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by Roger (RJ)
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: First dcc converted loco start stop
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: First dcc converted loco start stop

It could possibly be that the motor is taking more current than the decoder is able to supply, causing it to shut down to prevent it being damaged. Another possible cause is dirty wheels preventing good current flow from the rails. Some models are more affected by dirty track and wheels than other m...
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goo Gone
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Goo Gone

Just use Isopropyl alcohol (IPA). It's about the purest and best cleaning fluid for track, wheels and general degreasing.
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?

Test each wire individually from the socket to the motor contact to see if there is a loss of continuity.
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: Dcc loco issues

Interesting observations, clarification please: The "full power" is the twelve DC volts transmitted to the rails, yes? The DCC current is a low voltage, 1.5 volts (?) sent in simultaneously which activates the decoder, yes? The decoder is then a resistor, or throttle, if you will, allowin...
by Roger (RJ)
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Hornby DCC Point clips won't fit
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Hornby DCC Point clips won't fit

Picture here of where they fit https://www.freewebs.com/platelayer/poi ... itting.jpg

Hope it helps.
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Who wants to test some card building builds?
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Who wants to test some card building builds?

They were visible but not now. They may have been deleted from the hosting site.
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Questions about the Faller road system etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 722

Re: Questions about the Faller road system etc.

"What is the tool called needed to cut the slot for the wire?"

Damned expensive. :D


http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details ... e=FA161669
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 6 pin decoder - common positive for functions?
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: 6 pin decoder - common positive for functions?

You use one of the power feeds (ie black or red from the wheel pickups) instead of the common positive, or both can be used if you include a couple of diodes to prevent a short circuit.
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley
Replies: 49
Views: 1136

Re: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley

I'm pretty sure that there is a modified Kirby uncoupler which does allow delayed uncoupling but I can't remember where I've seen it!

It's shown in this video https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/495114552766816020/
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Identify decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: Identify decoder

You need to read CV7 & CV8. Then look up those values on the NMRA site.

CV8 gives the manufacturer number and CV7 contains a version number, if any.

List of manufacturers https://www.nmra.org/sites/default/file ... -9.2.2.pdf

eg Hornby is 48 and Bachnann is 101
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Camelot Junction
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Camelot Junction

Choose a new name. Why copy someone else?
You could always add that it is inspired by Camelot Junction.
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.

Mountain wrote:Thanks Suzie. A comprehensive list. This is all new to me.
One thing I am surprised about is Gaugemaster and NCE being different as didn't Gaugemaster buy NCE controllers and rebadge them under licence?


Gaugmaster's DCC controllers are rebadged MRC controllers.
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fading motor...
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Fading motor...

Could be the controller at fault then. Quite an old controller that might not have enough grunt for the old XO3/XO4 motors.

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