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  1. Well what can I say? There was too many of XXXXX type layouts so nothing of interest to me. Far too many traders instead of layouts The car parking and food was a rip off. Not enough room between layouts so you couldn't get to see tham all, thyis lead to being constantly hit by rucksacks! Don't get me started on the crap signs so ended up missing loads of stuff. The entrance fee was way too high! Wont be bothering again. Look someone had to do it just to make you feel warm and cosy inside An outstanding job to ALL at BRM for making this
  2. Yes, bought the set at the weekend! not unpacked it yet, and working away from home! Once I get it on a base board I will post it here. Got to say it’s a very nice set! Yes it has a proper sound chip which the EZ-Command won’t be able to do it justice, but it will control the first 10 functions its bomb proof and you could easily sell it if not required! Got mine at Mansfield model rail exhibition from Benhams trains and things. web site below http://benhamsonline.com/ I had the last one but he was going to order more. The pric
  3. Another great weekend. Today seemed quieter than usual, but still busy. A big thanks to the Scouts for looking after us with food and drink. A great relaxed family show. Cheers Ian
  4. Hi traction hows things mate

    Befour  i go into detail i thought id as regards to signals are you formula with how to set up signals on the Hornby railemarster useing the elink as my controller ? 

    If so id love to hear from you 

    Thanks mate Gavin  

    1. traction




      Unforutnately I've not set up any signlas using Railmaster.

      Infact I've not used Railmaster for probably over a year!


      You may find asking a question on the Hornby forum in the Railmaster thread will bring quicker replies.


      Sorry I couldn't be more help.





    2. gavco


      Thats cool thanks for your reply i really appreciate it 

    3. gavco


      Hi all  just let you guys know that found something that do what im looking for it is a

      Atles 200 snap relay

      Thanks gavin 








  5. Nice Gareth! Will have to pop in when I get time! Not been in for a good while now, shops looking good! Cheers Ian
  6. Gaugemaster prodigy express with Wi-Fi module. Then use appropriate app on Android or IPhone to control everything. Cheers Ian
  7. I think that comment is somewhat unfair and not a little rude. If you listen to Laurie's interview with Jenny (link posted earlier) he does explain about the limitations he was working to, be that time or using existing models. He also says what he would liked to have done. So to just post a comment saying they chose the wrong consultant is harsh to say the least. I for one will be ordering a set of the locos as I think they are actually pretty good, the kids at an exhibition would love them on a suitable layout. Steampunk seems to be a broad term, this range looks t
  8. Chrissaf, did an excellent tutorial on the Hornby forum for this:- https://www.Hornby.com/uk-en/forum/programming-accessory-decoders/?p=1/ Just scroll through the thread to find the star of his post, it's quitw long but very useful. That should help. Cheers Ian
  9. Hi Nigel, Have you looked at the Team Digital SMD84? It will do the easy addressing but it's also quite a useful but of kit that can be programmed to do routes etc. Has a built in CDU as well. I have two of the SMD82 units, the only difference being the Loconet support. They will operate two solenoid from one output! Might be worth looking at? https://www.digitrains.co.uk/shop-by-brand/team-digital/smd84.html Above is a link to Digitrains as they have some in stock. http://www.teamdigital1.com/prod_catalogue/smd84_product
  10. Cool, I find it a great way of getting the layout up and running very quickly. I was thinking about the wiring above the baseboard, you could use thin copper tape either side of the track and solder wires from the track to the copper 'go's The copper tape can easily be painted over or hidden with scenery. Cheers Ian
  11. It was a one off special that was done for me. A very long time Ago now. I was told it wouldn't be done again. Sorry Cheers Ian
  12. The sound file was a complete one pre-installed. Why don’t the clips fit streamline points? Ive bought a pack of them and bent them to fit in an N-gauge point so I can’t see why the wouldn’t be able to fit. cheers Ian
  13. Hi, This photo shows the Hornby point clips fitted. Also a short video, this is a basic layout for children to play with at exhibitions and for me to test stuff on, hopefully get it finished soon! There are only two wires from the Hornby Select to the track. Point clips have been fitted to all of the points. The points are fitted with Peco low Power point motors fitted direct to the points, these are controlled by the Peco passing contact switches via a CDU. All really basic DCC stuff and two wires, I do it this way initially so I can have things
  14. Having still got my Mallard set and the Flying Scotsman Loco the biggest issue is size of layout and speed of loco. I wired the tracks as I normally do for DCC, that is a bus which was 2.5mm² twin&earth ring main. I then soldered some heay duty droppers to the track, to connect to the bus. This would easily handle the current from the controller. I made it so I could easily disconnect the Live steam controller and connect up a DCC controller and all worked fine. After the initial heat up time to get the water boiling I just turned the regulator down to simmer
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