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by RAFHAAA96
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Transferring a baseboard....
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Transferring a baseboard....

That would be my approach also... Build a sturdy perimeter frame on enough legs (my 6’x4’ board is on castors from Ikea) with suitable cross bracing (both laterally and longitudingly depending upon board size) spaced as stated to avoid points, then slide the existing board across. It is presumed the...
by RAFHAAA96
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 53
Views: 1579

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

See my answer on the other forum, same topic.
Rob

Xref Rant/Moan topic this site - multiple platform postings.
by RAFHAAA96
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals

Thanks Rob. I plan to use one DCC Concepts 2mm Tower LED each in the yellow and white leads (blue common) with a 1K res in series with each. I understand that this arrangement should result in a current draw of circa 20mA. Well within limits, but if they are too bright you can also put a same value...
by RAFHAAA96
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals

Make sure you stick within the TTS function output current limit or you could blow the decoder. Those outputs are not self protecting, only the motor circuit.
Rob
by RAFHAAA96
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 53
Views: 1579

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

I found out something today about running TTS decoders in a consist... Give both locos the same address and everything selected on one loco will also operate on the second loco, but operate them in a consist on different addresses and we have more flexibility. Give one address 1, the other address 2...
by RAFHAAA96
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 53
Views: 1579

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Unfortunately the fix is a reprogram of the basic chip, the TTS element not being reprogrammable.
Hornby usually only want the decoders and will pay return postage.
It is possible they may just replace them without needing the old ones if you talk nicely to their guys.
Rob
by RAFHAAA96
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 53
Views: 1579

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

You are better to ring them up and they will give you a returns number to send it back for programming.
Rob
by RAFHAAA96
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Using Contiboard For A Baseboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Using Contiboard For A Baseboard?

I have seen layouts constructed using that OSB (wood flakes) which is normally used as shuttering for concrete works. OK if you want to build on the equivalent of a roughly ploughed field I suppose. I avoid anything that behaves like Weetabix went wetted, so its the stability of plywood for me every...
by RAFHAAA96
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: A Dead Decoder - But Weird ?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: A Dead Decoder - But Weird ?

Have you tried a simple reset writing value 8 to CV8.

Does the decoder have a coloured spot on the main chip and is it central or in one corner as this denotes the decoder firmware revision status and may affect things.

You don’t say which controller you are using.

Rob
by RAFHAAA96
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railmaster template question
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Hornby Railmaster template question

Drag the red circle over the point and drop it when the cursor is on the point. The circles will snap into place at the entrance to the point. If not delete and do it again.
Rob
by RAFHAAA96
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 53
Views: 1579

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

If you want to operate a pair of 20s always locked in a consist then consider having one as a dummy car (demotored) which will still take a (TTS) sound decoder and can be operated as an individual or a pair depending upon if addressed same or unlike.
Hornbys Class 43 HSTs work well so rigged.
Rob
by RAFHAAA96
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby TTS - Valenta or MTU?
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Hornby TTS - Valenta or MTU?

oooh I didn't know that! IIRC the midland main line HSTs are VP185 fitted, all the rest have MTUs Andrew Coles book is worth a read. It doesn’t take long to soak in the text as its mostly pictures, running number by number. I got mine through WH Smith online delivered to my local shop inside a week...
by RAFHAAA96
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby TTS - Valenta or MTU?
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Hornby TTS - Valenta or MTU?

Just check the road number, MTU re-engined HSTs carried +200 numbers, eg 43100 = 43300, etc. There were a few that had Mirlees engines. Some liveries were only seen with certain engines. Rob When you say Mirlees, are you referring to the VP185 engines? My book says four of the fleet were experiment...
by RAFHAAA96
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder/controller incompatibility
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Decoder/controller incompatibility

It may be that the decoder does not like pulse stretching - a common problem with cheap decoders. Try making sure that loco 10 (the DC loco) on the E-Z Command is set to stop. The E-Z Command is a good command station for what it is and is most unlikely to be the cause of the problem - just showing...
by RAFHAAA96
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby elite
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Hornby elite

Twin flex used for things like mains table lamps is OK. It is rated for more than the output of the Elite, which uses a 4-amp power pack but only 3-amps gets to the track as 1-amp is hived off for the Aux output. Folk have used twin bell wire but it would be marginal for feeding a power hungry layou...

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