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  1. I may do - I'll have a root round this evening when I get home from work
  2. Lima a class 215 running rough

    You could try here for a replacement motor also: http://diesel-trains.co.uk/Lima_replacement_motor_kits.html or use an old cdrom drive motor even!:
  3. Came across these vids on a youtube session. Some seriously poor track conditions, on a most likely very lightly used branch line in the US. The line is the Maumee and Western Railroad in Cecil Ohio. The first one looks like a derailment is inevitable! The Burma Road would be in better shape I reckon update on the line above: same line again:
  4. Welding light circuitboard

    Just thought this may be of use, in a workshop/maintenance depot scene. I was looking through Tindie, and thought to search for DCC, and found this https://www.tindie.com/products/gfetters/arc-welder-circuit/
  5. Hi all, I've just started my first layout, well second if you include when I was a nipper! It's nothing fancy, just a 4'x2' baseboard on which to set a 00 Inglenook, or shunting puzzle. I'm using it as a test bed for my first foray into DCC. Track is Peco code 100, with electrofrog points. I've one of Tam Valley's dual frog juicers to hook the two points upto. Currently have the track wired up to the dcc bus, and the loco can run to the end of all sidings & across the points at a crawl without stalling, so I'm happy with that. I'm using the NCE Power Cab for my controller, and find it easy enough to get the hang of. I picked up an 8 pack of bachmann 12t vans to use in the shunting puzzle. I tried popping out the tension lock couplers on them, and fitting kadee #19 couplers in their place, but they appear to sit a tad too low. Looking on the kadee site, they recommend #5 couplers for bachmann branchline wagons, so I've ordered some of them to try out instead. The #19 coupler appears to be at the correct height when fitted to a MM141, which is the loco I plan to use. I'm waiting on some on/off/on toggle switches for remote point control. I have peco point motors, the pl10e, to fit under the baseboard. On that, can I ask for some info on point motors and dcc? The point motors says to use a 16v supply, so is this seperate from the dcc bus then? I have access to plenty of used laptop power supplies - can they be used for powering point motors? Anyway, heres a link to my flickr page with pictures of progress so far, which I'll update as I go along
  6. Here's a linky to an article on the train that was designed by H.R. Giger (he of Alien fame) to be used in the 1995 movie Species. Too bad only the tiniest bit was seen in the movie itself! http://www.hrgiger.com/ghost.htm
  7. Another bridge strike, in Cork this time: http://www.broadsheet.ie/2013/07/03/meanwhile-in-cork-33/?fb_source=pubv1
  8. Came across this on twistedsifter.com, and then found some more links. Amazing that so much is still extant in a large modern capital city! There are some lovely brick lined cuttings in places http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemin_de_fer_de_Petite_Ceinture Video of the route made up of stills pieced together (those arty French!): Not modelling I know, but thought it may interest some
  9. Hi gang, Saw this on Adverts - just posting it incase anyone here is into the big stuff: http://www.adverts.ie/models/lima-o-gauge/2300579?utm_source=Adverts+Newsletter+%28All%29&utm_campaign=96b048fd9b-Adverts_Newsletter_Feb_20130306&utm_medium=email
  10. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2247638/Ghost-trains-How-locomotives-early-20th-Century-look-running-old-routes.html
  11. Replicator2 new 3D printer

    New model of 3D printer, the Replicator2, prints using 100 micron layers (0.1mm) - giving a much smoother finish than previously capable. Priced at $2100 - probably means it'd be the same price in Euros. http://dvice.com/archives/2012/09/makerbot-shows.php#6 Printer available from: http://store.makerbot.com/replicator2.html
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