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  1. Hi, If you think it is ZIMO, then with sound on , move loco off along track at medium speed and then hit zero on handset, if loco continues to move and doesn't come to a stop, press key 2 on the handset which is the ' brake ' and there should be a braking sound and the loco should come to a halt. Then its ZImo. I can then help with reducing speed and volume of sound! Bill.
  2. Hi, I have just fitted a Peco 3 way Insulfrog point at the entance to my fiddle yard. I have used this type as it suits my purpose and fits in with my requirement. The layout is DCC and powered by a Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 . My question is , I wish to use 2 Seep PM2 point motors from my previous storage yard but I notice that one of the operations could result in one of the motors moving two point blades - would this be okay ? If not, how should I install them to overcome this. I intend to install a CDU to protect the motors. I also noticed on other posts on here others have remove
  3. Having purchased my copy of Modelrail magazine I settled down yesterday evening to read through the article on Connel Ferry. Sadly, and somewhat shocked to read right at the end that Peter had passed away just before the article went to print. My only connection with Peter was through these posts and the one and only time I spoke to him when he came up to Bonnybridge Model Railway show in Scotland with Connel Bridge. What a lovely man to talk to. I'm sure he will be sorely missed by the modelling fraternity. Bill. (Glenfinnan).
  4. When I painted Glenfinnan station building I used a testor pot from B&Q. It is a fairly thick consistency and using a small flat brush, starting from just under the gutter dab the paint on and work along lengthways, work your way down the wall , overlapping each time till you reach the bottom. Allow to dry overnight. It took 3 coats to complete the effect I needed. You can find a pic here on the forum. Bill.
  5. Hi, With regards to lightening the ballast colour, on my Glenfinnan layout I used Woodland Scenics but chose slightly different colours. Might I suggest you try a similar paint colour to the ballast such as Railmatch Track colour or one of the Rust colours with a little White added to it and try 'dry brushing ' the ballast using a flat brush and drag the brush across the ballast. A bit of trial and error, might get better results! Bill.
  6. Hi Andy, If you search for Glenfinnan under topics it should appear. I also have a Facebook page, again search for Glenfinnan exhibition layout. Bill.
  7. Ah! Yes Warley, what a mad weekend that was! Will watch how you get on with the Peco bullhead as I intend to use it for my next layout. I used C+L finescale for Glenfinnan and that was fiddly enough. Have posted a couple of pics of the oil terminal I came up with, purely fictional, but functional. Will you be building the signal box? Bill.
  8. Hi Andy, Not been on here in a while, but just been reading through your post and it brought back memories of when I was building Kinlochewe- seen elsewhere on this site. I based the track plan and surrounding area on Mallaig in the 1970's / 1980's. It may be of some use to you. Will follow your posts with interest! Bill.
  9. Hi, In all honesty, I have only recently stumbled on this amazing layout! I too have modelled a real location - Glenfinnan station on the West Highland extension, but to be able to model so much in the space that you have is unbelievable. Can I enquire how you are operating your semiphores, and what mechanism are you using? Bill.
  10. Hi, At the risk of hi-jacking this thread , can someone point me in the direction of a replacement speaker to fit inside a Bachmann CL20 which is fitted with a Loksound 3.5 decoder. I want to get a better base sound. It presently has what looks like a 20 x 40 100 ohm fitted that has too much treble. I know there is a base reflex available but it looks too large. Is there an alternative ? Bill.
  11. Sorry Richard, you've lost me! How do I avoid connecting them out of phase? just for future reference. Bill.
  12. Hi, Thanks for the response to my question on wiring two Zimo speakers. Having fitted said speakers and after testing I was disappointed in the result. I immediately set about removing them and replacing the original base reflex speaker but before doing so decided to cut the wiring to leave a single speaker! Wow! where did that come from? What a difference in the sound. Less is best! Bill.
  13. Hi Richard, I have two small Zimo 8 ohm speakers which I intend to fit into the base of a Bachmann 37 which is fitted with a Loksound V4 decoder. Should they be soldered in parallel. Don't want to damage decoder, so thought I should get confirmation first. Cheers, Bill.
  14. Hi, I have only just come across your post about your proposed plans for a model of Glenfinnan. I have for the last 5 yrs been exhibiting on the UK show circuit my own version of Glenfinnan based on 1970/1980's practice which is featured on this site. If I can be of any assistance to you I would be only to glad to help. Regards, Bill.
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