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by Peterm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Relco Track Cleaner
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Relco Track Cleaner

That's a capacitor.
by Peterm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 21 pin direct decoder
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: 21 pin direct decoder

Agree about the Zimo. Very good value for money.
by Peterm
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Manor class dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Bachmann Manor class dilemma

I've fitted pick ups by screwing them to the sides of the chassis blocks, but another thought is to try graphite powder. This is a really good conductor and lubricant.
by Peterm
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby's poor build quality
Replies: 33
Views: 598

Re: Hornby's poor build quality

That's really bad. Do you think it'd be an idea to fix the other side before it breaks? Like preventive maintenance.
by Peterm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

You're just begging to be confused by all the different opinions. :) I use Paul Chatters sounds via Digitrains in Lincoln... nice trip round the M62 if you have transport. Stop off at Ferrybridge for a cuppa if you wish and have a look at and listen to the various sounds, decoders and speakers. They...
by Peterm
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Q1
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Hornby Q1

I had to replace the drive wheels on 'my not run that much' Q1, because the plating wore through. Other than that it's been good.
by Peterm
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Peco electrofrog points
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Peco electrofrog points

Just as a back up to what has been said. Forget the PM13. Unreliable. I ditched the lot and went for Tortoise slow motion motors with two switches included.
by Peterm
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann DMU, Cravens / class 105
Replies: 23
Views: 4078

Re: Bachmann DMU, Cravens / class 105

Good idea too. You can't beat soldering where possible.
by Peterm
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: TV Surpressors and DCC.
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: TV Surpressors and DCC.

I too only use Lenz and Zimo decoders. But I've found some Hornby locos can cause poor running on other locos if they do not have their capacitors removed. Bought a couple of 2-BILs when they first came out and fitted them with Lenz Standard+ decoders. Unit #1 was fine all the time, but unit #2 bec...
by Peterm
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs
Replies: 32
Views: 751

Re: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs

Sorry. My last post was meant to be a quote on RAFHAAA96's post. Anyway, the values will be different for red and green . Start with 1K and probably go higher from there. It's really a matter of personal preference as to how bright you want the lights to be. Er... don't you mean red and WHITE. :? :...
by Peterm
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 21
Views: 410

Re: Soldering

I can't see the point of using dropper with wires soldered to them. You mean joiners? I tend to agree. Apart from anything I think heating them up that much takes the spring out of them and they don't grip the track so well after that. :oops: You're right of course. I usually proof read before post...
by Peterm
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 21
Views: 410

Re: Soldering

I can't see the point of using dropper with wires soldered to them. You still have the chance of looking to try and find out where a voltage/current drop is, usually just when you thought everything is right, and it can be a right pain. I use a 60 watt soldering station to heat the point where I'm s...
by Peterm
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs
Replies: 32
Views: 751

Re: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs

Sorry. My last post was meant to be a quote on RAFHAAA96's post. Anyway, the values will be different for red and green. Start with 1K and probably go higher from there. It's really a matter of personal preference as to how bright you want the lights to be. If you use a normal decoder for lighting, ...
by Peterm
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs
Replies: 32
Views: 751

Re: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs

Confused? wot me? What was the question?
by Peterm
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs
Replies: 32
Views: 751

Re: Bi-directional lighting on HSTs

Starting from scratch... A two legged bi-colour led achieves different colours by swapping the polarity of the legs, i.e + to one leg and - to the other gets you say white light, reverse the connections and you get a red light. As stated above applying AC gets you both colours, so if it was red/gre...

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