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by Flashbang
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS

I would recommend not using lead free solder. You say your solder is 60/40 which means it does contains lead, so should flow readily on an good condition and hot soldering irons tip. The iron needs to reach full operating temperature and to be sure its there, allow it to remain plugged in but unused...
by Flashbang
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Control Panel for Double Slip
Replies: 28
Views: 3145

Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

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This link Link to page takes you to the revised whole page where further down DS wiring and LED indications are shown
by Flashbang
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Rail Feeds
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Point Rail Feeds

For images of the same point layout but with extended dropper wires have a look on that sites DCC page, where there are six photos and the last two show the extended wires :D Link to item DONT FORGET... the modification must only be carried out on Electrofrog points where frog polarity switching of ...
by Flashbang
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Signal control switches
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Signal control switches

On the PL26 link together the outer most two tabs then connect one yellow wire to the middle tab and the other yellow wire to either one of the linked outer tabs. For Info... The PL26 lever is a Passing Contact type offering Off-(On)-Off switching positions one end of travel to the other end. The Br...
by Flashbang
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Oops!
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Oops!

HS2 driver training? :o
by Flashbang
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster Prodigy
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Gaugemaster Prodigy

Hi The Prodigy range - Prodigy Express and Prodigy Advance in all forms use a continuous turn speed knob, as too do most hand held throttles from other makers, e.g. NCE PowerCab is another where the speed knob turns continuously. The device is called a Rotary encoder. While the Gaugemaster DCC items...
by Flashbang
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: PL-50 Peco: Turnout (Points) Switch Module
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: PL-50 Peco: Turnout (Points) Switch Module

Suggestion... Strip about 8mm of insulation from the end of the wire, twist up bared end, and then fold back in half to about 4mm long. This will effectively give double thickness. :D
by Flashbang
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: PL-50 Peco: Turnout (Points) Switch Module
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: PL-50 Peco: Turnout (Points) Switch Module

What size wire is being used?
Ideally for solenoids you need as a minimum 16/0.2mm equipment wire which is sometimes called Hook up wire.
by Flashbang
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Canterbury MRS Exhibition 19th & 20th January '19
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Canterbury MRS Exhibition 19th & 20th January '19

January 19th & 20th - Canterbury Model Railway Society host their 30th model railway exhibition. At St Anselm's School. Old Dover Road. Canterbury. Kent CT1 3EN. Saturday 10:00 to 17:00. Sunday 10:00 to 16:00 Admission Adult £5.00 Child £3.00 (5 - 15) Family 2+2 £13.00. Children under 16 are fr...
by Flashbang
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Voltage divider
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Voltage divider

What I'm not fully grasping is why is the locos motor 6 volts? There are many types of 12 volt motor available and some can even be obtained in very good order second-hand for older/exceptional locos. It should also be remembered that 12 volts is a 'nominal' voltage and quite often is exceeded at fu...
by Flashbang
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Voltage divider
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Voltage divider

Know we know its to be fitted inside a locos body, the regulator I linked to would be too large! Unless you're O or larger scales.
The series / parallel chain of diodes is probably the best option inside a loco where space is at a premium.
by Flashbang
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Voltage divider
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Voltage divider

<Snip> The power consumption will be about a maximum 1.5w. Does that device have a fixed voltage output, or does it vary as the input voltage vary? I tried using two dc-dc bucks with diodes to switch between one or the other depending on polarity. The idea being that the bucks were set to a max out...
by Flashbang
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Voltage divider
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Voltage divider

Hi
Depends on what current the motor is to draw? One of these may be suitable where a DC input is used. Link to voltage regulator Of course reversing would have to be carried out after the output via a DPDT centre off switch.
by Flashbang
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lost power to sidings
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Lost power to sidings

I tend to agree with Jim (BTW Cheque is in the post) :D
The other usual cause of loss of power is a loose or poorly fitted metal rail joiner somewhere along the route.
by Flashbang
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC - Main controllers and accessory decoders.
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: DCC - Main controllers and accessory decoders.

Thank you Flashbang for this comment: IMO using a DCC throttle to set points is very, very long winded! Example... Press accessory, select point number (if you can remember it quickly) press 1 or 2 for throw direction and press Enter etc. Far to much work while the trains are running! DCC point ope...

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