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by smokebox
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Points control with server motors & I2C
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Points control with server motors & I2C

Hi everybody, I'm using servers to control the points on my N scale layout and the servo driver board is hooked up to an Arduino via I2c. I've read that the connection should be no more than two meters long, does anybody know if this means between the Arduino and driver board or between the driver b...
by smokebox
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: wire size
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: wire size

Thanks for your help, I have a lot of 22g and now I can can make a lot a little less,
Barry
by smokebox
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: wire size
Replies: 3
Views: 541

wire size

When connecting Peco double slip crossings, does anybody know the preferred or minimum wire size/gauge?
Thank you, Barry
by smokebox
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Ballast
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Ballast

Hi Dave, thanks for the reply and advice, I'm trying to avoid learning the hard way,
Barry
by smokebox
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Ballast
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Ballast

Any advice on putting ballast on and around points and slips without interfering with the mechanism?
by smokebox
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Track wiring

Thank you Bufferstop
by smokebox
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Track wiring

What is the standard or accepted method of joining the bare wires that are part of Peco 3 way turnouts, slips, crossing etc.? Also, should the wire be covered with some insulation when all is complete?
Thank you in advance,
by smokebox
Mon May 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Removing capacitors and inducters
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Removing capacitors and inducters

On the Graham Farish 4MT loco with the motor in the tender, the small circuit board that the decoder plugs into has 2 capacitors and 2 inductance coils, can this board be done away with and a have decoder directly soldered in place without these components? If not, does anyone know where to buy a ne...
by smokebox
Thu May 02, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Perfect on DC but not DCC
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Perfect on DC but not DCC

Thank you all for your help. I plugged in a working decoder from another loco and the same thing happened so it's not the decoder. Although I said the loco is new, I'd had it for a year before opening the box so the warranty has expired plus I live in the USA which makes returning it to the UK a bit...
by smokebox
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Perfect on DC but not DCC
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Perfect on DC but not DCC

I have a new Standard class 4MT (2-6-0) that runs perfectly on DC with the blank chip and it's been run in. When I plug the decoder in (Hattons 6 pin) and run on DCC, it will go in the required direction but for only about half an inch or a couple of centimeters. It will do this maybe 3 or 4 times a...

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