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  1. Looks like Pontypridd not Pontypool; if the lattter it is a hell of a long way round?
  2. I think MREG should be MERG; easier to locate
  3. I got an Ocean co po wagon from Powsides this week; their transfer on Slaters wagon.
  4. How about POWsides; they do either transfers or kits with transfers on based on Slaters wagons, at least in 4mm. https://www.powsides.co.uk No connection ecept as customer.
  5. From Taff Vale experience they were successful but couldn't cope, even with a trailer, with the number of passenger demands as the population increased. So replaced by autotrains; both TVR and GWR converted the carriages into auto-train carriages.i
  6. To Harlequin Basic CVs - those define by NMRA without manufacturer's extensions which are usually for sound or fancy features. My experience is that fitting non Dapol decoders to Dapol locos, at the time I did it, needed the CVs reworking to overcome jerky or non- existent movement and also erroneous and incomplete lighting. I appreciate that decoders need to be 6 function and MTC capable. Rather than mess up the decoder CVs I opted to try the Imperiums initially before potentially returning the models with decoder removed of course.. On fitting Imperium decoders the performan
  7. Comment to Checkrails; are you able to tell us what the Zimo type and what the basic CV values s are, excluding the sound ones, please? Comment to Melmerbry I spend my time and money doing what I want or need to. I don't now drive. Why does that bother you?
  8. I've had the lights and loco motor control problems with 3 different locos/dmu using non Dapol deoders. I found that fitting Imperium (?) decoders (Dapol) cleared the problem completely - lights and control including stops then better than ok. Odd the mags don't seem to have noticed..,,, I guess that appropriate CVs in other decoders would work but haven't got the time to find out what. Absolute minimum is no of pins ( of course) and 6 function to stand any chance.
  9. I promised to reply so here I am. Agree with previous entries, so won't repeat except to repeat the "get a multimeter" and to suggest buying a range of resistors - much more cost effective than buying a few a time. Good luck
  10. Basically what are Hitachi doing to the existing units to prevent 800s jumping sideways in slow speed collisions; the problem of length and necessary coupling mobility sound tough to solve?
  11. Thanks for that. I assume that you have some sort of multimeter and that the voltage measured across the lighting tracks is sensible to the supply voltage, eg close to 12v? If no multimeter then a 12v bulb with leads should show a live power supply. I assume the other reply to your question has ignored the statement that nothing is working. I'm suspecting that something has either got disconnected or alternatively short circuited the supply and so I would like to know whether the other equipment connected to the power unit is still functioning normally. Suggest a browse for shor
  12. I like the idea of the rails for platform lamps; mine will be under the platform surface. To get the replies going: What is supplying the power? What resistors are you using? Are the LEDs the same way round? Regards
  13. I got had at Tondu Shed by "get me a smokebox boiler door key", I was suspicious... The foreman happened to over hear the request at the stores and marched me back to turntable and said "which of these apprentices asked you to do this". I replied while staring at the perpetrator " I can't see him here." No more trouble.
  14. Can't resist this: My first flight , as schoolboy passenger, was from Cardiff to Jersey on a DC3 and then a Heron (?) onto Alderney - delayed for 2 days (posh hotel - airline expense) due to the one before going sideways down the "Landing strip" at Alderney. On smooth arrival the fire fighting equipment looked rather rudimentary. Oddly and not planned another passenger was my bros' Godmother who had come from Coventry. My mother took some interest in the attention my father, sitting in a different row, was getting from the Stewardess - it turned out she had been in one of my fathers confirm
  15. Yes: Barnetby to Wraby pages 58 to 65 N gauge for exhibition in Immingham Museum 31ft by 5 inches. Diesal era Not my area so can't comment on accuracy but looks good
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