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Ericm0hff

Signature: if it works first time, you did something wrong!

Bio: budding author, - r/c model designer/flyer, - scuba diver, - photographer, - radio ham, metal-detecting, - coming back into model railways after a 30 year break.

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Ericm0hff

6185 posts

Not really, B.B. A cub is a notoriously difficult model to fly, despite it's appearance.

For a re-starter, or a total novice, I'd advise a Wot 4, or a Tundra. Both fairly 'tame', and moderately crash-proof, but with the ability to indulge in mild aerobatics, once you know how!

But that is straying very wide of the off-topic topics!

if it works first time, you did something wrong!

Ericm0hff

6185 posts

One important point I missed, you said a 4' x 5' layout. - Do you have access all the way around, or a 'bob-hole' in the middle? You cannot reach across four feet if something happens!

Approximately the furthest you can reach over a board is 2'6", or you risk damaging things at the front.

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Ericm0hff

6185 posts

First off, are you using analogue or DCC? I'd assume analogue, but recently so many posts have been in the wrong section!

Second - you say you have a gradient, on a fairly small layout. Have you checked if your locomotives will even go up a climb that steep? Very few will, and certainly not when towing much of a train behind them!

Third, without being able to see your track plan, we can't really help a lot with your main question about possible problems. If you post a drawing of all the track, or a photo, then we can take this further.

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Ericm0hff

6185 posts

And the UK, too, Bulleid.

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Some prices are £ and some are $ - - it depends on which warehouse stock you are looking at!  As I put before, select UK and sterling!

If the item you are looking at/for in the UK warehouse, is not in stock, it rolls-over to where there are some. You have to watch for that, re delivery times.

if it works first time, you did something wrong!

Ericm0hff

6185 posts

WTD, but that's on an eye-pad! The o/p was asking about 'real' desk-top type computers!  Cool

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Ericm0hff

6185 posts

Try the PP3 test.

if it works first time, you did something wrong!

Ericm0hff

6185 posts

None of my 'live' links ever works. I can copy and paste them no problem, but if I use the chain button, I sit staring at a blank white screen, and nothing else happens until I close the page and start again.

Windows 7 64, firefox, and Avira anti-virus, if that is of any significance. (FF updated yet again today, and Win 7 yesterday).

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Ericm0hff

6185 posts

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/downloads/service-sheets/

if it works first time, you did something wrong!

Ericm0hff

6185 posts

You might find Faller and Preiser figures will suit, too.

if it works first time, you did something wrong!

Ericm0hff

6185 posts

Like lots of other things, you are supposed to know already!  Tongue Out

Manuals are written by the people who built the thing, and they forget that ordinary folk ask questions that seem obvious to the builder! 

if it works first time, you did something wrong!

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