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  1. Different but exactly what our locos run on, the decoder does the rectifying. So a useful measurement although just using aM on AC is fine for comparison purposes. If you want to find high resistance joints then the best thing is to provide a load at the place you want to measure, something like a 10 ohm 5 watt resistor will pull enough current to show up the reduced voltage a loco may see.
  2. I think you could say just the same about 1956. While there was some use of colour film in the '30s. My recolection is that it was very late '50s, early '60s before it could be described as widely used. In the UK anyway. (Just compare the quantity of early BR photos in B/W as against colour for example).
  3. And when you re-assemble the dexion you can reconfigure it so it supports the layout and the shelving is below the layout where it is useful.
  4. People seem to be just ignoring this post, https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/150423-Hornby-31-shorting-out-bullhead-points/&do=findComment&comment=3786461 The problem here is not the DCC system or the loco wheels, its the design of the points. Fix the points and problem solved. Rgds
  5. Just one of those modelling myths, its not conductive enough.
  6. You need to check the mains input voltage quoted on the power pack, it will either be 110V only (US std) or universal 100 to 240V. Either of these can be used with the step down transformer, only the universal one can be connected directly to UK mains. The track voltage, AC or DC, is not relevant to this issue. Rgds
  7. Remove the switch pilots and use conventional control panels. Makes life much simpler. Or seperate the DCC bus for the switch pilots from that for the track then you can use an alternative command station, maybe implemented on an Arduino to control the points.
  8. Not just a simple replacement though, the problem comes from allowing a yellow up to a signal with no overlap. Entering on a sub to the St Andrews cross should not have been at 25 anyway, IMHO. Incidentally would the sub in that case have had a special route indication?
  9. I would agree with whoever said that 25 is excessive for entering an occupied platform. If using a sub as for the stationmasters examples then the rule for obeying the sub takes precedence over the line speed limit. If there is a mid platform signal with no overlap, then, IMHO there should not be an unrestricted yellow but rather a warner (approach released at an apropriate speed) so the relevant rule can apply. If warning aspects are no longer used (and I can see why that might be the case) then it should fall back to the sub again, so no need for the mid platform signal. As far as the yellow for some platforms, double yellow for others goes, that is presumably for full length trains and relates to platforms having a midway signal or not. It certainly does not IMHO represent good practice, the potential for mistakes is pretty obvious. Rgds
  10. To me the vehicle weights look reasonable for a modern lntegral design, the 163t quoted for the train seems excessive, and 6 bogies should not weigh 50t even if they are, for some reason, not included in the car weights. Comparable figures for a 3car set would be interesting, should reduce by 1 intermediate car body, one trailer bogie and two engines. Rgds
  11. This discussion really does show how totally unhelpful this all is to a normal traveller who really cannot be expected to read and understand the routing guide. It will be interesting to see how much more complicated the promised simplification makes it. Rgds
  12. Given the OPs question was specifically about crossings you should be quoting page 4 for minimum gauge, not page 5. Regards
  13. The author of the post you referenced gives this data from the vehicle plates: AFAIK these should be all up weights including bogies. As the motor bogies are the two end bogies, ie the non-articulated ones the axleload on the motored axles will be around 9t, or a total adhesive weight of 36t. All of which look perfectly reasonable to me. Regards
  14. It does depend on which H0 you are using, the NMRA is not the only standards organisation. https://www.morop.org/downloads/nem/de/nem310_d.pdf Rgds
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