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  1. I have a Bachmann Class 37 fitted with a Loksound V4 decoder. It is fitted with sound, but only has a basic small round speaker and sounds very tinny. I have read with interest about the EM speakers but do not want to get involved in modifying the loco. I am therefore looking for the best speaker that will improve my sound and fit without any mod, accepting it will not be a match for a EM1 or 2, but will reduce the tinny sound. I have heard about bass enhanced and bass reflex speakers but do not know the difference or even what Ohm to get. Any help appreciated. Thanks Kevin.
  2. I have a OO Gauge Layout which has scrap metal yard. I am looking for a suitable model vehicle that would depict taking scrap metal out of SSA wagons either by grab or magnet into the yard or vice versa. Can anyone suggest where I can buy a suitable vehicle in the right HO/OO scale. Any help appreciated Kevin.
  3. Personally I prefer a bit of variety when it comes to the sounds on offer. I have a number of Class 37's and have at least one fitted with Sound from the main suppliers: Digitrains Active Drive, Legomanbiffo Drivelock, Howes, SWD and Olivia's. Each have their own merits and I still enjoy the range of different sounds you get and the different driving techniques required. Yes, the sounds and speakers have improved, but unless you're a connoisseur there's no need to start replacing or upgrading your whole fleet. One of my favorites is still a Loksound 3.5 with SWD sound. Kevin.
  4. I have a weathered Class 37 but at some time a couple of the horns have been re-glued and where this has been done the shiny glue residue is visible. What can I use to cover this so that it is matt again and does not stand out. I have never done weathering so an easy solution would be appreciated. Thanks Kevin.
  5. Many Thanks Paul for your detailed response. I have tried the F5 / F6 combination and it works a treat. Thrashtastic !!! . I also tried opening the throttle more quickly and that also gives an excellent quicker ramp up. Thanks again. Kevin.
  6. I have a Class 37 fitted with Digitrains Zimo ActiveDrive Sound v16.03. I love the sound but was wondering if there was a way of adjusting a CV value to make the sound step kick in at a lower speed. My layout is not very long and on my NCE PowerCab I currently have to be around 60 and 80 steps before the sound goes to the next levels. Thanks Kevin.
  7. I have a sound fitted Hornby R2510 Class 121 single car DMU which I am interested in getting directional lights and internal coach lights fitted. Does anyone know someone who offers this service. Contact details appreciated. Thanks Kevin.
  8. I have a Class 37 fitted with Digitrainsound Multi-Drive Version 2.0. Is there a Class 37 ActiveDrive version available? Thanks Kevin.
  9. I have a Hornby R2510 Class 121 DMU 'W55021' in BR Blue. I want to get it fitted with sound. I am aware that this can be obtained from both Howes and Legomanbiffo. My dilemma is that my 'shelf' layout is only 6 feet long and therefore probably not long enough to reach the speeds required to hear the classic gear changes. I have now seen that Digitrains offer Class 128 sound with the ability to manually change gear at any speed. I am not a connoisseur when it comes to DMU sounds, so could the Class 128 sound be an option or would it sound totally out of place in a Class 121. Alternatively i
  10. Great layout. What are the car park yellow barriers made from ? Kevin.
  11. My OO Gauge layout now has over 80 led and grain bulb lights on it. They are all powered through a cheap 12v three pin adaptor. I have noticed that the lights have also dimmed since I first started adding the lights and therefore assume that the adaptor is not 'fit for purpose'. What sort of 12v power source do I need that is capable of dealing with so many lights and where can I buy one from. Thanks Kevin.
  12. I have a OO Gauge DCC layout and want to wire in about 8 12v street lights to be turned on and off using a switch . I have attached the lights to two parallel wires. Can someone advise me as to the best switch to use and how to wire the 4 wires onto the switch (2 from the 12v power supply plus the two wires from the lights). Thanks Kevin.
  13. Thanks for the response. A couple of questions: 1/ Is a RJ10 telephone cable suitable or is the current/voltage insufficient ? If it is ok, do I connect all the wires to the CDU / probe. 2/ If I use a kettle lead, what core (colour) cable do I connect to the CDU / probe. Kevin.
  14. Following on from my last layout 'Gonerby Lane' in 2010. Here is my latest OO gauge DCC Shelf layout. It measures 8' by 1' with a 5' x 1' (fiddle yard) extension connected at right angles. The layout was built with a number of key 'personal' requirements which some purist may frown at. 1/ A layout with as much track as possible to allow for a variety of train movements (clearances are therefore tighter than in real life). 2/ In amongst a number of shunt signals, two colour light signals are fitted with feathers as I like them, although again probably would not appear in a goods
  15. I have fitted three buffer stops with 3v red stop lights. I have used the 'daisy chain' method for connecting the lights together with one resistor fitted at the end of one wire. The light is still however too bright. How can I reduce the brightness. Thanks Kevin.
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