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by RFS
Wed May 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Electrofrog Blade wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Electrofrog Blade wiring

The moving point blade is fed from both ends - blade to stock-rail contact and via the pivoted connection to the fixed rail. Normally this is fine, but if you are over-zealous in ballasting and painting you can cause issues with both contacts. PVA glue can seep into the pivot and paint on the blades...
by RFS
Wed May 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "New" Peco Points with slow-motion point motors
Replies: 12
Views: 3015

Re: "New" Peco Points with slow-motion point motors

See http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php/topic/99-strenghtening-the-wire-on-tortoise-motors/ I purchased this wire size from Ebay - eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Piano-Wire-3m-length-9ft-10-39-SIZES-Industrial-Metalworking-Crafts-Toys/263605299252?hash=item3d6019a834:m:mDipwigW8pkVHf6B4fJOJ1A ...
by RFS
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC automation advice needed *solved*
Replies: 26
Views: 547

Re: DCC automation advice needed

To me this is keeping it simple :lol: My guitar setup is a similar story, it’s great! My elaborate £20K studio has become unuseable in the last couple of weeks. The HDD went kaput and now theres no way I can get XP back on to get it up and running again. :evil: F&^*%^G technology! STUPID micros...
by RFS
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway loco question
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: Southern Railway loco question

Hi Muggins, There is also the Model Rail USA tank which has been made in post war Southern livery. Jim Bear in mind the USA tanks were purchased by the SR in 1946 specifically for use in Sothamption Docks, and were never employed on traditional branch line duties. There's also the long-lived 0415 c...
by RFS
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC automation advice needed *solved*
Replies: 26
Views: 547

Re: DCC automation advice needed

The DCC Concepts decoders should be fine. The only failing they have is that the ones with frog polarity switching have to be initialised after power up because they do not remember which way the points were left. That was with the original design. The new design has changed that so that it now rem...
by RFS
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC automation advice needed *solved*
Replies: 26
Views: 547

Re: DCC automation advice needed

Hi Michaela If you have standard Peco PL10 or PL10E motors the Lenz LS150 point decoder is not suitable since it is rated at just 3A. I don't think that Dijikeis offer anything suitable either. The LS150 also requires an AC power supply (so the power to the motors is dependent on your local mains v...
by RFS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1179
Views: 122802

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

Over £500 quid for a Murdoch!! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HORNBY-00-GAUGE-THOMAS-R9684-MURDOCH-CLASS-9F-LOCOMOTIVE-BOXED-/123034746565?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=AOrOtZft4BWMhxkVU70RGVP19KE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc Got a bargain compared to...
by RFS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC automation advice needed *solved*
Replies: 26
Views: 547

Re: DCC automation advice needed

Before deciding on block detection you need to also consider what software you will be using, as they don't all have the same requirements. I use RR&Co Traincontroller (TC) Gold version and for that I need only a single occupancy detector per block. That's because TC has functionality to profile...
by RFS
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway coach question
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Southern Railway coach question

Also depends whether the branch service is to include 1st and 3rd class accommodation, in which case a brake composite would be suitable. For example, http://www.hattons.co.uk/337793/Hornby_R4719A_58_Maunsell_Rebuilt_Ex_LSWR_48_six_compartment_brake_composite_6401_in_SR_olive/StockDetail.aspx Howeve...
by RFS
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC automation advice needed *solved*
Replies: 26
Views: 547

Re: DCC automation advice needed

Any NMRA-compliant points accessory decoder will work fine and it doesn't have to be from the same manufacturer of your DCC system. The Lenz LS150 is a popular choice. Solenoid motors draw a heavy current so you do not want to connect it to the DCC bus as they can drain the bus momentarily. The LS15...
by RFS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rails website
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Rails website

Their search engine suffers from one characteristic that annoys me with many sites, namely when you enter a search with multiple arguments. For example, try "Hornby Wheels" and you get 1307 results because the search returns all hits with any of the words. And all results are in huge boxes...
by RFS
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby's spares price rise
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Hornby's spares price rise

So you need to shop around as this must be a mistake. Lendon's of Cardiff have it available for £3.98.

http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/index.asp?q=X8246&condition=or&redirect=www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk&highlighted=on
by RFS
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby's spares price rise
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Hornby's spares price rise

Where are you sourcing that from? Peters Spares have them at £5.52 and their spares prices are usually on the high side (i.e. cheaper elsewhere) Indeed - see https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hornby-X8246-Class-A1X-0-6-0-Terrier-Motor-And-Worm/332277168782?hash=item4d5d433a8e:g:GE4AAOSwXXxZTNJ3 Plenty ava...

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