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  1. I hope you find a very suitable new property and the changeover goes smoothly, Don't desert OO when the time comes.
  2. No excuse needed: rule number 1 applies! I do like your reasoning though.
  3. The Dynamis Command Station seems to have a choice of track connections, either plug in, or screw terminals in a green connector. My Z21 unit uses a similar but probably smaller green connector and I once discovered a tiny single strand of multi-core flex was touching the opposite side resulting in a short. I suggest you examine this very carefully, with a magnifying glass if necessary. If the problem is not there, check the other end of the cable as well. Hope this helps.
  4. An awe-inspiring video, as well as the still shots. It shows just how good a OO garden railway can be. I'm not too sure about the height of the walls on the viaduct. I don't think they should be lowered enough for an unfortunate 1:76 p/way man to accidentally topple over. It is nice to see as much of the trains as possible but please don't lower the walls too much.
  5. Coastal DCC, in Ipswich and various exhibitions, seem to have them in stock for £19.50 https://www.coastaldcc.co.uk/products/accessory-decoders/slow-motion/
  6. I've just realised that putting the image of the moving sign might be against forum policy. If that is the case Mick, I do apologise and would not be offended if you removed it. Chris has a dummy monitor at the end of Platform 4 (and possibly elsewhere) and I thought a working display could add something extra. Perhaps I should confirm that I have no connection with Train-Tech although I do admire their products, They are also very nice people! Like Mick, I was sorry to learn about Saturday's disaster and congratulate you on repairing the damage so quickly.
  7. Isn't that wonderful train shed view just crying out for a Train-Tech illuminated moving sign!
  8. Mick, even if your railway is “only” single track it sits so naturally in your garden and I hope one day to have something approaching it in quality. With so much of it at or near ground level it is inevitable that it will always be a work in progress.
  9. I imagine Griff means 20 degrees Fahrenheit which is the way they measure in USA. That's minus -6.666667degrees Celcius/Centigrade. Zero degrees C = 32 degrees F (freezing/melting point of water/ice) End of physics lesson! 😊
  10. I was thinking varnish might highlight the inevitable dust which will land on it. Paint would hide the contrasting piece of timber on the door and could be used on the electric conduit as well: not sure which would be the least expensive.
  11. Personally, I think I would use paint, but not a dark colour, to make the different textures more uniform. Perhaps paint the ceiling white for maximum lightness. It's definitely looking good and snug.
  12. Looks like you’ve thought of everything. Very impressive. I hope the double track portal meets your expectations and arrives soon.
  13. If you plan to fix it further inside the shed, why not put a vertical lifting shutter behind it, which when dropped would keep wildlife out? You will definitely need some protection from invading mice and such like. Even if you have a door outside I think two levels of defence would be good.
  14. I do have to admit that it looks lovely! Keep the 00 though.
  15. I was concerned that you might have difficulty keeping a good power connection outdoors with sectional track. The Kato and Roco track does not seem to lend itself to soldering dropper wires to a bus supply. I see that Kato supply feeder connectors but that still just relies on a mechanical connection. The general consensus seems to be that all power supplies should be soldered to the rails on outdoor electric railways but I should be delighted if this can be proved unnecessary.
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