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by b308
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motor control
Replies: 18
Views: 1242

Re: Point motor control

Sorry misinterpreted your post. I meant that it protects from burnouts. My apologies.
by b308
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motor control
Replies: 18
Views: 1242

Re: Point motor control

Please use a suitable comparison, that car one doesn't work. The Peco point motors were launched well before the use of CDUs and were used for many years without them, they were designed to be used by the 16vAC output seen on many of the older controllers from the likes of Triang and H&M. It is ...
by b308
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motor control
Replies: 18
Views: 1242

Re: Point motor control

Then thousands of us have been getting away with it for decades! Suzie, it does work, and it doesn't overload the transformer. I'm not sure how to describe it (no doubt Flashbang will help!), but as it's a passing contact it's not a constant draw so if used correctly will not overload the transforme...
by b308
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motor control
Replies: 18
Views: 1242

Re: Point motor control

I suppose it depends on the point motor you use but I've never had to use a CDU with a Peco motor switching one motor or two together (crossing) using a 16vAC supply from the Aux supply on a GM controller... Perhaps to switch more it may be better.
by b308
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railways of Iran
Replies: 23
Views: 1202

Re: The Railways of Iran

Too true! And stayed inside when they were told to (under the stairs or in the shelter in the back garden!)...
by b308
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railways of Iran
Replies: 23
Views: 1202

Re: The Railways of Iran

A little bit unfair on the general Russian populace, Bigmet? The poor sods didn't have any choice in the matter, be used as canon fodder or sent to the gulags... The most unfair thing was that Stalin survived the war and carried on murdering people until his death...
by b308
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railways of Iran
Replies: 23
Views: 1202

Re: The Railways of Iran

More to do with Stalin's total disregard for life, especially his own countrymen, the cold and Germans may have helped but it was Stalin's tactics that did the damage.
by b308
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Linka
Replies: 125
Views: 13397

Re: Linka

If anyone is interested I have found that I have a selection of them which I definitely have no use for whatsoever! Some of the moulds have been used (though only a few times and are in very good condition, the mouldings produced will come with it!) and some are as new, one even in it's wrapper! I h...
by b308
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Layout Help Please
Replies: 18
Views: 1149

Re: Layout Help Please

Tough advice to follow without upsetting the one who gave you the Flying Scotsman or Eurostar train pack. True! If you started with one of those 0-4-0T sets though... ;) I have seen some lovely layouts in 6x4. The main difficulty is not to be tempted to cram too much in. The point I was making is t...
by b308
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Layout Help Please
Replies: 18
Views: 1149

Re: Layout Help Please

Looking at it I suspect it's been designed as a locomotive stabling point/loco shed in the middle. Most people have more locos than stock and therefore the priority is for somewhere to store all those locos when not in use. Although it's a faff to get them out it does maximise storage and you can se...
by b308
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

To the OP, I am sorry that G and I fell out over this. that just goes to prove that everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another. As G says there are "computerised" ways of doing it (I suggest you contact him if you want to go down that route) and there are ...
by b308
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

Until then, please don't tell me that I don't know what I'm talking about. You questioned why people did it at all, I gave an example of one person and why they did it and that it worked well for them, that's all, so could you please accept that for some people it is an acceptable way to operate th...
by b308
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

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by b308
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

For people who want to run a 24 hour timetable in a 2/3 hour operating session they are essential. It's nothing to do with electronics, the early versions were mechanical. That was (and is, for those who still use them) their purpose, to get rid of the "dead time" in the timetable so they ...
by b308
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

I didn't realise you were an expert on the subject. I was only going by what Denny said in his articles, but obviously you know better and are always right. i shall leave you to it, I've explained why people do it but you still try to read other things into it. there's no persuading some people! Wit...

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