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Signature: Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

Bio: RAF aircraft apprentice 1960-63, 96th Entry of Lord Trenchard's Brats, hence the handle and avatar. RAF fitter, then technician leaving as a Chief Technician multi-trade skilled in 1984 Engineer in the aircraft industry 1984-2009, mainly product support for various MoD aircraft, ending my days as Design Authority for RAF/MoD airfield arrestor gear in UK & overseas. Now retired. β-tester.

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RAF96

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Remember that live steam bodies are not made from the same plastic as normal loco bodies. They have to be heat proof.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

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Glad you got it sorted.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

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@Jimbopuff

I cannot recall ever getting a letter reminding me to renew. I would like one - or a digital message please ! Innocent

 

I trust you are not relying on Hornby reading this and rushing to send you a letter J-puff.

Is there not a direct Collectors Club contact to use. If not send an email to Adam with your concerns.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

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I have already reported in some contrast problems.

In my case it was the text vs field background in the programs progress bar that was poor.

Hopefully RM v1.70 (imminent) will have sorted these out along with the rest of our reported ailments.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

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Certainly no change to the decoders except maybe the production line is now aware of the wire off problem, but there is always old stock on traders’ shelves.

 

Just be aware if you change your default speed steps (SS) that any TTS decoders you have need 128 SS to work correctly, although they work after a fashion on any setting.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

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I read a Pinterest article about sound deadening...

Cork glue down and track ballasted over the cork - noisy

Cork not glued down and ballast kept on the cork - fairly quiet

Cork and track secured by rubber based adhesive (copydex) - quiet

No cork and/or ballast - very noisy.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

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There is no TTS decoder that is equivalent of the 0-10-0 BR94 and I doubt any of the UK whistles and other sounds will match either.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

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You may find the mat is more a hindrance than a help As it can prevent the track being laid absolutely flat which is paramount especially for points.

 

Some people just use the mat as a guide to position the track and accessories then ditch it.

 

Also have a read of the sticky post above titled Getting started with Extension Packs, which has additional information to help you.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

10450 posts


Somerset Belle whilst digital is not sound equipped.

The sounds you speak about in RM will only be heard via your PC speakers if invoked by a program that also runs the engine. Try running the sample programs in the pull down at top of screen for examples.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

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I say again Jacob...

Read and understand what is writ before jumping in with both feet, else you compound the serial numpty effect.

Your misplaced answers try my patience and do you no great favours.

...and do not say ‘sorry’.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

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