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by Paul-H
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Arduino / DCC++ power supply
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Arduino / DCC++ power supply

You can go higher on the shield power, ie 18v but remember you then have to cut the link supplying power to the Arduino, and still use 12v supply for that.

Only use 12v on mine but not noticed any limitation, but I don't need to run anything fast on my layout.
by Paul-H
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Using Insulation Board as the base
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Using Insulation Board as the base

Don't forget the Celutex type of insulation cannot be cut with a hot wire/knife type cutter and if you try it gives of toxic fumes that will do damage to your eyes, don't ask how I know this but is bl@@dy painful


Paul
by Paul-H
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: MODEL TOWN
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: MODEL TOWN

For me it was the stupid Tin Reactor story that spoilt it.
by Paul-H
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: MODEL TOWN
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: MODEL TOWN

Just watched the whole series over the last couple of days, don't know why but it seemed better this time around, perhaps Simon Farmer is less annoying now I am older, there were some nice layouts shown throughout the series. An interesting way was shown for joining flexitrack on a bend, anyone use ...
by Paul-H
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 107
Views: 5475

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

The thing they have to be careful with regarding presenters is that it has long been proven is that a good presenter who knows nothing about The subject is often far better than someone who knows the subject but knows nothing about being a good presenter. Tim is a bit of a Marmite type of guy but ne...
by Paul-H
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sprig 2 and sprig 3
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Sprig 2 and sprig 3

I use the 3 but only with DecoderPro which is part of JRMI

Paul
by Paul-H
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Servisol Super 10
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Servisol Super 10

IPA will do a good job of removing Acrylic paint and most decals/transfers so be careful using it, I tend to spray some into a pot then use a cotton bud to apply it. one of the best contact cleaners is Deoxit Dn5 but again needs careful application. Remember when it comes to electrical pickups lubri...
by Paul-H
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Ajust the sound volume on a class 68
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Ajust the sound volume on a class 68

Hi

It will depend on the make of decoder fitted, if it's a Zimo the master volume CV is 266, if it's an ESU it's CV 63

Paul
by Paul-H
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How far will they go?
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: How far will they go?

291 miles later and it's still running well.

Can't see how Sam is counting the laps though.
by Paul-H
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is worm removable
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Is worm removable

Hi

I use one of these for pulling most things of model rail related shafts https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2997925389

Paul
by Paul-H
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why do my locos keep falling apart?
Replies: 46
Views: 685

Re: Why do my locos keep falling apart?

One thing I have found with my Farish models is the when I have found small detail bits fallen off and sitting in the storage box, a close inspection revieled they were only ever pushed in, with no sign of any glue, so it's no surprise things just fall off. It's also not just a Farish issue, my Dapo...
by Paul-H
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Bachmann 36-568 chip
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: Bachmann 36-568 chip

Just checking something here The OP says he is adjusting CV6 but not seeing any result, not totally sure about this but I seem to remember reading that for CV6 (mid speed) to be active CV5 (top speed) also has to be set So try CV5 at 128 and CV6 at 64 then try F3 for shunting mode. You seem to be a...
by Paul-H
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Bachmann 36-568 chip
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: Bachmann 36-568 chip

Just checking something here

The OP says he is adjusting CV6 but not seeing any result, not totally sure about this but I seem to remember reading that for CV6 (mid speed) to be active CV5 (top speed) also has to be set

So try CV5 at 128 and CV6 at 64 then try F3 for shunting mode.
by Paul-H
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Budget Model Railways PWM controller
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Budget Model Railways PWM controller

Yep, I got one and it does what it says and works well, only use it for testing and running in before I fit decoders but can't fault it, especially at the price they are in China, only took about 2 weeks to be delivered as well, if running DC only you could have a bank of them, for next to nothing. ...
by Paul-H
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder/controller incompatibility
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Decoder/controller incompatibility

Just to show this is not an isolated problem, I have a couple of the little CT DCX76 decoders that get screwed up if I try to program them with my Gaugemaster Controller but program fine on my SPROG controlled test track One thing they do is if I try to program for example CV5 to 128 to reduce top s...

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