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by Chris Cairns
Sat May 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: forwards/backwards RC

Thanks Tom.

I purposely do not do email notifications.

Was not aware the image limit was only 500 KB, have now posted an image that works.

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by Chris Cairns
Sat May 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Excelsior RC battery charging
Replies: 26
Views: 590

Re: Accucraft Excelsior RC battery charging

Hi Andrew, That is incredible bad luck. You can get plugs for servo wires, but an easier option is to get a new male servo lead & solder splice it onto your current servo leads? I would definitely renew the switch harness (if you remove the receiver from the bunker you should be able to hold a new s...
by Chris Cairns
Sat May 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: forwards/backwards RC

Sorry for the delay Nigel / Andrew - I do not get notification emails & usually view the Forum without logging in so missed your postings. Nigel, your photo does indeed show that the reverser is out of timing. The scribed line should be flush with the valve block face whilst in reverse so needs to b...
by Chris Cairns
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Servo Tester & Planet T5 Failsafe
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Servo Tester & Planet T5 Failsafe

Was having problems with the reverser servo on my Roundhouse Atlantic, so bought one of those cheap servo testers for diagnosis. A no thrills handheld video showing how it works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkeU542OtPs The potentiometer on the output shaft is faulty, so fitted a replacement serv...
by Chris Cairns
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: forwards/backwards RC

If you need it, Planet T5 manual available here - https://www.manualslib.com/manual/929200/Planet-T5.html Planet T5 Transmitter.jpg Switch on top of transmitter is for Channel 5, so will not affect your reverser channel. The manual trims on the T5 transmitter are notorious for being inadvertenty mov...
by Chris Cairns
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Ragleth - fitting RC
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Accucraft Ragleth - fitting RC

The forward, neutral & reverse positions of the reverser lever are fixed using an M2 bolt which goes into the appropriate slot.

Accucraft Ragleth 06B.jpg

So either unscrew or fully remove that M2 bolt. Job Done.

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 201
Views: 100480

Re: eBay madness

The Taliesin Mk2 is only £2150 for R/C, and although closed at present Roundhouse are taking orders.

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by Chris Cairns
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse TX issues
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Roundhouse TX issues

Your title says TX issues, but the content says issues with RH RXs? If it is the TX that is not powering up then ignore the rest of this reply. I picked up a pre-owned Little John. When it arrived the loco was dead so I tried charging it with the supplied Axtronics smart charger. It went through the...
by Chris Cairns
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Widening back to backs
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Widening back to backs

Rik, I pointed out this Topic to David Hippey (Mr HGLW) - if you get in contact with him he will sort you out. Thank You. When I tried to remove one of these MDF axleboxes with a sharp knife it actually shred a little (like paper) but was still re-usable. My understanding is these HGLW wheel sets ar...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Caradoc
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Accucraft Caradoc

eMail contact for Accucraft UK at present - https://www.accucraft.uk.com/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-update-office-closure/ https://www.accucraft.uk.com/products/hexagonal-headed-screws/ As GTB states above they are soft and easily stripped. The nut spinners supplied with the locos are not much cop...
by Chris Cairns
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 13
Views: 2569

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

It will be featured in Garden Rail 305 January 2020.

This is the photo Garden Rail posted on Facebook. I guess it is a Penrhyn Quarry version with that upside down coupling!
Mamod Hunslet.jpg
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by Chris Cairns
Mon May 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: ACCUCRAFT L&B OPEN WAGON IN L&BR GREY
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: ACCUCRAFT L&B OPEN WAGON IN L&BR GREY

I have a rake of Accucraft L & B stock which is my go anywhere in any weather stock set to 32mm gauge. SMET May 2019 01s.JPG I ran it yesterday at the SMET Open Day - forecast was for heavy rain at the beginning but fortunately it was just light showers. SMET May 2019 02s.JPG On this layout the trac...
by Chris Cairns
Mon May 27, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Trims on Radio Control
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Trims on Radio Control

Radio controlled regulators on Roundhouse locos not fully shutting off has been a regular occurrence in both the West & East of Scotland 16mm NGM groups. We've had to change a few internal 'O' rings (available from the factory). Many of the loco manuals (not the Millie one) including the following i...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dual Gauge Peco SM32 Track
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: Dual Gauge Peco SM32 Track

angr607 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:21 pm
What were the costs like?
Peco SL-802 rail chairs - £5.62 per pack of 100
Peco IL-8 Code 200 rail - £18.95 per pack of 6 lengths
E.M.A. Model Supplies PLASTIC WELD - £3.50 from trader at show

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by Chris Cairns
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 201
Views: 100480

Re: eBay madness

and it's not the original box...It's a plain white one..... Actually that probably is its original box, as not all BMS stock comes in the coloured boxes. I purchased a R19-24D – W & L SHEEP WAGON BAUXITE, DATA ONLY direct from Accucraft at a Llanfair C show, a R19-9B – L& B BOGIE GOODS VAN – DATA O...