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  1. Glad you got 10001 sorted. The 20 and 68 look and sound great, with nicely matched coach stock.
  2. One of the few benefits of the ZTC 511/611 is that it only takes 4 keys to be pressed to change it from DCC to DC control (or vice versa) so it can always be connected to my test track. It's nowhere near as user friendly as the Z21 system apart from that though. I hope you soon sort out the problem.
  3. I'm just wondering whether you were able to test them both on DC before you fitted the chips. Frustrating I know but I might be tempted to remove 10001's decoder and see if the stuttering still occurs with pure DC. If it does, it's probably one of the causes you suggested.
  4. The retailer in question is currently in a well publicised dispute with Bachmann and has not received any stock from them for some time. Perhaps they are listing stock at full RRP in order to maintain a broad range. They won't be giving them away if they can't obtain replacements. Just a thought but I may be off the mark.😊
  5. I hope you find a very suitable new property and the changeover goes smoothly, Don't desert OO when the time comes.
  6. No excuse needed: rule number 1 applies! I do like your reasoning though.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Coastal DCC, in Ipswich and various exhibitions, seem to have them in stock for Β£19.50 https://www.coastaldcc.co.uk/products/accessory-decoders/slow-motion/
  10. 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.
  11. Isn't that wonderful train shed view just crying out for a Train-Tech illuminated moving sign!
  12. Mick, even if your railway is β€œonly” 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.
  13. 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! 😊
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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