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by Flashbang
Sat May 15, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Can you have too many droppers on a layout?
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Can you have too many droppers on a layout?

Actually, the major difference between DC and correct DCC wiring is the size of the wires used throughout for both Bus and droppers! :o Depends on the performance you want from your DC system. For DC the minimum you can get away with is distinctly thinner, if you made a proper job of it not much le...
by Flashbang
Fri May 14, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Can you have too many droppers on a layout?
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Can you have too many droppers on a layout?

Actually, the major difference between DC and correct DCC wiring is the size of the wires used throughout for both Bus and droppers! :o
by Flashbang
Fri May 14, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Can you have too many droppers on a layout?
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Can you have too many droppers on a layout?

Hi Many "Exhibition" layouts will have two sets of droppers per track section and on the points too. Personal layouts its up to the induvial. For 100% operation then every section of track and all points have a dropper pair of wirers fitted. Note the very best is of course soldering droppe...
by Flashbang
Wed May 12, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: power supply for Point decoders/accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: power supply for Point decoders/accessories

It should be fine :D Personally, I would sub divided the main 13.8v output into separate outputs. For Solinoid motors I would look at using three 3.0Amp self resetting thermal circuit breaker one per sub output, like these (one in each sub positive leg) https://cpc.farnell.com/unbranded/an-301-fc672...
by Flashbang
Tue May 11, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Bachmann Wickham Trolley
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Bachmann Wickham Trolley

Now resolved. One on its way in Maroon. :D
by Flashbang
Sun May 09, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Bachmann Wickham Trolley
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Bachmann Wickham Trolley

I'm looking for a non runner Bachmann Wickham trolley in OO. Colour unimportant, but Maroon would be great if available.
I note that I can obtain brand new fully working for £69.95, so a non running model would have to be significantly cheaper!
by Flashbang
Sun May 09, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Flashbang's website diagram?
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: Flashbang's website diagram?

Hi Yes, the GM500 is indeed similar to the switching on a PM1 but is far more reliable and of course offers two electrically separate sets of change-over contacts. For a comparison "F" on a PM1 would be 1 or 4 on a GM500 with "D" & "E" being 2 & 3 with 1 or 5 &a...
by Flashbang
Sat May 08, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Flashbang's website diagram?
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: Flashbang's website diagram?

You can use either AC or DC. If you use DC ensure its a Regulated power supply (CCTV or LED PSUs are ideal) then the 12v DC can also be used to feed LED panel indications. But on no circumstances allow any voltage to get onto the Yellow Dapol wires. The GM500 operation has to be from a momentary sup...
by Flashbang
Sat May 08, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Flashbang's website diagram?
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: Flashbang's website diagram?

The two set of contacts on the GM500 are totally separate electrically. The Dapol signal has 14v AC or 12v Regulated DC feed directly to it (not to the GM500) The two signals yellow wires connect to one set of unused GM500 relay contacts. One yellow on 4 (or 1) and the other on 5 then link 5 to 6 as...
by Flashbang
Mon May 03, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how good is the Hornby silver/black controller?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: how good is the Hornby silver/black controller?

Its relatively low powered output causes many issues. :o
There are far better (probably more expensive!) DC controllers available, that do not suffer this issue. Gaugemaster and Morley are two makes
by Flashbang
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point Motor Wiring layout
Replies: 45
Views: 1868

Re: Point Motor Wiring layout

Well done. Hope you're pleased? Glad to of helped. :D
by Flashbang
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: stay Alive query
Replies: 18
Views: 454

Re: stay Alive query

Hi

No idea??
Why not ask them and they will advise...
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by Flashbang
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Single track shunting layout
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Single track shunting layout

Chris. You can not shunt on a single track! All you can do is go forwards or backwards. That's not really shunting, in the sense of moving wagons around in their order or detaching/adding wagons etc. What are you actually after?? Please be more specific. Next is, will you actually ever build anythin...
by Flashbang
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: RKpdu2 Power Distribution Module for Model Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: RKpdu2 Power Distribution Module for Model Railway

It is a ON/Off switch module. It is not suitable for use with Solinoid point motors. If you want to use this particular supplier/make of unit then... For Solenoid motors you need this one... Link 1 Or this smaller version... Link 2 Note the one you have shown has two output terminals per switch, whi...
by Flashbang
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Flashbang's website diagram?
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: Flashbang's website problem?

E2E Your questions answered... If you want additional LEDs, then wire them together with their series resistor across the ones already shown. You cannot operate a Dapol signal from this circuit. The Dapol signal requires on its two Yellow wires, to be connected to a volt free contact. This can only ...

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