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Posted on: Yesterday, 09:17 AM


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I'd say you've got a pretty good match in that photo thumbsup.gif

Our local line was electrified recently and whilst the masts etc are very different, the wiring connections look very similar and I don't think they bother with insulation on the connection wires. It looks like they just bend it to ensure the necessary air gap separation to avoid flash over and leave it at that.

In your situation I think I would add the feed wire for the transformer posts because they have that very obvious pair of insulators at the top - power arrives but where does it go? My guess is that the wire attaches to the top of catenary a few feet from the support boom. Other feed points are less obvious so few will miss them if they aren't there.

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  Forum: On My Layout · Post Preview: #646343 · Replies: 64 · Views: 9,259

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Posted on: 11 Jul 2020, 16:56


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I agree that it looks oversize but I am not familiar with how that type of catenary was wired so I can't say it's wrong. A photographic reference is your best bet.

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  Forum: On My Layout · Post Preview: #646339 · Replies: 64 · Views: 9,259

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Posted on: 9 Jul 2020, 15:31


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My only thought on the height of the catenary wire is clearance at level crossings for high side vehicles.

Your installation looks good.

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  Forum: On My Layout · Post Preview: #646301 · Replies: 64 · Views: 9,259

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Posted on: 7 Jul 2020, 15:34


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Fascinating.
Sanding that 3D Primt made a big difference.

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  Forum: Z scale · Post Preview: #646259 · Replies: 14 · Views: 500

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Posted on: 4 Jul 2020, 12:31


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I am definitely interested in seeing your photos, particularly the continental ones. I am fascinated by how far and wide locos and rolling stock from different countries travel. Is there any railway company whose coaches travel as widely as the OBB? I've seen OBB coaches in Antwerp and Venice.

I will be watching out for how the traffic changes over the years and how long the locos stay in service.

I am happy with a 'pot luck' approach so hopping about year to year does not bother me. Not sure about whether to separate out the British photos. It would be interesting to see how they compare in mostly diesel, fixed unit Britain with electric shunted Europe. Or maybe the photos will show my preconceptions are wrong wink.gif.

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  Forum: Prototype · Post Preview: #646185 · Replies: 15 · Views: 599

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Posted on: 2 Jul 2020, 16:57


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This is going to be an interesting topic thumbsup.gif

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  Forum: Prototype · Post Preview: #646145 · Replies: 15 · Views: 599

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Posted on: 20 Jun 2020, 08:00


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That's a good looking model thumbsup.gif

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  Forum: HO & International · Post Preview: #645949 · Replies: 1158 · Views: 87,249

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Posted on: 14 Jun 2020, 12:16


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Yup - it's definitely fixed for the side of the forum software. I know this because the problem's still there on the admin side sad.gif.

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  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #645813 · Replies: 35 · Views: 2,263

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Posted on: 13 Jun 2020, 20:36


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Just re-enabled IPv6 on my Wifi connection.
Disconnected
Reconnected
https://www.whatismyip.com/
It said I had an IPv6 address as well as an IPv4.
Logged in here and it was ok.

Previously the existence of the IPv6 would produce the dreaded "IPv4 address error message".

So it looks fixed to me.

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  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #645799 · Replies: 35 · Views: 2,263

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Posted on: 10 Jun 2020, 15:33


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And just to muddy the waters even more, some manufacturers will reduce the scale of long vehicles so that they will run within the confines of a trainset sized space. Modern continental carriages often fall victim to this. A true HO (1:87) modern continental coach model will measure 303mm over the buffers.

For example this Roco ICE-1 intermediate coach is listed as being 1:100 and therefore only 264mm long.
https://www.roco.cc/en/product/228358-0-0-0...0/products.html
In defence of Roco on this particular product, it is an old Fleischmann design and it's also considerably cheaper than more recent full size models.

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Posted on: 31 May 2020, 08:25


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The workaround is to to switch off IPv6 on the network connection he is using to connect to the Internet.

Approximate instructions for a Windows PC

* Go to network settings on the PC
* Select 'Change Adapter Options
* Select the adapter which is connected to the Internet.
* Right click and select 'Properties'
* Scroll down the list and uncheck 'Internet Protocol version 6 (TCP/IPv6)

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  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #645561 · Replies: 5 · Views: 469

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Posted on: 26 May 2020, 16:12


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Thanks for the info! Most helpful smile.gif

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  Forum: Tracks, Layouts & Scenery · Post Preview: #645503 · Replies: 16 · Views: 1,220

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Posted on: 25 May 2020, 15:10


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I ended up switching off IPv6 on my laptop as the only reliable way of getting access. I agree with RFS that the forum software is having a problem when there is an IPv6 address present.
As for escalation, I have stated that there is a problem in two places and had no response

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  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #645491 · Replies: 35 · Views: 2,263

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Posted on: 14 May 2020, 17:50


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Despite having a large number of electric locos I have no intention of installing catenary on my layout but I do have plans for some tunnels and some pantographs will spring up from time to time so I have given some thought about what precaution I might take at tunnel portals. One thought I had was to rig up some code 75 rail to act as a kind of Armco to dip the pantograph under the portal. No idea if it will work.

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  Forum: Tracks, Layouts & Scenery · Post Preview: #645355 · Replies: 16 · Views: 1,220

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Posted on: 12 May 2020, 17:15


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I imagine that where the 'old' and 'new' catenaries run parallel, there's some kind of clip which keeps them a small distance apart so that the pantographs move smoothly from one to the other.

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  Forum: Tracks, Layouts & Scenery · Post Preview: #645299 · Replies: 16 · Views: 1,220

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Posted on: 12 May 2020, 17:10


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In a word 'No'

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  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #645297 · Replies: 35 · Views: 2,263

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Posted on: 10 May 2020, 12:37


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Quite likely as I am with BT and they have a large share of the broadband market.

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  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #645239 · Replies: 35 · Views: 2,263

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Posted on: 10 May 2020, 08:40


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Thanks for that Robert, I'll pass it on.

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Posted on: 9 May 2020, 12:42


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Sounds like the Forum software is having a problem with IPv6. I know that sometimes my 'external' IP address is IPv6 and at other times is IPv4. No idea what determines, I guess it's down to something my ISP does, that but it hasn't been a problem in the past.

David
PS - This post is via WiFi. I had switched off this laptop while working on a project in the garage. Now, freshly powered up, all is well - for the moment.
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Posted on: 9 May 2020, 08:19


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It's not working for me today, this is coming via a 4G link from my phone. Clearly nothing was done at the Forum end, just my connection must have changed somehow.

I will report it again sad.gif.

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  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #645203 · Replies: 35 · Views: 2,263

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Posted on: 8 May 2020, 16:57


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Don't think this will help but have you tried flushing the browser cache to force the browser to fetch a new page from the server?

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  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #645191 · Replies: 35 · Views: 2,263

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Posted on: 8 May 2020, 16:55


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Ok so the rail com is on.
Can you make POM adjustments on another decoder, preferably one you have adjusted before?

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  Forum: ECoS Resources · Post Preview: #645189 · Replies: 9 · Views: 656

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Posted on: 8 May 2020, 07:55


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I am connected via my home WiFi this morning so it looks like someone reacted to the report I made last night.

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  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #645175 · Replies: 35 · Views: 2,263

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Posted on: 7 May 2020, 18:34


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It's in one of the settings menus on the controller. Somewhere near the bit that reports the current consumption.

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Posted on: 7 May 2020, 18:33


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I've been unable to connect all week. I am currently using my phone as a 4G hotspot.

I'm not having problems with any other website so my guess is the Forum software too.

I'm going to report it to the powers that be.

David
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