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by Ironduke
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N gauge newbie
Replies: 34
Views: 1433

Re: N gauge newbie

Michaelreedy71 wrote:need a set of smoke deflectors.


I think I'd try my hand at making some out of tinfoil or similar if it was mine.
by Ironduke
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Slow return.
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Slow return.

I have put a feed at the bottom right but think I need one at the top left to feed the sidings on the top right. I'd put one top middle between the two points. My other question is for lighting in the cabs of the units (non DCC) would leds work on 12v DC would very in light as the front lights on m...
by Ironduke
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Gaps in track

The trackbase gives off horrible acrid fumes if the soldering iron bit touches it, Simply slicing off the chairs sometimes isn't enough as you have to also accommodate the thickness of the rail joiner I have a temp controlled soldering iron so I turned it right down. I found the method quicker and ...
by Ironduke
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Gaps in track

It really is very simple to slice off those rail chairs with a sharp knife. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/s4-OZql0EW3DfjvXdAslA-XGyBxnPm1smPFbnSPOvDFg4F5-2OtzheXD3jY2cUOcRF0GlKnKA79jZj1Xh7-Ro8PaBT2RFulslDbY6rFLkXR0h3v9j_gtQviaLFk_8DObvxhfkS_0hJyYIzhrDnmTQ30ZJaHx47PZVBb3bOTbxb_9nYF0giUSzaW-9N6GE...
by Ironduke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?
Replies: 24
Views: 444

Re: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?

You could encase them in clear heat-shrink tubing, perhaps?
by Ironduke
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?
Replies: 24
Views: 444

Re: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?

LED Sales based in Australia. Dunno where you'd get them in the UK.
by Ironduke
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

So anyway, My current layout is a 2.4mx1.0m table-top layout using Kato Unitrack. It's a little town called Picnic Creek, set somewhere in Kansas USA maybe. I don't spend as much time working on it as I ought to but here's some pics more or less charting the progress. I'm not sure how these links wo...
by Ironduke
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Capacitors, chokes & mysteries - Bachmann "Hall"
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Capacitors, chokes & mysteries - Bachmann "Hall"

I imagine you could use an old fashioned AM transistor radio to detect EMI and probably an oscilloscope on the rails and the power supply would give you a visual indication. It would at least give you the ability to make a comparison. Proper EMC testing really requires a lab environment. Here is an ...
by Ironduke
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Capacitors, chokes & mysteries - Bachmann "Hall"
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Capacitors, chokes & mysteries - Bachmann "Hall"

Hi George, a choke is another name for an inductor. Inductors pass DC but block high frequency noise (or choke it, I guess). Since the motor output of a DCC decoder is a high frequency PWM signal, the chokes are likely to interfere with it. The PCB is there to stop the motor noise feeding back to th...
by Ironduke
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Slaters Embossed Plasticard
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Slaters Embossed Plasticard

heda wrote:Mmm that roof does look good, as the sheets are cheap enough I might try the tiles, do you just cut them into strips and stick them to card, doesn't seem like to much hard work.
Dave


Correct. Not too much if you can be bothered :)
by Ironduke
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Slaters Embossed Plasticard
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Slaters Embossed Plasticard

Their roofing slate sheets are quite effective but it's a lots of work laying strips over each other.
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built using Slaters Plastikard
by Ironduke
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: A basic track - a beginner needs hellp, wiring

No one has mentioned insulated rail joiners. You need to put them on the V rails of each point. Your wiring will then be ok for both DC, with just one loco, and DCC. If you don't fit them your points will short out the feeds coming through the V rails. Hi Thank you for this, excuse my ignorance but...
by Ironduke
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Peco N gauge platform width
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Peco N gauge platform width

Does it suit your needs?
Post some photos
by Ironduke
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Peco N gauge platform width
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Peco N gauge platform width

Don't you hate it when manufacturers do not publish instructions online?
by Ironduke
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Peco N gauge platform width
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Peco N gauge platform width

Do you have a link to the specific model you are referring to?

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