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by Dad-1
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout

Not added anything constructive on this thread recently because of a "Problem" that became evident when changing the testing locomotive from a reasonably heavy Bachmann 57XX to the shortest, but powerful enough loco for the job, namely a Hornby Sentinel 0-4-0. What happened ? The locomotiv...
by Dad-1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

Thank Heavens for that Flashbang !! MMMmm that cheap to make, so difficult to resist that option. I wonder if you've come across this problem before ? I've only used one Frog Juicer before and that on a single point application which works fine. What really confused me was that another 'resting' loc...
by Dad-1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

Hi RAF96 & Bufferstop, Ahh, sorry about the identifications, main thing is I know what I've done, but getting others to understand can be difficult, although I don't always know what I'm doing !! So a change of wires into the Frog Juicer made no difference, didn't expect it to, but it was easy t...
by Dad-1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

Hi Bufferstop, I don't like to be beaten by a few bits of metal & plastic !! All rails are cut as required and in both theory & practice all works as it should - ONLY when a second loco is on the tracks. I was thinking last evening about the platoon of troops on a light bridge, break step, O...
by Dad-1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

Hi Roger (RJ), Already has it's own Bus connections, shortest one I've ever had. Not measured, but think it's little over 25 mm ! So long as I keep another loco parked somewhere I get no problem. For the cost I'm looking at a DCC Supplies 'Terminator' thingy which is supposed to dampen out any spike...
by Dad-1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

Life is a Fog, and so is my video.
I hope it at least shows (Very Roughly) what the signal corruption is doing.

https://youtu.be/cUGSBiKCaTY

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

Hi Bufferstop, It switches O.K, if it didn't switch the DCC control system would sense a short and cut-out. The wheel size doesn't make any difference, while the Sentinel has small wheels, when I tried Marilyn the effect was the same, as it was also with the Bachmann Junior 0-6-0. The interaction of...
by Dad-1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

Mike Parkes, The pick ups are fine, these are sorted out well in advance on all my locos. Something like 6 different locos being used during this fault finding exercise. Namely Bachmann Junior 0-6-0, Midland 1F, 57XX plus Hornby sentinel, 06, Jinty. Ahh Bufferstop this is meant to be a bullet proof ...
by Dad-1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

Well a small amount of time checking this morning has proved that Bigmet's idea is not the cause. So what DO we know. A) the track work is all connected correctly. Even when the decoders have been 'upset' there is no short circuit. B) The frog juicers do operate as you can hear the solenoid click on...
by Dad-1
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

Thanks for that idea Bigmet.
Nothing to loose, I may also see what if any difference
balancing as much weight as I can on it. Not practical
for use, but will interesting.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

I've included this here, but it may be applicable to DC, as all my Locos are DCC I've entered in the DCC threads. I'm in the process of making a inglenook shunting layout with two points, both to be operated by mechanical hand operated rods. Rather than rely on point blade contact for frog polarity ...
by Dad-1
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout

Things can go wrong, I've had to lift out one of the points. I was having problems and couldn't work out exactly what it was. I hope they will vanish when I replace the point that's giving trouble, I believe that the problems relate to intermittent power failures from the factory attached frog feed ...
by Dad-1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout

I must be getting old, I seem to have slowed down so much, everything I do takes longer. Not been on line much because of so much to do ? However in these times of House Arrest, or safety separation whatever you call it we're stuck at home more than usual. Time to do work on - just about everything....
by Dad-1
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout

Dave, I dodge the decorating jobs by getting the hoover out, the noise blocks out what she's saying. Craft ehh ? The danger is that I can all too easily spend money on-line. Look at it this way, the Bank of England is printing money, call it quantative easing, the economy is shot to pieces like noth...
by Dad-1
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout

Good to see you Dave - Last one for quite a while I fear. As I'm old and not allowed out I have to pass my time working on the railway !! While mucking about with the platform area and it's supports I did a shunt about. Note the unpainted wagons. https://i.ibb.co/MPvz4h8/IMG-3423.jpg By teatime - O....

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