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by Random
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electrofrog wiring dcc help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Electrofrog wiring dcc help!

m8internet wrote:power EVERY piece of track, and when using electrog points don't isolate the main tracks, just the "frog"

This. It's not really that complicated, once you know this.
by Random
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HORNBY H&M 2000 DUAL TRANSFORMER
Replies: 7
Views: 3016

Re: HORNBY H&M 2000 DUAL TRANSFORMER

It's awesome, the outer two outputs are unconnected inside :lol:
by Random
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Random Layout
Replies: 15
Views: 4247

Re: Random Layout

Something simpler: http://vps.dynamicarcade.co.uk/pictures/Rail/Plan_v6.png EDIT: Considering the access I'm going to have to the back of the layout (or lack thereof), and the fact that I'm starting off with manual point control, I think I'll have to (re)move those points at the back. EDIT2: Hey, if...
by Random
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Melsinor - A Developing Project
Replies: 69
Views: 10150

Re: New Member & a Developing Project

Don't forget the white stick!
by Random
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 2-8-0, 4-6-2, 2-6-4... so many variants but why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Re: 2-8-0, 4-6-2, 2-6-4... so many variants but why?

I hadn't heard that any real locos had flangeless wheels on the middle axel before. It's very common in models, but we often use a lot tighter corners than real life.
by Random
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dynamis Problem?
Replies: 20
Views: 2942

Re: Dynamis Problem?

My guess would be that whatever they sense the joystick position with (button, pressure sensor, variable resistor, whatever) is broken.
by Random
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Random Layout
Replies: 15
Views: 4247

Re: Random Layout

If you can come up with a layout with an oval, station, and sidings which uses only straight rails where they cross the board joins (because it's going to be cut) I'd love to see it. Curves must be at least 2nd radius due to running some larger / more recent trains, and sidings need to be long enoug...
by Random
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Nik's Post Privatisation Layout
Replies: 137
Views: 21397

Re: Exmoordown TMD - Modern 00

Only trouble is, I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to wire it! Is it as simple as insulating the heads of every turnout, and placing lots of droppers either side? As I said, I'm new to DCC - and I can't really remember how I would of wired a DC layout, it was so long ago. With DCC, you just need ...
by Random
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Random Layout
Replies: 15
Views: 4247

Re: Random Layout

Ok, neither of those really works (the last one doesn't work at all).

I'm considering abandoning the inside sidings altogether.
by Random
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: 00 Baseboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Re: 00 Baseboard

Ok, the baseboard's built :) I invited a couple of friends round, who knew a little more than me about DIY, and spent a day buying tools and supplies and putting it all together. We got a 4'x8' sheet of 12mm ply and had B&Q cut it into 3x 4'x2' and a leftover that's about 4'x1'11". If I was...
by Random
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: A Cunning Plan ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2588

Re: A Cunning Plan ?

That's impressively small. PM away.
by Random
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: A Cunning Plan ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2588

Re: A Cunning Plan ?

Your plan looks good to me. Going first radius gets you much more room between the curves than on my planned 6' x 4' OO dissassemblable layout (which is 2nd and 3rd radius double-oval), so you should be able to get a half-decent passing place in at the back. I'll be looking forward to seeing how thi...
by Random
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Beginner could use a lot of pointers
Replies: 16
Views: 2640

Re: Beginner could use a lot of pointers

If anything that's over-estimating what you can fit on an R600. Most big engines and coaches are nearly as long as two, my 6-part Eurostar is nearly 2m long!

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