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by calaf01
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders
Replies: 9
Views: 8227

Re: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders

On one of my Bachmann Spectrum locos there was a jumper that had to be moved or removed between DC operation and DCC operation. It's not something like that, is it?
by calaf01
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally
Replies: 33
Views: 20532

Re: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally

You were the one who chose not to go when you had the opportunity.
by calaf01
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Western Union - March 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6392

Re: Western Union - March 2013

Depends which era and area you're trying to make prototypical. Some territory is dark, so block detection is very not prototypical.
by calaf01
Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Stalled train
Replies: 7
Views: 6494

Re: Stalled train

Gloriousnse wrote:
calaf01 wrote:What did they do on the prototype? One driver or two?
I this particular scenario it would have to be two, else you're relying on the crew to walk back off the hill to get the rescue loco's!
They could have had one driver and taken the other crew along for the ride to take the helpers back again.
by calaf01
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Stalled train
Replies: 7
Views: 6494

Re: Stalled train

Thanks for that. Sounds terrific fun.
by calaf01
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Stalled train
Replies: 7
Views: 6494

Re: Stalled train

Did you consist all four engines for the trip up the hill, or run them on two throttles?

What did they do on the prototype? One driver or two?
by calaf01
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally
Replies: 33
Views: 20532

Re: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally

Hi Dan.

That should be possible.
by calaf01
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally
Replies: 33
Views: 20532

Re: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally

Hi Dan.

I reckon I'll be there all day both days, so let me know when you need me and I'll do time on the NMRA BR stand as well. Is Patrick organising this one?
by calaf01
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: RS Tower: Exeter 2 March 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4569

Re: RS Tower: Exeter 2 March 2013

One day I'll get down to one of your meets and play if I'm allowed. Just to stand back and watch will be a great pleasure.
by calaf01
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally
Replies: 33
Views: 20532

Re: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally

Hi Dan.

Sounds good to me. I'll see what I can do.
by calaf01
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally
Replies: 33
Views: 20532

Re: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally

Looks great. I think I'll have to come along. Maybe help on the NMRA BR stand one day (it is going to be there, isn't it?) and watch Thamesiders on the other. What I want to know is, will the drum kit be there?
by calaf01
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model Railroader - March 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 6906

Re: Model Railroader - March 2013

Yes, I worked that out. I was toying with the idea that after a few complaints they might have realised that the whole batch was faulty and sent out a new lot unprompted. Anyway I've done it now and I'm waiting to see what happens.
by calaf01
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model Railroader - March 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 6906

Re: Model Railroader - March 2013

Mine's got the missing and duplicate pages too. Do we have to notify them separately? I suppose we do.
by calaf01
Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: The Joy of (Train) Sets - BBC4
Replies: 7
Views: 4565

Re: The Joy of (Train) Sets - BBC4

Anyone got any ideas how we can help them Share Know-How Brighton Modelworld has an area set aside for kids to build simple models. Couldn't we do something similar? Running Thomas the Tank engine only goes so far. How about a simple plastic kit? Even if as NMRA BR we have to commission something? ...
by calaf01
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Credit crunch railroading...
Replies: 16
Views: 12126

Re: Credit crunch railroading...

I feel a lot of this is due to the fairly large proportion of "modellers" these days who are not modellers. They are "take it out of the box and run it till it is time to go home-ers." I think you exaggerated a lot. I have to confess I'm one of those. My interest is in operations, not just round an...