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by RAF96
Wed May 01, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 56
Views: 2408

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Physically turning the pair around on track should not have affected anything as DCC polarity effectively cycles +/- ... -/+ like AC so the track has no idea you have relocated the locos and the locos head in the direction of their forwards regardless. I presume the lights were set such that simply ...
by RAF96
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Perfect on DC but not DCC
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Perfect on DC but not DCC

Before undertaking major surgery try a different make of decoder. Certain makes are shall we say not very good.
by RAF96
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Running DCC ready loco on DCC
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Running DCC ready loco on DCC

The problem is not so much running a DC loco on DCC track potential as leaving it standing stationary on the track. The motor will see around 15V ‘square’ AC voltage with a mean voltage of zero, so it won’t move on track but the motor will be swapping direction at the DCC Hz rate on full 15V potenti...
by RAF96
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco speeds and cv settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Loco speeds and cv settings?

CV5 is not adjustable on a TTS decoder, also you must have both the controller and the decoder (fiddle with CV29) set to 128 speed steps for the sound chuffs to follow the speed correctly.
by RAF96
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Digital point clips
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Digital point clips

Those bits of thin springy bent wire are designed purely to pass limited current across a point, rather than rely upon the point blades to do this. This may be fine for the odd siding but do not rely upon them to transfer significant power across to a substantive sidings area or to run additional lo...
by RAF96
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Tram
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Tram

I have a Bec trucked Atlas Feltham tram running on a back and forth shuttle around Hornby/Peco radius 1 curves, no problem at all.
by RAF96
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Class 66 lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Hornby Class 66 lighting

You wire the Express Models kit into the four inner pins of the decoder socket.
by RAF96
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: dcc Run aways
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: dcc Run aways

I have a Lenz decoder which I use as my standard to check any awry loco.
If it plays up with that installed then it gets shelved.
Some locos just run better with certain decoders fitted, whilst others will cope well with any old decoder, why is one of lifes mysteries.
by RAF96
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Carbon brushes for track cleaning??
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Carbon brushes for track cleaning??

The thing is that carbon brushes are designed to last while graphite artist pencils are not, so the artist pencils will distribute a reasonable amount of graphite onto the rails, while the idea of the carbon brushes is to have the qualities that carbon provides without it all dissapearing in a shor...
by RAF96
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A different way to use dropper wires?
Replies: 27
Views: 1558

Re: A different way to use dropper wires?

Just a thought. I shall be using a bus wire and droppers on my new layout but I was wondering, if somebody doesn't want to use one for whatever reason would it be beneficial to stick a small length of copper tape across the rail joins? once the track is painted it wouldn't show. Dave Only if the gl...
by RAF96
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 881

Re: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019

BuffyMcBuffer wrote:Not bad to get the kids into trains I guess

Would be funny if they did haribo, Mars or any other sweet vans to put behind as well :lol: :lol:


The blurb said it was aimed at adult collectors - really?
by RAF96
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

If there is a coloured spot on the main chip of the decoder the colour, size and position will tell us the decoder revision state. Spot may be large and central or small and offset in a corner. The revision state will tell us about any latent faults that would have been fixed by a later revsion. Lik...
by RAF96
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electromagnets and DCC?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Electromagnets and DCC?

For the amount of use it will get could the relay FB talks about switch battery power through to the electromagnet, possibly rechargeable if swapping them in/out os a problem.
by RAF96
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 10
Views: 2353

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

The DMU 101 gear swap has been known about for several years but the problem is finding them.

2013 - see here https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... ent-993729
by RAF96
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Big disappointment!
Replies: 30
Views: 1373

Re: Big disappointment!

Well, 3rd time lucky, hopefully. A parcel arrived this morning, and rather than fixing the other and sending it back they've gone 1 better, and sent a brand new replacement. All seems ok at the moment, he's been using it a fair bit today and no issues so far. Before you go much further running it a...

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