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    • Thats great John thanks, I have just taken delivery of a London Road spot solder welder unit it works like a spot welder but acts like  a soldering Iron for Brass etc the advantage of this is you don't need to heat up a big brass kit to get a good solder join I hope to start to play with it next week but I have to find a suitable bit of steel / aluminum  to use as my base plate.   Colin                 
    • Thanks David / I have a tin of Brooklands Green which is also a bit dark. I’m going to try Ford meadow green I think...
    • I've identified the addressing problem. The Roco treats addresses in the range 100-127 as long addresses. My locos had their addresses assigned to decoders by another DCC system which assigned them correctly as short addresses (ie < 128 as per NMRA) so the Roco could not address the locos until the addresses had been re-assigned by the Roco system as long addresses. Once I reprogrammed the addresses on the Roco the locos became addressable and operable again. Just another DCC quirk (USA v European manufacturers different and incompatible specs and interpretation of NMRA specs). DCC is so 1970s technology, built upon 1970s electronics. It's due a refresh IMHO. Anyway thanks to the Multimaus cab the Z21 is now functioning and useable but I'll be avoiding the touch screen phone app for shunting operations. 
    • Hi John They are all 4mm or 00n3 gauge, at one stage i had plans to build an IoMR based layout for them all to run on, but I got somewhat side tracked with the project so it has no progressed for a couple of years. Colin
    • I originally used Ford Laurel Green from Halfords, but it is a bit dark, when compared to colour photos of the 1950s. My MGW six wheelers are on pages 2and 3 of my workbench thread if that helps.
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    • K801  »  StevieB

      hello, do you still have some spare IRM ballast hoppers I could buy thanks?
      · 0 replies
    • leslie10646  »  Colin R

      I've had a look - about 4/5 show buildings including the works, shed and one behind the Donegal-bound platform.
      L
      · 1 reply
    • WaYSidE

      Model-Eat-IRM-Sleep-Kids-Work-Eat-Kids-Model-Eat-IRM-Sleep
      dont ask, i have specific reasons for this strange method of building
      small Attic  , It just fits 2 x 9x5 boards and a short mid section with an extra few meter runs both sides in holes in walls into small side attics. 2 levels built, 3rd is planned
      Track = >100 metres peco 100 track all mostly laid, star shape bus, 2.5 and 1.5 twisted bus, block wiring, two rail isolated gaps, 7 metre bus runs including track, too many insulfrogs , 80% of layout is wired above board, due to low ceiling and it being kids layout, while I sorta understood 'power divisions' and the difference x circuit breakers and then track occupancy requirements, as most is manual, i'v left all that to the latter part of the build, which is where I am now at, i use sand to level tracks and underlay for ballest
      when i get the next section of track layed i will upload it to IRM







      · 0 replies
    • tonybonneyba

      Anyone got a Hornby DCC select they don't want anymore?
      · 0 replies
    • tonybonneyba

      The Next Train to arrive on Platform One is the 1723 service to River Nore. Calling at River Nore only! This service is formed of 3 coaches. Please remain behind the yellow line until your train has came to halt & allow passengers to alight before trying to board.
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