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by Michaelaface
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

Mountain wrote:Shorts? Do J72's wear shorts?

I am glad it works.


only in summer

no I'm just assuming, if the loco encounters a short circuit for any reason, are the various components in the system going to register this short and protect themselves or is there a potential disaster waiting to happen
by Michaelaface
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

stay alive fitted, runs perfectly, I'm guessing I now have to avoid shorts at all costs with this loco?
by Michaelaface
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2561

Re: Dcc loco issues

hello, now that I'm a bit more experienced with DCC stuffs from messing about loads I just thought I'd post that the aforementioned G2A is now one of my best runners, possibly the best, its slow crawl is possibly the best I've ever seen in a loco, and all I did to achieve this is to remove all the w...
by Michaelaface
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

it runs fine on DC, on the half hour each direction running in it was perfect, and still runs fine now You mean without the decoder? With and without If its okay on dc then its a decoder issue. Suggest you try a different decoder in it. It’s the only 18 pin loco I have so I’d have to buy a decoder ...
by Michaelaface
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

here is a link to a video that demonstrates the issue https://youtu.be/UVnij82TZs0 That is very odd behaviour. I suppose a rolling road makes better contact with each loco wheel via two rolling wheels, whereas on the track there is only one point of contact, but that's a significant difference in p...
by Michaelaface
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

A stay alive is a 'band aid', the fundamental problem that should be addressed is interruption in the track supply to the decoder. Do all pick up wipers maintain full contact through side to side movement of the wheels? Are all the connections from the pick up strips to the decoder sound? (Bachmann...
by Michaelaface
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

Easy! Dissable the inertia settings on the decoder and possibly the back EMF as well. Set the value to 0 or whatever is the setting that turns them off. What is happening is that slight interuptions of the track to decoder (Track to motor if it was DC) which would be so slight that they would not b...
by Michaelaface
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 552

bachmann J72 (new) issue

hello forum, was wondering if any of you have any ideas as to how I could solve an issue I'm having with my J72 it runs perfectly on DC and on DCC on a rolling road, everything is clean, the track is clean, no issues, except when I place the loco on the track, the decoder will constantly reset makin...
by Michaelaface
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 43
Views: 3531

Re: Michaela's Layout

hi Michaela How did you get the camera to stay on the loco at 2.20? Is it a special camera? It's just a gopro balanced on the tender, got a bit lucky that it actually worked tbh, need to find a more sophisticated way of doing it! Great video, and great layout :D. Nice to see decent length trains sn...
by Michaelaface
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 43
Views: 3531

Re: Michaela's Layout

hello forum, long time no speak

and in that time I've made some progress on the layout, this video gives a quick preview of what I've been up to before I've gotten a proper post ready

https://youtu.be/mz6MQ_j9sy4
by Michaelaface
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where are the members ???????
Replies: 71
Views: 4037

Re: where are the members ???????

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by Michaelaface
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where are the members ???????
Replies: 71
Views: 4037

Re: where are the members ???????

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by Michaelaface
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where are the members ???????
Replies: 71
Views: 4037

Re: where are the members ???????

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by Michaelaface
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where are the members ???????
Replies: 71
Views: 4037

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by Michaelaface
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Various scratch/kit built rolling stock - MR wagons and LNER teaks
Replies: 22
Views: 1551

Re: A brief distraction on the Isle of Wight

those coaches are outstanding, well done!

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