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by Metroman
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point motor wiring DCC
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Point motor wiring DCC

Started wiring my point motors using 16/0.2mm wire now. Got quite a few leds and signals, so the 7/0.2mm wire will do for that.
by Metroman
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point motor wiring DCC
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Point motor wiring DCC

Yes, thats the thing. I have literally miles of 7/0.2mm wire, so I am just going to double up on the motor wiring up.
by Metroman
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point motor wiring DCC
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Point motor wiring DCC

Thanks for that RJ
by Metroman
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point motor wiring DCC
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Point motor wiring DCC

Could I double up 7/0.2mm wire to use on the point motor wiring?
by Metroman
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point motor wiring DCC
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Point motor wiring DCC

Got the point motors lined up and working correctly. Connected up the juicer for the crossing, tested okay. Had some running after all that.
by Metroman
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point motor wiring DCC
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Point motor wiring DCC

Thanks very much FB. I am working in the loft now on the layout, and the biggest problem is that I relaid some track, points and a crossing, and now some of the motors are out of line. So busy trying to line up, and cut the slot slightly larger in the baseboard for the motor pin, with uprooting the ...
by Metroman
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point motor wiring DCC
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Point motor wiring DCC

Thanks It is a gaugemaster CDU which is fed with 16/0.2mm , but the motors are wired with 7/0.2. Surely you would only need the 16/0.2 on longer cable runs. The six motors I have just wired up, are all within 18inches of the mimic board that I have. There seems to varied opinion on what wire size to...
by Metroman
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Point motor wiring DCC
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Point motor wiring DCC

Firstly, I will apologise if this topic is in the wrong place,and I also know point wiring is not DCC!! Regarding the wiring of point motors, surely if using a CDU, the smaller wiring should be okay, as this is only a control circuit, between switch and motor, and use larger wire for the CDU supply....
by Metroman
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Droppers
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Droppers

Thanks for the replies. As soon as I made permanent connection, the coin test worked okay. Got some points to lay and a crossing and frog juicer, so more droppers for there.
Martin
by Metroman
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Droppers
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Droppers

I have found the problem. I only had the NCE temporary connected with croc clips. I have now made a permanent connection, and tried the coin test in various places and all was okay. My main bus wire is 2.5mm mains cable and dropper wire is 16/0.2mm. I did not do the wagon test as it was easy enough ...
by Metroman
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Droppers
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Droppers

Hi, My loft layout is approx 10ft by 11ft,and has three continuous tracks. My DCC controller is the NCE Power Cab, and I have been installing some droppers today, I connected the Power Cab up and ran a couple of locos with no problems, but when I tried the coin test,it failed. The red indicator on t...
by Metroman
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Points In The Garden
Replies: 19
Views: 13522

Re: Points In The Garden

Hi,
Does not seem to be any new posts, but going on my last post from 2008, my Garden Railway electrically operated points are still going strong after nearly 10 years, and the wooden covers are also still okay.
Martin
by Metroman
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Minimum Radius Curves
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Minimum Radius Curves

What is the problem with your 66?
Martin
by Metroman
Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Minimum Radius Curves
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Minimum Radius Curves

The 156 dmu is okay on R1 curves!!!
Martin
by Metroman
Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Minimum Radius Curves
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Minimum Radius Curves

I am just about to test the Dapol 156 dmu on an R1 curve. Found out that the minimum for the 156 is R2, and the 66.
Martin

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