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by Ironduke
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Tomix Track System
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Tomix Track System

If you look at the underside of a piece of Kato track you'll see there are some holes moulded into the plastic, but they don't go all the way through. What I do is use a pin vice with a 1mm drill bit to drill up through the hole to the top. Then I place the track on the board and use a 0.7mm drill b...
by Ironduke
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Hot Glue to Seep2 Soldering point
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Hot Glue to Seep2 Soldering point

I don't think it would interfere with the electrics but it doesn't sound easy to do. Try it. At the factory where I work we sometimes paint "conformal coating" onto soldered wire joins which makes a flexible coating over the solder and the wire. It's mostly to protect it from moisture in o...
by Ironduke
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R7229 Analogue Train and Accessory Controller
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Hornby R7229 Analogue Train and Accessory Controller

Hello Pierre,
That appears to be a train controller with an additional DC output and includes an inbuilt CDU. Although there only appears to be the one output on the pictures. Maybe there'll be more when they actually release it in March. A manual would be good.
by Ironduke
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Removing dcc
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Removing dcc

If you know you want DCC eventually, why not do that first?
by Ironduke
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Removing dcc
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Removing dcc

It seems Zimo decoders will give you sound even on DC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeQoh3tgJ6Y
by Ironduke
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N gauge newbie
Replies: 26
Views: 325

Re: N gauge newbie

Hi Michael,
that's a pretty broad subject.

Start here http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/electronics.htm
by Ironduke
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Voltage divider
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Voltage divider

How will the motor be used? Is it for a locomotive sharing the track with other locomotives or is it for some other purpose?
by Ironduke
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Papier Mache
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: Papier Mache

I thought about using papier mache on my current layout but then I realised I don't buy newspapers any more.
by Ironduke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ESU switchpilot
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: ESU switchpilot

Hi Michaelaface. According to section 9.3 of this manual , 9.3. Configuration of an output for PECO solenoid drives If you wire a PECO solenoid drive to an output write the value 1 into the corresponding configuation-CV. This adjusts the overload (over current) protection to the higher values for PE...
by Ironduke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Seep PM2 points motor
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Seep PM2 points motor

Did you work it out?

Is this the video you referred to? https://youtu.be/ZjLGLblG350 It makes no reference to removing any brass plates that I could see.
by Ironduke
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC - Main controllers and accessory decoders.
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: DCC - Main controllers and accessory decoders.

MertonPark wrote:The 6 connections on the SEEP are 2 to carry the pulse to change the point & a return and then one for incoming power to go down one of 2 remaining wires to lights on a layout diagram to indicate either a closed or thrown point. Won't that work?


yes it will
by Ironduke
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC - Main controllers and accessory decoders.
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: DCC - Main controllers and accessory decoders.

Each SEEP is wired with 6 connections In normal use the switch on the SEEP would be used for switching the polarity of a live frog. The DCC concepts ADS type decoder also has a switch that can be used for this purpose but I'd be inclined to use the switch on the local point motor if it has one, jus...
by Ironduke
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Tomix Track System
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Tomix Track System

The Kato Compact Unitrack range also has very tight curves.
by Ironduke
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC - Main controllers and accessory decoders.
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: DCC - Main controllers and accessory decoders.

Seep or any other solenoid point motor only take power while the coil is being powered (energised) Normally for less than 0.5 second. Any accessory decoder with a built in CDU won't even be noticed by the DCC system when it operates a Seep or any other solenoid motor, as the CDU is already charged ...
by Ironduke
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC - Main controllers and accessory decoders.
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: DCC - Main controllers and accessory decoders.

With Digitrax you can use Digitrax brand or Digitrax compatible accessory decoders which will have the extra connection for the Loconet bus but you don't have to; you can use other brands as well. Also it doesn't matter if your club uses Digitrax but you use something else. The only advantage might ...

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