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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1665 on: April 12, 2018, 09:02:06 pm »
What abouot a sign saying "Danger 12,000 mV - do not touch"
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1666 on: April 12, 2018, 09:26:48 pm »
Mike - I am surprised you don't seem to have taken your own health into account let alone the layouts health. Exhibitions can be a huge strain and, although you may not wish to admit it, maybe it's time to call "Enough" and just enjoy the layout at home. I'm not saying just because you have a heart problem you should give everything up but I do urge you to seek advice from medical folks.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1667 on: April 12, 2018, 09:44:34 pm »
... I would particularly like a Sir Nigel Gresley, having seen the real thing at Goathland.
I think RULE ONE may soon be coming to Wookery  :smiley-laughing:

Mike

I agree about Rule One.

And, of course, there is Rule Two as well.

And I agree completely about 'Sir Nigel Gresley'.  A really lovely locomotive.

I'm glad that the DC conversion is coming on well.

All best wishes.

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(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)


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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1668 on: April 12, 2018, 10:05:11 pm »
Mike - I am surprised you don't seem to have taken your own health into account let alone the layouts health. Exhibitions can be a huge strain and, although you may not wish to admit it, maybe it's time to call "Enough" and just enjoy the layout at home. I'm not saying just because you have a heart problem you should give everything up but I do urge you to seek advice from medical folks.

Heart specialist told me to go out and live my life. My last episode was probably due to the pacemaker being set up wrongly. He's sure that what I thought is angina actually isn't but caused by stress cos that last one really scared me. Since he told me that I must admit that it has largely calmed down.
But having said that, we are in the process of selling off our trade stock. I did a show last weekend and was fine. I do take it much more carefully.
So calm down Uncle Nobby....although I am touched by your concern  :thumbsup:

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1669 on: April 12, 2018, 10:16:52 pm »
You want an A4? Do what I do and have 'footie specials' now and then ;D ;)

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1670 on: April 13, 2018, 09:04:43 am »
I already do that mate - it's my excuse for running my BP, 33 and Gresley/ Stanier coaches, but the A4s were in green in 1965 and I particularly  like the blue. Then there is the question over whether they would have wheel covers in 1965.
Maybe I'll get a green late crest one to start with. I like the idea of gradually building up backdating stock so that eventually I can run it in any era 1935 to 1965.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1671 on: April 13, 2018, 11:58:49 am »
Must admit I run late 50s and early 60s as separate eras (which costs a lot in stock) but I can't run maroon Warships/Westerns in late 50s and there are other examples of that which have pushed me down that track :(

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1672 on: April 13, 2018, 04:41:08 pm »
I can run trains suitable for c.1956-1968; only 12 years but a LOT of changes of livery! Normally, I stick to the early 1960s and that is the time period for which I have the most suitable models for.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1673 on: April 15, 2018, 07:46:35 pm »
Today's lesson is don't do wiring when you are very tired, or if you must....CONCENTRATE!  :veryangry:




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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1674 on: April 15, 2018, 08:42:30 pm »
I'm glad I'm not the only one. At times I think I'm electrically dyslexic. :worried:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1675 on: April 16, 2018, 04:07:53 pm »
been there, done it, got several T-shirts......
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1676 on: April 16, 2018, 05:57:39 pm »
With "D type"connectors it always pays to put a little heat shrink over each pin as if one wire breaks or comes loose and it shorts on an adjacent pin it can cause a big big headache.   ;)

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1677 on: April 16, 2018, 06:18:14 pm »
With "D type"connectors it always pays to put a little heat shrink over each pin as if one wire breaks or comes loose and it shorts on an adjacent pin it can cause a big big headache.   ;)

Good Tip!
I also slip a piece of thin card between the upper and lower rows of pins if soldering my own..... then leave it there..... saves blobs of solder causing problems
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1678 on: April 16, 2018, 07:51:06 pm »
As you can see from the photo, I used to use heatshrink too.
It was because my soldering skills were non existent and i would often get solder across two or more terminals. So it was solder one, cover it up with heatshrink, and move on to the next one. I'm confident of soldering ok now so I don't use it.
I think with a good soldered joint you don't have to worry about a wire break as long as they are firmly secured with the clamp.

Well I have FINALLY finished the rewire! It was a nightmare to the last - I spent two hours looking for a fault today, only to eventually realise that it was a faulty(new) switch!

I still have the goods yard to do, but I haven't managed to pick up a Gaugemaster controller for it yet. I got home five minutes too late for one that went for 17 on evilbay but since then they have all gone for 45+. I'll get lucky eventually.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1679 on: April 17, 2018, 08:00:16 pm »


Blimey, Wookie's running a kettle!  :D
It seems that the Wookery GWR Preservation Society have managed to get one of their engines certified for mainline running....

Just doing a little track testing now it is all wired for DC.
This one hasn't been run for ages and yet performed like a trooper.
Sadly, my other steamer, bought brand new and factory DCC fitted, wouldn't run on DC.
It will have to wait until I drag the boxed layout out to change the CV setting to run on both DC and DCC
I'm disappointed with Dapol's shortsightedness.  :(

 

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