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by Busted Bricks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Gang Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: TVT - Gang Motor

I usually find these small gear motors are very quiet. Does the speed control use low frequency switching? That can generate some noise in the drivetrain.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Gang Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: TVT - Gang Motor

If it is noisy then you have some end float in the axle which causes the gears to not mesh properly.

Very nice build!
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laser cutting info for modellers
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Laser cutting info for modellers

Cost is always going to be on the high side for one-of job. I'm cutting skips for a customer today and as he has ordered 10 sets, the cost per set works out very reasonable. Postage is also a tricky one. The bands are 0-1kg, 1-5kg, 5-10kg and 10-20kg. Each band only goes up by a couple of quid. I ha...
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laser cutting info for modellers
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Laser cutting info for modellers

Tracked shipping was £16. It just sneaked past 1kg. For just a few quid more I could have shipped 20kg! £14 was for cutting and material. I normally charge £12 for setup cost per sheet thickness but this was a special offer for the locobuilders Yahoo group members, where I would waive the setup char...
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laser cutting info for modellers
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Laser cutting info for modellers

Here are some loco chassis parts I recently cut for a UK modeller. 2mm mild steel. Total cost of £14 excluding postage.
locoparts1 small.jpg
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The West Lancashire Light Railway..My local little railway line..
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: The West Lancashire Light Railway..My local little railway line..

I have put it on Youtube. It is unlisted but you can view it via this link:
https://youtu.be/irMI_t35lII
by Busted Bricks
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Boilers
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Boilers

I think Tony Bird might have made one. He's on here IIRC and also on the Cracker Facebook group.
by Busted Bricks
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Boilers
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Boilers

It's just a horisontal tube attached to a vertical tube really. Here is a video of a loco with a t-boiler.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EzyPbycHaA
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: The SOL project
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: The SOL project

The diode should go between the cell and the solar panel but if you are still using the board that might not be necessary. I'd probably get rid of the board and just wire the cell to the panel and diode, then use a DPDT switch for the motor so it just runs off the cell.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: The SOL project
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: The SOL project

What diode did you use? It should be a Schottky diode with a low drop in forward voltage. A standard diode has a drop of 0.7volts. Adding one more solar panel would improve things as well - it is a very small one you have. Having an multi-meter and knowing how to use it is useful when you are playin...
by Busted Bricks
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 37
Views: 982

Re: Early retirement

Jim wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:58 pm

Ossy loco? I thought Dave lives in the land of Kiwi?

Phil
Think "wagging cylinders" ;)
by Busted Bricks
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 37
Views: 982

Re: Early retirement

Jim wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:55 pm

But what does GOL mean :scratch:

Phil
Gentleman Of Leisure?
by Busted Bricks
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Increasing amplifier output
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Increasing amplifier output

As I understand it the device you are using has a built in amplifier but it is not powerful enough? You can't just add another amp to the output. However if the is a line out (pre-amp signal) then you can hook it up to a more powerful amp. If you are limited on voltage then there are DC/DC boosters ...
by Busted Bricks
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 37
Views: 982

Re: Early retirement

dewintondave wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:06 am
I handed in my notice today, I'll be finishing on the 28th of June :thumbup:
Sharp increase in the world population of ossy locos just around the corner then?
by Busted Bricks
Thu May 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Trims on Radio Control
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Trims on Radio Control

You have the dual rate switches on the top/sides of the TX. The reduce/increase travel. The trims are next to the joysticks. All they do is adjust the center position of the servo. If you want to extend travel you need to move the pushrod out one hole in the servo arm (or fit a longer arm).