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by Ironduke
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Early Diesels and decoders
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Early Diesels and decoders

robinrick57 wrote:I looked, and failed, to find much in the way of Lenz or Zimo decoders this side of the Atlantic.


DCCSupply for Lenz
sbs4dcc for Zimo
by Ironduke
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track planning with Anyrail
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Track planning with Anyrail

Interesting video but is this a layout you are building? The red sections in the plan are gradients over 3%. Your trains will struggle to get up slopes over 3%. Some of the grades are over 7%. Yellow sections are curves with less than 11" radius (28.2cm). One tight curve is 4.38cm The clearance...
by Ironduke
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Another small shunting layout
Replies: 25
Views: 599

Re: Another small shunting layout

Ah well, I don't know what camera apps are available for Microsoft. Is there a setting in the camera app you're using to stabilize video? Good lighting would help the quality too.
by Ironduke
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Early Diesels and decoders
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Early Diesels and decoders

C1 is a capacitor
L1 and L2 are inductors

All of these components may adversely affect the PWM output of a decoder. I'd be inclined to remove the board entirely and hard-wire the decoder if it was mine.
by Ironduke
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Another small shunting layout
Replies: 25
Views: 599

Re: Another small shunting layout

Lachute wrote:Sorry for the poor quality. I really need to find a solution to stabilize my videos. Any ideas ?


I've seen worse. How are you filming it?
by Ironduke
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Electro frog wiring difficulties
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: Electro frog wiring difficulties

I thought you ran the point motors from the 16v ac supply . . Surely the 12v power is variable depending on how much “ throttle “ you apply from the controller .. ? Hi Neil, I didn't show the point motor control circuit in my drawing, only the track power circuit. I was trying to keep it simple :wi...
by Ironduke
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Electro frog wiring difficulties
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: Electro frog wiring difficulties

Can you see this? Does it make sense? Every frog V rail has an insulated rail joiner <IRJ>, two for each point, so on a crossover there are four IRJs. The frog is wired to the F contact on the SEEP point motor (F is for Frog). The D and E contact is wired to either Rail A or Rail B, being the output...
by Ironduke
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Electro frog wiring difficulties
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: Electro frog wiring difficulties

doesnt matter

here is a plan. Tried marking it up myself but my computer is being crap at me. Its a pity xtrkcad doesn't have any "wiring" tools.
neilw-plan.png
by Ironduke
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Electro frog wiring difficulties
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: Electro frog wiring difficulties

are the points all identical (ie peco small streamline)?
by Ironduke
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature

well.. nothing ventured... I think you would have had to replace it eventually anyway.
by Ironduke
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Jay Dee's new layout
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Jay Dee's new layout

Looks interesting so far. We have a few deliveries waiting on Australia Post. I think they're all stuck in the same place.
by Ironduke
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My layout so far
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: My layout so far

The suspense is killing me :)
by Ironduke
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature

These here are the brushes that rub on the commutator.
For a start I'd try putting the multimeter into "ohms" and testing across the brushes. The resistance should be fairly low. These brushes are fairly easy to remove and inspect.
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by Ironduke
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1155
Views: 104614

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Dad-1 wrote:a 5 planker is quite small volume


maybe that's why they would add a few coke rails?
by Ironduke
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1155
Views: 104614

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Since you can't find anything about it no one can prove it didn't exist. I stumbled across this while Googling for "coke rails" http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/~adrian/steam/RCHWagons/index.html ... among other things :? It didn't specifically mention a 5 plank wagon with coke rails, but does off...

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