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Marcyg

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    Portsmouth exile, now a Midlander
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    Model railways,
    Music, with an emphasis on Brit Pop and late 90's trance,
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  1. I don’t do anything, it clears itself. The effected train stops, usually only one EB1 trips. Trains sits there for a second, then starts again, moves several feet, then stops, restarts and away it goes.
  2. I tend to agree, it’s just finding it. At least with DC a multimeter could be used, DCC is a little more complicated...
  3. Does the SB5 have built in protection then?
  4. Yes it’s the EB1s tripping. At first it seemed to only be sound HSTs, so thought it was the draw of 2 chips. But now it’s single locos too. I’d love to do away with the EB1s but I fear I’d melt something
  5. Hi all, really hoping someone has an ideas about this as I been struggling with it for a while. I seem to have a short circuit that comes and goes. The layout is powered by an NCE SB5, to which 4 EB1 circuit breakers are fitted. A DCC bus (twisted pair) then goes round to the back of the layout, to 2 Tam Vally Depot boosters, which control the fiddle yard through 5 EB1 circuit breakers. The points are controlled through Megapoints system, but this fault happens whether its powered up or shut off. The points on the scenic side are electrofrogs, with Gaugemaster auto frog switches underneath. W
  6. Not done a huge amount to the layout recently. Had this little lot to contend with, plus a week away. Hopefully some more to come soon
  7. Layout is slowly progressing. I’ve encountered an issue with the dcc supply. I’ll put a post up in the relevant section in the coming days, but any help would be welcome.
  8. No one seems to have mentioned Shinohara points, which I believe are now made by Walthers. I didnt like the short look of even the longest Peco point, and I still use code 100, so these fit perfectly. They are number 8 turnouts. I have the older non DCC friendly ones, so Ive had to make a fair few modifications to them, but they look very good. The new ones are DCC friendly and from the pictures I've seen are constructed in a similar way to the Pecos
  9. The fiddle yard changed a bit too
  10. Long time since I did an update. A little boy came along and made me rather busy! Silent Hill has undergone some changes in the mean time though
  11. OHLE locos didn't need flashes until later on, maybe even privatisation (my interest stops at 1992 so i'm not sure on the exact date). They had to have the orange cantrail stripe though
  12. It’s boxed in yes. I’ll get a photo up tomorrow
  13. My Electra style HST power car. Videos of this have been doing the rounds on Twitter for a while. Shes just been upgraded with bogies and central motor from a full fat Hornby HST
  14. I painted a class 90 in experimental Intercity Large Logo a few years back. Chose number 6 as that was the 87 that actually did recieve it
  15. Right, I dont have any pictures so far, but I'll write a description of how I got on. First impressions are, its small, a lot smaller than I expected due to it being about to put out its own WiFi signal. On the face of the board, are 3 switches. These switches in various combinations give the adaptor its cab address. I plugged in both my hand held throttles during set up so I could read their addresses and not double up. The instruction manual has a table in it, showing which switches, in which postion, give each cab address. Its very, very easy to set up. You'll need an RJ12 cable, which is n
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