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by Flashbang
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Well done. :D A nice learning curve managed and experience gained for the future, Enjoy your railway.
by Flashbang
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Slow return.
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Slow return.

@Flashbang Thanks for the reply and the advice Was not sure about the Insulated Rail Joiners on the points I have a dual track controller so would the feed come from the controller ? I was thinking about the IRJ on the sidings left and right that was going to be the next step to store units. Cheers...
by Flashbang
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Faversham Two-day Exhibition 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Faversham Two-day Exhibition 2019

Faversham Model Railway Club. Two-day exhibition on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019 at The Abbey School. London Road (A2). Faversham. Kent. ME13 8RZ 18 layouts. 12 model railway related trade stands. On site free car parking. By train approx. 8-10 minute walk from Faversham railway sta...
by Flashbang
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Slow return.
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Slow return.

Hi Best rule to follow when wiring track feeds is to always allow the track feeds power to flow into the single end of a point and be switched by that point. So in your plan a feed top left and a second lower right will suffice as minimum. In doing this two sidings will always be powered when the co...
by Flashbang
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Quick question...
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Quick question...

Peco Setrack and Hornby track are all to 67mm track centre spacing.
3 x 67 = 201mm plus on straights add a minimum 15mm per outside. So 231mm over all. Note this is for straight tracks and allows little clearance each side
by Flashbang
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Peco PL-27
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Peco PL-27

Hi AFAIK the PL27 is just a moulded six way housing for PL26 or any of the other Peco levers such as PL22 or PL23. The PL27 can be expanded by adding a second or third etc PL27 unit offering 12 or 18 way lever bays. The Peco PL50 is a three way internally connected unit that can be extended by using...
by Flashbang
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 00/H0 15'x11' Simple orbital shelf layout
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: 00/H0 15'x11' Simple orbital shelf layout

According to peco, the outer radius is 60" which is the same as the large radius points, and the inner radius is 30" which is between small and medium radius points (24" and 36" respectively). So, are the points not at least second radius, like the set curves I'm using? Or did I...
by Flashbang
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby R2522 class 67 dcc lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Hornby R2522 class 67 dcc lighting

Perfectly safe. No harm will be done to an 8 pin decoder if its plug is reversed. Normally if the plug is reversed the motor still works (Loco may run in the opposite direction to console setting) but lights do not! https://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/images/DCC%208%20pin%20plug%20(2016_12_24%2010_21_47...
by Flashbang
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

Hi You do not need IRJs (Insulated Rail Joiners) with Hornby points. All their track along with Peco Setrack is self isolating. In your drawing you only need a track feed in the siding on the inside end of the turnout point near C for the headshunt/spur siding. The other two - one near A and the oth...
by Flashbang
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 16 volt AC plug and socket
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: 16 volt AC plug and socket

12 volt caravan/trailer plug and socket would be overkill. The two pin one where the plug and mating socket is in free air are simple and pretty foolproof in they can't be reversed connected and some are pre wired with short lengths of flexible wire. Otherwise if a solid baseboard connection is need...
by Flashbang
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: DCC Problems

You can reset a loco decoder usually by CV8 entering a value of 8 this returns the decoder back to its as manufactured setting including address number to 3. However, while most decoders are reset via CV8/8 it is well worth double checking the specific decoders manual as some use a differing reset C...
by Flashbang
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electrofrog - missing spring
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Electrofrog - missing spring

Hi A 'standard' solenoid point motor won't retain the point blades closed onto the stock rail. IMO you have several options.. Contact Peco Technical Help and request replacement over centre spring. They normally are free but they often ask you to provide the postage. Use the Peco PL12 adaptor plate ...
by Flashbang
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: CV settings/loco not responding
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: CV settings/loco not responding

Hi I would place each loco in turn onto an isolated Programming track and do a reset of each locos decoder - Normally CV8 enter 8 but check the decoder manual as some use a different CV for the reset. This will ensure everything on the decoder is restored back to manufacturers default settings. Incl...
by Flashbang
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting switch panel to layout
Replies: 31
Views: 967

Re: Connecting switch panel to layout

A lot depends on make/cost. Cheap anti twist terminals tend to have a very thin piece of metal that the grub screw pushes on while the better makes have a clamp bar that's attached directly to the grub screw.

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