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by RFS
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electrifying a hinged section
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Electrifying a hinged section

My Lenz LZV100 command station has a facility to connect up emergency stop switches by wiring them across the E and M terminals. For the lift-up flap I have fitted a push-to-break push-button switch (same type as fitted to fridges to turn the interior light off when you close the door). So lifting t...
by RFS
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: DCC Power Drain
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: DCC Power Drain

Supplying 4A of power to a layout of this size via a single feed is likely to cause serious problems. What you are seeing by "reduced power" is voltage drop at locations furthest from the feed. The risk is that when you get a short at these locations due to voltage drop, the Select does no...
by RFS
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: bachmann

I would also recommend you check your DCC wiring is up to managing a 5-amp load. Easy way is to do the coin test - ie use a coin/piece of wire to trigger DCC shorts at various places in the track and make sure the DCC command station trips out immediately. If it doesn't then you may need to beef up ...
by RFS
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Locos noisy when slow running on DCC control
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Hornby Locos noisy when slow running on DCC control

The Zimo MX600R would be an ideal replacement for the R8249. I would suggest investing in one and see what difference it makes.
by RFS
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Double Header
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Double Header

If your layout has a double-track section, it can be useful to place the locos side-by-side there so that you can see how they run when in a double header, and make small adjustments to CVs until they are properly speed-matched.
by RFS
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: N Class front coupling question
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: N Class front coupling question

Pretty certain it's just screw-fitted to the front pony truck. You will have to remove the truck to get at the screw to do this.
by RFS
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Birdcage question
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Birdcage question

If you are using automation, and want to fit resistors for track circuiting, then doing that on these coaches is a doddle.
by RFS
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Short
Replies: 16
Views: 444

Re: DCC Short

These older motors are quite power-hungry. The Hornby R8249 decoder is only rated at 0.5A and has no short circuit or overload protection. I would recommend a better decoder such as the Lenz Standard+ that is rated at a full 1A and also has short circuit protection. An alternative would be the Zimo ...
by RFS
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco Y points Electrofrog
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Peco Y points Electrofrog

The topic has been covered a few times on another forum (RMWeb), eg https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/157365-peco-small-y-electrofrog-normal-y-point/&tab=comments#comment-4084991 This topic also contains links to some other threads on the topic too. Basically you have to modify ...
by RFS
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 89
Views: 7529

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Well I am flabbergasted, you can buy this for about £24.99 - £ 29.99, just look at this price. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Hornby-R8508-Skaledale-Hubbards-Hill-Mill/254488943357?hash=item3b40b91afd:g:qHkAAOSwk09eJ3kX I suspect most of these £1000 items are just placeholders - he doesn't actuall...
by RFS
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Noisy class 205
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Noisy class 205

I would simply remove the excess - did that on one of mine and simply used a cotton wool bud to do that. You need to leave a sufficient amount in to keep the gears lubricated. The sound does seem like the gears rattling. Perhaps try using the cotton wool bud to extract the excess and smear it over t...
by RFS
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Noisy class 205
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Noisy class 205

It's a while since I worked on mine, but I believe you are correct - it is a tight clip-fit.
by RFS
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Noisy class 205
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Noisy class 205

OK, useful answer, almost certainly drag in the gear train that takes the drive from the worm connected directly to the motor shaft, down to the axles in the bogie. (It should coast smoothly and quietly the best part of a metre, if that part of the mechanism is OK.) Now the crunch question: have yo...
by RFS
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Where to find memory wire?
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Where to find memory wire?

If you search for "memory wire" on Ebay you get nearly 800 hits ...
by RFS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 125
Views: 158132

Re: BARGAINS!

Absolute bargain ,4 lengths of peco flexi ,brand new never used ,,bargain at £125.99 ,if you are interested then search ,,goldfishinovations,,on eBay :roll: Being as the listing shows 124 sold, I assume the seller is out of stock and hence set the price this high to deter buyers till he has more st...

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