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by davidmatthewson
Sun May 17, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 66
Views: 68274

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

Fantastic work - many thanks for the inspirational pics too!
by davidmatthewson
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 66
Views: 68274

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

Be afraid, very afraid....Thanks Doug.
by davidmatthewson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 66
Views: 68274

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

These are images of the 21M chassis before I murder it by trying to put a DCC decoder in it.. In a week or so we should be able to compare & contrast..
by davidmatthewson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 66
Views: 68274

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

'A picture tells a thousand words''.. it all looks pretty tight - and very neat too.

Thanks.
by davidmatthewson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 66
Views: 68274

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

Thanks Doug - all good to know..
by davidmatthewson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 66
Views: 68274

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

Thanks for the encouraging words Doug - and the tip about filing it down. OK, last question - (for a bit!) - what's the best way to cut the bus bars to 'insert' the DCC wiring loom? Very small snips? Thanks too for the pic ref - I see what you mean about the 'ledge' over the training bogie. Sorry fo...
by davidmatthewson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 66
Views: 68274

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

I like the use of the word 'Try'.. that's what worries me!

To start with I was going to use one of the transparent bogie units, which I use with Shapeways 3D prints over them. I know space is tight - very tight..

Fingers crossed - any tips BTW?

D.
by davidmatthewson
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 66
Views: 68274

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

Oh well.. I'm going to bite the bullet and order a DCX65 from Alan at Tgauge. Com and see what I can do.. Or not!

I'll report back in a few weeks.
by davidmatthewson
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 66
Views: 68274

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

Ah... Light bulb moment! Thanks Doug. So effectively each DCC loco acts like the Blue PWC unit but in miniature and and on wheels.

Many thanks... Best explanation I've read so far.

D.
by davidmatthewson
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Using more than two sensors
Replies: 6
Views: 3856

Re: Using more than two sensors

Thanks Doug - interested to see how you get on with RFID tags- I used these a while ago for an 009 demo but ISTR they would be a bit fat for T..

David
by davidmatthewson
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 66
Views: 68274

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

Thanks again Doug... but....you mention 12v to the tracks - I thought the current Blue box T controller gave about 4v DC but 'chopped' - how do off the shelf but with DCC added T locos cope with 12V- or don't they? -

Or am I being a clutz?

David
by davidmatthewson
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: What have we here?
Replies: 4
Views: 3658

Re: What have we here?

Many thanks Doug, excellent stuff as ever. I've added a more fulsome response in the other thread you mentioned..viewtopic.php?f=10&t=525&hilit=dcc

David
by davidmatthewson
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Using more than two sensors
Replies: 6
Views: 3856

Re: Using more than two sensors

Doug

ISTR a while ago you were playing/going to play with some home brew IR sensors...did you ever get them to work?

brgds

David
by davidmatthewson
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: What have we here?
Replies: 4
Views: 3658

Re: What have we here?

Doug

I know you've been running DCC for a while so.. what recommendations do you have for an entry level controller please?

I feel a need to experiment coming on!

brgds

David
by davidmatthewson
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 31
Views: 9591

Re: Dauntsey

Seriously impressive. I guess you have a patent agreement with IDL then? I've bought stuff off them in the past and found it very interesting. Currently have a n/g round & round element on my T layout but not as neat as yours in any way! Awesome!
by davidmatthewson
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Where has everybody gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 16503

Re: Where has everybody gone?

Thanks Doug... and btw, concerning 'quiet in here' - is it possible for his forum software to send digests or email alerts when a topic has been added to or a message reply to? I know from other sites this helps keep the flow of traffic up...

best wishes

David
by davidmatthewson
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Where has everybody gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 16503

Re: Where has everybody gone?

Still here and I agree with Doug that the longevity of a proper forum is a great advantage over FB - but to be fair FB has advantages too - good for mobile devices, easy upload of photos etc - I suggest we need both really. Now has anyone got any advice about this: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/i...
by davidmatthewson
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Show Details & Reports
Topic: Model Rail Scotland 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 30785

Re: Model Rail Scotland 2017

Well deserved Doug..