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by RedRockValley
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Hi You do not need IRJs (Insulated Rail Joiners) with Hornby points. All their track along with Peco Setrack is self isolating. In your drawing you only need a track feed in the siding on the inside end of the turnout point near C for the headshunt/spur siding. The other two - one near A and the ot...
by RedRockValley
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Red Rock Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Red Rock Valley

Hello! Hoping that this will be a great way to show off our little railway to other modellers, looks like we'll be quite active on the forum, especially for help, so was very pleased to see this section. To start the story: Back when I was a kid, my dad had been able to build a loft railway in our f...
by RedRockValley
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

will provide a better pic in due course, this was accidentally taken before we did a video shoot testing out the track for the first time since mounting on the bedroom wall.
by RedRockValley
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Oops! didn't realise you are using 1st.deg curves - Slight revision first loop.png thanks for this, but as you may have seen on other replies, the track is fully laid, fixed, ballasted, the oval seems a lot smaller than what you've done here and we've not quite got the space, otherwise I'd have def...
by RedRockValley
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Hi You do not need IRJs (Insulated Rail Joiners) with Hornby points. All their track along with Peco Setrack is self isolating. In your drawing you only need a track feed in the siding on the inside end of the turnout point near C for the headshunt/spur siding. The other two - one near A and the ot...
by RedRockValley
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

No one has mentioned insulated rail joiners. You need to put them on the V rails of each point. Your wiring will then be ok for both DC, with just one loco, and DCC. If you don't fit them your points will short out the feeds coming through the V rails. Hi Thank you for this, excuse my ignorance but...
by RedRockValley
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

That looks fine as you will be supplying power to each section of track. If you ever consider running more than one train you would need to add 'isolating sections' so you could park a train in the siding whist running another round the oval. An isolating section is simply a section of track that c...
by RedRockValley
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Thank you. Its an extremely basic layout - analogue controller? My plan at this stage is to just continue using the Bachmann controller that came with our set, a quick look suggests its the BACHMANN 36-560.
by RedRockValley
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Hello everyone, thanks to admin for allowing me in, I'm after some help/advice as I want to solder some connecting wires to improve our basic track layout that I'm building for my 8yr old son. A basic overview before I present my diagram. We've created an oval track, with a set of points to create a...

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