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by Sapper
Sat May 16, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: Poor running with TCS decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Poor running with TCS decoder

Gentlemen Thank you for your comments and suggestions received regarding the above. I re-programmed the loco and there was a big improvement in performance with only a few slowings and stops, which would suggest intermittent electrical supply down to dirt on track and wheels although these have been...
by Sapper
Tue May 12, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Poor running with TCS decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Poor running with TCS decoder

Thanks Tim
I will try and re-programme the chip to default and see what happens.

Regards

Sapper
by Sapper
Tue May 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Poor running with TCS decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Poor running with TCS decoder

Gentlemen Thank you for your replies, in answer to your questions: • The motor is a Mashima 1220 fitted to a High Level gearbox, the controller (GaugeMaster) appears to be working correctly e.g. points operate well. • The analogue controller is a Morley Vector 2 which works well. • DCC recommended t...
by Sapper
Tue May 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: Poor running with TCS decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Poor running with TCS decoder

Hello I have an NLR 0-6-0T Mallard model fitted with a TCS Z2 1296 decoder and I have done the basic programming for a loco address as per the instructions. I am using the Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance system. When attempting to run the loco it is very intermittent, stops and starts and jerky - not qu...
by Sapper
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Loco current consumption tester
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Re: Loco current consumption tester

Gentlemen Thanks for your input and having had another look it appears I may have been using a faulty DPDT switch as I am now getting some readings which appear to be in order. Small 2-4-0T and 0-6-0T engines fitted with Mashima motors showing a current consumption of .2 and .3 amps respectively whi...
by Sapper
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Loco current consumption tester
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Re: Loco current consumption tester

Hello Nigel
Thanks for your quick response. The ammeter I have is a 0 - 5 Amps range and the voltmeter is 0 - 30 Volts. The ammeter reads in .2 Amps stages.

Regards

Sapper
by Sapper
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Loco current consumption tester
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Loco current consumption tester

Being a bit of a novice in electrics, except for very basic circuits I wonder if anyone out there could help out please. I wish to make a test unit as described in Digital Command Control for railway modellers by Nigel Burkin. He describes his test rig as such: 'My test rig consists of two panel met...
by Sapper
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Hello Jol
Unfortunately I do not have access to a suitable drawing package to produce the necessary artwork, otherwise I might have a go.

Regards

Sapper
by Sapper
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Hello Jol
Yes, that is the one I was referring to and it appears in virtually all the photos I have of these engines. Thanks for enlightening me and I will have to put a bit more detail on the front end.

With the interest shown in these engines another idea for an LRM Kit?

Regards
Sapper
by Sapper
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Gentlemen Thank you for your quick responses to my query and the attached pictures and notes which were very interesting, I see I will have to do a bit of work to the plumbing on top of the tanks. The details of the engine on the Bluebell will be be very useful, it is surprising the number of minor ...
by Sapper
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

NLR 060T pipework

I am currently detailing an old Mallard kit of one of the above and am a bit puzzled regarding the pipe layout on the tank tops. There are two prominent pipes from the clack valves on the side of the boiler which sweep up over the tank and and I assume connect to the injectors which were located out...
by Sapper
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Ethnic diversity and other things
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Re: Ethnic diversity and other things

Hello Further to your enquiry about ethnic workers on the railways, I have a distinct memory of the down West Coast Postal train being hauled by a red Princess Royal engine one summer's evening in 1959 or 1960 passing South Kenton station near Wembley. The evening was very still and the exhaust from...
by Sapper
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Brake bows
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: Brake bows

Hello Guy Just noticed your enquiry re brake bows and where to get them from. I bought several sets of these from Branchlines some time ago and as far as I know they are still available. They are etched in brass and there are 8 yokes per packet. I have not used these as yet but I noted that the bar ...
by Sapper
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: UNKNOWN WAGON
Replies: 9
Views: 3518

Re: UNKNOWN WAGON

To all those who added additional notes for my now known wagon thank you very much, especially for details of where to acquire the necessary extras, axle boxes and buffers.

