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by End2end
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Just re-checking all the frogs and even under very close scrutiny using a small paintbrush I found no rouge wires or any metal touching both rails anywhere.
:?
Thanks
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by End2end
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

A very quick check with all droppers disconnected. The V rails at the frog should have no continuity between them. It's the point at which the two rails are closest together.Then if you connect all the red droppers first, you can check that there's no continuity between the red bus wire and the opp...
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Just to extend the trust nothing prove everything they are all Hornby or Peco set track points, not previously used or modified. Sorry Bufferstop I missed this. Yes all Peco ST-240's or ST-241's (LH/RH) and 7 of the 18 are used, but not modified as far as I am aware and hardly used. The rest brand ...
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout
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Re: Wordsworth - 2015 AD

Track surprIses, the bane of my modelling life at the moment!! :roll: I think you have solved one of my problems whilst building the new Wordsworth though Mike!!. :) http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90/yorkshire_pullman/Wordsworth%202015/DSC00067_zpsqwaixjqk.jpg Are these "Bus stop" an...
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Just to make sure :?
I am running each dropper pair at 25cms each on 7/0.2 with the DCC bus using 32/0.2. Being the size of the layout, this, taken on the advice of previous posts is i'm hoping sufficient?
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Here is a rough diagram of which droppers are connected and which are allowing (and not allowing) me to run the routes previously posted. The red and white lines are roughly where the DCC bus sits, albeit in real life the DCC bus is red and black and so are all the droppers. There are some dropper p...
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

With all things and advice (from both camps) considered, I shall get hold of DCC clips and see if that solves the problem. (Anything rather than having the lift the track once more). mjb1961, when only one set of droppers are attached it makes big swaithes of the layout dead. I actually used a micro...
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

And just to add, these are the dropper locations, excpet for the 2 purple ones to the right yet to be added.
Image
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

After some more testing, removing all the droppers and testing the bus, then testing and adding, if not shorting, each pair of droppers to the bus I am left with 5 pairs of droppers causing shorts. So with only the non-shorting droppers attached to the bus I can move a loco somewhat. I have drawn on...
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Just reading back on my layout threads and posts, I think building St. Blazey's rear about face, not being able to concentrate on a lot of the electrical side of things has certainly left things like isolation and some circuitry to be desired :? Something so critical and quite an effort to fix after...
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Removing the WAGO connectors and changing them for normal connecting blocks did not work either.
Temporarily hit the buffers until I know whether I need IRJ's and which to buy if I do for OO Peco Setrack.
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Can someone who knows DCC wiring confirm this or otherwise ? Yes please. After extensive examintation and hoovering the track, I set about removing one or two sets of droppers at a time until only one set were left connected, which of course wouldn't cause a short circuit anyway, but to no avail. I...
by End2end
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Sorry ParkeNd, just to clarify "Before properly laying the track I temporarily laid it, securing the rear portion of the layout leaving the front portion loose and although there were some short circuits, changing a couple of points would stop the short circuit." This was when there were n...
by End2end
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Ahh an even easier first investigation. Thanks Bufferstop. I shall get the hoover out and then have a very close inspection to see for any stray bits all over. I am using normal connecting blocks and some WAGO triple connectors with flip down locks. http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image/ae235/76776_P?$p$ ...
by End2end
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 914
Views: 85214

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Thanks for the replies members. I read you have checked all the droppers, but just to be double sure are all the red wire droppers on the top rail & all the black wire on the bottom rail on each track length ? Actually it is completely the other way round, black to top and red to bottom :lol: bu...

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