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by steve70
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)
Replies: 112
Views: 20694

Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Well I just realised I've put the side walls in the wrong way round so I've just demolished this and will start again. It was a blessing in disguise really because early on I realised I'd printed everything on the wrong side of my photo paper and this alone had been niggling me! Two big lessons lear...
by steve70
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Confused with resistance and LEDs
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Confused with resistance and LEDs

Thanks for this Gordon. Very useful.
So it's the Carbon Film type I should be looking at rather than metal film or other types ?
by steve70
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Accessories Power supply
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: Accessories Power supply

If you have a choice of using slow motion motors or seeps, just use the slow motion motors and save all the extra complexities and cost of the extra PSU and CDU (yes you do only need one!) It will save you a lot of trouble later if you want to control your points with DCC - decoders for slow motion...
by steve70
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Accessories Power supply
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: Accessories Power supply

End2end wrote:
steve70 wrote:Would it be better having different power supplies/buses for each type of circuit? One for lighting, one for signals and one for points.?

Lots of complicated info
End2end


Thanks End2End, I'll certainly read through that and try to understand it. :)
by steve70
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Confused with resistance and LEDs
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Confused with resistance and LEDs

by steve70
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Confused with resistance and LEDs
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Confused with resistance and LEDs

Thanks.. These are 'warm white' LED's and are just fine on a 3V battery but I will check them with 12V supply.

EDIT - I think I might go for 1K's :)
Now which ones do I go for? There are loads of 1000 Ohm Resistors on Rapid Electronics!
by steve70
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Confused with resistance and LEDs
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Confused with resistance and LEDs

Thanks again for the advice guys. I've just conducted another test and connected an LED with 680 Ohm resistor to this power supply and hey presto, it didn't blow. I then measured the voltage across it and it was 3.06V. :o So I've thought about it and, being a plumber/heating engineer have remembered...
by steve70
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Confused with resistance and LEDs
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Confused with resistance and LEDs

Sorry for asking stupid questions but I'm confused and not sure why I'm doing what I'm doing. :D I bought some 1.8mm LED's from Kytes Lights. They are 3V and they say that if you are using 12V supply then you need to use 680 Ohm Resistors. I've tested my LED's using a couple of 1.5V AAA batteries an...
by steve70
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Accessories Power supply
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: Accessories Power supply

OK thanks for the advice. First of all I'm running my trains on DCC and will be using a separate power bus for everything else. I don't know exactly how much of anything I will be using yet except for maybe about 30 point sets. Haven't decided on Colbalts or seeps but may have a mixture. All lightin...
by steve70
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Accessories Power supply
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Accessories Power supply

I'm going to need a dedicated power supply for all my point motors, lights and signals and am not sure what to get.
Can anyone recommend something suitable?

Thanks
by steve70
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring multiple 3v LED's to 12v DC
Replies: 8
Views: 2105

Wiring multiple 3v LED's to 12v DC

I'm currently building my Scalescenes Large Station Building and (luckily) before I got too far, I saw a video from DaveClass47 @ Dean Park Station building his. He pointed out that it would be difficult to light once completed. I hadn't even thought about lighting mine so promptly ordered the same ...
by steve70
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)
Replies: 112
Views: 20694

Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Got back into this railway modelling lark and am currently building my station building. Light's n all :)

Image

Got a slight change to my last track plan on the cards to :)
by steve70
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Largish modernish signal box for 80's layout
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Largish modernish signal box for 80's layout

I'm after a large modern looking signal box for my OO Mid 80's themed layout and am having trouble locating something that I think is suitable. When I say large I mean something about twice the size of my Scalescenes R010 that I have at the other end of my station. Does anything spring to mind? Thanks
by steve70
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 157233

Re: I must stop spending!

I needed something to run on my soon to be electrified branch line.

And it was only £72 (ignore the decoder, 12m of peco code 60 and rail chairs) :)

http://www.ehattons.com/26453/Bachmann_ ... etail.aspx
by steve70
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding 3rd Rail
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: Adding 3rd Rail

Thanks guys.
I've settled for just a cosmetic 3rd rail and will be using the peco stuff.
Thanks for the links :)

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