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by RAF96
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help for a beginner - short circuit
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Help for a beginner - short circuit

There are two reverse loops, one at each side where a train can come back onto the same track from the other direction.
by RAF96
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC newb, dropper/point insulation help please
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: DCC newb, dropper/point insulation help please

For bus wiring purposes treat DCC just like DC in that all the left rails are linked and all the right rails are linked. If you cross connect anywhere you will get a short just like DC wiring. Check with a meter or continuity device as you go along with the wiring as shorts are hard to find if you l...
by RAF96
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)

Hornby service centre is a good call, hadn't given that a thought. I'll send an email off to them and see if they think they'll be able to help. My hearing is ridiculously sensitive, and any sort of buzzing will drive me mad, even worse if I know it's not supposed to be there! You may be better giv...
by RAF96
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: HM2000 analogue controller (Hornby R8012)

In the absence of a triangular bit you can use a hex key but be aware the screw heads are soft and strip easily if you don’t use a tight key.

If you want to see how to dismantle the unit have a look here http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page15.html .....taking heed of the lethal Mains Voltage warnings.
by RAF96
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: elink & bachman decoders
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: elink & bachman decoders

..The likely problem is not the Hornby kit as Bigmet says but poor contact with the programming track ... Unlikely. Have you actually seen one of these models? All wheel pick up on both cars, and by split axle pinpoint collection on all the undriven wheels. It's extremely effective even on the dirt...
by RAF96
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: elink & bachman decoders
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: elink & bachman decoders

Looking at the image the error messages tell me it isn’t reading anything and that you have typed in a new address (green text) which awaits writing. If you go to CV7 and right click there is a drop down list. See if your bachmann decoder is listed (you didn’t say which model of decoder it is). If i...
by RAF96
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rocrail
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Rocrail

You would get an instant and authoritative answer on the Rocrail forum. Just be sure to include all the files they ask you to in your query.
by RAF96
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4 pin decoders?
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: 4 pin decoders?

I used to buy them by the strip from Maplins, sadly no longer selling the sort of stuff I need. Finding them on RS, etc can be difficult, although they are there somewhere in the online catalogue.
by RAF96
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

There are several ways of simulating ‘journey’ time. One is to put the train into a switched circle off stage where it runs round for X revs before being released back to its journey. Another is to hide the train in a tunnel for the duration, before finishing the last bit.
by RAF96
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)

If using software to run your trains then most allow you to set limited speeds for shunt and cruise, regardless of if a decoder can have its start voltage or speed table adjusted or not.
by RAF96
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

Lowering the gearing will allow the loco to pull better, same as dropping to a lower gear in your car, but if the load is too great it will allow it to slip its wheels instead of possibly just stalling the motor.
by RAF96
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: K1 decoder

If I ever am able to afford another sound decoder, (for my K1) the socket would go and then the posts that it's fitted to. I'd hardwire an MX645 and probably cut the coal floor out to get a 23mm round speaker in, then fit a new floor with real coal. There's absolutely nothing like real coal. All Ho...
by RAF96
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: K1 decoder

In that review the picture of the tender innards clearly shows that you could easily fit a cube speaker in or to the weight.
by RAF96
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: New controller

Select v1.5 manual page 9
Same as previous book entries from memory.
I.e. long press Select, input address required, press select again.


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by RAF96
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Next 18 Reliability
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Next 18 Reliability

Thanks for your responses to date.
It seems like my fears could be unfounded.
Rob

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