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by End2end
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: 1 into 20 CDU output connection advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: 1 into 20 CDU output connection advice needed

Thanks for the extra replies members.
By wiring the switches together this will also save a lot of wiring.....and mess inside the control panel. :D

Wago connectors are good but not in this case. :wink:
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: 1 into 20 CDU output connection advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: 1 into 20 CDU output connection advice needed

Its more usual to wire from the first switches common tab to the next switch and so on until the last switch is reached where the wire stops. i.e. all switches are daisy chained wired. Hmm, I didn't know you could do it like that. :idea: Thanks Flashbang. :mrgreen: Just for clarity do you mean the ...
by End2end
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: 1 into 20 CDU output connection advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 177

1 into 20 CDU output connection advice needed

I need some helping finding a suitable solution for my CDU output wire that splits the power into 20 outputs to go to all my control panel switches. It will need to have some sort of outer insulation and I'd prefer screw terminals rather than having to solder the wires. Can anyone advise on what is ...
by End2end
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The EWR.
Replies: 99
Views: 10358

Re: The EWR.

I'm your 10,000 viewer. :D
Just thought I'd mention it. hehe

That view through the trees to the cricket pitch, so typically English. :mrgreen:
I saw 4 games being played yesterday as I meandered around the South East.
Thanks
Edn2end
by End2end
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Question regarding replacing older wheels with new.
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: Question regarding replacing older wheels with new.

One thing omitted from everyone's replies is, get yourself a back to back gauge Chops. :idea:
Even new Hornby wheel sets out of the packet can be set wrong. I test ALL replacements.
Mines a DCC Concepts brass gauge.
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus
Replies: 29
Views: 498

Re: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus

what colors would be recommended? A slate gray for the roof tiles, seems correct, but what of the walls and trim? For the walls, it depends on what you envisage the building was made from (materials), and it's location (weathering). Some random pictures of large town hall buildings for inspiration ...
by End2end
Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus
Replies: 29
Views: 498

Re: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus

Of course Bufferstop is right. I was thinking more along the lines of a building with large open areas inside rather than compartmentalised in to offices etc. Thus, less and inconspicuous chimney's. Perhaps at the rear of the building. Although some architects designed masterpiece's of chimney stack...
by End2end
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus
Replies: 29
Views: 498

Re: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus

I don't know that a municipal building like that would have chimney's Chops. Not blatant ones at least. I can almost hear the architect in my head saying ... "Ugly chimneys??... Aesthetics' dear chap, aesthetics!" :lol: Amazing model though. :) It reminds me of a main town hall or a winter...
by End2end
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 1127
Views: 165040

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

Finally finished the fascia of the control panel.
Not as perfect as I would have liked but hopefully fit for purpose.
DSCF2914.JPG

Next, wiring it all up. :?
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC plan query
Replies: 29
Views: 249

Re: DCC plan query

You shouldn't have to remove any sleepers to solder the wire on. Solder directly to the rail sides not underneath. :wink: Keep the wire and any solder away from the rail top and inner side. I found it easier to do this to each piece of track BEFORE laying it. Perhaps one of our members have made a s...
by End2end
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC plan query
Replies: 29
Views: 249

Re: DCC plan query

Free_at_last wrote:Also, if it goes to fall off the bench

...then you didn't follow safety rule number 1. :D :lol:
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC plan query
Replies: 29
Views: 249

Re: DCC plan query

Mine is a Weller 55W iron with a base station. Expensive. :shock: I needed one that would take the workload of soldering 100's of connections a day, that is why mine is so powerful. I have melted a bit of the odd sleeper with it (what a stench!! :lol: ) but I'm quite adept at soldering so make few m...
by End2end
Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC plan query
Replies: 29
Views: 249

Re: DCC plan query

When you have DCC you save on all the expense of a DC control panel and all the switching and wiring that entails Possibly, I'm just going to confuse the situation, :lol: but... You can also have a dual system. DCC for just running trains and a "hands on" DC control panel to control the p...
by End2end
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC plan query
Replies: 29
Views: 249

Re: DCC plan query

Looking good. :) Just a couple of more things.. I can't quite see how much space there is at the back of the layout but if the whole track can be pushed further back you'll be able to fit a wider platform at the very front where the station will be sited as per your plan. Make sure you can reach ALL...
by End2end
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC plan query
Replies: 29
Views: 249

Re: DCC plan query

Flashbang wrote:Unifrog are to the Streamline footprint.

Thanks Flashbang. As they are somewhat new to the market I wasn't sure. :wink:
Thanks
End2end

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