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by Ironduke
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Tall (yard lighting)
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: How Tall (yard lighting)

Did you 3d print the ladder as well?
by Ironduke
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fading motor...
Replies: 21
Views: 1107

Re: Fading motor...

Gaugemaster are very well known for having AC spikes in the DC output which cause the old magnets to demagnetise. The controllers that work the best with old motors were the old H&M controllers such as the Clipper or Duette. In fact the Clipper, along with many analogue train controllers, has n...
by Ironduke
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Tall (yard lighting)
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: How Tall (yard lighting)

Those are great!
I vote 100mm + light
by Ironduke
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Cobalt Point Motors
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Cobalt Point Motors

I think adding a decoder to either of the analog versions would make it equivalent to a Cobalt IP digital. You could maybe save a little money by controlling two analog motors with one decoder at crossovers. Both analog types use polarity reversal to switch, so you'd need a DPDT switch to control on...
by Ironduke
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: my layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2602

Re: my layout

Impressive! It looks dark in that loft though.
Apparently tomorrow would be your ten year anniversary of joining NRM.
by Ironduke
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Cobalt Point Motors
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Cobalt Point Motors

I see DCC concepts are selling an Omega classic+decoder bundle for the same price as the Cobalt IP Digital.
https://www.dccconcepts.com/product-cat ... p-digital/
by Ironduke
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: COBALT ANALOG POINT MOTORS
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: COBALT ANALOG POINT MOTORS

I have 6 of the Digital version going spare but they're in Australia.
by Ironduke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Best Track for Semi-permanent OO DCC layout
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Best Track for Semi-permanent OO DCC layout

My advice is to avoid anything that has to be frequently dismantled, any type of Settrack will work initially, but frequent assembly and dismantling will slacken off the rail joiners Kato Unitrack is specifically designed to be used in this way. The joiners in particular are large pieces of spring ...
by Ironduke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Automated hot air balloon
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Automated hot air balloon

something like a cable car driven by something like a clock movement maybe?
by Ironduke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: A new system
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: A new system

That looks interesting, E2E, but but I hope they can sustain it. . I bought my Digitrax Zephyr back in 2001. In tandem with an old PC running JMRI it does everything I need. If I need an additional throttle I can just use a phone but, since it's just me and a relatively small layout, I rarely ever do.
by Ironduke
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: A new system
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: A new system

I'm pretty happy with Digitrax. Maybe I don't know what I'm missing? :)
by Ironduke
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyrail 6 users help please
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Anyrail 6 users help please

Because I intend to go back to using Linux in the next few months (because Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7), I might find myself without a track design program. Lots to unpack there. 1. Windows 10 craps all over Windows 7 in many ways. 2. XtrkCAD runs on Linux, no problem. Hmm.. actually n...
by Ironduke
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyrail 6 users help please
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Anyrail 6 users help please

I paid because I believe they deserve encouragement. Besides, £45 is nothing compared to what I've thrown at my layout.
Anyrail looks very nice but I still prefer XtrkCad.
by Ironduke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Led Lighting problem
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Led Lighting problem

You should test the faulty LED on a separate power supply on your workbench. The LED may well be faulty or may have some internal protection that is cutting in and out. Impossible to say without knowing the make. I think it is highly unusual for the LEDs to be used at 3mA. I would not expect a LED t...
by Ironduke
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Led Lighting problem
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Led Lighting problem

LEDs normally only fail if they are subjected to reverse polarity or over rated voltage applied without a series resistance in circuit. They can also fail if you get a job lot of 1000 LEDs off the internet that are actually rejects from the manufacturer that they are looking to dump into an unsuspe...

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