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  1. Narrow gauge cattle vans weren't unloaded there; the dual gauge track was so the narrow gauge could access the sawmill farther down next to the standard gauge lines. The goods and cattle were unloaded from the narrow gauge in a different part of the yard. I've never seen a picture of a narrow gauge vehicle on the dual gauge track, but I'd be very interested if anybody has seen one! Rick
  2. Great video, thanks for taking the time to do it. Rick
  3. Hello all, I'm after three Mk3 Sleepers in Intercity livery, early or Swallow. Hornby models would be my preference, but Lima ones would be fine. These carriages seem to be virtually impossible to get hold of now! Cheers Rick
  4. My Mk2f RFB and TSOs arrived today. Here's a picture of the RFB between two Hornby (Lima tooling?) Mk3 SLEs. I also took a picture of half my sleeper train laid out in the kitchen; maybe one day I'll build a layout that can accommodate it! Cheers Rick
  5. My Mk2f RFB and TSOs arrived today. Here's a picture of the RFB between two Hornby (Lima tooling?) Mk3 SLEs. I also took a picture of half my sleeper train laid out in the kitchen; maybe one day I'll build a layout that can accommodate it! Cheers Rick
  6. I've still not been contacted about the 37114 I ordered. Anyone know what the latest news is? Cheers, Rick
  7. Hello, Is it possible to adjust the brightness of LEDs on the function outputs with this decoder? Cheers, Rick
  8. I've spent some time today modifying the headcode blinds on one end of my TC, I did the same thing on my Thumper. A lot of light bleeds out through the printed headcode, so I've made a cardboard version and coloured it in black with a permanent pen. I scraped the printed headcode off the inside of the glazed panel with a cocktail stick, then slipped the cardboard and a small piece of white paper in between the glazing and the clear plastic fibre-optic part. The result is that the two rectangular blinds are much better defined, and the light doesn't bleed out around them. While I had it apart I sealed the LED all round with black tack, to stop the light bleeding back into the cab too. Before. After. Untreated end. Black tacked end. The light is still too bright, but I'm hoping that when my new Bachmann 36-557 decoder arrives I'll be able to dim the function outputs down. Can anyone confirm this is possible? If not I will slug it with a resistor. Cheers Rick
  9. Has anybody got a diagram for the 20s? I saw them on the Hull line on Tuesday. Cheers, Rick
  10. Does anyone have any pictures of inside the cabs of these locos? Cheers, Rick
  11. This is my project so far: When the loco is at half revs, I'd like it to be able to drop down to either Initial Power via Spool Down To Initial, or to Idle via Spool Down, but I can't seem to make it pick one or the other, it always goes to Initial Power and then to Idle if the throttle is moved down to zero. Any advice would be great! Cheers Rick
  12. Hi Simon, Thanks for replying; I fixed the issue I was struggling with, by having a transition looping back into the same state box. The thing I'm currently stuck on is how to make the sound step down to one of two options depending how much you turn the throttle down. I'm sure it must be to do with the conditions of the transitions, I'll take some screen shots and try to explain that better. I've learnt quite a lot just by playing around with the programmer, and by following your guide. I've found some bits of it are quite intuitive and other bits leave me totally lost! Cheers Rick
  13. Hello, I've been following your tutorial, which has been really helpful. I keep getting an error message that says "last transition must be unconditioned", so it wont play sounds or do anything else now, so I've hit a bit of a brick wall with it. Any help appreciated! Rick
  14. I have a few questions about operations at Lairg. I am not too familiar with the rules and operation of single line token stations, so please bear with me! There are subsidiary signals provided at the up end of the station, numbers 8 and 15, which I think are for shunting and running round trains? I realise the section signals are probably interlocked with the tokens, and only one train can be in section at once; so is number 8 provided to allow a shunt movement into the occupied section? Similarly, is 15 provided to allow a movement into the occupied/permissive yard or the wrong direction line (up platform)? There are no sub signals provided at the down end. In the era I'm interested in terminating fuel trains came from the Inverness direction. I'm guessing the fuel trains must have arrived in the up platform, after taking signal 15 run, and then round in the station before pulling out at the Inverness end again, finally propelling into the yard. Would this have been signalled by the subsidiary signals and could it be done with the sections occupied? In the picture below you can see the section signal and the subsidiary number 8. The fuel tanks are on the up platform line, and judging from the shunters pole leaning against the buffer beam, it looks like the class 26 is being coupled on after running round. The disc on the floor is for movements out of the yard, and is a yellow one to allow free movement into the headshunt. Lairg by MikeF 2013, on Flickr In the second picture you can see the backs of the section signal and the subsidiary, also of note is that the home signal in the background has no distant on it, so I assune the signalling was simplified at some point. 37183, 37114 cross at Lairg 12 Mar 1985 by Bob the Lomond, on Flickr Thanks for any help or comment coming, Rick
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