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  1. MikeO

    North Down Model Show

    I posted the dates for the UMRC show apologies for the confusion. North Down is usually the week after Easter but that can change. MikeO
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    Cultra Model Railway Exhibition

    I will be there with a small T-Trak layout MikeO
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    Llanuwchllyn is an impressive layout. While the photos on the form show it off well, seeing at the show is a whole different experience, for the better. Seeing stock moving on the layout brings it to life. MikeO
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    N Gauge T-Trak

    A few photos of the T Trak layout at the UMRC show in Belfast this weekend (25/26 August). The first 2 photos show the layout over view. The each side was 6m (20ft) The second 2 Show The Strand Hotel and Wooden Bridge modules with new backscenes. The Atlantic and Pacific Hotels are an approximation of how they may have looked deduced from The links members provided. The other houses are based mostly on existing houses on Upper Strand. Trains in the fiddleyard awaiting turn Some cameos from the Strand Hotel and the Village modules The final set show a number of train formations recorded during the weekend A Class 071 with cement train GNR PPS no. 18 with mixed Goods The Class 8500 series DART and the Mixed goods train passing Lastly WT Class 57 with the Enterprise MikeO
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    I hope to get a chance to see the layout, if I can get away from the T-Trak. MikeO
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    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.
  10. 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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