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by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: DCC, is it a form of reverse engineering?
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: DCC, is it a form of reverse engineering?

I did a google image search for automated container ports, some interesting photos of the container vehicles.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Guidance on specialist Narrow Gauge exhibition
Replies: 18
Views: 3259

Re: Guidance on specialist Narrow Gauge exhibition

The only thing I can suggest is something that a friend of mine who has organised shows in the past told me, you need the right mix of traders to layouts, and the idea is to have the fees paid by the traders cover the cost of hiring the layouts (or near enough). Next time I speak to my friend I'll a...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: points

Haven't got a photo to hand of the underside of that point unfortunately, but I do have these pictures of a pair of Peco Electrofrog points from my 6'x1' Shunting Puzzle layout. What I do though is have a power feed to each seperate piece of rail on the layout. I normally try to do this by attaching...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: points

Glad you got things working Kevin, sometimes the only way to sort things out is by trial and error :mrgreen: The hornby clips are really designed to add to points which have the (jumpered) gap in the rails just short of the frog. The idea is that you can cut the jumpers using a blade and fit the cli...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: points

it is a Y point, it's on my Katham House layout.

Those two redish 'cuts' are the hinges on the point blades, it's meant to show to jumper across them. It saves having to rely on just the contact between the blades and the stock rail. They're not cuts, apologies for any confusion.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: points

If you get the right type (miniture), then they are the same throw as the Peco points. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m248/More_Cats_Than_Sense/Gn15%20Layout%20No%202/100_4992.jpg The hole in the tiebar of a Peco point can be tapped 10BA and you can mount the switches underneath and operate them...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: points

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by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: points

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by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: points

The Roco point system does look like a good idea, and is better for DCC than a standard Peco electrofrog point as it doesn't need any modification to avoid a back of wheel short with the blade.

Thanks for the link Simon.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: points

I always use Electrofrog points where I can, I find I get better running on 4 wheeled locos, but I will admit they do need additional wiring and are not for everyone. I also like the fact that as the nose of the 'V' is metal and can't wear or get damaged, I have had problems with certain makes of po...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: points
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: points

If you could provide me with a photo and a bit more info I'll try to help, do you have the frogs isolated from each other and electrically switched by a changeover switch attached to the tiebar?
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 1/4 Scale Cagney
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

1/4 Scale Cagney

Think this is 15" gauge, certainly looks like it.

http://imgur.com/gallery/geFyo

Another picture in this gallery

http://imgur.com/a/JAQHR
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: I'm going for it!
Replies: 9
Views: 2634

Re: I'm going for it!

The track should do. but you might have to fettle the connection to make them fit correctly.

Looking forward to see how the loco turns out :D
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Initial Plans (aka Nick's back)
Replies: 9
Views: 2339

Re: Initial Plans (aka Nick's back)

Are you going to make the layout portable Nick?

Just wondering :D :mrgreen:
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Making a return
Replies: 9
Views: 3375

Re: Making a return

Grand to see things are getting settled enough to build a layout Nick :D
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Thu May 21, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Mustard seeds as potatoes
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Mustard seeds as potatoes

That's one way, another would be placing them on a bed of pva if it was only one layer.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Wed May 06, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Help - I need somebody
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: Help - I need somebody

Gaugemaster have painted figures here

I have some closed box printies that might be of use, PM me your email address and I'll send them to you.

What type of couplings and how long do the rooster bars need to be?
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Tue May 05, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Repowering a Sidelines Wasp
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Re: Repowering a Sidelines Wasp

I like the running characteristics of the GE44 chassis, but I do tend to tweak the pickups before fitting. I've found that although it is a split frame chassis and picks up from the axles, it also has wipers on the back of the wheels and it's these that normally need adjusting so they actually touch...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Tue May 05, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Moving the goal posts!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Moving the goal posts!!

Arrived today Simon, all items look good :) The spiral staircase looks very good :D One thing you might want to know about is that the top spindle on the hand rail broke near the bottom during printing. Just looks to be a flaw when it was printed, Shapeways contacted me about it and asked if I wante...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Mon May 04, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Moving the goal posts!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Moving the goal posts!!

Guess who ordered the inserts!

I was surprised about the rejection of it too..... :roll:
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: gearshift , handbrake and forward/reverse leavers
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Re: gearshift , handbrake and forward/reverse leavers

You can make convincing levers from dressmakers pins and a spot of epoxy glue.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New power bogies
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: New power bogies

If I remember correctly, the ESC provides a PWM output. PWM will cause more heating in the core than a 'pure' DC supply as the full voltage is applied even at small throttle openings. Coreless motors have the windings resin bonded onto the motor shaft than being wound onto a steel/iron armature and ...
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Error reports
Topic: Gn15.info site
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Re: Gn15.info site

No worries Tom, just thought I'd mention it.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Error reports
Topic: Gn15.info site
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Gn15.info site

I don't know if it's just me, but the URL for the main site is directing to the wordpress setup page http://gn15.info/wp-admin/setup-config.php

Not sure if this is important or not, but thought I'd mention it. There is of course that it might just be the URL that's in my favourites that's at fault.
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: cutting track
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: cutting track

I've rarely had a problem with the cut ends using the Xuron cutters, as long as you remember top to bottom cut for OO/HO rail and side to side for N, and the smooth side of the blade faces towards the usable end of the rail. Rail joiners, I find the Peco ones to be a bit loose sometimes straight out...

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