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by rogercontroller
Sun May 28, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Polarity Change
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Polarity Change

Thanks Suzie I thought it would be simple. I had tried it on the chord you suggested and it wasn't working. But when I went back and checked there was a bad solder joint and everything's good now. I already have the turntable but I have a reversing module for it. I will try it out and as you suggest...
by rogercontroller
Sat May 27, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Polarity Change
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Polarity Change

I have just completed a new section to my layout (I have attached a poor diagram but it will I hope give you the important points.) There are many new lines that come off the curve defined by the rail between point 1-6. Because they come off at different points and go in different directions. The li...
by rogercontroller
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scenery Books
Replies: 8
Views: 2264

Scenery Books

As a relative newcomer, I am looking for a book or books on railway modelling. Does the forum have any recommendations. At this stage I am looking for a basic book, I can build on more advanced techniques as I grow in experience and confidence. If it makes any difference I am aiming at a late Britis...
by rogercontroller
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco Y turnout and point motor
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: Peco Y turnout and point motor

Thanks Bufferstop Changing the spring strength does seem to have made the difference. It was not without some trepidation that I undid the spring (having lost them in the past) however your tip about a plastic bag is a great one and I'd recomend it to anyone. being a bit new I wasn't quite sure how ...
by rogercontroller
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco Y turnout and point motor
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Peco Y turnout and point motor

I am looking for the collected wisdom of the forum - because I don't quite know what to try next. I have a set of Y points (Peco ST-247) and a P-11 trackside point motor. The point motor is driven by a cdu and it is powering all the points well and strongly. The point motor (p11) operates well and s...
by rogercontroller
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point motor for a 3 way turn out
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Point motor for a 3 way turn out

Thanks to all,

I'd have never got there on my own. Knew there was something wrong but for the life of me....
Great to have your experience and support

Thanks
by rogercontroller
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point motor for a 3 way turn out
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Point motor for a 3 way turn out

Circuit diagram.jpg Hi I am trying to connect two point motors (SEEP PM4) to operate a 3 way point (Pico SL99). This requires 2 point motors (I have included a diagram to explain the problem) For the purposes of discussing how I have the circuit I have constructed I have arbitrarily named the route...
by rogercontroller
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loosing connection
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Loosing connection

I have a Prodigy Advance 2 system and am using Hornby decoder (R8249). I have 3 locos one is DCC ready and 2 had to be converted. The conversion has gone well and all three locos can be made to work well. However, I am encountering a problem that I have no idea how to troubleshoot or correct and I w...
by rogercontroller
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Railway arches
Replies: 2
Views: 2249

Railway arches

As someone new to modelling and these forums, I was hoping to pick your collective brains. I am building a viaduct at the back ofthe layout and as typical in an urban environment the arches will be let out to businessed. I am not sure how best to model the archway doors. The era of the railway is ar...
by rogercontroller
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Best points motor
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Best points motor

I have recently had a lot of problems with hornby surface mounted points. It seems to me the best solution will be to replace the points motors, so I wondered given that I have Hornby HO track what would you recommend as the best, most reliable points motor. As a relative newcomer to the subject I h...

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