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by Roger (RJ)
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LED Lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: LED Lighting

Theoretically you need a minimum of 200ma (10 lamps X 0.20ma) but anything higher than that would be OK.
I recommend using a regulated power supply (Note. Not just a transformer) of 1Amp.
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Bachmann 36-568 chip
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: Bachmann 36-568 chip

Hi, I am having problems getting CV6, medium speed/shunting to operate, toggling F6 achieves nothing. The chip is fitted to a Bachmann E4. All other CV's work and can be read/reprogrammed. I have tried all inputs to CV6 to no avail. I understand that the chip is a Zimo MX622n, since there is no inf...
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 50
Views: 1200

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Which option?
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 50
Views: 1200

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Either return to supplier as faulty or contact Hornby for possible reprogramming or replacement.
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Using Contiboard For A Baseboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Using Contiboard For A Baseboard?

IMHO 6mm is too thin for track pins, they can stick out underneath and under board point motors may need a plywood doubler glued on between the motor and baseboard to get fixing screws to bite. My baseboard is 6mm so I have experienced this myself. 9mm much better, a bit heavier than 6mm, obviously ...
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Looking at electronic componants
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: Looking at electronic componants

Mountain wrote:Used to about 12 - 14 years or more ago until they closed all their stores. I think they went bankrupt. Though my nearest one was in the big city.


I think you are referring to Radio Shack. Radio Spares (RS components) is still going strong. https://uk.rs-online.com/
by Roger (RJ)
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re Hornby Dublo 3 rail track
Replies: 21
Views: 323

Re: Re Hornby Dublo 3 rail track

A lot of people still use and collect 3 rail but the track doesn't usually command a high price as there is still plenty around.
You could try selling it through the Classified Ads section of this forum.
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby tender body removal
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Hornby tender body removal

Depends on which version it is.
Maintenance sheets here should help https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/downloads/ ... ex/cat/16/
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol motorised signal and Peco Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Dapol motorised signal and Peco Switch

They have tiny motor inside them with a special control PCB.
https://jamestrainparts.com/2016/01/18/ ... re-signal/
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol motorised signal and Peco Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Dapol motorised signal and Peco Switch

AFAIK passing contact switches are not suitable for the Dapol signals. They will work after a fashion but aren't the right sort of switch for the job. What would work is a push to make switch. Each time the switch is operated the signal moves both to the on and then on the next operation to the off ...
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Steam loco or space rocket ?
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: Steam loco or space rocket ?

You could try wiring one or more resistors in series with the motor, probably 100 to 200 ohms. Probably better to use a number of resistors, 3 or 4 to spread the heat that will be generated in them. An alternative would be a series of diodes in series. The diodes would have to be two groups wired in...
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Stuttering Bachmann Class 66
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Stuttering Bachmann Class 66

From what I can see, I would say you need some more track feeds as it looks like there may be a lack of voltage in some areas. How many power feeds have you got and are you using point clips on the points?

PS also answered on the Hornby forum.
by Roger (RJ)
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Points
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Points


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