Search found 3183 matches

by Flashbang
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gaugemaster combi controller
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Gaugemaster combi controller

Depends on whether the "Lights" are LEDs or filament lamps? LEDs will with suitable series resistor (may already be pre fitted if 12 volt rated) consume around 10 milliamp each (0.01A) so 6 all lit would be just a mere 60ma (0.06A) However if they are filament lamps then frequently they wi...
by Flashbang
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)

I would suggest that you DO NOT open the controller. It contains no user serviceable items and you cannot/must not tighten the transformers lamination's. Plus lethal mains voltage exist inside when its plugged in! You really have two options IMO... Live with the humming - it can't be that bad really...
by Flashbang
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)

Humming or Buzzing from a mains powered item will not normally cause any safety issues. As stated by others it is the mains transformer(s) metal laminations vibrating and causing the noise. A typical example is if you walk past a local electricity sub station when all around is quiet, you will hear ...
by Flashbang
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 009 gauge basic track questions
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: 009 gauge basic track questions

Chaps Thinking about introducing a small loop of 009 narrow gauge in addition to the far larger 00 gauge planned. Not looking at anything complex. Basic loop and siding or two perhaps. Some Qs if I may. Can you power the 009 track from the same bus as the 00 - using droppers straight from the track...
by Flashbang
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rocrail
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Rocrail

Cant help as video has been removed!
by Flashbang
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A couple of questions Re. track
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: A couple of questions Re. track

Hi Yes, track spacing is measured middle of track 1 (between the two running rails) to middle of track 2 (between the two running rails) OO track.jpg This link gives all the Hornby items (Peco Setrack are identical but different part numbers) https://www.hornby.com/_assets/files/Track-Geometry-PDF.p...
by Flashbang
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 155
Views: 11122

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Buelligan wrote:Does anyone know what, the 'prestigious model railway show' that they're competing for a spot at, is?

Warley show
by Flashbang
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A couple of questions Re. track
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: A couple of questions Re. track

<Snip> Secondly, while pricing up some new track, I was selecting from the peco streamline range, flexi track and points. I then went into the peco set track section for the 2nd and 3rd radius curves required. But they also had points in there, that looked the same as the ones in the streamline ran...
by Flashbang
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lima loco
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Lima loco

Ok. So which motors are being referenced?
Size is vital as too is the drive shaft diameter so as the drive cog can fit onto the new motor. How is the new CD motor fixed?

Need far more detail and answers than the OP text states! :o
by Flashbang
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Conductive paint
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Conductive paint

Hi Technically the Pivot and Off position LEDs of an older style Position Light Signal (PLS) should be White not Yellow. The On being Red. Red can be replaced by a Yellow where the PLS is used for example in a siding and the PLS can be passed at caution for moves in the siding (typically a head shun...
by Flashbang
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Electrical Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Electrical Issues

Thanks for all the suggestions. There were two issues - I had not realised a reverse loop had been formed (thus a short circuit) and secondly a faulty feed joint connecting to a frog was identified with a multimeter. So, many thanks. The other issue I have is that in the reverse loop I have multipl...
by Flashbang
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Faversham Two-day Exhibition 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Faversham Two-day Exhibition 2019

Bump...
But if you're in the area why not come to the model railway exhibition then visit the Towns Food Festival afterwards? :D
by Flashbang
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Seep v Solenoid difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Seep v Solenoid difference?

The main and possibly overall factor is the difference in unit price. Seep PM1 £5.25 Link 1 While Cobalt Analogue £17.95 Link 2 Tortoise £21.95 Link 3 Using the same supplier as for the Seep PM1. I appreciate there may be slightly cheaper retailers and that buying in bulk (6 or 12 pack) normally red...
by Flashbang
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 904

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: 269

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...

Go to advanced search