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  1. I checked mine this evening. Freightliner twin pack 640213 & 640214 bought second-hand in May 2019 shows cracks, as per the pictures. Freightliner twin pack 640155 & 640156 and twin pack 640177 & 640178, bought new Summer 2019, shown no external signs of damage.
  2. Sympathise with whoever has to keep an eye on the forum, especially when things seem to go awry more on bank holiday weekends and late at night for that matter. Got this strange effect this evening, after having a few problems connecting to the forum. Jumps form 12 hours to 2 years. Maybe I've had a blackout and missed the last year or two (did I miss anything important ?) or it's the internet gods telling me to go to bed. Anyway, I'm sure it'll be resolved soon enough. Take care, whoever has been called to look into this.
  3. Sympathise with whoever has to keep an eye on the forum, especially when things seem to go awry more on bank holiday weekends and late at night for that matter. Got this strange effect this evening, after having a few problems connecting to the forum. Jumps from 12 hours to 2 years. Maybe I've had a blackout and missed the last year or two (did I miss anything important ?) or it's the internet gods telling me to go to bed. Anyway, I'm sure it'll be resolved soon enough. Take care, whoever has been called to look into this.
  4. I saw an advertisement from a well known Sheffield retailer for a 2nd hand loco where the description says "8-pin ready ..... Analogue only - will not work when DCC fitted". What would cause this to happen.
  5. As you and @Nigelcliffe have suggested, I think this is good advice. Whilst I bought the loco new late last year, my understanding is that this was recently discovered old stock. As such, if the Hornby decoders from that era is known to be problematic, then there is no good reason to fight an uphill battle. At least I am content knowing that it is not me doing something wrong. Thanks. D
  6. Wonder if they have been testing / upgrading things on their IT side and some changes have slipped through ? I got this on their website last week when browsing:
  7. I suggest going down option 2 here, not 1, and get to CV8 for the reset you appear to be after. Route 1 takes you into the Powercab's "helpful" menus, which are helpful until they fail to work when they become very unhelpful. Option 3 may be relevant to change the programming mode. I'd have to read the PowerCab manual to find out, so suggest you read it. - Nigel Nigel, thank you for this. I did as you suggested, is: Program on TRK PROG TRK 1=STD 2=CV 3=REG Select 2
  8. Thanks @mikeg, but I’m still stuck. Perhaps I’m not doing this correctly. Here’s my steps (NCE PowerCab): Select Program on Main. Next screen says OPS PROGRAMMING PROG LOCO 003 I hit enter and the next screen shows LOC: 003 1-ADD 2=CV 3=CFG I select 2 PROG CV PROG CV NUM: I enter 8 Then ENTER VALUE: 8 Escape out, hopeing that this had reset the chip. (I also tried 2 and 30.) Next step was to set a new loco number, so back to Program on Main. OPS PROGRAMMING PROG LOCO 003
  9. I bought a new class 56 last year from a shop who, I believe, found some old stock hiding on the shelves. It’s the Hornby R2648X EWS 56059 with decoder fitted. I’ve only now got around to opening the box and putting it on my rolling-road test track. Was a bit slow going in one direction and wouldn’t move in the opposite direction. The rotating fans on the top wouldn’t rotate. Background, but maybe not very relevant: I lubricated the axels with a little oil where recommended on the Hornby manual, removed the body, lubricated the two vertical fan axels (good idea) an
  10. Thanks @jhb171achil, interesting proposition. I got caught out recently in the Accurscale department of RMWeb when I referred to some coaches using the Hattons version of Irish eras. It would be helpful to have an agreed reference source. I recall a few years ago seeing something somewhere on the Irish railway logos, and grabbed a screenshot for my reference. Unfortunately I didn't also record the source, but a few minutes this morning and I've found it here; I see that you and someone called 'LostCarPark' contributed to that thread too. This is my 'updated'
  11. Hi Andy. It’s a great collection, I’m sure you will find most will be of interested to RMWebbers. Update: The Wrenn 1978 catalogue County Donegal Railways (Pan Books) The Cavan and Leitrim Railway (Pan Books) Mainline Railways Vol No. 1 The Airfix Railway System First Edition I had requested the Model Railway Journal No. 146 and after posting I spotted you also had No. 195, but Mike @Royal42 had asked before me so it's fair that he should get preference before me. I see that Mike has kindly suggested the Midland Railway Society as an altern
  12. Sorry Mike, I hadn't seen your post in the middle of all the images by Andy. You were there first. Damo
  13. Hi Andy, Could you set aside for me: The Wrenn 1978 catalogue The PAN Books of County Donegal Railways Model Railway Journal No. 146 Mainline Railways Vol No. 1 The Airfix Railway System First Edition Thanks Damo
  14. Indeed. What price was it? (Not that I was going to buy it, although if it was cheap I'll regret not).
  15. I wanted to click 'Thanks' 'Like' 'Interesting/Thought-Provoking' and 'Round of Applause' but could only choose one. Take your pick.
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