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by Flashbang
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hornby terminal male ends hi all.
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Hornby terminal male ends hi all.

You can use a CDU with the Hornby passing contact lever switches. Whether to use the lever switches or momentary toggle switches depends on what you imagine your control panel to be. Levers can be lined up like in a signal box but if you want more of a mimic panel then you can use toggles or push-b...
by Flashbang
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster ruby pro dcc95
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Gaugemaster ruby pro dcc95

Hi
Firstly reset the decoder by CV8 entering a value of 8. This should reset all CVs to default including address to 03.

Then test, If no better I would contact Gaugemaster by email or phone and get their technical help or a replacement. :D
by Flashbang
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Level crossing lights 555 circuit
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Level crossing lights 555 circuit

That's more like it :D But the Q was using a NE555 or perhaps a NE556 dual IC So, while we have provided links/details of ready made circuits, there so far is no link or provision of a home made circuit! I would seriously suggest the OP joins MERG and uses their resources. :D Especially as many of t...
by Flashbang
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Directional lighting on diesel locomotives
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Directional lighting on diesel locomotives

Hi Two White and two Red at each end is how I've shown them in my drawing. The hashed ones being the second set in each colour. So each end of the loco has four LEDs (or two if you omit the hashed ones). One set of four is located so as two are at the front end and the other two at the rear end, the...
by Flashbang
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Directional lighting on diesel locomotives
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Directional lighting on diesel locomotives

To add another set of LEDs just wire a second set the same as the first using the same value resistors. Or add the second LED in series with the first, so as Anode of second LED is to Cathode of the first. Its very noticeable you have no direction Diodes in the circuit and are just relying on the LE...
by Flashbang
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Level crossing lights 555 circuit
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Level crossing lights 555 circuit

I think that Train-Tech crossing controller is only for flashing lights and an alarm sound. It doesn't power the barriers up or down.
by Flashbang
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Level crossing lights 555 circuit
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Level crossing lights 555 circuit

Hey, I am just wondering how it is possible to add automated boom gates to the level crossing circuit on this website. Servo motor(s) and associated control electronics operates the servo which in turn moves the barrier boom up or down. There are plenty of videos on How To on YouTube Heathcote Elec...
by Flashbang
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.

Hi The main difference in the two - NCE PowerCab and Gaugemaster Prodigy Express (re badged MRC unit) is that the PowerCab can operate all accessories where the GM PE cannot, it can only operate the locos. Gaugemaster located in Ford, W'Sussex can repair the Prodigy units and I now understand Coasta...
by Flashbang
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DC Controller
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: DC Controller

The Hornby HM2000 is vastly under powered. Its Track outputs are 550 milliamp each (just over 1/2 Amp each) while GM and Morley are a minimum of 1.0Amp (1000 milliamp) each. I would advise not to purchase and go for a GM or Morley unit. You will not be disappointed! :D
by Flashbang
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DC Controller
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: DC Controller

Hi
The two best UK DC controllers are produced by Gaugemaster and Morley. :D
Gaugemaster DC carries a lifetime warranty and is frequently cheaper from other suppliers rather than GM itself!
Morley is only sold direct.
by Flashbang
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs
Replies: 41
Views: 1378

Re: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs

Thanks for this Flashbang. So I'd just need a female connector to go with the plug, then can run two wires from that for the LED circuit? Yes that's correct. :D They make onward connections easy! Some PSU suppliers offer them as a free item, others sell them as extras, while the one I linked to doe...
by Flashbang
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs
Replies: 41
Views: 1378

Re: Wiring Seep PM1 With LEDs

When looking for a 12 volt DC power supply look for ones listed under for CCTV or LED power. These all normally come with a 2.1mm DC moulded plug on the low voltage cable. To make onward wiring easy the connectors Ive linked too below are really useful. Typical 12v PSU Example... Link to typical 12v...
by Flashbang
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: peco point motors
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: peco point motors

Each point motor needs its own switch or lever, unless two points are to move together as per a cross-over pair of points. On no account daisy chain connect several motors. You should not daisy chain (series connect) all point motors feeds. Only their return wires are connected together via a one co...
by Flashbang
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: ON30 DCC Bachmann 50 Ton Derv to onboard Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: ON30 DCC Bachmann 50 Ton Derv to onboard Battery

Do not apply DC power to the motor terminals with the DCC decoder still connected to the motor. It would cause the decoder to become defective if it is done. Remove the two decoder wires - Orange and Grey from the motor and only then apply DC directly to the motor. 12 volts DC is the norm, and while...
by Flashbang
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: solder problem
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: solder problem

Hi Regardless of what solder or how well the rails are soldered, if you haven't allowed for expansion in the rails leading up to the soldered joints then the force exerted in the rail due to expansion will often cause a soldered rail holding joint to fail. Simply cut through the rails a little back ...

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