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by RAF96
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: peco point motors
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: peco point motors

by RAF96
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: motor
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: motor

Pull service sheet 405 which covers the TTS DoG.
by RAF96
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: PCB board cutting
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: PCB board cutting

I used 6” x 4” single sided copper clad sheets cut into 1/2” strips. As I was using double tracks I screwed them down and soldered them to the rails before cutting just the copper between each rail pair and both tracks. 46F5E671-99F8-4E35-96D7-1D974D7FE33A.jpeg 505A2CB2-6AE8-4FDE-A3D1-E65A05FFB10F.j...
by RAF96
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: track cut on a bend
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: track cut on a bend

Copper clad. I bought 6” x 4” sheets and cut it into strips. As stated a tedious task. I used what we tin-bashers used to call a skin knife - an old hacksaw blade ground to a hook like a Stanley knife carpet/lino blade.

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I screwed mine down.
by RAF96
Fri May 29, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Supplying power to the track/bus wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: Supplying power to the track/bus wiring

".........deleted.....” Edit - original text deleted. Brimal boards are claimed be good for 48vDC 15A. https://www.brimal.co.uk/power-distribution-board-18-way-screw-terminal-connection.html Thanks, but is that a case of supply power to the board, and then take all the droppers from the track ...
by RAF96
Thu May 28, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)

Here tells of a more accessible way of doing it and also how to make a proper stay alive.
https://www.strathpefferjunction.com/ad ... d-decoder/
It talks to TTS decoder but the R8249 non sound variants are much the same.
by RAF96
Sat May 23, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Supplying power to the track/bus wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: Supplying power to the track/bus wiring

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Edit - original text deleted. Brimal boards are claimed be good for 48vDC 15A.
https://www.brimal.co.uk/power-distribu ... ction.html
by RAF96
Sat May 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Supplying power to the track/bus wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: Supplying power to the track/bus wiring

That is the same wire I used for my droppers, connected to the bus using these (Brimal CN165), but you could use choc blocks or solder or suitcase connectors or whatever providing they are matched to the wire gauges. My main bus is stripped out ring mains cable. 07D13CDA-B242-4528-AF33-077F38781E3D....
by RAF96
Wed May 13, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Newbie wiring question.
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Newbie wiring question.

I used these which I mounted topside the boards and will hide under a building. Ex-mains solid bus wires in one end, the other end continues to the next block. Flexy droppers connect top and bottom 18 at a time. I managed with 5 of these for a single garage sized double track folded 8 layout. BD9BF9...
by RAF96
Fri May 08, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: What is your planning process?
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: What is your planning process?

A lot will depend upon what height your outdoor track is going to be or is already set at. This will affect your indoor height or to resolve the crossing problem mentioned above you could build (or buy) in a helix as the interface for height change and then arrange the joining point convenient to th...
by RAF96
Mon May 04, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby "Hall" TTS ???
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Hornby "Hall" TTS ???

Folk have used the Castle TTS in lieu R8110, citing the whistles are the same and although one is a two cylinder engine and the other a four cylinder engine you couldn’t tell the difference in TTS due to lack of accurate wheel synch.
by RAF96
Mon May 04, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?
Replies: 22
Views: 1580

Re: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?

I had to remove the inline resistor that stopped the grain of wheat bulb lighting up when travelling the wrong way. Will the DCC wiring allow power through to the red lights when needed? Or will I need to remove the DCC set up and just fit the 2 simple + and - wires from bogies to motor/light board...
by RAF96
Sat May 02, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Too fast, rickety 0-4-0
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Too fast, rickety 0-4-0

Check the piston rods and con rods joining the wheels are not bent and catching. It is possible for the quartering to be out a tad. This is the way the wheels are set side to side at 90 degrees to each other in rotation. In a real steam engine this allows one piston to push, then the other a quarter...
by RAF96
Fri May 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?
Replies: 22
Views: 1580

Re: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?

Someone has fitted an 8-pin socket to both cars and in the one has fitted a blanking plug and in the dummy installed jumper links to get the lights to work. To install a decoder just pull the links and blanking plug and press in an 8-pin decoder. The ‘gubbins’ enclosed in black tape is likely to be ...

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