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by Roger (RJ)
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another glue question
Replies: 3
Views: 136

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: 285

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: 110

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: 295

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: 181

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: 323

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: 146

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: 323

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.
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: PCU2 unit
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: PCU2 unit

I would make an educated guess that the green (common) wire needs to connect to one of the CDU output terminals or the input side of the PCU where the CDU connects.
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Roco 63050 Digital can be controlled using Roco Lokmaus ?
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Roco 63050 Digital can be controlled using Roco Lokmaus ?

Bigmet wrote:
If you are planning a purchase of a DCC system, go to a specialist retailer and take advice. Coastal DCC are very good in my personal experience.


I can also recommend Digitrains in Lincoln, where you can try out various controllers on a working test layout.

Rog.
by Roger (RJ)
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Mirrors

"A question arises though.... What glue should I use to glue it in place?"

What are you sticking it to?
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3947

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

I cannot see that I would ever done anything like that, but I did do some pretty bloody stupid things, with others, when a drunken teenager. The combination of alcohol, the pack and wanting to be ‘big’ can be a dangerous formula. Tony I did plenty of daft things when I was younger. Didn't need to b...
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Farish 08 only runs one way!
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Farish 08 only runs one way!

You can have the Select upgraded to V1.6. When upgraded it will then be able to read and write CVs and therefore reset decoders. It will need to be returned to Hornby for the upgrade. Cost is £15 Will Hornby do this even if I bought the select 2nd hand and unboxed? Yes, no problem. You need to cont...
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Farish 08 only runs one way!
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Farish 08 only runs one way!

You can have the Select upgraded to V1.6.

When upgraded it will then be able to read and write CVs and therefore reset decoders. It will need to be returned to Hornby for the upgrade. Cost is £15

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