avenue - HO Switching in So Cal
Replies: 14
Views: 3509

Re: Hacienda Avenue - HO Switching in So Cal

Hi Dan

I'm rather keen on this new layout, looking forward to seeing it. Where did you get your Arizona Rock and Mineral ballast, I'm thinking about using it on my module.

Geoff
by geofftiller
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Recommended sound decoders Athearn RTR GP40
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Re: Recommended sound decoders Athearn RTR GP40

Hi Mike

Can you recommend a particular model of Knowles speaker?

Cheers
Geoff
by geofftiller
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Recommended sound decoders for Atlas Genset
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

Re: Recommended sound decoders for Atlas Genset

Hi Mike With the past experience of MRC sound the but.... put me off straight away. Having a chat with some of the guys, including you at the Fremo extravagaza last weekend makes me happy that the Tsunami decoder would be suitable, perhaps just a little fiddly to connect the ditchlights. It looks li...
by geofftiller
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Recommended sound decoders Athearn RTR GP40
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Re: Recommended sound decoders Athearn RTR GP40

Hi Dan/Mike

Thanks for the buying pointers, and for the speaker recommendation. I tend to look at Coastal DCC first as they are my local DCC specialist, even better if they are cheapest!.

Thanks
Geoff
by geofftiller
Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Recommended sound decoders for Atlas Genset
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

Recommended sound decoders for Atlas Genset

HI All Further to my earlier post I also have two Atlas Gensets, alson in IHB livery. I would also like to fit these with sound decoders and am investigating the options. I know Soundtraxx and MRC both do replaement decoders but I'm not sure if anyone else does. My very poor past experience with MRC...
by geofftiller
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Recommended sound decoders Athearn RTR GP40
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Recommended sound decoders Athearn RTR GP40

Hi All I've just purchased a couple of second hand Athearn RTR GP40s (the old style with no DCC board) and I'd like to fit them with sound decoders. These will obviously need to be hard wired types. I've never fitted sound decoders before and only have one factory fitted sound decoder in an Athearn ...
by geofftiller
Mon May 06, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 15502

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

Hi All Sorry about the delay in further refinement of this plan. Non-railroad activities have been to the fore for a few weeks Following a chat with Mike Arnold at the last Thamesiders meet I have decided to stick with a straight lead to the paper plant. While I like the angled lead it would look ra...
by geofftiller
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 15502

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

I've realised it would be more useful to explain my preferred option, of the two plans posted yesterday. My preference is for version 1 the the angled left hand turnout in the paper plant. The two spurs are slightly longer with the angled turnout, they should easily accommodate two cars rather then ...
by geofftiller
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 15502

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

Is that the Bluford shops one on order? I saw them on Model Junctions site and was tempted but have yet to look up prototype photos. UPDATE Just found some photos of the black +orange caboose and the new orange liveried locos, might have to go for a transfer caboose as they do look more interesting ...
by geofftiller
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 15502

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

Hi Martyn I'd agree that no runround is appropriate for the location, worst case scenario if it ends up at the end of a 'branch' it's a good excuse for working it with a shoving platform. Yes thats an idea I rather like. I like the industry with the tank cars on the right in your last link Geoff, wi...
by geofftiller
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 15502

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

Hi Mike But just one observation - this to me is LDSIG at work. Is it something we would like to see more of? yes I think so, by going through this process I have been able to discuss how my initial idea might have worked and been able to move to something more appropriate for me, and to them improv...