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Offline dannyboy

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3510 on: November 15, 2017, 07:44:57 pm »
Well done that lady.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3511 on: November 15, 2017, 07:56:07 pm »
I am a member of a couple of 'survey' sites, where I do various surveys on all sorts of topics, (passes a bit of time when 'working' nights). Last evening I received an email stating that I had won 50 in a recent draw  ;D and to click on a link to confirm my location, (it's okay, I knew it was genuine  :)). The link took me to the Facebook site, so I replied to the email stating that I did not have, nor did I want, a Facebook account.  :no: . Five minutes later I get an email from PayPal saying that 50 had been deposited in my account, immediately followed by an email from the original sender telling me that he done that. WoNder what I caN speNd 50 on.  ???
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3512 on: November 15, 2017, 08:20:37 pm »
 :claphappy:

Well done !

Always nice when a bit of unexpected cash turns up  :)

Kind regards
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3513 on: December 03, 2017, 08:24:28 pm »
Just finished fitting 64 Zimo 6 pin decoders to loco's and DMU's with no major disasters. Only part I've yet to rediscover (lost) is a screw for a Farish class 20, not really a problem as the body shell is a tight fit and stays on with just three screws.

I had a few issues along the way

The 2 Farish Class 20 bodies were hard to remove and I had to bend the copper contacts to get the front lights to work. One class 20 would only move with the body shell on as this pushes the contacts in for the motor (took my a long tome to work out why it wouldn't move

The latest farish class 31 have sandboxes that are not fitted very well (fall off), not sure if these were glued on or just push fitted. The class 31 had one of the easiest body shells to remove

Farish class 108 body shells are a very tight fit and not easy to remove but Farish 101 are reasonably easy.

Dapol diesels are harder to remove the body shells than Farish diesels

Of the two steam locos I have, the Jubilee was easy (just remove the coal from the tender) to get to the 6 pin socket. The Duchess was hard to get the top of the tender. These two locos also needed very clean track to run (I was using a piece of 30 year old Peco flexitrack), the Diesels had no problems running on this track and at very low speeds.   

Farish are not consistent in which way the decoder needs fitting

The pins on the Zimo decoders are thinner than the Farish blanking plugs which means sometimes the decoder doesn't fit very tightly

The Dmu's/HST's I have only fitted a decoder in the motor coach. I still need to purchase 21 cheap (probably Lais) decoders for the dummy ends



The bad news is that I've now got to convert the 17 Farish split chassis loco's to DCC and the 4 shunters I have

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3514 on: December 03, 2017, 09:00:50 pm »
Now that's what I call devotion to the DCC cause!

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3515 on: December 03, 2017, 09:16:01 pm »
Well I read the post by Lindi and thought that there was some useful information there. Then I had a thought and read it again and yes, it does say "fitting 64". Flippin' 'eck! As Mick says, that is some devotion to DCC.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3516 on: December 03, 2017, 11:21:12 pm »
My main reason for going to DCC is the slow speed control you can get from a loco and the possibility of computer control. Locos can reliably start at a realistic speed and the same when slowing down. I find this to be much better than I have seen from a DC controller where you need to turn in up enough to get the motor to initially turn.

I'm not really bothered about all the extra functionality you can get from DCC (sound, switching lights on and off etc).  Most of the exhibition layouts I've seen that are DCC seem to use this extra functionality rather than using DCC for realistic speed control. Personally if I want to hear a loco start up and switch lights on and off then I would go to a heritage line and see it in 1:1 scale

The one major downside to DCC is the expense of the decoders which is an extra 20 per loco and 30 per DMU.
 
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 11:23:13 pm by Lindi »

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3517 on: December 04, 2017, 10:02:11 am »
Personally if I want to hear a loco start up then I would go to a heritage line and see it in 1:1 scale

The one major downside to DCC is the expense of the decoders which is an extra 20 per loco and 30 per DMU.

Amen to the first sentence.
With over 100 items of motive power and being retired I'd have to take out a mortgage to go DCC so it isn't going to happen :no:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3518 on: December 04, 2017, 01:52:13 pm »
With my memory I would have no locos or stock left it would all be on the floor after massive crashes ,  OR the panic button will have worn out .
I.think I will stick with plain old simple DC .
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3519 on: December 04, 2017, 06:34:09 pm »
I'm DCC happy.
Dave's Controller Choice .....

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3520 on: December 06, 2017, 11:24:48 pm »
Only part I've yet to rediscover (lost) is a screw for a Farish class 20

Lost screw found, in a different room to the one I lost it in  :hmmm:


The bad news is that I've now got to convert the 17 Farish split chassis loco's to DCC and the 4 shunters I have

My first Farish split chassis conversion now complete.  :) I had a few issues along the way but nothing to major. The next few should be a lot easier as I now know what I'm doing. 
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 01:11:23 am by Lindi »

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3521 on: December 10, 2017, 11:31:14 am »
Woke this morning - hey, it is still, just, morning - to find a foot of snow outside! :claphappy: :laugh: :claphappy: :laugh: :claphappy:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3522 on: December 10, 2017, 07:30:38 pm »
did my first modeling today since October 2016 so a very happy chap  :bounce:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3523 on: December 10, 2017, 08:51:54 pm »
did my first modeling today since October 2016 so a very happy chap  :bounce:

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