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by Roger (RJ)
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Stay Live?
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Stay Live?

The 218 is £16.50 at Coastal DCC https://www.coastaldcc.co.uk/products/dccconcepts/zen-218 plus postage. Only problem may be the size, they are quite a long decoder compared to others. The stay alive that comes with them is hardly worth having. It will get the loco over a speck of dirt, if you are l...
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Runaways & Unresponsive Points! Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Runaways & Unresponsive Points! Help!

You could try fitting filters (often referred to as terminators) to your track. These can easily be made yourself from a resistor and a capacitor, or they are available to buy.
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC questions - Roco Multimaus
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: DCC questions - Roco Multimaus

......... while the PowerCab requires an adaptor (available from NCE) to create a separate programming track. Suzie x You don't need an adaptor, a simple manually operated changeover switch can be used but the adaptor allows programming to happen automatically without having to remember to throw a ...
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC questions - Roco Multimaus
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: DCC questions - Roco Multimaus

The Powercab most certainly CAN read CVs.
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs
Replies: 32
Views: 674

Re: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs

Post deleted. Not sure I'm right.
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: How Good is It
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: How Good is It

It's not a controller that I would try to use with anything but Hornby's basic R8249 decoders due to its lack of CV programming abilities. Even the basic Bachmann decoders can need CV changes that the Select can't do. You really, really need to get something better. I started with the Select and qui...
by Roger (RJ)
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Thanks for the quick responses
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Thanks for the quick responses

I was happy to help.
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Motorised Semaphore Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Motorised Semaphore Signals

There is decoder available which is specifically designed for Dapol signals. Sadly, I can't remember who makes it. :oops: Edit. Just googled it :D http://www.train-tech.com/index.php/signalling/dcc-semaphore-signal-decoder Also this automatic version http://www.train-tech.com/index.php/signalling/dc...
by Roger (RJ)
Sat May 26, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 282
Views: 120639

Re: BARGAINS!

My 05 arrived yesterday but it's still in it's box awaiting a decoder. Ordered a few Zimos from Coastal DCC. They probably won't arrive until Tuesday at the earliest :(
by Roger (RJ)
Thu May 24, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 282
Views: 120639

Re: BARGAINS!

Thanks for the reminder.
by Roger (RJ)
Wed May 23, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 282
Views: 120639

Re: BARGAINS!

Sarah Siddons and an 05 are heading in my direction.

Thanks for the heads up. 8)
by Roger (RJ)
Wed May 16, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Converting the Flying Scotsman to DCC
Replies: 29
Views: 696

Re: Converting the Flying Scotsman to DCC

I installed the replacement decoder today and I’m very disappointed by the quality of the soldering to the chip! The green wire was hanging on by a single strand of wire and came away within seconds of handling the chip. All the other connections have very long bits of bare wire dangerously close t...
by Roger (RJ)
Mon May 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Converting old locos to DCC?
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Converting old locos to DCC?

Tender drives are fairly easy to convert but you MUST ensure that the motor terminals, particularly the left one, are isolated from the chassis before fitting a decoder. If the terminals are not isolated, the decoder will be destroyed instantly when power is applied. Tender drives, which are usually...
by Roger (RJ)
Mon May 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: 6mm or 9mm ply
Replies: 19
Views: 5156

Re: 6mm Frame flex’s

Hi This is my first post . I have just built a 4 x 4 board for the grand kids , using 2x1 soft wood battens with 6 mm marine ply top . I was going to use 9mm but thought in was too heavy. The frame is supported in the middle ie 2 foot , the top glued and screws in place . I was bit dismayed to see ...
by Roger (RJ)
Sat May 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Directional Lighting (class 58)
Replies: 22
Views: 1021

Re: Directional Lighting (class 58)

Best dig it out before it swells. A soak in warm water should help to soften it if needed

Alternative, araldite or similar.

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