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by Flashbang
Sun May 31, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Supplying power to the track/bus wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Supplying power to the track/bus wiring

I assume Live Steam is exactly like DC, in that one loco on one track with one controller? If so, then for a second loco to run on another track a second duplication of the first setup would be needed. But they are not connected together. My comment assumed only one loco/one track/one controller :D ...
by Flashbang
Sun May 31, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: gaugemaster transformer
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: gaugemaster transformer

What happens if all the output wires are removed from the four terminals and the unit is then plugged in and powered up? Does the red LED illuminate then?
by Flashbang
Wed May 27, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)

To fit a stay alive capacitor to any Hornby decoder requires some very careful soldering on the decoders PCB!

This gives the details of what needs doing... https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/post/view/topic_id/13404/?p=2
by Flashbang
Tue May 26, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Supplying power to the track/bus wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Supplying power to the track/bus wiring

Hi Assuming your Live Steam bus pair of wires are of a suitable wire gauge size, then only one pair of wires are need and they run in a radial circuit not a ring. No need for a second pair of feeds or any extra circuits, but the bus pair wire size must be adequate. Minimum I would recommend is 1.5mm...
by Flashbang
Sat May 23, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: powercab
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: powercab

Assuming the red LED is lit on the PCP and with the LED at the bottom the flat cable is plugged into the left hand socket and the display on the PowerCab is lit and showing. Wait 20 or so seconds then....Unplugging the cable from the handset and wait a couple of seconds then re insert it. The displa...
by Flashbang
Fri May 22, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs
Replies: 33
Views: 681

Re: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs

Hi
If your points are Peco consider replacing the Seep with a Peco PL10 and mount that directly to the Peco points underside. If they are Hornby points use the Hornby R8014 :D Both fitting into a slot cut in the baseboard surface but fit directly to the points :)
by Flashbang
Thu May 21, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs
Replies: 33
Views: 681

Re: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs

Glad you have fond some even cheaper. The link I provided was of course an example, with time and Google I'm sure cheaper can and as shown be found! Hope they cut as well as they say. 8)
by Flashbang
Thu May 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs
Replies: 33
Views: 681

Re: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs

Link 1

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Or the ultimate but far more expensive...
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by Flashbang
Wed May 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 1366

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

I found this video quite interesting testing various speakers with one sound decoder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErXaA4KZ9Ss
by Flashbang
Sat May 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs
Replies: 33
Views: 681

Re: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs

Track is quite soft by comparison to the drive pins so I wouldn't. Mini drill and cutting disk is the tool for solenoid drive pins, everything else that I can think of seems to either wreck itself or wreck the motor. I'm sure Flashbang will agree unless he knows of something else. <SNIP> I've used ...
by Flashbang
Sat May 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs
Replies: 33
Views: 681

Re: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs

Here is my Seep motor centering tool. Cost £ zero (Mrs FB hasn't notice I pinched one of her pegs!). :o Note the wider slot one side to go over the Seeps spring and the narrow slot on the other side for the drive pin I can't take credit for the design, as it was published a while ago, but It is so s...
by Flashbang
Sat May 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: peco points controller
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: peco points controller

Depends on how you want to operate the servos?
The 100 is a stand alone unit for 4 Servos, it needs a separate 12volt supply and then the supplied panel/toggle switches move the servo arms.
For DCC (Digital) operation then the 135 decoder is need as well. This interfaces the DCC to the 100 board
by Flashbang
Sat May 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs
Replies: 33
Views: 681

Re: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs

Hi A loose drive pin can be tapped back into the solenoids main rod. A lot of Seeps suffered drive pins that fell out or became loose. They are a push in fit from new and have a sort of splined area which grips onto the main rod. Tapping the drive pin back into place should tighten it. But do this c...
by Flashbang
Fri May 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs
Replies: 33
Views: 681

Re: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs

Actuator? Do you mean the Seeps drive pin? If so, it should be a tight fit in the Seeps moving round rod/bar, that moves each way into each coil. If the drive pin is loose try giving it a gentle tap downwards while holding the Seep. This should drive the pin into the Seeps rod more securely. :D A) W...
by Flashbang
Fri May 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs
Replies: 33
Views: 681

Re: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs

Hi Seep PM1 are notorious for needing to be fitted 100% accurately under the point. The only way I've ever found of ensuring this is as follows.... Remove Seep from baseboard. Then above and with the point in its final position, at one outside end of the points moving tie bar drill a 1mm dia hole in...

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