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by Ark Royal
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Making a Mk2 transit van
Replies: 25
Views: 3513

Re: Making a Mk2 transit van

Jim,
Small problem

I forgot to mention, it's balsa wood, and the guy at the model shop said no priming is necessary.
Is he wrong, or is it cruicial that I tell people what it's made of before askin for advise

Sorry
Chris
by Ark Royal
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Farish 57xx will not run
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Farish 57xx will not run

do the wheels shake/vibrate when you try to run it
if so - something jammed
if the motor gets hot - broken motor
if neither of the above (check for voltage across the motor if you have a multimeter) the wireing problem and use a multimeter on the OHMS setting to find the fault

Hope this helps

CHris
by Ark Royal
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Electrical check
Replies: 18
Views: 1942

Re: Electrical check

I can find no evidence on the internet that there is a "conventional" way to wire using DCC. Im with Flash on this one; If you ask our advice take it Also, there is no dispute that what you have done will work, BUT IT WILL BE FAR MORE DIFFICULT TO WIRE CORRECTLY, AND PREVENTS ANY FURTHUR ...
by Ark Royal
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Decision for Peco Setrack for DCC
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: Decision for Peco Setrack for DCC

060 is the wheel arangement and SHOULD be written 0-6-0, but some people are lazy the first 0 means that it has no unpowerered wheels at the front (pony wheels) the 6 means that it has 6 driving wheels (3 on each side) and they are coupled together the second 0 means that is has no wheels under the ...
by Ark Royal
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Electrical check
Replies: 18
Views: 1942

Re: Electrical check

To agree with others in this post

As it stands, there won't be a problem, however IF YOU EVER CHANGE THE TRACKPLAN YOU WILL SHORT EVERYTHING OUT. you are much better
To use reversing loop modules now, rather than risk breaking sOmething
by Ark Royal
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Making a Mk2 transit van
Replies: 25
Views: 3513

Re: Making a Mk2 transit van

Would you mind just slapping some paint on my layout. Just a five minute job ( for you) How do you do it. Advise welcome. How do I do what? Paint vehicles? :? Jim Yep pretty much I was attempting to spray a gauge 1 horse box at the weekend and it hasn't really worked I'm going to have another go at...
by Ark Royal
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Mixing point motors makes
Replies: 18
Views: 2188

Re: Mixing point motors makes

Thats what I was trying to say, but I didnt explain it as well as flashbang it might be worth writing on the motor what make it is, or, if you wrap a peace of masking tape round a wire (stick it to itself so you have a tail), you can then write on the tail of masking tape exactly what each wire does...
by Ark Royal
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby select 15v output
Replies: 18
Views: 3243

Re: Hornby select 15v output

Flash:

just a question

Can you put AC into a CDU?
mine definitely says DC only and has a + and a - on the inputs from the PSU

as always, stand to be corrected

Chris

P.S. im fairly sure ive got the peco one
by Ark Royal
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Mixing point motors makes
Replies: 18
Views: 2188

Re: Mixing point motors makes

Shouldn't be a problem provided you realise that the wires might not be the same colours so read the instruction that came with them to fund out what wire does what on each make
by Ark Royal
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby select 15v output
Replies: 18
Views: 3243

Re: Hornby select 15v output

Check the bit that plugs into the wall- it will proabely say the voltage on it If the jack/plug/whatever it's called is still attached to the PSU then looks on the bit that plugs into the wall and there should be a diagram. If not - use a volt meter of some kind to measure which is he + and which is...
by Ark Royal
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby select 15v output
Replies: 18
Views: 3243

Re: Hornby select 15v output

Even if you get the 4amp, I think that the general consensus is not to use the same
PSU as the select at all.
However, if you got the 4amp, you could then use the one amp to power the points anyway, if you cut the plug on one end off or fOund a matching socket
by Ark Royal
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby select 15v output
Replies: 18
Views: 3243

Re: Hornby select 15v output

Yes, but you could put a cdu next to the power supply, but before the first connection to switches/motors
You MIGHT need 4 diodes to rectify the AC from the PSU - check if the CDU accepts AC or not (four diodes if it doesn't)
by Ark Royal
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby select 15v output
Replies: 18
Views: 3243

Re: Hornby select 15v output

Hi pwst99 (and flash and E2V) you need to wire it as below: PSU output 1 --------------- CDU input 1 CDU output1 -------------------- input to switches PSU output 2 ---------------CDU input 2 CUD output2 --------------------return from point motors the motors should come with instructions, but one s...
by Ark Royal
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Small, Southern, Scenic Layout
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: The Small, Southern, Scenic Layout

Looking good
Hope to see more installments soon
by Ark Royal
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout.
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: New layout.

DCC definitely a must if you can afford it I would recomment OO in 8ft by 9ft, as the curves wont have to be that tight - 24in radius would be fine N gauge is only really necessary if you like scenic modelling and/or you want to run full length trains remember - in N, you have to do 4 times as much ...

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