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by Roger (RJ)
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Backscene
Replies: 15
Views: 3797

Re: Backscene

I've used Microsoft's Image Composite Editor (ICE) in the past. Easy to use. No online version AFAIK. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx%3Fid%3D52459&ved=2ahUKEwj2o5yxgofsAhXCYcAKHSVOBqgQFjAAegQIDRAC&usg=AOvV...
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Should I use dropper wires for this simple layout?
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Should I use dropper wires for this simple layout?

Do not solder tye fishplates!!!!! This will almost certainly cause it to buckle as it gets colder and warmer. The fishplates allow the track to contract and expand.

A bus of an appropriate sized cable will conduct electricity far better than the track.

Is this a dc or a DCC layout?
by Roger (RJ)
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Old Locos, DCC decoders and Hornby Select
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Old Locos, DCC decoders and Hornby Select

There is a LOT of very out of date information about the Select (and Elite) on the web and it still gets trotted out by retailers who should know better. It was quite poor when it first came out but over the years the firmware updates have made it into a very reasonable controller. The Select will w...
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: peco pl-11 point motor
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: peco pl-11 point motor

Check that you have the wiring correct. The green wire is the common connection on Peco point motors but the black wire is the common on Hornby motors.
by Roger (RJ)
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Elf'n safety (Not a joke)
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Elf'n safety (Not a joke)

Sorry, misunderstood what you were doing. I thought you were just wanting the pins. :D
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Elf'n safety (Not a joke)
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Elf'n safety (Not a joke)

Have you tried hitting the heads with a hammer to shatter them, or are they "soft" plastic?
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Trains Stationary!!
Replies: 31
Views: 1015

Re: Trains Stationary!!

CandO wrote:So if I remove the chips (providing they are installed!) they should go??


No. If you remove a decoder then you must fit a blanking plug instead to allow it to run on dc.
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Speed and acceleration problem
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: Speed and acceleration problem

Most decoders apply track voltage minus approximately 1.4volts to the decoder, the 1.4volts is lost in the electronics, mainly the bridge rectifier on the decoder pcb AFAIK.

There are a few which do actually regulate motor voltage, which I believe may be user selectable via CVs.
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE Power Cab.
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: NCE Power Cab.

You don't actually need to store loco addresses in the Powercab but it has a recall stack of up to 6 locos.

Any loco can be used by simply pressing "Select Loco" entering its address then pressing "Enter"

It's a very easy to use controller.
by Roger (RJ)
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DC Controller
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: DC Controller

Go with Gaugemaster.

Edited for typo.
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Covid 19 Lament
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: A Covid 19 Lament

If there's one upside to all this, it's that junk mail and fraudulent phone calls have dropped to almost zero.:D Thanks End2end Sadly the phone calls have started up again. I've had 3 'your service provider couldn't draw your direct debit and we'll cut you off unless you press one to pay' s and an ...
by Roger (RJ)
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Which power supply for Cobalt Alpha
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Which power supply for Cobalt Alpha

Dcc Concepts sell their own suitable power supply. Only about £80 :o

https://www.dccconcepts.com/product/cob ... er-supply/
by Roger (RJ)
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 08
Replies: 26
Views: 1395

Re: Bachmann Class 08

I think that is known as ice cube packing.
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where are the members ???????
Replies: 66
Views: 2185

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

The Hornby forum does allow discussion of other manufacturers products and have done so for maybe 3 or 4 years now. The active promotion of other manufacturers products isn't allowed though if they are equivalent to Hornby's own products.
by Roger (RJ)
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: PCB board cutting
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: PCB board cutting

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