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by Ark Royal
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC and Wiring - harder than thought!
Replies: 14
Views: 2027

Re: DCC and Wiring - harder than thought!

Thanks to all being Pernickerty with my previous post Just to clarify: +ve at the front is NOT a major convention (as far as i know) i said it because it easy to remember, and if you always follow it it is easier to find faults on DCC one rail is still +ve and the other is -ve, just to be able to te...
by Ark Royal
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC and Wiring - harder than thought!
Replies: 14
Views: 2027

Re: DCC and Wiring - harder than thought!

If you are using electrofrog points then you need two insulating rail joiners (IRJs) on every point, on the ends of the "v" shaped frog. There are a few rules that mean you could possibly leave out some IRJs, but on DCC you might as well put them in, so that lights and sound stay on. Then,...
by Ark Royal
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2012 Spring Competition - "End of Days"
Replies: 103
Views: 8419

Re: 2012 Spring Competition - "End of Days"

Um...

Can I pull out again, as i dont have time to enter
I'd sort of forgotten my GCSEs!!!

Sorry

Chris
by Ark Royal
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: uncoupling
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: uncoupling

Hi Clover you can buy DCC uncouplers that fit to the loco, and are controlled by a function within the loco. I dont know much about this, other than it exists, so do some research I remember it being featured in a free Railway Modeller Christmas CD, but i cant remember which year!!! one of the last ...
by Ark Royal
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC controller ergonomics
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: DCC controller ergonomics

E2V: it will Defo be to NMRA standards, not sure what Loconet and expressnet are, are they jusst communication protocols, and if so,, where can i find out what the protocol is? if not, what are they Biscuit: i agree - Im not a "sit down and control type", im a "walk around following a...
by Ark Royal
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC controller ergonomics
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: DCC controller ergonomics

Bigmet -

Quite like that idea - will defo use

Thanks

Chris
by Ark Royal
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Instruction Maunual and Common Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Instruction Maunual and Common Problems

BUMP can people please contribute to this in their own words for two reasons. firstly because it is easier to understand it that way and secondly because there then becomes a list of people who can be asked for advice on specific problems. also can we PLEASE make this sticky soon Thanks Chris P.S. ...
by Ark Royal
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Help can my Bachmann 24 produce sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Help can my Bachmann 24 produce sound?

Biscuits (always wondered how to spell that!!!) glad to help im a Select user untill I get a new controller, althougn I have now decided to help dont know if im allowed to do this (will delete this line if not), but would you mind glancing at the thread DCC controller ergonomics and offering a comme...
by Ark Royal
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC controller ergonomics
Replies: 6
Views: 857

DCC controller ergonomics

Hi everyone Am building my own DCC controller and I thought id ask some advise as to control method as im thinking of selling the code and PCB design for a small fee if theyre any good!! the hand held comtroller is a nintendo wii nunchuck, which has a 8 way joystick and two buttons "c" and...
by Ark Royal
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Help can my Bachmann 24 produce sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Help can my Bachmann 24 produce sound?

Hi I created a manual to help this a while ago, but it seems to have sunk into oblivion so heres a link http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=36395&p=452313&hilit=instruction#p452313 the command to set function 1 on is: "function"+"1" for ap...
by Ark Royal
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: N Gradients
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: N Gradients

4% is (i think) 1 in 25 if so, it might be possible but you'll have a real job getting anything up or down it that said, My friends layout had a 1 in 6 hill on a 1st radius curve and we still got and A4 + 5 coaches up it (with banking from a Pannier Tank) and we were running a regular service no pro...
by Ark Royal
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Difficulty wiring a points indicator board
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Re: Difficulty wiring a points indicator board

Seanie, On the PL 15 there are two sets of 3 connectors. The middle of each set is the common, and you connect this to the "C" on the gaugemaster system (on the left of the diagram above) Connect the other two pins on the set of 3 you picked to the two inputs to the OT unit, and this provi...
by Ark Royal
Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2012 Spring Competition - "End of Days"
Replies: 103
Views: 8419

Re: 2012 Spring Competition - "End of Days"

Count me in Ill be doing a gauge 1 4F tender It qualifys cos I'm gonna be building it without the loco, I.e. The loco has gone for scrap but the tender has a tempory reprieve. It's also gonna work as a tender for a "project" in gauge 1 if I ever get round to building it!!! Thanks Chris P.s...
by Ark Royal
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Difficulty wiring a points indicator board
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Re: Difficulty wiring a points indicator board

You can get microswitches from maplin, or any other electronics supplier They are basically a switch that doesn't require much movement to activate it The microswitch will have 3pins on it, one labeled "N/O", one labeled "C" and the other one labeled "N/C" You can wire ...
by Ark Royal
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC and Wiring - harder than thought!
Replies: 14
Views: 2027

Re: DCC and Wiring - harder than thought!

Are the points electrofrog or insulfrog? If they're insulfrog, all you need to do is put a dropper onto every rail (so that no power is ever sent through a rail joiner) These droppers will need to be soldered to the rail If your REALLY unconfident about your soldering, then you could only put Droppe...

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