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by SimonWood
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 183
Views: 15706

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Andrew wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:57 am
I couldn't resist making a start on the cladding yesterday evening, starting with the stone base and moving on to the weatherboarding:
That's looking superb.

A duck on the step would be a fine feature, I think! (At least until the cat arrives.)
by SimonWood
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2292
Views: 319798

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

That looks terrific, Peter! A finely detailed wagon, and beautifully finished.
ge_rik wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:24 am
Those kits do look good. Are they 32mm gauge only?
Most of the stock is available in 32 or 45mm, but the option to have the tool wagon as a kit is (or was in June) 32mm only.
by SimonWood
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Talyllyn Railway
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: Talyllyn Railway

Why did the train reverse at Dolgoch and then re-enter the station? I wasn't there in '17, but I was on the Garden Railway special at the last Llechfan Beer Festival, and the same thing happened - so that photographers (and videographers like Tony!) could hop out and take their shots of the train o...
by SimonWood
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Servo jitter and crosstalk
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Servo jitter and crosstalk

I would replace the battery, are you using single cells or a pack? If you are using AA or AAA batteries then you might have a dodge battery in the mix. Rx I'm using 4 AAs in a holder for testing, I will be using 4 AAAs or a pack when it's all done. So maybe next thing is I switch to the AAAs and te...
by SimonWood
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Servo jitter and crosstalk
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Servo jitter and crosstalk

tom_tom_go wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 pm
So when the batteries are fully charged you get the jitter?
I do, but it's distinctly less jittery than it was before.
by SimonWood
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Servo jitter and crosstalk
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Servo jitter and crosstalk

tom_tom_go wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Did you try a different battery?
No, that's the odd thing. Same batteries in Rx and Tx. I'd borrowed the Rx batteries for something else so I recharged them. But I'd just given them a full charge before testing it last time...
by SimonWood
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Servo jitter and crosstalk
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Servo jitter and crosstalk

Brief update: With new (s/h) Rx102 from tom_tom_go there's no crosstalk. In fact there's no crosstalk anymore with the original receiver. This is puzzling, as I haven't changed anything other than leaving it in a cupboard for several weeks, but hey it works. Plus I've now got a receiver for my next ...
by SimonWood
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 33
Views: 2595

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

A classic example of the maxim that the character of the thing is what makes a good model more than exact dimensional accuracy. It certainly has the utilitarian chunky appearance of the 2MT. That's definitely what I find appealing. I am really enjoying these semi-scale BR models - a wonderful bit o...
by SimonWood
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Servo jitter and crosstalk
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Servo jitter and crosstalk

Thanks for the replies - today has shot by without a chance to have another play with this problem. I haven't got a spare Tx battery to hand, but I recharged the Rx batteries. Then my next steps will be (a) get another Rx102 as I need another one anyway, and then I can compare directly by swapping, ...
by SimonWood
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Hudswell Clarke Battery Electric Loco
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Re: Hudswell Clarke Battery Electric Loco

I made three in case one etch failed, but all three came out OK so I stuck the last one to the controller. 5.jpg The controller is a bit prototype looking, being unfinished 3D printed parts. It is supposed to be reminiscent of the control panel on the loco itself, and it ended up fitting in the han...
by SimonWood
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Servo jitter and crosstalk
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Servo jitter and crosstalk

Thanks for the replies! Have you done anything to the RX antenna? No - or at least, not intentionally. Does it happen with servos and receiver just connected on the bench (i.e. outside of the loco). It's not likely to be faulty servo. It is not a normal behaviour. It still happens on the bench. I've...
by SimonWood
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Servo jitter and crosstalk
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Servo jitter and crosstalk

I've fitted RC to a couple of batter locos, but I'm basically new to it and haven't used servos before. I've been working on the RC for my Regner Konrad. and have hooked up the servos (Tower MG90S) to the receiver, a Deltang Rx 102. Everything works, but the servos jitter - it's hard to see, but it'...
by SimonWood
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, December 2019 -TWO DAYS LEFT!
Replies: 19
Views: 1978

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, December 2019 - 3 WEEKS LEFT!

KjellAn wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Freight Train …
What a feast of rust and decay! Superb.
by SimonWood
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2292
Views: 319798

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Honestly, Peter, when I was looking at the chapel on Saturday, I noticed the peeling paint and thought it was something you'd done deliberately. I was actually going to ask how you'd done it! The crack looks good too. The brilliant thing about your construction methods is that nature is now doing th...
by SimonWood
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: New arrival on the GWLR
Replies: 18
Views: 3311

Re: New arrival on the GWLR

Good to know the issues are with assembly. I've been impressed by the quality of the Essel chassis I've seen. The Boulton's still looking good to me, look forward to seeing the changes you've made.