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by RFS
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Connectors for lifting flaps etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Connectors for lifting flaps etc.

They're also available on Ebay - just search on "Preci-Dip" (eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Preci-Dip-2-54mm-2-Way-1-Row-Straight-Through-Hole-Male-Spring-Loaded-Connector/113026787048?epid=15020001946&hash=item1a50ebe6e8:g:g~kAAOSwAnJbYB8X ). But the large picture perhaps doesn't show ...
by RFS
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Q1
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: Hornby Q1

Credit to Hornby though: when my Q1 started suffering this problem they repaired it free of charge even though the model was 7 years old! In my case the problem wasn't intermittent, it was permanent.
by RFS
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Control Panel for Double Slip
Replies: 28
Views: 3176

Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

The simplest way of representing a double slip is as two separate turnouts, as in reality the slip is just two turnouts overlaid on each other. Then it's very easy to see which route is set.
by RFS
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 602

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

I found it a bit overwhelming at first, as normally when I access forums the first thing I go to is "New Content". It wasn't easy to see how to do this with RMWeb at first, but I've now cracked it. If you're on a PC full screen then "activity" appears in a bar at the top. Hover o...
by RFS
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Wiring for Block detection
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Wiring for Block detection

In that case it's your choice as to how granular you want to be. Where you have the issue of crossovers you could simply treat the track there as single blocks with the turnout in the middle of the block. But you will need IRJs on both diverging rails so that a train passing on the adjacent track do...
by RFS
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Wiring for Block detection
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Wiring for Block detection

How are you going to use the detection, and in particular what software are you planning to use? Are you going to be using some form of automation to drive trains, as the software will need to know where in a block a train is so that it can stop the train in the right position. Having turnouts in th...
by RFS
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Wiring for Block detection
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Wiring for Block detection

Surely I will need to supply the point with power and give each point its own dropper if I'm to isolate the point from the track that requires the detection? I'm using DigiRails occupancy detection - so current based detection. For a simple length of track leading into a point and having two siding...
by RFS
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Wiring for Block detection
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Wiring for Block detection

No need for a separate power bus for the points. But you will need to isolate the points from the detected sections with insulated rail joiners so that trains passing over the points do not activate the detection. This assumes that you are using a detection method that uses occupancy detectors via t...
by RFS
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Wiring for Block detection
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Wiring for Block detection

It depends what you are trying to achieve with the monitoring. I run Traincontroller from RR&Co and the recommendation there is not to include points in monitoring. Trains move from block to block and knowing which way the turnouts are set allows TC to keep track of where trains are. My station ...
by RFS
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Need help interrogating some decoders
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: Need help interrogating some decoders

The blue dot one is a Hornby R8249.
by RFS
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Soldering rail joiners?
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Soldering rail joiners?

Definitely don't solder rail joiners, especially in a loft layout or your track will buckle in the next heatwave. If you really want reliable electrical connectivity then solder a track feed onto every piece of rail, advice which is often given if you are using DCC. Do leave a gap to allow for expan...
by RFS
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 872

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

dubdee1000 wrote:What? Lenz have brought out a new controller??


Indeed - the LZV200 with release 4 software. I've been told by a reliable German box-shifter that Lenz have told them to expect delivery at the end of the month. And that's January 2019 not January 20?? as it has been for some while!
by RFS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Bachmann Speculation Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: 2019 Bachmann Speculation Thread

They announce at midday next Monday 14th.

I would like them to announce that all the models that were announced in 2016, 2017 and 2018 will actually be shipped this year.
by RFS
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2062

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

I'm very pleased to see some Bulleid coaches from Hornby in this announcement - and different ones to what Bachmann announced last year. What's also very refreshing is that these coaches will be available in April/May this year. Compare that to some of Bachmann's products: I pre-ordered a 2-HAP in M...
by RFS
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 71
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Class 71

I had the DJM model at first but it was very slow, and underpowered for my needs. I tried it on an 8-coach train with 3-4 Hornby Pullmans and top speed (as measured by Traincontroller software) was little more that 45mph. It was also quite noisy with a lot of gear-clicking. I gave up on it and retur...

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