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by Ironduke
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC issue
Replies: 9
Views: 54

Re: DCC issue

I had the dummy car on the test track and tried to scan for the chip but it shows no DCC fitted. When programming DCC decoders the command station normally gets feedback via current drain on the programming track, this is usually the motor. That's why your loco "jerks" slightly when you p...
by Ironduke
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

How I hate curtains. Here is the latest plan. The sidings near the station are pretty pointless if you really want to do shunting. Like many train layouts they are really just storage for the trains most modellers end up hoarding. Maybe someone else can advise if you want a shunting yard. Have a thi...
by Ironduke
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

Itonlyme, can you please get a tape measure and measure the door in relation to the arc on the plan? What's the radius and how far from the right wall is the centre of the arc?
by Ironduke
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

Can I suggest a slight modification to the track plan ? The original was based on a discussion in another thread about facing points. Both those look very good, are those points round the station really required? I could probably get a longer platform removing those and having them on either side o...
by Ironduke
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

ok, once more into the breach.
Note that set track curved points are the spawn of the devil, but here goes.
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Download itsonlyme-3.xtc
by Ironduke
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

Take 2, using mainly set track points. You must be very thin. The imaginary station is a half way point between two major centres where some trains go through and some trains turn around and go back where they came from (hence the turntable). I haven't made room for any platforms yet. The bit at the...
by Ironduke
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

Ah I see. FYI non-isolating is not the same as live frog. Live frog means the frog is made of metal so, if you have a rubbish loco with not very good pickups, the loco has a better chance of making it over the point without losing power. Live frog https://i.ibb.co/Qd5n82h/livefrog01.jpg Dead frog ht...
by Ironduke
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

oh bachmann? Never tried them. Are they EZ track or just normal?
by Ironduke
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

Also set track points only come in dead frog versions :(
by Ironduke
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

Most of the points are Peco streamline small points, curved points or double slips. You save some space is some areas using set track points but you will lose some space in others. e.g a double slip is more compact than two set track points. also parallel tracks are closer together (51mm vs 65mm) us...
by Ironduke
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

The story so far.. it is not going well :P Sure you wouldn't rather switch to N gauge?
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by Ironduke
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

so the door edge is 28" from the wall? Which way does it open? Against the wall or away from it?
by Ironduke
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout design.
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: New layout design.

What features do you want to include on your layout?
Are you intending to use flexible track or set track only?
by Ironduke
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LED's for house lighting?
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: LED's for house lighting?

For building interior lights I use "warm white" flexible LED ribbon Each roll has 300 LEDs which you cut into short sections of 3 LEDs each. Each strip of three LEDs has a series resistor. The strip is self-adhesive so you can just stick it to the ceiling of your building. You still have t...

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