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by BorisSpencer
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 748

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

A great magazine this month, so much relevant and interesting content. I would suggest that I now look forward to Garden Rail more keenly than SMT!
by BorisSpencer
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: New Photographic Competition
Replies: 30
Views: 702

Re: New Photographic Competition

Are we missing the point? I thought this was a bit of fun on an online forum, there is no prize on offer. I would suggest that anything goes but is accompanied with an appropriate declaration, people can then judge the result in context. If someone is determined to 'cheat' then they will. Edit: As a...
by BorisSpencer
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Deltang advice
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: Deltang advice

Quick update from me as the original OP. Firstly thank you to everyone for their advice, I have a couple of the relays suggested by Rik ready for trials. Unfortunately when I went to submit my order from RC Trains the TXs were out of stock, and now I've blown my 'Deltang trials' budget on a second h...
by BorisSpencer
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: Accucraft Baguley Drewery 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 762

Re: Accucraft Baguley Drewery 2018

We all know what it is, we just want to know which colour you chose.
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A brewery for Beeston Castle
Replies: 19
Views: 750

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

You must have the patience of a saint, I expect the results to be worth the effort.
by BorisSpencer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 138
Views: 21915

Re: eBay madness

I remember the loco was posted on the Facebook 16mm Trading Group and didn't get any interest.
As with everything, it's worth what someone is prepared to pay, in these days of instant gratification it may be just what someone's looking for.
by BorisSpencer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Cleaning after using super glue
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Cleaning after using super glue

I too suffer the "one-use" problem with the tubes of superglue, however I bought these back in June - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006PFN3BW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I am only half-way down the first bottle, I don't do anything special, but I think the cap design...
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 49
Views: 1808

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

FWLR wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:14 am
...it's also going because of the mess they leave on the track, it's ok to a point for me, I can do some thing about it, but the Grandchildren are a different matter.

I wouldn't let them near the railway until they're potty trained.

I'll get my coat.
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 18
Views: 859

Re: Botch Idea

I've not seen the ToastRacks but I'm currently building a rake of their 3 compartment coaches (4 wheelers). Nicely produced kits, with fairly minimal instructions requiring a certain amount of common sense.
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 748

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Just finished reading said article, a great read.
by BorisSpencer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 748

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Are we seeing the results of a deal to serialise an upcoming book in GRM? :thumbleft:
by BorisSpencer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Deltang advice
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: Deltang advice

Thank you all for your help, I think I will go with Rik's suggestion of a DPDT relay (now ordered), I hadn't considered this and it will actually then replace the existing direction switch so will keep the rewiring to a minimum.
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Deltang advice
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: Deltang advice

Cheers Rik, I thought I'd read all your pages! I must have missed or forgotten that one, and also some of the informative links that lead from it. I originally considered using 3-legged LEDs, but never had any intention of using remote control, obviously in hindsight a poor decision. The one saving ...
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Deltang advice
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: Deltang advice

Hi Tom, The problem is that I have used 2-legged bi-colour LEDs, when you put a current across them one way they light up yellow, and when you reverse the polarity they light red. This means with simple on-off locos I have wired them to the motor terminals, but with the Deltang they provide 4 termin...
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Deltang advice
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: Deltang advice

In response to my own question I wonder if it will be easier to change over to three-legged bi-colour LEDs.