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by Flashbang
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 60
Views: 1961

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Very sad. In the USA it is usually expected that the club/primary host for an event like this will provide an overnight watchman (volunteer club member with an airhorn, cellphone, etc. {and being the USA,sometimes a gun}). While I don't support the gun bit, I believe it prudent for any trademen or ...
by Flashbang
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Soldering rail joiners?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Soldering rail joiners?

Never solder metal rail joiners to the two abutting rails as the rails must move slightly inside the joiner to allow for expansion and contraction. Equally don't use metal joiners as feed in places either for the the same reason, plus airborne dust and other 'crud' often from painting rails and glui...
by Flashbang
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Electrofrog Points
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Electrofrog Points

<SNIP>Can anyone suggest a book or website that will give very simple advice on how to wire the points and layout - and I do mean very simple as my knowledge of electronics etc is very limited. I have some of the Peco "Shows You How To" booklets but I would like to have something that is ...
by Flashbang
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: New controller

Hi
You must contact Hornby first and arrange for a return. See for details... https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/returns
by Flashbang
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: New controller

Hi Firstly is it at the 'latest' Hornby Select software? Which is V1.6. V1.6 was released a month or so ago. The software version number shows on the Select display screen on power up as for example 16 30 03 16 being the software version number of 1.6. If yours shows anything less than 16 e.g. 11 to...
by Flashbang
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting switch panel to layout
Replies: 26
Views: 523

Re: Connecting switch panel to layout

When you get more circuits from the panel to the layout..... D connectors mounted in panels side frame - Note two are Male and the middle one is Female to help prevent accidental cross connection plus the coloured bands help too. Image 1.jpg Wiring of a 25 way D connector with 16/0.2mm wire. Image 2...
by Flashbang
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting switch panel to layout
Replies: 26
Views: 523

Re: Connecting switch panel to layout

Excellent Dave

Well done for sticking with your original idea. :D
by Flashbang
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting switch panel to layout
Replies: 26
Views: 523

Re: Connecting switch panel to layout

Don't use ready made cable with D connectors on the ends. As stated the wires inside will be far too thin for most model railway use, unless the cores/pins are treble or quad connected up at both ends! These are by far the easiest to use but cost more... link 1 With possibly a mating one of these at...
by Flashbang
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Signalling help please.
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Signalling help please.

I might go for the easy but unlikely option if two on one post. The photo shown doesn't have signal line working as both signals are off!! Hi Makes little difference. The image shows a signal with two arms capable of signalling two separate lines/routes. If the lines beyond the signal shown converg...
by Flashbang
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 33
Views: 1065

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

Just picked up on this thread and note that you visited during a cruise visit? We are also stopping off at Hamburg on a cruise this October and I would love to visit Miniatur Wunderland. My question is how far is it from the cruise terminal? Is it a bus or taxi ride away or is it walkable? Cheers, ...
by Flashbang
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors and Switches
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Point Motors and Switches

A direct link to the section on my web site... Link to Point Motor section :D
by Flashbang
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Droppers
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Droppers

Adding droppers per siding will ensure DCC operated lights, sounds etc will be able to be used even when the point is not set towards that siding. Also with power to all tracks you are able to move locos in sidings too, again when the entrance point is not set for that siding. :D You dont have to ad...
by Flashbang
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting switch panel to layout
Replies: 26
Views: 523

Re: Connecting switch panel to layout

Hi Yes they would do and at a good price too. Plug-able terminal blocks are another option though personally I don't like them too much due to their larger size and wire volubility. Example.. Link to CPC Virtually all other multi way connectors will need wires soldered to their pins or the purchase ...
by Flashbang
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco speeds and cv settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Loco speeds and cv settings?

You cannot alter the output rail volts of a Prodigy DCC system. It is preset with the Express at 13.8 volts at 2.0 Amp and the Advance2 at 14.5v at 3.5Amp
by Flashbang
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco speeds and cv settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Loco speeds and cv settings?

Top speed is CV5. Check the decoders manual for the range of values a particular decoder make may use. Frequently 0 to 63 or 0 to 255
Once CV5 is set, set CV6 to between 1/3 and half of the value of that in CV5. However, I don't believe Hornby TTS decoder have CV5 and CV6 available!

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