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by Ironduke
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vernier Caliper Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: Vernier Caliper Gauge

well at least it won't expand in the heat and you can put it in your hand luggage :)
by Ironduke
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4amp alternative for Select controller
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: 4amp alternative for Select controller

I think probably yes but you might have trouble matching the size of the centre pin on the Hornby select connector. To be on the safe side I would buy one with a range of removable connectors.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?ie=UTF8&fiel ... ex=blended
by Ironduke
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Kato unitrack
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Kato unitrack

Secondly - may I combine 2 or more points switching motor leads to the two wire cable single plug at the Kato point switch? In other words activating the switch powers both points simultaneously eg could open the entry to and exit from a passing section using just a single switch? Hi Dylan, Yes. Th...
by Ironduke
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?

I've read that twice and I'm still not sure. Are you talking about a vertical traverser?
by Ironduke
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N gauge newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 918

Re: N gauge newbie

Michaelreedy71 wrote:Just a quick question if u lay n gauge and the rail comes off is it here a gadget to lay it back on .

Many thanks


Nope. You have to slide it back in if you can.
by Ironduke
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Tomix Track System
Replies: 12
Views: 400

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: 159

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: 154

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: 16
Views: 512

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: 16
Views: 512

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: 32
Views: 918

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: 346

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: 356

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: 241

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: 431

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.

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