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  1. OK today's update - no joy with the filtered 4 board as I suspected, so that only leaves the PSU as the culprit I guess? Although why this interference should only be present on this one chip is very strange. Only option left is to try a different DCC system. I've should have access to a Prodigy setup at the weekend so will see what happens with that.
  2. Thanks for the message - no the decoder has been removed from the loco (where it made the same noise) and is just running on the bench now with direct wiring from the DCC system. Cheers, Phil.
  3. Interesting. I have tried the DCC setup at work and same result, so this points the finger of blame ever closer at the PSU - although I will look at CV9 as Rob mentions above when I next get a break. I'm not expecting miracles from the filtered 4 board given that this looks more like a PSU rather than a mains issue, but we shall see.
  4. Many thanks Rob and Chris that's very useful and interesting. I'm using the power supply that came with the NCE Powercab (I have a Tam Valley booster but I'm not using it here) and given that the high pitched noise stops when the mains PSU is removed (the on-board stay alives keep the sound going) its almost certainly that the PSU or mains supply is where the issue lies. I've got a filtered 4 board arriving soon so will try that and also look at the ferrite sleeves that Bif mentioned. If it is the PSU then I'm hoping that may be a relatively easy fix. I've tried a different circu
  5. Thanks Bif - really helpful suggestions and thanks also to Charlie who has been a star (and I'm still feeling guilty about sending back two perfectly good chips for him to test when clearly it looks like the problem is at my end). I will go belts and braces and fit the ferrite style filter and a filtered mains lead assuming the garage circuit or a.n.other supply doesn't solve it. Yes will definitely post the outcome here if I can solve it - your O gauge Deltic project sounds so amazing that I have to get this sorted one way or the other! All the best, Phil.
  6. Hi Charlie all functions are off on the Powercab except F1. I really don't know what else to try except a different DCC system. If anyone here lives in Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire and has a DCC system that isn't NCE and is happy for me to pop over please let me know!!
  7. The sounds on the video are straight from DCC system to chip, so no loco in the circuit. Charlie at DC kits has also had it on his tester with no issue. I can only think it must be some weird issue with the NCE Powercab but as above, why the OO Legoman Deltic chip doesn't do this, nor any of my other O gauge sound chips only deepens the mystery.
  8. Yes I've tried several different speakers and unfortunately get the same result. It's very, very weird. It would be good to try a different DCC system to see if its the NCE Powercab, but unfortunately I don't have access to another system. What I can't fathom is why the OO gauge Legoman Deltic Loksound chip works fine but the XL version has this issue. Just doesn't make sense?
  9. I have a Loksound XL V5 loaded with the amazing Legoman Deltic sound project. As soon as F1 is triggered to start the sounds a high pitched whistle can be heard (similar to the temporary tinnitus you get after a loud concert - or perhaps after walking through an engine room!!). I've sent the chip back and Charlie from DC kits has confirmed that there is nothing wrong with the chip and I'm feeling guilty that it's been back to him twice (and thanks for the amazing service Charlie). The sounds can be heard in the videos below - one with master volume at 1 and the other with master v
  10. Opposite ends on each side on my set. Left hand end one side, right hand end on the other side. Beautiful set and i never thought I would ever get my hands on a RTR prototype HST-my old man used to work for BR and this brings back memories of a lucky and rare trip on it from Paddington to Reading having been disappointed to see the prototype HST service replaced by a class 50 on an earlier trip to take the HST from Bath-how times change-if a 50 pulled up now i would be ecstatic!!
  11. Hi Jeremy hope you are well? I can see the total amount in my account on the Dapol website but can't see any means of actually paying it? Am I being dim?!!
  12. I've decided that the time has come to say farewell to Standedge Tunnel and I would like to offer it for sale. I hope its OK to post this here - but I'm looking for about £500 and the only 'condition' of sale is that, should the layout be exhibited in the future or appear in magazines, credit is given to myself as the original builder. It would also be courteous to confirm with David Heys that he is still happy for his images to appear on the front facia. I will try and upload some images of the layout 'set up' in the next few days, but the best source of images remains Model Rail July 2019 wh
  13. I hope this isn't too far off topic, but I've just received the BR blue split head code class 40 with sound fitted - the leaflet says the decoder is an ESU 21MTC Loksound V5 - am I safe to assume this isn't a Loksound 'Select' decoder? I would like to re-blow the chip and fit a better speaker, but I understand that re-blowing isn't possible for the Select decoders? If anyone can confirm either way I'd be really grateful. Many thanks, Phil.
  14. Painted EP sample of the O gauge class 56 has been posted on the Heljan Facebook page.
  15. Could I ask what speakers you used with this sound installation? That Zimo set up does look very neat and useful with the chip just unplugging if needed. Cheers, Phil.
  16. If its any help, the rivets are very subtle and well-executed on my O gauge Peak - they don't look anything like as pronounced as they appear on the top few photos on the Tower Models site (I guess this may be down to contrast/lighting etc.) and I suspect the same will be the case for the OO gauge version. Likewise always loved the Peaks - happy memories of trans-Pennine journeys behind them back in the day!
  17. Likewise 47406 I'm looking forward to this - I have an O gauge Heljan Peak and its a belter - stunning paint job by Lee on the OO gauge pre-production sample too.
  18. I see that Heljan have just announced on their Facebook page a re-run of their original split headcode box class 37 in O gauge. Is this regarded as a decent model as it's an old release and Im struggling to find reviews? Best wishes, Phil
  19. Hi Dave absolutely love this photo (as well as all the others! but the sunlight really does it for me) - I hope you won't mind me asking as I suspect it may have been asked before, but how do you replicate the buffer head grease on your locos? It's a really subtle effect to get right which I can't get right no matter what I try, but it always looks bang on in all your shots! All the best, Phil.
  20. Mark is this the one you were thinking of? It looks cracking although a lot less glass than Hitchin - not for sale yet, but does have a lower 'front door' by the looks of it - my concern with the Heljan one is that the front door is rather high - presumably in case people want to use it as a shed with OHLE?: https://railwaylaserlines.co.uk/product/rll704ss-two-road-servicing-refuelling-shed-in-o-gauge/
  21. Thanks very much indeed Mark - sorry I hadn't seen the Tower Models site - doh! I will have a scan of the laser kits and see what I can find - thanks for the heads up! Best wishes, Phil.
  22. If anyone has this kit would it be possible to let me know the vertical distance from the ground to the top of the main door opening (I.e. the door that locos go in and out of)? I'm possibly looking at using it as a basis for Hitchin shed which has a 'front door' 131mm tall in O gauge. Thanks, Phil
  23. Thats great guys - thanks very much indeed. So will take the plunge and varnish the whole loco after putting on the decals and pray the airbrush behaves!
  24. Thanks guys very helpful. So do you varnish the whole loco with a top coat or just a brief waft with the airbrush over the area that's had the transfers applied? I'm just worried that a brief waft of varnish will show up, unless the airbrushed varnish is an exact match to the factory finish which seems unlikely? Not an issue if you then go on to weather the loco. Thanks, Phil.
  25. I've tried to search for an answer to this but can't find anything so I'm hoping this isn't a repeat question, but with Heljan O gauge diesels mostly coming un-numbered how do people apply number transfers? I know the usual process is to spray gloss varnish to hide the carrier film, apply transfers and then coat with another layer of varnish to seal in the transfers, but I'm wondering if the gloss coat is needed given the factory smooth paint finish and I'm also slightly nervous about spraying a sealing coat of varnish all over a £500 model and so I'm wondering if there is any othe
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