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by UK_Apollo
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Problem With 75005.
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Re: Problem With 75005.

I had the same problem with my 75005. The good news is that it's easily solved. The front tension lock coupler pushes too deeply into it's socket when inserted fully, such that it presses against the front bogie axle stopping it from turning freely. Pull the coupler out slightly and the wheels will ...
by UK_Apollo
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New track plan - Despair turns to hope!
Replies: 16
Views: 4609

Re: New track plan - Dispair

Hi LNERman, My layout is 8 x 5'. I have a couple of continuous loops, a branch line terminus, 'inglenook' type sidings and a fiddle yard with an access well in the middle (ish) running on DC. Sound familiar?! Is it perfect or even particularly prototypical? No. Is it packed a little densely? Yes. Am...
by UK_Apollo
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8966

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

Ask your friends and family for the power supply...I had about 5 of the things lying around, all at different voltages. Camera's, phone's, joysticks, etc all use them and eventually get thrown away. I've just checked what I'm using - it's 7Vdc, 300mA. I'm lighting up 22 of the 12V LED's and they're ...
by UK_Apollo
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8966

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

I used these LED's from Rapid: LED, 5mm, 12V, Red 56-1550 12p each LED, 5mm, 12V, Green 56-1555 12p each LED, 5mm, 12V, Yellow 56-1560 15p each LED Mounting Bezel 55-0260 22p each I found an old mobile phone charger in my parts bin that outputs 12Vdc (actually a few Volts under, but it makes no diff...
by UK_Apollo
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8966

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

Having re-checked my point motor wiring carefully, I see I have actually done as Flashbang descibes, using a common wire daisy chaining from one toggle switch to the next. The tag strips are used, as he says, as intermediaries between switches and the back panel D connectors (and also as I previousl...
by UK_Apollo
Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8966

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

The rectangles are solder tag strips. RS Components, 433-703, 5 for about £1.20 They allow you to make easy multiple connections without soldering loads of wires onto one small connection point, and by labelling make fault finding much easier. This answers your question about the CDU wires...one wir...
by UK_Apollo
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8966

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

I've used Rapid Electronics for two orders and they were excellent. Many of the traders at exhibitions have stuff for sale with the "Rapid" labels still showing! Giving due respect to this excellent web site, I should point out that New Railway Modellers have their own online shop here too...
by UK_Apollo
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8966

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

Hi bluechang, 1. A SPDT switch on it's own will be fine. The CDU acts as a safeguard against holding the toggle switch closed for too long so a push-to-make button isn't required. I used a Gaugemaster CDU (£11 from Hattons) and SPDT (On)-Off-(On) switches (made by Salecom 75-0086, from Rapid Electro...
by UK_Apollo
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Replacing wheels.
Replies: 8
Views: 1862

Re: Replacing wheels.

I went through a similar process last year. Here is the thread: http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21470&p=269266#p269266 And an extract: .... 3. In the 1970's Hornby only made one diameter wheel - 12.6mm. All coaches and wagons were fitted with this size. 4. Mod...

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