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by Tricky Dicky
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Electric Train Crush
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: The Great Electric Train Crush

At Warley there is usually a roped off section of Hall 10 unused because they rent it by the square footage so to widen the aisles it's a trade off of rent over income. Personally, I would prefer paying a little extra to avoid the crush although I suspect around the more popular traders more space w...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Top tips - insultating loft space?
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Top tips - insultating loft space?

The link below will give you some useful information on the various designs for roof insulation. You can always contact them for specific information. Care has to be taken not to trap and allow moisture to condense on cold surfaces, incorrect insulation can cause more problems than it solves. http:/...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC points controller
Replies: 15
Views: 1691

Re: DCC points controller

I do not know what you use to switch your points at present, stud and probe, passing contact switches, centre off switches, but there is no reason why you cannot continue to use the system. If you wish to use DCC accessory decoders then as you say that can be a faff using a single controller for bot...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insurance for models/layouts
Replies: 8
Views: 868

Re: Insurance for models/layouts

I would imagine most contents policies would cover your models the limiting factors being the total cover for contents and the maximum cover for individual items. A layout and the stock will be treated as individual items as most things will have been bought as individual items. If you bought a star...
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Automating DCC Control
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Automating DCC Control

Railmaster currently works on timings, but is to be supplemented with a train detection system. Other methods include barcode detectors, RFID, current sensing and RailCom. Games on Track although touted as GPS for your layout actually uses ultrasonic sounders mounted on your locos with detectors sus...
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: coin cell coach lighting
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Re: coin cell coach lighting

If you want a simple 1 battery solution for use with 12v strips then look at A23 batteries, these are 12v batteries about the size of an N size battery and will fit into an N size holder with a little fettling. A couple of downsides are they can be difficult to source but I have seen them in the sup...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat May 30, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bamboozled
Replies: 19
Views: 2942

Re: Bamboozled

I totally agree with you Bufferstop, I did offer that advice by stating it should should only be used with low voltage circuits at the start. It was perhaps remiss of me not to mention that it should not be done where high voltage/currents are involved for the reasons you pointed out. A similar situ...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue May 26, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere
Replies: 67
Views: 4140

Re: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere

Lenz have a new command station the LZV200 coming out to replace the the LZV100, it has been advertised on their website for some time now. So maybe they are clearing away old stock in preparation for the new release. Their UK distributors A&H models should be able to give you more information. ...
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bamboozled
Replies: 19
Views: 2942

Re: Bamboozled

In cases like this it is best to go back to a known point when things were working and see if it still works. If the original wiring works then reconnect the new wiring step by step testing each time until the problem manifests itself again. One observation I would make is that it appears you are us...
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Copper clad sleepers
Replies: 16
Views: 1944

Re: Copper clad sleepers

If you are cutting the sleepers out of a much larger board then your best bet is sawing, something like a gents saw kept at a fairly low angle. You can get guillotines to trim PCBs but the trimmed off bit usually sustains to much edge damage. Mass produced PCBs are normally punched out using a die. ...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring LED strips
Replies: 14
Views: 3847

Re: Wiring LED strips

I'll have to hunt for other 24v supplies, perhaps that can run more than 15 LED's - Any suggestions??? Thanks End2end As b308 has said you may get away with a lower voltage, I should imagine the current limiting resistor on the PCB is such that they run at maximum brightness. Controlling the voltag...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Fixing N gauge track.
Replies: 25
Views: 4434

Re: Fixing N gauge track.

Scotty without going into minute detail but electrical problems related to fishplates has been a problem since the early days of the hobby, using pre-soldered fishplates is not going to solve that issue. Soldering to the rails is the best way, and soldering may sound daunting to one who has little e...
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring LED strips
Replies: 14
Views: 3847

Re: Wiring LED strips

It will probably more useful to see the back of the PCB

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Programming track and wiring queries
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Programming track and wiring queries

A programming track does not have to be part of a layout, I use a length of flexitrack fastened to a piece of MDF, wires do not need to be large diameter you are only only sending a small current whilst programming. On my Lenz 100 I simply swap over the leads from the programming output to track out...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Control bus cable
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Control bus cable


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