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About skinner75

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  1. AddressPal - New Home Delivery option

    Just bear in mind that it isn't an insured service. They managed to lose a watch on my dad - got successfully delivered to Addresspal in St. Albans, but then disappeared
  2. New rtr De Dietrich coaches

    were they ever even made?
  3. 141 Gauge N

    Looking good!
  4. 141 Gauge N

    Very nice - I'll be looking forward to future posts on this thread!
  5. The Biggest Little Railway in the World

    Yep - same here. Very enjoyable watching to round off the weekend. Simple idea running the loco backwards up the hill to stop the water going into the cylinders. I like seeing the problems, and how they overcome them
  6. Russian bear v pc-9

    You gotta love the Russians playing with the UK like that - hail hail!!
  7. The Biggest Little Railway in the World

    Judging by the state of the loco in the picture, it had more than a couple of 'offs' over the course of the trip!
  8. Thought for the Day

    Me too - the appeal of long runs, or a large depot etc would be possible in N with the space most of us have available, unlike OO.
  9. Just a heads up that on Channel 4 at 8pm tonight, starts a five part series on building a model railway in O gauge, to run from Fort William to Inverness. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/the-biggest-little-railway-world-11785187
  10. Lima a class 215 running rough

  11. I may do - I'll have a root round this evening when I get home from work
  12. 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!:
  13. 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:
  14. 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/
  15. 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

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