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by bluechang
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

I might have to wait on the d connectors as Rapid have sold out of the socket/plug (which one I can't remember) I am trying to work out how many socket/plug/covers I am going to need - This is what I have come up with so far - Each toggle switch has three connectors, two wires on each switch leaving...
by bluechang
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: N, Goodison Wood, updates page 11
Replies: 173
Views: 28246

Re: N, Goodison Wood, updates page 11

My focus this last week has been primarily on a control panel for the point motors I have begun to purchase. The idea which is coming to fruition is a control panel containing SPDT centred off toggle switches and LED's showing direction of the turnout. Having had a conversation with Flashbang and UK...
by bluechang
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

I used these LED's from Rapid: LED, 5mm, 12V, Red 56-1550 12p each LED, 5mm, 12V, Green 56-1555 12p each LED, 5mm, 12V, Yellow 56-1560 15p each LED Mounting Bezel 55-0260 22p each I found an old mobile phone charger in my parts bin that outputs 12Vdc (actually a few Volts under, but it makes no dif...
by bluechang
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

Its always good to check with you guys before buying as I'd probably end up buying the wrong items and then having to redo everything!
by bluechang
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

Thanks for the link Flashbang - its a bit too late to be trying to read and digest everything on the brian lambert website at this time of night. if I get a chance in the morning I will go and have a re-read - I'm starting to think adding the LED's might not be such a good idea now, having to figure...
by bluechang
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

From the basics I have read regarding LEDs, each LEd has two legs, and if wired in the incorrect way, will not light? Now, as I have two turnouts without an accessory switch built in, I am planning on teaming them up with one that does for the turnouts where both are going to be thrown by the single...
by bluechang
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

I know they must be non locking - it was mentioned in one of the posts further up the thread. I did say that I emailed the seller asking for a combined price inc postage and they advised of the error in the listing, which is why I said I had a bit of a lucky escape :D I will order the CDU after din...
by bluechang
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

I have a further question regarding the Seep Point motors. I have 2 of the PM-2's which are just the basic point motor without any accessory switches, or the self latching variety. Now, my preferred supplier (Hattons as its local) has sold out of the PM-2's (I know as I bought their last 2) If I we...
by bluechang
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

I have a further question regarding the Seep Point motors. I have 2 of the PM-2's which are just the basic point motor without any accessory switches, or the self latching variety. Now, my preferred supplier (Hattons as its local) has sold out of the PM-2's (I know as I bought their last 2) If I wer...
by bluechang
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

I know they must be non locking - it was mentioned in one of the posts further up the thread. I did say that I emailed the seller asking for a combined price inc postage and they advised of the error in the listing, which is why I said I had a bit of a lucky escape :D I will order the CDU after dinn...
by bluechang
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

As promised, here is some photos of the nearly completed control panel, made out of scraps of left over timber I had knocking around the house. http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx327/modelrailway/42%20x%2029%20Layout/100_1832.jpg http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx327/modelrailway/42%20x%2029%20...
by bluechang
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

I had one of them piano hinges, just that I didn't need a box as big as 60cm wide otherwise I would have used that as its on the shelf (waiting for a use for it - It was to be used to add an additional section on the pull out tray for the keyboard, but I never got around to fixing it in place) I'll ...
by bluechang
Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

eh? .............. No, if you read the thread it has nothing to do with route setting. Its all about basic panel building and the basic wiring required. I like to measure twice before I cut. If you are panel building, I think the choice will seriously determine the building of the panel - the graph...
by bluechang
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: BOLTON ABBEY RENAMED. Update & Pics
Replies: 119
Views: 29716

Re: N gauge being made from scraps

what you have done so far is absolutely fantastic! Keep up the good work!
by bluechang
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Point Motors, CDU, SPDT + push to make switches - questions

Apollo - will need to get the wife to point out the green wires as I am red/green colour blind!! I think I can see some wires daisy chaining their way across the boards but will get the wife to point them out for me - I suppose thats why I'm not using red or green wires when wiring up my layout (I u...

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