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by Roger (RJ)
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Switch Question
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Switch Question

DPDT means they are double pole double throw.

They can be used as on-off switches by connecting between the centre terminal and one of the matching end terminals. As they are double pole they can switch 2 independent circuits at the same time if required.

Example
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: newbie to dcc
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: newbie to dcc

I'm sorry to say this but go to the Hornby forum for help. There are some real Railmaster experts there.
by Roger (RJ)
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Flying Scotsman kicking when running
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Flying Scotsman kicking when running

Split intermediate gear between motor and drive axle?
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Grounded Flying Scotsman
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Grounded Flying Scotsman

Bufferstop wrote:...... It's a common practise in companies with a reputation to maintain.

Or resurrect.
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Newbie again
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Newbie again

What is it?
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

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: 377

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: 255

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: 255

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: 755

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: 136

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: 633

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: 351

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: 688

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: 429

Re: Hornby Track Planning Kit

The were R619 Track planning Symbols.
See https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/post ... 26292/?p=2

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