Regards

Sapper
by Sapper
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: UNKNOWN WAGON
Replies: 9
Views: 3518

Re: UNKNOWN WAGON

Gentlemen
Thank you for your quick replies and answering my question - I will now start to finish it now I know what it is!

Regards

Sapper
by Sapper
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: UNKNOWN WAGON
Replies: 9
Views: 3518

UNKNOWN WAGON

Could any members identify the wagon shown in the attached pictures. It is one of those which has been lying around for years and I thought it was about time it was finished, however, any instructions there were have disappeared and I do not know which type it is supposed to represent. I think it is...
by Sapper
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Carr's Acid Dip Surface Conditioner
Replies: 17
Views: 4772

Re: Carr's Acid Dip Surface Conditioner

To all those who have replied many thanks - I must have missed the information on C & Ls website about the various cleaners etc. Plenty of food for thought and experimentation.

If I can get a finish as good as Flymo's Y14 then I won't have any worries.

Regards

Sapper
by Sapper
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Carr's Acid Dip Surface Conditioner
Replies: 17
Views: 4772

Carr's Acid Dip Surface Conditioner

I have a brass loco body which is more or less complete and I have carried out an ultrasound clean to remove items of dirt etc. There are some stains on the brass and I was thinking of using Carr's Acid Dip and Surface Conditioner prior to painting. Which one should be used first? Unfortunately I ca...
by Sapper
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Preparation of Templot templates
Replies: 10
Views: 2622

Re: Preparation of Templot templates

Gentlemen Thank you for your comments and especially Alan for providing the Templot plan. I think having absorbed your comments there will almost certainly be a redesign required, especially for the goods sidings which I will have a look at in the next few days. Alan, is it possible to download your...
by Sapper
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Preparation of Templot templates
Replies: 10
Views: 2622

Preparation of Templot templates

I have a sketch plan for a small layout based on one of Iain Rice's plans (the baseboard area is slightly longer and wider and I have incorporated a short traverser instead of a sector plate) and wish to transpose this into Templot to see that it will fit in. If so, the templates can be printed off ...
by Sapper
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: High Level 'Pug' Chassis
Replies: 10
Views: 3089

Re: High Level 'Pug' Chassis

Gentlemen Thank you for your suggestions regarding my problems with the above. I completely misread my micrometer readings and they now show a variation of .02mm between the axles when measured internally. I have slightly enlarged the holes for the bearings in one of the rods and this seems to work,...
by Sapper
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: High Level 'Pug' Chassis
Replies: 10
Views: 3089

High Level 'Pug' Chassis

I have partly constructed a High Level Pug chassis and on fitting the wheels and coupling rods found there was quite tight binding when moving it along. I inspected the chassis and all appeared to be sound except when I measured the spacing of the axles with a micrometer there appeared to be a sligh...
by Sapper
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Adhesive for nickel silver rail and C & L plastic chairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Re: Adhesive for nickel silver rail and C & L plastic chairs

Hello Howard Many thanks for your speedy reply and the information therein. I will have a close look at your post there is a lot of useful information in there and as you say do some trials first before starting on the serious work. I will keep you posted al though it may be some time before I have ...
by Sapper
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Adhesive for nickel silver rail and C & L plastic chairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Adhesive for nickel silver rail and C & L plastic chairs

I am starting to construct a single slip using timber sleepers and C & L chairs with their Hi Ni nickel silver rail. For the curved sections of rail I would like to use an adhesive to secure the slide chairs to the rail. I believe this has been mentioned before, possibly a variety of Loctite was...
by Sapper
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: Use of flywheels with DCC
Replies: 19
Views: 5026

Re: Use of flywheels with DCC

To all of you who have replied many thanks for your answers.

I will do some research but at least I now know what to look for.

Sapper

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