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by Dave Noble
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Radio-Controlled Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: Radio-Controlled Locos

You are quite right about the 'lifesign' signal, we have looked into this and it is part of the recommendations in Turnout, so it's covered. And yes, the cut off must work directly on the motors, not just the signal to the speed controller. Shorting the motors might be unnecessary, a rapid rather th...
by Dave Noble
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Radio-Controlled Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: Radio-Controlled Locos

Thanks for the feedback. I want to make it clear that we are not looking for problems here, we just want to assess whether there is a perceived problem, or not, and if so to put in place a simple solution to it. If we agree amongst ourselves that there is'nt a problem, then we don't need a solution....
by Dave Noble
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Radio-Controlled Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: Radio-Controlled Locos

Hi Holger,

Thanks, that sounds like a distinct possibility, but it's all new to me, I'm not into electronics at all. If it achieves the result we are looking for, it will do.

I'll do some investigating.

Dave.
by Dave Noble
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Brent House rally
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Brent House rally

Nigel, I, like you, do not live on Facebook, though I do have a rarely used account. I tried to get the video onto this site without using the Facebook link but can see no way of doing that without getting a copy of it directly from Mike, I may have to try that. I didn't realise it would not be view...
by Dave Noble
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Film show
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Film show

Some of you may have heard of Rob Foxon who travels around giving film shows, often on railways. His current tour calls at the Rolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby, at 7.30 on Thursday 19th April. The show is titled Carrying the Load, Freight Trains. There is also a film on the Merry go Round, and...
by Dave Noble
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Brent House rally
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Brent House rally

I could only make it for the Saturday, but it was most enjoyable, good weather and good company. Sufficient locos to keep the track running, but always space for more.

https://www.facebook.com/mike.lock.7/vi ... 545516501/

Hope you don't mind me hijacking your video Mike.
by Dave Noble
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Shildon 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3760

Re: Shildon 2018

It's along time ago now, but I did mention, to some of you track builders at least, that it would be really useful to rout a slot (8mm sq or so) across the bottom of some track panels so that we can put the signal cables under them. If you have, then it would be useful to mark them as such. I just d...
by Dave Noble
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Shildon 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3760

Re: Shildon 2018

I believe Ben has it. I hope Ben has it!
by Dave Noble
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Shildon 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3760

Re: Shildon 2018

I believe Ben has it. I hope Ben has it!

Dave.
by Dave Noble
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Shildon 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3760

Re: Shildon 2018

Many thanks Eddie, that's two out of four sorted.
by Dave Noble
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Shildon 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3760

Re: Shildon 2018

If you have finished a single arm home or distant signal, and are coming to Shildon, could you please let me know as we currently need a couple of each to use at the event. Thanks.
by Dave Noble
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Oops, can't completely delete an accidentally submitted post apparently.
by Dave Noble
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

It's that time of year again, mad panic before Shildon. Ben suggested I post something on my progress with the latest signal. To make things quicker, I decided to have a go at a colour light signal, after all there's nothing to them, mistake. My earliest drawings are dated 1974, by which time health...
by Dave Noble
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Durbar plating
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: Durbar plating

As no-one seemed able to help, I've had some etched in stainless. It's soft soldered to the signal platform frame, and using phosphoric acid flux it tinned without any trouble at all. The bolt heads are 10BA.

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by Dave Noble
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Shildon 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3760

Re: Shildon 2018

The latest, latest layout.
by Dave Noble
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Shildon 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3760

Re: Shildon 2018

A requirement by the museum is that we must man all our level crossings whenever trains are running. This is something we must do as it is a condition of attending. Therefore, everyone attending will be required to spend some time manning level crossings, it should only be half an hour or so at any ...
by Dave Noble
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Durbar plating
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Durbar plating

I need some 5" gauge Durbar plating for a current project. Does anyone know where I can get any? I tried the Tamiya stuff, nicely etched, but far too coarse. If there is no current supplier, I can get some etched on 1/2mm nickel silver at £25 for a piece 300 x 150mm (plus carriage) if anyone else is...
by Dave Noble
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turnout 68
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Turnout 68

You will have noticed that Turnout 68 has not arrived, yet. One problem is the usual lack of articles, but also, the committee has inexplicably lost it's e-mails. I had downloaded some from my editor e-mail, but there may still have been some on there when they disappeared. Therefore, if you have su...
by Dave Noble
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Shildon 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3760

Re: Shildon 2018

Eddie, Noble yard hasn't so much been dumped as put on hold. After the performance of signals and sections this year, we felt the only way forward was to take a step backwards and make things as simple as reasonably possible until we have a system which actually works at an event, rather than just o...
by Dave Noble
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: 2018 Events
Topic: Shildon 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3760

Re: Shildon 2018

Here's the track plan as promised. I've split it into two to try and improve the resolution. As you will see, we have a loop along the back (the dark side) as it proved impossible to get one along by the window. left.jpg right.jpg The plan is to run from say Shildon yard, around the circuit a few ti...