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by RAF96
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS decoders
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Hornby TTS decoders

You should do a motor stall current test on DC with the decoder disconnected to determine a suitable spec decoder.
by RAF96
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Flying Scotsman fault. Can you Help.
Replies: 20
Views: 305

Re: Flying Scotsman fault. Can you Help.

This is the latest Support page for Repairs...
https://support.hornby.com/hc/en-gb/art ... 99-Repairs
by RAF96
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Flying Scotsman fault. Can you Help.
Replies: 20
Views: 305

Re: Flying Scotsman fault. Can you Help.

You are better off ringing them up rather than rely on email.
by RAF96
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: which decoder
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: which decoder

In RM there is no need to read the decoder first if all you want to do is change the address or other CV value.
Just put the loco on the prog track, open the roster, pick your loco if already listed and adjust the address, then press write.
by RAF96
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Flying Scotsman fault. Can you Help.
Replies: 20
Views: 305

Re: Flying Scotsman fault. Can you Help.

Hornby will show interest if you can prove the retailer has shrugged off responsibility by way of communications between you and them and you have the receipt to show it is within warranty. Usually a retailer will lose interest after a period of elapsed time (likely hidden in the small print of thei...
by RAF96
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Blue Switch \ Points Machine.
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Blue Switch \ Points Machine.

Scroll through the pictures in the link I gave, one of which shows the WIT arrangement.
by RAF96
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Some interesting Electric bits and peices
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Some interesting Electric bits and peices

See also Brimal.co.uk
by RAF96
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Flying Scotsman fault. Can you Help.
Replies: 20
Views: 305

Re: Flying Scotsman fault. Can you Help.

It has been reported on the Hornby forum that the pins can be a slack fit in the socket. A crude fix is to distort the pins slightly.
There is obviously a need for a better quality of plug and socket with closer tolerances.
by RAF96
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Blue Switch \ Points Machine.
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Blue Switch \ Points Machine.

https://ngtrains.com/shop/product/blue- ... er-5-pack/

Coastal DCC also advertising at £68 order only as required - not held in stock.
by RAF96
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco decoders & number of functions?
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Loco decoders & number of functions?

Don’t confuse decoder physical functions with sound decoder sound functions. A sound decoder is essentially a normal decoder with a sound package attached. Physical functions... F0 key is two functions used for directional lighting. White and yellow wires. Sometimes seen as FLf and FLr. F1 key is th...
by RAF96
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Figure eight layout
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Figure eight layout

By ‘Up and Down’ track I presumed the OP meant twin tracks with flat double diamond crossovers, rather than a bridged cross over as would normally be used with a folded eight. Rightly or wrongly I also presumed his 8 would be L shaped not folded back in toto as drawn above. I don’t have the ability ...
by RAF96
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: TPO- Getting It Working
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: TPO- Getting It Working

I have the latest one which is likely exactly the same design as the old one.
The track mounted ‘hitters’ are offset either side of centre, one to open the pickup door and the other to open the drop off door.
by RAF96
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Should I use dropper wires for this simple layout?
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Should I use dropper wires for this simple layout?

If you want to use the track as your bus, try Omega Ω loops soldered across the rail joints on the outside. Not particularly pretty but if out of sight then out of mind. These allow expansion and contraction and bypass any loose fishplate problems.
by RAF96
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hornby 4A Power Supply / Transformer
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Hornby 4A Power Supply / Transformer

I put a I/O switch on one of my Hornby 4-amp bricks as I was using it for bench testing and it was continually being plugged and unplugged to the eventual demise of the jack and socket. Unfortunately there is little room at the mains end of the works to install a mains switch, so I put the switch in...
by RAF96
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature

Just to add to Irondukes advice.
With the meter connected and reading turn the motor slowly and as the commutator moves the reading will show the resistance of each armature pole winding, with a blip as it passes the gaps in the commutator segments.

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