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by Flashbang
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Control panels. Show us yours.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Control panels. Show us yours.

Fleischmann. See example.. Link to example
by Flashbang
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Zoom Model Railway Talk
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Zoom Model Railway Talk

Haven't watched the video in detail, as I just skipped through it. One person seems to be slipping off screen in a sinking feeling! In fact at 1:10.50ish they had almost gone! :o :) :) I assumed obviously incorrectly that there was going to be demos of actual 3D printing, reviews of various machines...
by Flashbang
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Control board LED's on DC?
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Control board LED's on DC?

Perhaps I'm not really understanding your requirements fully? :o Using either of the two drawings/suggestions above that I made with Insulated Rail Joiners added that are isolating each section, then each drawing is one section. Each section would need a switch and IRJs at each end to isolate it fro...
by Flashbang
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Control board LED's on DC?
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Control board LED's on DC?

I just logged on to ask about control panels and found another thread had already been started, so I've now got some inspiration. However my panel won't be to control points, its purely to isolate sections so I can stop locos and run others, and to swap between DC and Live Steam controllers. Now fo...
by Flashbang
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Turn-out Wire gouge
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Turn-out Wire gouge

If you have plenty of 7/0.2mm wire to hand, trial doubling up the two feed and the one return wire to a motor. Trying to keep the new wires to as near the same length as the originals ones are. By doubling up all wires you will give the circuit a better "fighting chance" of working correct...
by Flashbang
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 35
Views: 4028

Re: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....

Hi I use both MS Edge and Google Chrome. Both are similar results. I also have Firefox and Opera available and have just used them as well, with near identical results in connection times. I don't know about Hatton's "Old web site"? I'm just using the link a Google search produces. This mo...
by Flashbang
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Turn-out Wire gouge
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Turn-out Wire gouge

Actually, most 7/0.2mm equipment wire is rated at 1.2A to 1.4Amps. :o The resistance of most solenoid point motors is around 4.0 Ohms - Seeps, Peco PL10, Hornby R8014 etc. Therefore the current flow is around 4Amp instantaneously. Volt drop occurring in wire runs is also an issue where smaller wire ...
by Flashbang
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 35
Views: 4028

Re: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....

Just been on Hattons second-hand (Pre owned) listing pages. Took approx. 1 and no more than 2 seconds for all the images to load :o
by Flashbang
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: photobucket
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: photobucket

Several years ago (Around 2017 I believe?) Photobucket decided to stop free image hosting and use a pay for data storage method. Many of us used PB for placing images in forum topics. If you don't want to pay you will have to download your images and save them elsewhere. flickr is still free current...
by Flashbang
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Trains Stationary!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1309

Re: Trains Stationary!!

Hi There is nothing wrong with using a Bachmann EZ 36-556A decoder and controlling the loco with the Bachmann EZ DCC system. They are from the same manufacturer and are compatible. I'm assuming the two decoders you have fitted have been inserted into the locos socket the correct way around? They cou...
by Flashbang
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Control panels. Show us yours.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Control panels. Show us yours.

Thank you members. Some great inspiration there. :) Can I ask, does anyone use LED's on their control panel? Thanks End2end Of course. But I find too many lit LEDs somewhat distracting. So I never illuminate the unset route on point indications. Some will and often choose red and green, set route =...
by Flashbang
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy sounds stuck on
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: Prodigy sounds stuck on

Hi Forfarian. Ironduke and mjb1961. Thanks for the ESU info, that is very useful. All sound off =F8. F8 is also the loco address, No its not! on mine F1 is steam sound off, or is this in program mode? No, Its on the main track and the loco address number showing, nothing to do with Programming. Thi...
by Flashbang
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy sounds stuck on
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: Prodigy sounds stuck on

Hi You’re really not understanding the issues. You have a very advance DCC control system. Unlike the Bachmann EZ DCC system which is extremely basic. Functions called "F" numbers are in the range F1 to F28 they are not loco address numbers. They are a separate numbering system used by the...
by Flashbang
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy sounds stuck on
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: Prodigy sounds stuck on

Hi
You need to look at the sound decoder manual to see what F key does what.
by Flashbang
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy sounds stuck on
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: Prodigy sounds stuck on

oh dear you do have DCC problems :D :o Indeed, normally F1 turns the sounds On and Off but you need to check the decoder installed. Was the loco supplied new with sound fitted? If so what loco - Make and type is it?? On the PA2 screen in the top lefthand corner it shows which F1 to F8 buttons you ha...

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