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by Roger (RJ)
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: New layout

Thanks RAF96. Wiring will be underneath. It poses another question though, I have been thinking about the weight. Can anyone tell me the difference between a 9mm ply baseboard 1mtr x 1.5mtr, and one made from Sundeala please. Many thanks. From information available via Google, Sundeala and plywood ...
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Cobalt Point Motors
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Cobalt Point Motors

The digital versions have a built in DCC decoder, so you don't need an additional point decoder to operate them on DCC layouts.

The analogue versions would need a separate DCC accessory decoder to operate them digitally.
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What size spanner?
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: What size spanner?

The Expo nut spinner is the better tool. I have had to grind down the face of mine slightly to cope with very thin bolt heads on some models, which would otherwise have been in the tapered lead in, rather than engaged in the parallel section. I've done the same with mine. Bit of a design flaw but o...
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What size spanner?
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: What size spanner?

Probably 2.5mm, which is the size that fits other modern locos.

Expo tools https://www.expotools.com/acatalog/2.5m ... 78032.html
by Roger (RJ)
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Hornby DCC Point clips won't fit
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Hornby DCC Point clips won't fit

@ jelly

Did you get this point clip problem sorted out?
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Which Hornby locos have had 21 pin DCC sockets in them?
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Which Hornby locos have had 21 pin DCC sockets in them?

I don't think all DCC ready models had 8 pin sockets, some may have 4 pin or, very recently, 6 pin sockets. 21 pin sockets were used on sound fitted models before the TTS decoders came along. You could look up the service sheets to see what sockets are fitted. Lendons of Cardiff have a very comprehe...
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which glue? Lineside fencing
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Which glue? Lineside fencing

Try Evo Stik Impact adhesive. This fencing is well known as being difficult to stick.
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another glue question
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Another glue question

PVA is usually ok or perhaps Pritt stick
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)

The buzzing from many electrical items is often due to the transformer vibrating due to the alternating mains voltage passing through it but there can be a few other reasons.

If you are not electrically competent it would probably be best not to open up the controller. Just get used to it buzzing.
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Hornby Track Planning Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Hornby Track Planning Kit

The were R619 Track planning Symbols.
See https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/post ... 26292/?p=2
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Class 800 derailing
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Hornby Class 800 derailing

You may be able to find a solution in this old Hornby forum thread https://www.hornby.com/us-en/forum/post/view/topic_id/22481/?p=3 Example from page 8 of the thread. "Hi, this is a problem I have encountered with a Lot of people’s 800s. Luckily easy to fix, the bodies get compressed onto the c...
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Headlights - directional issue
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Headlights - directional issue

The normal way to reverse the lighting is with CV29.

Read CV29. If it's an even number, add 1 and write that value back.
If it's an odd number, subtract 1 and write that value back.
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Seep v Solenoid difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Seep v Solenoid difference?

The Peco one has a clever toggle action to avoid double switching. The Hornby one at least partially discharges the CDU when the lever is moved, before it reaches the position where we want it to make contact and operate the solenoid. The work around is to move the lever to the half way position, pa...
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)

TTS decoders do not have a start voltage adjustment CV so you are stuck with it. See the decoder manual for available CVs.
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Seep v Solenoid difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Seep v Solenoid difference?

Free_at_last wrote:Avoid Hornby passing contact switches and go for Peco, they are far superior.


Especially if you use a CDU.

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