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by forest446
Fri May 04, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Servo control
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Servo control

Hi all
I am looking for a way to control points
With servos.
I have looked at the mega point controller an other specific boards
But there must me a cheap simple way to do it as I need about 45 servos over 2 boards
Any ideas
by forest446
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dual use layout
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Dual use layout

I said I wouldn’t go dcc
I got the TTS P2 as was the only version of the detailed loco I could find.
My nephew has a twin loop dcc which was my old layout so put it on an the sound brought another level of enjoyment
Hence looking at both
by forest446
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dual use layout
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Dual use layout

Thanks for the reply’s I am thinking having it so it’s either in dc or dcc Don’t fancy frying motors or chips. I have a lot of older stock split chassis an tender drives which don’t lend themselves to dcc chipping an have collector models that I do run but wouldn’t want them taking apart to chip Lik...
by forest446
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dual use layout
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Dual use layout

Hi all So I am building my new layout a round the room twin main line with mainline station on one side and shunting puzzle on the other. All the boards are in and track laid out all good. Then the sticking point. I want the layout to be both dc and dcc. Obviously not at the same time. I have about ...
by forest446
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: hogwarts castle class loco
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: hogwarts castle class loco

Very much same as above. It sounds like the motor has or is about to give up. I had it on a Bachman split chassis not a chance I was trying that. Took it along to my local club an they swopped it out An showed me how to do it. Or a local shop to you may do repairs. If none local contact Hornby. Sure...
by forest446
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Thomas the Tank help needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1123

Re: Thomas the Tank help needed

Hi Dave Must admit I have spent more than I care to admit. The 009 stuff is good as are the working eyes. They don’t have a massive amount of pulling power if you compare to the Hornsby range. As my Hornsby Edward will easily out pull and out pace Gordon but on a 3/4 coach express there more than fi...
by forest446
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound, any good?
Replies: 11
Views: 809

Re: Hornby TTS Sound, any good?

I have a few TTS locos Mainly steam an couple of diesel locos. Yes the ability to add lamps an smoke units not amazing. The speakers can be a bit tinny they are easily swopped to a sugar cube one. There £30 that’s cheaper than a standard decoder was a few years ago I have the dapol black label A4 an...
by forest446
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Thomas the Tank help needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1123

Re: Thomas the Tank help needed

If your going to be be sticking with the Hornsby Track mat plan which is not a bad starter your limited in which bits you can model. Hornbys Thomas range is limited but the Bachman one is not bad tho it is ho they don’t look out of place together. The best place I have found is https://www.tootallyt...
by forest446
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wiring up layout
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Wiring up layout

Hi guys thanks for the response I have no reversing loops on as it goes round the edge of the room with 2 main lines an couple of passing loops. Mainline station on one side and shunting puzzle on other Thinking if I use insulated joiners on points to separate the feeds on dc and use diffrent droppe...
by forest446
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wiring up layout
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Wiring up layout

I get what your saying
I just never seen those connectors before
I was looking at double pole double throw switches
But that's simpler solution
by forest446
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wiring up layout
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Wiring up layout

So woukd I be better doing it that way with isolators on the track an dc controllers
As I have 4 dc controllers to use my dc locos on it and the
Nce power cab for the sound locos which caused the dcc switch
by forest446
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wiring up layout
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Wiring up layout

Hi all really odd question but Has anyone wired up a layout to run both do and dcc Obviously not at the same time. But how do I avoid the dcc controller sending power to the dc ones when not In use Also what about the points an current passing when on dc Not been an issue as on insulated frog points...
by forest446
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Controllers

So I got the power cab before the prices went up
Hooked up a bit of track to have a play.
Programmed a loco but how do i access the sound functions
Can't seem to get anything but a horn on 1 button
by forest446
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Controllers

Ok so having spent the best part of a year Looking at dcc controllers due to having a few tts locos on dc. I have got down to 2 an can't find any comparison on them Looking at the gauge master prodegy Or the power cab Won't be running more than 5 locos at once So feedback on both systems be great Th...

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