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by hobby boy
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motors
Replies: 44
Views: 3571

Re: Point motors

Quick update, The surface mounted point motors work perfecf when not attatched to the track :? :? There are faulty Surface Mounted motors around as i got a faulty one. It works on its own but isn't strong enough to power the point. The best thing to do is take it back to the shop and buy a peco sur...
by hobby boy
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Andrew's garage layout - Hookstoke Junction
Replies: 122
Views: 20561

Re: Andrew's garage layout - Hookstoke Junction

UPDATE TIME!!!!
Painting of the road has now started and the scatter is ready to go down. I'll put pictures up once more work is done (hopefully soon)

Andrew
by hobby boy
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: what cable for soldering to track?
Replies: 21
Views: 2294

Re: what cable for soldering to track?

If you are interested, I've found some suitable leaded solder with flux that doesn't need cleaning. Leaded Solder
by hobby boy
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Locomotive depot N
Replies: 12
Views: 1314

Re: Locomotive depot N

That locomotive shed/depot looks as though it needs to be on a layout :D . Is the light coming from the shed a Yellow LED or is it a bulb?

Andrew
by hobby boy
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Extremly anoying 00 Gauge problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2441

Re: Extremly anoying 00 Gauge problem

Make sure that the controller is plugged into the power clip and that is plugged into the track, preferably in a curve that is away from the points and is not trapped by points. If you've checked these, make sure there isn't a bit of metal on the track as it would short the controller instantly. And...
by hobby boy
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HORNBY skalelighting PROBLEMS
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: HORNBY skalelighting PROBLEMS

Flashbang wrote:You could use a 12 volt PSU such as the Hornby C990 which will allow 0.8Amp (800ma)

Actually it is 16 volts ac.
by hobby boy
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Road Surfaces
Replies: 32
Views: 6295

Re: Road Surfaces

what about the scalescenes roads??? that way you can have as many as you want.

Andrew
by hobby boy
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HORNBY skalelighting PROBLEMS
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: HORNBY skalelighting PROBLEMS

i don't think it will short out the select as the power strip has an onboard fuse, if it does short it out, use a seperate power supply of about 16volts dc (like a hornby older train controller and transformer) or get a hornby 4amp power supply for the select.

Andrew
by hobby boy
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: hornby surface mounted point motor
Replies: 37
Views: 4488

Re: hornby surface mounted point motor

i think it is about 1/0.2 wire in the point motors as it kept slipping out of my terminal block. The 7/0.2 wire stays in fine.

Andrew
by hobby boy
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: hornby surface mounted point motor
Replies: 37
Views: 4488

Re: hornby surface mounted point motor

I thought that i should point out that the attached wires on the hornby surface mounted point motors aren't as thick as 7/0.2 wire. it is much much thinner. On the normal point motors, they are 7/0.2 to 16/0.2

Andrew
by hobby boy
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Senic lighting help.
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Senic lighting help.

Maplins is a good source of LEDs, the lucky bags are quite good, but it will be better for you to get the velleman value pack as the LEDs are the same
http://www.maplin.co.uk

Andrew
by hobby boy
Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: hornby percy and toby dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 2314

Re: hornby percy and toby dying?

daleks04 wrote:and toby at the end of august, could he have possibly gone for soem work done to him or a re-model?? :D

Lets just hope this time they've got the scale right.

Andrew
by hobby boy
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Senic lighting help.
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Senic lighting help.

Actually LEDs run on dc, if you want to run them on ac, you'll have to put a diode in series with it before the resistor to make it dc. Remember, on dc, the short leg goes to the " - " and the longer leg goes to the " + "terminal. Andrew This is not always the case.... some of t...
by hobby boy
Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Help Needed, Lima GWR Small Prairie Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Help Needed, Lima GWR Small Prairie Parts

new railway modellers do spare parts like gears, motors, buffers, etc. Try them if you can't get them locally. Website NRM Shop spares

Andrew
by hobby boy
Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Senic lighting help.
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Senic lighting help.

Actually LEDs run on dc, if you want to run them on ac, you'll have to put a diode in series with it before the resistor to make it dc. Remember, on dc, the short leg goes to the "-" and the longer leg goes to the "+"terminal.

Andrew

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