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Coupling Reviews / Problems with Peco PL-25 electromagnet
« Last post by CCGWR on Today at 06:08:51 am »
Hi again,

I decided to invest in a couple of Peco PL-25 electromagnets to try and sort my coupling system out. Wired my first one up and it won't work. It hums while holding in the relevant push button which suggests its working but it refuses to magnetise, not lifting the coupler arm supplied attached to a peco wagon nor uncoupling Dapol easi-shunts. Even holding a metal screw driver next to it seem that the magnet won't even attract that. I have DCC and have tested the power going to the unit which is 16.2V AC (perfectly adequate) I did have to cut the rod (magnet) to it would fit but this is suggested in the instructions but have turned it both ways around to test but doesn't work. I have switched wires around but nothing works.  :helpneededsign:

Regards Connor   
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Continental N Gauge / Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Last post by Mike Beard on Today at 03:50:13 am »
It does seem as though Plaza Japan sell 95% of their wares through eBay. Logical when you think about it as it must be that a huge amount of their sales are, to them, abroad.

Mike Beard
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: Coach bogie blues.
« Last post by railsquid on Today at 03:02:39 am »
I've read that replacement wheels have a better profile???

Original wheels left, new ones right:



I haven't had any particular problems with the older Farish stock, albeit on Tomix track.

New wheelsets are a definite visual improvement.
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Wagons / Re: GWR Siphons
« Last post by Pete @ EGLM on Today at 01:56:51 am »
Osbourns Models do a kit using  a Dapol siphon and laser printed sides.

Pete @ EGLM
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: Coach bogie blues.
« Last post by Old Crow on Today at 01:45:08 am »
Buying cheap old stuff is false economy really but I can't run to £25 plus for a single coach. So I've got a few old original Farish suburban coaches that look ok but some of which derail when pushed over points. I don't think these old things are really up to much; it seems to me that the wheels actually contact the solebars of the coach body on curves or even the underframes. Running into a siding, one or other of the bogies may just decide it doesn't want take the turnout. Some that run freely seem ok.; I've got some old Lima coaches which are very free runners and weighted - they will pass over anything.
I may as well experiment with the rogue ones. Any suggestions? I've thought of putting a spacer to help the wheels clear the coach base and use a screw instead of the pin. I've read that replacement wheels have a better profile??? And weight because a problem seems to be where the point blade fits into the running rail, the notch causes the bogie to jump.
Saving up for some good stuff.
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Layout Construction / Re: West Porthsea
« Last post by cornish yorkie on Today at 01:08:44 am »
 :hellosign: All, not a lot of spare time but the good news is Dapol Hymec was totally faultless this Evening with two hours of running in   :claphappy:
    Hopefully more to follow during this weekend
   regards Derek.
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Last post by Snowwolflair on Today at 12:58:39 am »
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If the NGS can't produce any more then I'll 3D design some cranes for people to buy as add ons.
  :beers:
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Last post by red_death on Today at 12:56:52 am »
Ps we are already offering no sides and no ends as the end posts will be removable on the no sides version.
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Last post by red_death on Today at 12:55:31 am »
We did seriously consider doing the cranes version but it is much easier to do without for people to add them than to tool at extra cost for a relatively smaller number with cranes so we decided not to.

Ben did the masters of the NGS Salmon cranes and is sure CMA have the masters so the NGS should be able to get more done. The other complication is that I think several different types of cranes appeared on the Sturgeons.

If the NGS can't produce any more then I'll 3D design some cranes for people to buy as add ons.

No rush to order them but the product/shop pages should go live later next week.

Cheers Mike
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Dapol Diesel/Electric / Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Last post by jpendle on Today at 12:36:38 am »
I couldnít resist and now have Intrepid and Defiant on order from Hattons. Iíve also got 2 Zimo MX618N18 decoders on order from a US supplier for $31 each.

I really like Zimo and have them in all my locos. Iím not sure that I want any other decoder in my fleet, so Iíd rather chip locos myself.

Regards,

John P
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