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by stephenfulcher
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hiding Board Joints
Replies: 10
Views: 2551

Hiding Board Joints

I have an idea for a layout in a spare room, but would need to be able to move half of it out of the way occasionally. What is the best way to go about hiding the join in the boards where I would have to do this. I can do all the electrical stuff easily, but have no idea where to start scenery wise....
by stephenfulcher
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Complete level crossing control
Replies: 17
Views: 3253

Re: Complete level crossing control

Couple of other observations. The red lights stop flashing a little early too. The gates should be at least half open before they cease. Also, the red lights should flash differently. Both left, then both right...... At the moment they are alternate. Not sure if this is how you have wired it or if i...
by stephenfulcher
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Relays
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Re: Relays

930 and even earlier. Although they have that many contacts, they are not all used, plus the layout is not that complicated, which when combined with the 'removal' of a select couple of features, I reckon it can be done. PO3000 relays would be ideal, but as you say they are getting hard to come by a...
by stephenfulcher
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Relays
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Re: Relays

The reason for so many is that I intend to create a fully working Western Region E10k Route Relay Interlocking. That inevitably requires a large number of relays.

I will take a look at JPR, thanks.
by stephenfulcher
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco ST-271 Uncoupler
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Peco ST-271 Uncoupler

Not sure if this is the right place in the forum to post this query but..... Is the Peco ST-271 uncoupling ramp any good? The reason I ask is that I will need a largish number of uncouplers, and although I would prefer an electronic method similar to the Gaugemaster TLU device, but the cost of them ...
by stephenfulcher
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Relays
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Relays

Another silly question! I am going to be after a large number of relays, probably somewhere in the region of 100. The more contacts the better because that will be less relays required in total, but from looking at various places online, 4PDT seems the most reasonable compromise between price and pr...
by stephenfulcher
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Slow Action Point Motors
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Slow Action Point Motors

I am wondering if there are any point motors that work in a similar fashion to the Tortoise motor, but at a lower price? The reason I ask is I would prefer to use slow action motors for a number of the points on the layout I am planning, but the number I want is likely to prove expensive if I use to...
by stephenfulcher
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Merging Scenery into Backscene
Replies: 11
Views: 3515

Merging Scenery into Backscene

I have an idea in my head to use a number of low relief kits along the entire width of the back of the layout I am planning, then simply paint the backboard sky blue or something along those lines, or possibly mount a basic backscene to a board instead. My main interest in building the railway is to...
by stephenfulcher
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Track Circuits
Replies: 1
Views: 481

DCC Track Circuits

Can anyone tell me how you would go about wiring a current detecting section through points?

Is it essentially the same principle as you would have with a conventional DC track circuit in use on the real railway?
by stephenfulcher
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Train Detection
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Train Detection

Can anyone advise me on train detection on a standard DC layout. I have an idea in my head that a combination of IRDOT 1D and TEKTOR track circuits to more-or-less guarantee continuous train detection of the entire train. Theoretically it will work. The only situation I can envisage that it would no...
by stephenfulcher
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Signalling Panel
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Signalling Panel

Does anyone know of any switches that look similar to those used on Western Region turn and push panels. It would seem that it is easy to get red or yellow push to make switches for the exit function, but less simple to find rotary switches at a sensible price for the entry function, or for the poin...

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