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Friday, 27 May 2011

10 inches in 2 Minutes


Model Rail Magazine's Sentinel, taking around 2  minutes to traverse a mere 10 inches (that 25cm in new money) in the sidings at Combwich.

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  1. Is this running on DC or DCC? Thanks

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  2. DC, a good feedback controller, well laid spotless track and wheels is all you need.

    If you don't have these things DCC might be better, but a feed back controller works in a similar fashion adjusting the power to the loco in the event of uneven pickup.

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  3. Interesting and hugely impressive, something to show people who say you have to have DCC to achieve good slow running!
    Is it also a PWM controller or 'just' a feedback one? You can tell us the maker if you like!!

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  4. It's just a bog standard Gaugemaster handheld unit. Cost about the same as a DCC chip!

    I can see the point of DCC is one has a huge layout and 100's of new locos. But much of my stuff would be tricky to modify and on a branchline one is unlikely to have more than a couple of emgines.

    I see alot of DCC layouts, the operators always get into a mess forgetting numbers and locos forgetting what's been progreammed into them.

    Then I think of all the money I've saved - happy times!

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  5. What puts me off DCC is would you ever know that you've got all those CV's set correctly...

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  6. Firstly may I thank you for your quick replies.
    Can I also say, though I've yet to see one of your layouts in the flesh, the pictures of your layouts are inspirational. I suspect your modelling skills are only matched by your photographic ones!

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  7. CV? That's one of those things you need when applying for a job? No idea what they have to do with model trains;-)

    Good layouts? nah, I just have control over what bits not to photograph!

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