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  1. andysollis1

    Dapol 08

    You are right on the first part, squeeze the body near the handrail (but avoid squeezing the hand rails) and the middle section should come away. Mine was tight the first 2-3 times. if you can start to see any gap appear try the credit card trick in the slot to try and stop it closing up again.
  2. Mine cost me around a 3rd of that price at £4.50 i did a bit of shopping around, if you know your cat 5 equipment, then what the model companies sell are very much inflated prices sadly for the same thing you can get off eBay or even if you wanted a facia plate version, B&Q! Just because it’s branded. Be wary.
  3. Yes, did that with my Gaugemaster as I mentioned a few posts back
  4. I read a similar post on another forum about the Gaugemaster versions knob on the front packing up - I think it was down to Gaugemaster not using the same part as specified from MRC, but a cheaper equivalent to keep price down. Hopefully that’s not the case and it’s not what’s occurred with the WiFi moduals. Don’t tend to put Gaugemaster is budget when you think of the great DC controllers they’ve made.
  5. The 6 year old will have more clue that the rest of us put together!
  6. I’ve not actually done N gauge for a number of years and have recently been concentrating my 3D designs in OO and O (I have done some via Shapeways in N to sell) but have to say that your bridge supports are mighty impressive regardless of what support your have or not used!
  7. I’ve got an Anycubic in order, but downloaded the software in advance. im wondering, if I were doing a roof of an apex building (say a signal box) and also the wooden top of a signal box that was open at the top (removable roof) which was the best orientation to print either part. Bottom to the bed or rotate it 180 and print the flat bottom last? andy
  8. Have you already bought a controller? if not, why not look at a Sprog2 interface so you can program and drive your layout from the laptop or your phone? and at £60 it’s much cheaper than a commercial controller. all you need is WiFi! Decoder pro, Wii Throttle and a layout.
  9. I don’t recall anything? Nor on the android version (sorry forget it’s name as I don’t personally use it, but my dad does) andy
  10. I’ll also add that I’ve also used the WiThrottle app on the same phone using my own home WiFi back to the laptop and a sprog2 to control the running in of locos with no issues whatsoever. another reason for suspecting the Gaugemaster part.
  11. As I posted last year, it can suddenly drop out leaving a loco running with no control. Yet the app itself will stop all trains when it’s changed to something other than the throttle (ie keypad or another app) which suggests to me it’s the Gaugemaster WiFi modual. My dad has also had it running on his android tablet, which although more stable, sometimes struggles with the saved functions of each loco in the roster. I still believe it may be the modual at fault and not the Android or Apple apps myself, but happy to be proved otherwise as I have no background knowledge in the systems,
  12. /* Example sketch to control a Peco Turntable in OO using a 28BYJ-48 stepper motor with ULN2003 driver board, AccelStepper and Arduino UNO: acceleration and deceleration. By A.Sollis Dec 2020 */ // Include the AccelStepper library: #include <Stepper.h> #include <AccelStepper.h> #include <Wire.h> // Motor pin definitions: #define motorPin1 8 // IN1 on the ULN2003 driver #define motorPin2 9 // IN2 on the ULN2003 driver #define motorPin3 10 // IN3 on the ULN2003 driver #define motorPin4 11 // IN4 on the ULN2003 driver // Define the AccelStepper interfac
  13. Thank you guys, Sorted! Just need to physically wire it in to the box and then set the steps to nudge. Andy
  14. I think it will probably be more fun in the end to just add the extra nudge buttons. what I’ve tried and failed in is actually doing the nudge so far. I can move to a preset position, but it seems to throw an error when I add in to the sketch a +or- figure ? I’m guess I’m not doing it right as still learning. It’s not quite like the BBC basic and Comodore basic I did 30 Years ago as a kid !
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