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  1. MikeO

    N Gauge T-Trak

    A few photos of my T trak layout from the !st Bangor show in May 2018. Some new features are the Strand Hotel module, a new back scene to the Girder Bridge module and 2 new locomotives a C class, based on a BR Class 22 and a WT class based on a Fairbarin , my other WT class is based on BR 4MT. They have been numbered 56 and 57 respectively. MikeO
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    3D printing + DIY CAD

    Ken That is a brilliant looking model. i hope it prints out well for you. Have you got a chassis in mind for it? MikeO
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    8100 Class DART Gauge N

    Thanks Eoin If you do not already have customers for the DARTs keep me in mind MikeO
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    Slow running railcar - DCC

    Thanks for the input Sven. It did not come with a blanking plate but I may later change CV 29 back to 6 and try it on my analog track. My understanding is that setting a CV at 0 or 255 is the same thing ie it means use max speed, therefore to me setting CV 6 to 0 is a strange thing for the manufacturer to do.
  5. I have a German N Gauge ET87 railcar which does not increase its speed after speed step 14 although it is set for 28/128 speed step running. It is by Trix and has a Ct Electronics decoder version 59. The model is about 10 years old but did not come with the information you now get about CVs. I cannot find anything only line to help with the CV settings although decoder version 76 seems close in terms of default values. The default settings for those which I think are affecting the speed are CV 2 = 3 CVs 3 and 4 = 4 CV 5 = 0 CV 6 = 0 CV 29 = 2 CV 50 = 255 CV 51 = 120 CV 52 = 60 CV 64 = 100 CV 116 = 0 I changed some of the CVs including setting CV 29 to 6 but no difference. I have reset the decoder a few times to the factory settings but again no change. It almost seems like it is stuck on half speed. Has anyone any thoughts on the issue. MikeO
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    8100 Class DART Gauge N

    Hi Eoin The DART looks really well, the work of a real craftsman. One would be a good accompaniment to my own 8600 series one.. Perhaps some will be ready to purchase by the end of the year. MikeO
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    Bangor 2018 Exhibition/Show

    Hi John Hope to see you there. I will have my T-Trak layout MikeO
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    DART roof details

    Eoin Thanks for the comments. Close up it does not look that good. Can't see another set of 4 cars being done any time soon but if I do get around to it a simpler roof will be a priority, ie without the air conditioning boxes. Other projects require my attention. MikeO
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    DART roof details

    Following the above information I decided to start converting my class 350/2 into the 8600 series DART. While the roof details and a number of others have not been fully done, I think that for N gauge there is sufficient to give a passable representation of this type of DART. As this will normally only be viewed at a distance it gives a reasonable impression of the DART. The following 5 photos show the completed model with all its short comings. MikeO
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    Gauge N Storage Cassette & Loader

    Eoin I could make use of a couple of those cassettes. Motorisation is not an issue for me. Hopefully they will be available soon. MikeO
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    North Down Model Show

    Steventrain Thanks for the photos and videos. It was nice to see our T-Trak layout feature. I have attached a four photos of the layout and 2 of Kildare Station. I did not manage to get may photos. Hopefully I will do better at the !st Bangor show in May MikeO
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    GNR Signal Box

    Paul Alphagraphix make a GNR Signal Cabin in OO Scale similar to the above. The product code is F555. a number of station names are provided but none for Ballymena. The kit might help with colours etc MikeO
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    DART roof details

    Eoin Thanks for the update and the links. Some of the photos are just the images I was looking for and confirms my suspicion that the Class 350 roofs are not Very similar to the DART roofs. On your second link there is a photo of no. 8629 showing yet another roof variation which may be much more simpler to make and produce a batter looking roof. I will go looking for the other photos using the criteria you suggest. My previous searches using just "DART roofs" turned up very little. MikeO
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    DART roof details

    WRENNEIRE and Railer thanks. On Google Maps Kilbarrack looks to have the easiest access, particularly the foot bridge with the spiral paths at each end. I will investigate both when I get down that way. MikeO
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    DART roof details

    Thanks WRENNEIRE, more trains may pass there than at Malahide Station. By the time I realised there was a train in the station it had moved off so quickly and was almost out of sight so I did not get any useful photos. Is the footbridge accessible to the public without having to buy a ticket of any sort. MikeO

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