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by Paul-H
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Soldering rail joiners?
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Soldering rail joiners?

Hi

Personally I would not solder the rail joints, you would be better off just adding dropers to each section of track which would give the same result as soldering the joints without the risk of track buckling in the heat.

Paul
by Paul-H
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

For the price you could always buy 10 of them and either change them as the go flat or link them all together and make your own 20000mah pack.

Paul
by Paul-H
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

Its physically impossible for a pack that small to come anywhere close to 20000mah, going by the size I bet its closer to 2000 than 20000.

Paul
by Paul-H
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

I suppose the limiting factor is just how accurate the seller is over the claimed 20000ma battery, if you got it from eBay then expect it to be closer to 2000ma or even less. 20000ma would be quite a big heavy pack, can you post the dimensions and weight of your pack, or a link to the seller.
by Paul-H
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

The 20 hours is probably a theoretical running the battery flat scenario which you don't want to do and probably cant do if the power bank is designed properly with built in protection.

not going to comment any more as pointed out above i don't know my bucks from my elbow :wink:
by Paul-H
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster Prodigy
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Gaugemaster Prodigy

Hi

A quick spray with Deoxit sorts most dirty switch issues, used it on my Gaugemaster walk arounds without any negative issues.

Paul
by Paul-H
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

For £2 what have you got to loose, it should be safe for around an Amp so should be good for a modern Hornby even there big locos pull well under an amp You could use it with one of those £2 PWM controllers on ebay as well https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6V-28V-3A-80W-PWM-DC-Motor-Speed-Controller-Module...
by Paul-H
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: PL-50 Peco: Turnout (Points) Switch Module
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: PL-50 Peco: Turnout (Points) Switch Module

Hi

You could try fitting a ferrule crimp to the wire first then put the ferrule into the switch.
by Paul-H
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 5volt to 12volt converter
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: 5volt to 12volt converter

How much are they As long as you don't need more than about 1 Amp you could build one yourself with a 99p buck converter found on the likes of eBay, I built a couple myself for powering cameras on location, they were turned down to 7.4v but IIRC the buck converters could boost to 24v being fully adj...
by Paul-H
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N gauge newbie
Replies: 26
Views: 325

Re: N gauge newbie

The Arduino option does need a computer, which most people do nowadays. You need an Arduino UNO and a motor shield, about £5 each and the free DCC++ sketch to load on the Arduino. Control software forvyhe computer could be something like the free JMRI. Once all connected you can even use your phone ...
by Paul-H
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N gauge newbie
Replies: 26
Views: 325

Re: N gauge newbie

Don't think cost is a good enough reason to not go DCC. For a start a DCC decoder can be had for only £10 and most locos are DCC ready these days so DC or DCC it's only £10 difference, for each loco. A DCC controller can be built for £10 if you go the Arduino and DCC++ route and you only need the on...
by Paul-H
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Easy Chopper/Cutter.
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Easy Chopper/Cutter.

Mine works well and looks like it will give years of service, so a fiver including postage is fine and just a good indication of how much profit some suppliers make from selling what looks like an identical product, but if you want to spend £40 on the name brand product that is your choice.
by Paul-H
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Couplings
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Couplings

Hi They look like they might be NEM couplings, they should just pull out with a gentle tug. What loco is it, most of their recent production do have NEM pockets but some like the class 66 don't for some bizarre reason. One thing to watch out for is Farish have a different idea to Dapol as to what is...
by Paul-H
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Easy Chopper/Cutter.
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Easy Chopper/Cutter.

Hi

The versions that have the solid blade would probably go through 6mm pine without much struggle.

Something like these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vitrex-Tile- ... 2354447024

Paul
by Paul-H
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Tempting fate Taiwan eBay seller
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Tempting fate Taiwan eBay seller

Hi

I have bought from that seller in the past without any issues.

Paul

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