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by Ironduke
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 101
Views: 13050

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

My time is getting more limited so I'm happy to move on with more mainstream ones that will work out of the box with seep/peco point motors if possible. Well I think If I was buying an accessory decoder for solenoid motors these days I would go for the Cobalt range . There is also this which I have...
by Ironduke
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 101
Views: 13050

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

Do you have any technical details on the point decoder setup?
What model is the decoder? Is there a manual?
What voltage powers the CDU?

Can you adjust the decoder output "on" time or increase the CDU supply voltage?
by Ironduke
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Newb from South Africa
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Newb from South Africa

Hello William, welcome to NRM.

have you seen this sight http://trains4africa.co.za/ ?
by Ironduke
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Gresley 2-6-2. Help.
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Gresley 2-6-2. Help.

Bigmet wrote:That's the better idea.


or here is a worse one https://www.wizardmodels.ltd/shop/locomotive/lcp36/
by Ironduke
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Gresley 2-6-2. Help.
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Gresley 2-6-2. Help.

here is a link to a sevice sheet
http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/pdf/B ... 02-6-2.pdf
is this the right one?

Journeyman wrote:And how are they phased left to right?


one side should be at 90 degrees to the other (quatered).
by Ironduke
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Better glue for Model Power houses
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Better glue for Model Power houses

I've built several Model Power kits using Revell Contacta Professional glue. As far as I'm aware they are "normal" plastic, although I suppose the formula may be slightly different in different countries.
by Ironduke
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Hamdden Railway Co. 00 7'x6'
Replies: 25
Views: 613

Re: Hamdden Railway Co. 00 7'x6'

Back on the bench the “L” beams are screwed and glued. Wow, those could carry a real train! What do you guys call the room with the railway in? Well mine's in the "home-office". If it didn't have an office in it I'd probably call it "the train room", although that is still a bit...
by Ironduke
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: LED resistors
Replies: 23
Views: 329

Re: LED resistors

On a side note, you might find standard brightness red or yellow LEDs easier on your eyes (and wallet) especially on a panel that you are going to look at frequently. White and blue light is a strain to focus on.
https://www.liquidleds.com.au/blogs/new ... r-vision-1
by Ironduke
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: LED resistors
Replies: 23
Views: 329

Re: LED resistors

ok so according to the datasheet , 30mA is the absolute maximum forward current. I would aim for 20mA As you can see from the first graph on page 3, when the forward current is 20mA the forward voltage drop is 3.2V so 8.8V/0.020A = 440R. power = 0.176W so a 1/4W resistor will suffice. but this assum...
by Ironduke
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: LED resistors
Replies: 23
Views: 329

Re: LED resistors

Most LEDs run at 20mA, not 30. Do you have a link to the LEDs you are buying?
by Ironduke
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Railway Design Program.
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Model Railway Design Program.

Never seen that (Trax) program before! I.ve not downloaded it yet You don't download it, it runs completely online in a browser. As a test I tried to do a couple of plans in it but it just freezes up on me after while. However I can't tell if it's the site or the rubbish wi-fi on my laptop. XTrackC...
by Ironduke
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New starter Layout 00 Gauge
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: New starter Layout 00 Gauge

myth3_16 wrote:Does anyone know if I may be able to find an anyrail plan for this layout (See pic). I'm thinking of changing the design slightly to accommodate 3rd and 4th radius curves.


What size can you get away with?
by Ironduke
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC

myth3_16 wrote: Been thinking of using like small colour changing LEDs instead of the factory ones that it comes with. Would this be an option do you think?

If you can find LEDs that will do the job, yeah why not?

But we expect a full photo-journal of the project :)
by Ironduke
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: Bachmann Class 108 32-904DC

Bufferstop wrote: cheap optical fibres


Old TOSLINK audio cables are a cheap source of plastic optical fibre, if you have any lying around.

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