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by Bufferstop
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 1038
Views: 134882

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

What does it display on the Ohms setting, with a constant beep I'd expect a very low value. While it's beeping try slowly moving the points, see if you get a minute break as you do it, as well as doing i side to side grip each point blade and try moving it towards and away from the frog, you are bas...
by Bufferstop
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 1038
Views: 134882

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

What does your test meter say when connected in place of the power unit? Unless you have any lamps or LEDs across the bus it should show open circuit.
by Bufferstop
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: D1 oiling.
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: D1 oiling.

It's down to the production process of the bearings, I doubt it's done in "house" so there's always going to be the ones that are under cooked.
by Bufferstop
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 117
Views: 11901

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

Perhaps a tenner apiece for the motorised chassis! They are basically junk.
by Bufferstop
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 1038
Views: 134882

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Fitting the point motors is certain to have moved the points, so it's worth going over them again, particularly making sure that gaps are still gaps (can you shove a piece of plastic into them. Have you connected any polarity switches, if you have are they in step with the motor position. Do you hav...
by Bufferstop
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 117
Views: 11901

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

Around £6 from Amazon, doubtless cheaper elsewhere.
by Bufferstop
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 117
Views: 11901

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

CasperGriswoldBacon wrote:Our favourite YouTuber has got another one of his repaired loco's up for sale on the 'bay.

With added carpet fibres thrown in free? :o Give him time, he'll learn.
by Bufferstop
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 1038
Views: 134882

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

E2E do those surface mount motors come with leads attached? I seem to remember that Peco and Hornby have a difference of opinion about the colour coding of their wiring. If that's ok check all the gaps in the points are still open where they should be. I have some Peco points where left to their own...
by Bufferstop
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.
Replies: 143
Views: 29566

Re: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.

I’ve found making a ‘mechanical’ joint with the wires then cocooning them in solder seemed to work best. This was the way the connections were done in telephone exchanges up to the mid 1960s. Probably well beyond for some of the newer exchanges. They could be a right b' to unsolder. Then someone de...
by Bufferstop
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: We must be Barmy
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: We must be Barmy

So if the class 20s hadn't beaten them to it they might have been known as "Choppers" rather than "Hoovers" :D
by Bufferstop
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: We must be Barmy
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: We must be Barmy

That must be "the only one that they could find" hence the need for us to go right into Stranrear. You would probably had to fight off another dozen photographers to get that shot this weekend.
by Bufferstop
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.
Replies: 143
Views: 29566

Re: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.

Fine enamel insulated wire can be a real PITA when it comes to soldering. The first thing I discovered was that really coarse grit didn't touch it, literally, it was quite possible for the wire to pass through the spaces between the grit. Something like 1000 grade wet and dry stands more of a chance...
by Bufferstop
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: We must be Barmy
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: We must be Barmy

Definitely "Presence". When one came past the coach when running round there was no disputing that this thing had power in oodles, just waiting to be used. That projecting headcode/marker light box gives them a real aggressive look. I can see why they have such strong fan club.
by Bufferstop
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: We must be Barmy
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: We must be Barmy

This was my first experience of Class 50 traction, I'm impressed by not only the turn out of the locos in GBRF's colours, but their mechanical condition was a credit to the team at Kidder who maintain them, on the return trip we were in the first coach behind the service van and the engines sounded ...
by Bufferstop
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dcc concept S levers
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Dcc concept S levers

There is bound to be some programming involved in getting the controller to output to the point motor when the lever is moved, also setting it to output a pulse of sufficient length to throw the point in both directions. As 4472 says get help from the suppliers to do this. Meantime have you tested t...

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