DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

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barrowroad
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DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

Postby barrowroad » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:10 pm

It has been a while since I posted anything on the forum. I have just received a John Brighton built DJH Crab 42778 from David Clarke which is fitted with sound and the attached video is a trial run on a section of the down main line past Barrow Road shed.
Before anyone comments I have noticed that the front bogie is off the rails!
Since my last post my lockdown modelling has come on leaps and bounds. The viaduct is now almost finished and has been clad with coarse stone courtesy of Mr Wills and with assistance from an article by Karl Crowther in MRJ 247.
Having completed the viaduct various small buildings have been added but the main work has been on the scenery at the front of the layout.
Here the scenery is made up on four jigsaw sections which are removable to give access to the track if needed. I have tried to keep the scenery as realistic as possible and have used photographic evidence to achieve this. The two houses in Tenby Street are still standing and use of photos on estate agency websites, Zoopla and Rightmove, proved useful.




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Re: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

Postby Tim V » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:42 pm

Verrrrry nice!
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Re: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

Postby triumph3 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:48 pm

Robin, that looks really good and sounds good as well.

The sound chip is an American one, Soundtraxx Eco 100 for U.K. steam. Costs around £80.00. I buy mine from Coastal DCC. I have them fitted to most of my big locos.

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Re: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

Postby Winander » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:00 pm

triumph3 wrote:Soundtraxx Eco 100 for U.K. steam. Costs around £80.00. I buy mine from Coastal DCC.David


David,

The product information mentions two cylinder "exhaust chuff selections". I know next to nothing about sound profiles, but doesn't this imply the engine only has 2 cylinders whereas most have more?
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Re: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

Postby triumph3 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:35 pm

The chip also caters for 3 cylinder and articulated locos.
It’s excellent and good value.

David

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Re: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

Postby 45609 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:15 pm

Hi David,

Robin and I were talking about the tender on 42778 yesterday. Is it the DJH one or something else?

Cheers...Morgan

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Re: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

Postby triumph3 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:08 pm

Morgan,
Re the tender, I don’t know as it was built by John Brighton at least 25 years ago!

Re the sound chip, it has a number of stored sounds including whistles, and chuffs. I have attached the list of what is on the chip.
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