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by Ironduke
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: blanking plate fitting, right or wrong way
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: blanking plate fitting, right or wrong way

It will be fine. DCC decoders are usually able to run on DC out of the box.
by Ironduke
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Camden and Amboy, 1835
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Camden and Amboy, 1835

Just a little something that Ralph Waldo Emerson forgot to mention in his writing.
by Ironduke
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toads
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Toads

Peterm wrote:Put it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer or you'll have loads of them running/hopping around.


I don't think it's a cane toad, Peter :D
by Ironduke
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fusing + or - side of a circuit ?
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: Fusing + or - side of a circuit ?

I have never heard the term "Active" when referring to live & neutral \ Maybe it's just an Australian term. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AS/NZS_3112 I only had basic training on mains electric wiring as part of my technician apprenticeship, mainly because you have to be able to wire ...
by Ironduke
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fusing + or - side of a circuit ?
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: Fusing + or - side of a circuit ?

In a 240V AC mains supply you don't have a + and -, you have "active" and "neutral". Neutral has no power applied, it is only the return. i.e. in an ideal world if you grab the neutral and an earth you will not get electrocuted. Active has the power. Therefore you switch or fuse ...
by Ironduke
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electronic Coupler
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Electronic Coupler

Right. They look horrible. I was expecting the Bachman close coupler pipe style linkages which slot into a NEM pocket. Never mind. Do the coaches already have electrical pickups on the wheels? I'd be inclined to add a function decoder for each one. Optionally you could then link the pickups between ...
by Ironduke
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cost of going to DCC?
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: Cost of going to DCC?

Bigmet wrote:a safe programme track facility which will not burn out a decoder,


and also you can't accidentally change the address or any other CVs on every engine sitting on the mainline.
by Ironduke
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Complete beginner wanting to get into n gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Complete beginner wanting to get into n gauge

Scroll down and you will find the controller, The description shows a different AC/DC adapter is required for OO gauge or N gauge Dave https://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/kato_track.html Yep that's the revamped design, KATO - SX Train Controller. Product Code: K22-018. Requires a smooth DC supply as...
by Ironduke
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Complete beginner wanting to get into n gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Complete beginner wanting to get into n gauge

Japan's main electricity supply is 100V. You will need a new 12V power supply for the Kato controller. It's a standard analogue controller with a transistor output. Mine had an internal rectifier so could work off an AC supply. However they have recently revamped the design so the one you get might ...
by Ironduke
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electronic Coupler
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Electronic Coupler

mixturesweb wrote:
Ironduke wrote:what sort of couplers do they have?


https://www.roco.cc/en/product/22609-0- ... ducts.html

That type :)


those are impre$$ive! But I meant what couplers are used on the train?
by Ironduke
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electronic Coupler
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Electronic Coupler

what sort of couplers do they have?
by Ironduke
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: What track manufacturer is best
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: What track manufacturer is best

Do you have a clue about how electricity works? That would really help.

I recommend you do some research around the forum and the online stores and look at what you can get and how much it costs (if that's a concern).
by Ironduke
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 147
Views: 14478

Re: Henley

Wonderful! They don't call it The Rocket for nothing :)
by Ironduke
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: What track manufacturer is best
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: What track manufacturer is best

1. There is no single answer to this question 2. Yes, you can use any track with DCC. Kato track is designed to be very robust and easy to use. ⋅  It is designed initially for people who don't have room for a layout; you can snap it together and take it apart repeatedly on a table top or f...
by Ironduke
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set
Replies: 20
Views: 2176

Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Thanks @Chops :) More photos: ballasting between Kato Unitrack s. Kato sell a ballast mix that closely matches the moulded ballast on their Unitrack. https://i.ibb.co/fCq8Yxg/20201009-110232.jpg https://i.ibb.co/T2HZkFT/20201009-110240.jpg https://i.ibb.co/mvq60nR/20201009-110253.jpg https://i.ibb.c...

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