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by David Catton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Re: Motors for locos

You could even take a look at viewtopic.php?f=137&t=6702. Scroll down to the last entry and open the spreadsheet. There's a sheet on motors of various sizes and links to their sources where you should be able to find details of their performance.
by David Catton
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Accurascale couplings
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Accurascale couplings

They're also of a type that as far as I am aware was mainly used on diesel locomotives and more modern rolling stock. Apart from the tommy bar issue, I don't think they are what we hoped. I asked Accurascale about the possibility of the availability of a product more suited to my needs, i.e as used ...
by David Catton
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 28
Views: 1535

Re: Track for battery/radio control?

I hereby register my interest in Martin's 3D printed track which I hope he will note from this post. In answer to the question on availability of RTR RC locos the answer is not yet. It's worth reading the various posts under the sub-heading "Radio Control" on this forum to see current deve...
by David Catton
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control

Unfortunately, I allowed a little glitch in the second (with booster) one to escape my attention. The positive (red) lead from the charging socket should be a tad over to the right so that it connects to the wire from the connecting plug and socket, as the black (negative) one just below it does. I'...
by David Catton
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Questions

More questions – and answers. This was ignorant me asking two better informed and experienced practitioners for advice but we decided to show off my ignorance and provide answers to questions that others might have, attempting to attract more to give RC a try: Q (Me): I assume the booster (if fitted...
by David Catton
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Questions

Hi, I've been wondering about a couple of things so decided to start a topic where ignoramuses, such as me, can ask for advice: If the Deltang Tx22 can control 12 locos, how do you control a 13th loco? Do the 13th and subsequent locos require another transmitter? And the 25th and beyond yet another?...
by David Catton
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Components for RC
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Components for RC

As there may be some interest in my spreadsheet, I have done a bit more work on it by adding links where the items listed may be purchased and their prices. I haven't bought all of these items but my spreadsheet is my guide to where I might get them in due course. One or two (e.g. the receiver) are ...
by David Catton
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Components for RC
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Components for RC

Hi, I've put together a spreadsheet with outline details of some of the items I have bought so far. I could add the sources from which I bought these items and the prices I paid. If this proves of interest, hopefully others could contribute additional information. If it's no use to anyone else, I ca...
by David Catton
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 4842

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

I'm gradually building up my stock of RC bits and pieces so I can join in the fun. I'd been sceptical about all this RC stuff until I read about Nick's 45XX and his exploits with Ted Scannell at Scaleforum. I confess that buying from China is a revelation - so many useful items at prices that make i...
by David Catton
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail
Replies: 5
Views: 3039

Re: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail

The short answer is No. I bought a pile of C&L cast conductor rail chairs but am still waiting for the etched baseplates to show up. . .

David C
by David Catton
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 4842

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

"They look exactly the same as mine but 50p cheaper!"

Yes 14 for the price of 10 of the ones you bought . . .

David C
by David Catton
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 4842

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

D'oh . . .

OK - let's try again <https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MABUCHI-FF-050SK-11170-DC9V-13300RPM-Mute-Mini-DC-Motor-for-Car-AV-CD-DVD-Player/252337642830?hash=item3ac07edd4e:g:KkMAAOSw~AVYsP-n>

Apologies!

David C
by David Catton
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 4842

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

The reason I posted the alternative link is that yesterday I ordered 5 to experiment with at £1.13 each (post free)! I have no reason at this stage to doubt that these motors will have reasonable performance - they are made by a reputable manufacturer and sold for use in electric razors and various ...
by David Catton
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 4842

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Or see this one <https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MABUCHI-FF-050SK-11170-Motor-DC-3V-9V-13800RPM-High-Speed-Precious-Metal-Brush/283454997179>

HTH,

David C
by David Catton
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 5911

Re: Track cleaning

This https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282600896158 is on its way to me so I will soon be able to observe its success or failure.

David C

PS Yes, there may be a cheaper (post paid!) one on eBay but the seller is apparently away on holiday and not taking orders!
by David Catton
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 5911

Re: Track cleaning

Solely in the interests of offering another opinion - albeit not my own - I have taken the liberty of copying the following from RMWeb where Mike Edge states: "I've been using graphite now for 3 years on my own layout, Carlisle and LMRS Chapel-en-le Frith. The track does get an occasional clean...
by David Catton
Wed May 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 24465

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

I recall that the definition of a gentleman is one who uses a butter knife when dining alone . . .

David C
by David Catton
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 164
Views: 31533

Re: Alpha Mill

Just measured some offcuts of the wooden "launders" that used to adorn our house - 5.75" x 2.75" with a 3.125" wide semi-circular milled out channel. The back has a right-angle to the bottom while the front has a rounded corner to the bottom. I got fed up with trying to keep...
by David Catton
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 6372

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

No doubt it will stop at model train stations on owners' layouts and even more purists will immediately be incandescent and fill the forums with their annoyance. My point is, "Did you know what they meant?" I'm all for accuracy of the type espoused by Jol but is it really worth while letti...
by David Catton
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 4416

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

Can't help wondering if the Society's powers that be have made contact with Peco or will now make contact with Peco to get equivalent products to P4 standards. After all, there's lots of members' funds stashed away in the Society's bank account and why not at least find out how much investment it wo...
by David Catton
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 11689

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Another excellent show! Well done to the organisers and what a pleasure to see so many old friends and acquaintances.

Now to remember all the promises I made to send information, drawings or whatever to various people!

Cheers,

David C
by David Catton
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail
Replies: 5
Views: 3039

Re: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail

Many thanks - clearly I should have looked right under my nose! That may well do. Does anyone have any dimensions for this rail?

David C
by David Catton
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail
Replies: 5
Views: 3039

Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail

Does anyone know of a source for such rail? Steel (actual or in appearance) much preferred as this is to be conductor rail alongside steel running rail.

I've Googled without success so wondering if anyone knows of a supplier.

TIA,

David C
by David Catton
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 7988

Re: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017

Apologies for not attending from me. Our village is holding a picnic as part of the Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox, the MP who was tragically killed just before the referendum last year, and that's where I shall be. I hope the meeting goes well and wish all attending a happy day because ther...
by David Catton
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens Emporium Holidays
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: Eileens Emporium Holidays

To Derek and all Eileen's little helpers - have a good break and best wishes for 2017!

DC

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