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by Flashbang
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Manual

You don't have to print it.
Just save the download to somewhere on your PC of tablet and read it as and when you want too. :D
by Flashbang
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lighting Help And Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 884

Re: Lighting Help And Advice

Brown, Black, Red is 1000 Ohms (1K0). The Gold band shows the value is within 5% A silver band instead of the Gold would be 10% of the value.
by Flashbang
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hornby Lights with Guagemaster Power Supply
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Hornby Lights with Guagemaster Power Supply

Buy a power buck off ebay. Less than 2 quid. You can vary the output voltage to whatever you want (I suggest 9v as flashbang says to prolong bulb life. clicky Unfortunately they are not suitable for the 16 volt AC that's coming from the OPs Gaugemaster power supply. Unless the AC is rectified first...
by Flashbang
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hornby Lights with Guagemaster Power Supply
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Hornby Lights with Guagemaster Power Supply

Hi Don't use resistors as they will get very hot due to the amount of power they have to reduce and as stated you don't know the current the lamps will draw. One thing to remember is these are filament lamps and generally they draw around 50 to 70 milliamps per lit bulb. You will really need a suppl...
by Flashbang
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Faversham Exhibition 8th & 9th September 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Faversham Exhibition 8th & 9th September 2018

Faversham Model Railway Club. Two day exhibition on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2018 at The Abbey School. London Road (A2). Faversham. Kent. ME13 8RZ 18 layouts. 12 trade stands and 3 societies. On site free car parking. By train approx. 8-10 minute walk from Faversham railway stations up...
by Flashbang
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track identification...
Replies: 17
Views: 483

Re: Track identification...

Hi As youre probably aware but I'll point it out, that all the plans shown above have Reverse loops. This means that a left hand rail meets a right handed rail and the result without precautions is a full short circuit! A minimum of four insulated rail joiners (nylon fishplates) are needed to totall...
by Flashbang
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hoop top fencing quandry
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Hoop top fencing quandry

This one.... https://www.nbrasslocos.co.uk/kitimages/nlside/n22771%20hoop%20top%20railing%203ft.gif I feel once cut away from the fret, small holes are drilled into the baseboard surface at the correct distsnce by using the fence as a guide and then the bottom legs are glued into the holes. :D
by Flashbang
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: How Good is It
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: How Good is It

Hi Yes i will allow more locos and if used DCC accessories to be run simultaneously. If you're happy with the Selects short comings then upgrading the power supply will allow you more operational scope. You need the Hornby C7024 / P9300 power supply. Expect to pay between £26 and £45 for the 4.0Amp ...
by Flashbang
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Coach lighting problem
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Coach lighting problem

Remove the two metal rail joiners (Fishplates) on the points Vee rails ends and replace them with Insulated Rail Joiners. Then add two new rail feeds (if needed) after the IRJs, one of each polarity. Doing this 'fix' stops both rails at their closest being of opposing polarity and only the live dire...
by Flashbang
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Coach lighting problem
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Coach lighting problem

Hi By what you're saying the loco is well clear of the point, but the carriages are still passing over the point. Are you sure it is not the metal wheels of one or more carriages being able to bridge together the rails at their closest on the frog causing a short circuit? (Only applicable where Insu...
by Flashbang
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Runaways & Unresponsive Points! Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: Runaways & Unresponsive Points! Help!

Hi Firstly, are you 100% sure all or any of your power clips or power track sections are of the DC type? If any are DC ones, inside under their plastic cover will lurk a small yellowish or brownish coloured capacitor. This MUST BE REMOVED when used on a DCC layout. Simply, if one is found, snip off ...
by Flashbang
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC questions - Roco Multimaus
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: DCC questions - Roco Multimaus

I agree with Rog (RG). As a PowerCab user myself it certainly can read CVs. This is an extract of how to read CVs using the PowerCab.. (red text are my comments) Press the prog/esc key 4 times. Look for “use program trk”. Press enter Press 2 for CV. The display will read: prog CV num. Enter the CV y...
by Flashbang
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lumsdonia Website Updates
Replies: 95
Views: 3832

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

How about you stop using my words taken directly from my web site. Especially the conditions of use wording. At best it shows a lack of forethought, at worse its Plagiarism! See.... link to item post #67. My site had been live since around 2004/5. But I don't open forum topics on at least three foru...
by Flashbang
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 21
Views: 412

Re: Soldering

Here's my guide to successful soldering. I stands the test of time and if followed works every time! As this question gets asked many times, I though I'd put a posting on the forum explaining the technique that I was trained to use and have been using for around 50 or so years now! The basics of sol...

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