Search found 741 matches

by RFS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Digitrax BDL168 Block Detection and Transponding
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Digitrax BDL168 Block Detection and Transponding

Suggest you have a read of this - https://dccwiki.com/Transponding
by RFS
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dead on shelf.
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Dead on shelf.

I have a BM Class 20 with a BM chip that looses its identity quite often. It will just decide not to go. A quick reset of the address and away it goes, sometimes for days, sometimes for months. And that's one of the reasons I gave up using Bachmann decoders - happened far too often. For example, I ...
by RFS
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Shorting on points.
Replies: 21
Views: 303

Re: Shorting on points.

I cured the B2B of my early Horny Light Pacific with the time-honoured method of a hammer and a nail. You lay the loco on its side on some soft padding, place the point of the nail on the axle end and GENTLY tap the nail with the hammer. Use the B2B gauge to check all is well, not forgetting to do a...
by RFS
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Shorting on points.
Replies: 21
Views: 303

Re: Shorting on points.

I have exactly the same problem with a Hornby T9 so its not just " loco wheels from the latter part of the Triang Hornby era through to Hornby shifting production to China". I originally resolved by wiring the point up as if it had a live frog but to resolve issues of locos stalling on th...
by RFS
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Shorting on points.
Replies: 21
Views: 303

Re: Shorting on points.

Tiddles wrote:If fit insulated fishplates would that solve the problem or would it give me a dead section of rail?


No, just follow Brian's diagram which involves adding a track feed downstream of the IRJ.
by RFS
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Shorting on points.
Replies: 21
Views: 303

Re: Shorting on points.

As these are Insulfrog points, the simple solution is to replace the metal rail joiners circled in green with insulated ones.

Brian Lambert has all the details on his website here

http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/DCC.html#A
by RFS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Zimo MX600 CV8-8
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Zimo MX600 CV8-8

Setting CV8=8 simply returns all CVs to the factory values. It's more or less standard for all decoder makes.
by RFS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz.
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Lenz.

The new version, which Lenz have been planning to introduce for several years, is 4.0. It's possible it may come out this year, but then we were promised it last year, the year before etc. etc.

3.6 came out about 7-8 years ago.
by RFS
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 2-BIL question
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Hornby 2-BIL question

Details of route codes here - http://www.semgonline.com/headcodes/eheadcodes.html

Just need to decide what route your model railway follows and choose an appropriate number. :D
by RFS
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish Ivatt 2MT burning out decoders?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Farish Ivatt 2MT burning out decoders?

Did the decoder perhaps reset itself? See if the loco will move on address 3 to start with.
by RFS
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Live frog points blade contact wiring
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Live frog points blade contact wiring

Or use a pair of Gaugemaster GM500s operated in conjunction with two of the turnouts. Cheaper than the PL-15s (£5.50 vs. £8.55) and likely to be a lot more reliable. http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=GM500&style=main&strType=&Mcode=Gaugemaster+GM500 Note - a pack of 3 GM50...
by RFS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Rewiring a 21 pin to 8 pin!
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Rewiring a 21 pin to 8 pin!

The 36-559 converter will set you back £3.50. Assuming the decoder socket is in the tender there should be enough space.
by RFS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Rewiring a 21 pin to 8 pin!
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Rewiring a 21 pin to 8 pin!

Not sure how you are going to save £20 by doing this. A Hatton's 21-pin decoder will set you back £15 which is not much more than an 8-pin one. And once you've hardwired the decoder, any failure will mean you have to do the same again. I'm not familair with this loco but you might also have a space ...
by RFS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Liverpool store really needs an appraiser
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: The Liverpool store really needs an appraiser

Well if they did properly appraise everything they sell pre-owned, that would mean no more bargains for you! I think you've done pretty well out of them in the past judging by your posts here... :wink:

Go to advanced search