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by Paul-H
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Layout apps
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Layout apps

Sorry not aware of any that work on mobile devices.
by Paul-H
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Fixing Down Scatter
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Fixing Down Scatter

You could try spraying a very watered down mix of Water/PVA or one of the cheap strong hair sprays.

A bit late now but its sometimes recommended to paint the area in a colour similar to the scatter first, so if any does drop or get knocked off its not so obvious.

Paul
by Paul-H
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Question
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: DCC Question

FWIW Point switching and frog control can be the same with DC & DCC Decoders start at £9.99 for all the common connection types 6, 8, 18 & 21 pin and wired varieties Search for LaiseDCC for low cost nothing fancy decoders As to the cost of a controller, if you have a PC or Laptop you can go ...
by Paul-H
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Question
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: DCC Question

For anything other than a simple single loop DCC is much easier to wire

Loco conversion depends on the loco, some have decoder sockets built in some need to be hard wired, some need more work than others to convert, so it depends on model, make and age.
by Paul-H
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Electrical Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Electrical Issues

Have you connected the toe of each point set to the DCC bus, with 4 points you should have 4 connections to the bus.

Unless the DCC mod does away with that need, then ignore the above.

Paul
by Paul-H
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sleeper grime spray paint
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Sleeper grime spray paint

Have a look at Halfords Camo Brown, looks quite a good colour for track sleepers.

Paul
by Paul-H
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)

To adjust top speed you need to adjust the value of CV5 for top speed and then CV6 to set medium speed CV2 is for adjusting start value so your loco just starts to move on Speed Step 1. The trouble with TTS decoders is that they don't support changing CV2, 5 or 6, they only support CV3 & 4 which...
by Paul-H
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: PCU2 unit
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: PCU2 unit

by Paul-H
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Next 18 Reliability
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Next 18 Reliability

Hi I have a few a few both standard and sound. Mainly Zimo plus a couple of LaisDCC and had zero issues with anybody them Sound Decoders in Farish Castle, C Class, Class 40 and Dapol 68 Non Sound in Dapol Class 68, & 121 and Farish C Class. All nice and easy to fit and program and super smooth p...
by Paul-H
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ESU loksound 8 pin v4
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: ESU loksound 8 pin v4

I have had them die in storage as well but also not ESU

I wonder if its the old Lead free Solder Creep issue that is well documented for killing electronics after the years warranty has expired
by Paul-H
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting decoders in N gauge steam locos
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Fitting decoders in N gauge steam locos

The only issue is with the Tender models were at some point they changed the design of the PCB although Dapol actually deny there has been a change The difference is quite easy to check once the tender has been lifted off If you have the PCB were the socket is level with the bottom of the PCB you wi...
by Paul-H
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting decoders in N gauge steam locos
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Fitting decoders in N gauge steam locos

Hi It should be as easy as remove remove the tender body, it just pulls off, then replace blanking plug with small 6 pin decoder. Dapol used to recomend the Gaugemaster DCC23 decoder. But then we have a problem, at some point Dapol changed the design of the decoder PCB which means that even if you u...
by Paul-H
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: loco coding program
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: loco coding program

Hi Not familiar with eLink but if it does not support POM (Programming on main) you will need to use a dedicated programming track. If the decoder was new then it should be factory set to address #3 give that a go on the main track to confirm the decoder is working and you have connected it up corre...
by Paul-H
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Decoder

Or the Laisdcc for £9.99 and it's identical to Dapols Imperium, which makes it easier to setup using Dapols lighting setup guide which needs quite a few CV's set yo get the lights working correctly.

Paul
by Paul-H
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Theft at GC Model Event
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Theft at GC Model Event

Sounds like an inside job 8)

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