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by End2end
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ready wired point motor and switch
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Ready wired point motor and switch

If you mean something like this Timbersurf http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/prewired-seep ... 2ecda0463c
Then one thing I would say is to make the wires colour coded for even easier installs.
Thanks
end2end
by End2end
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 18111

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

Buying PPi will save a load of wiring! You only need two as some points will be paired and only need one switch and therefor one PPi input. Ahh thats excellent (and cheaper) news. I wasn't aware they could be used in that fashion. At a quick look I will need 11 switches and 22 LED's for the control...
by End2end
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 18111

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

Many thanks for the diagram Timbersurf. It really does help me to see how things are wired clearly and concisely :) The difference is that the new PPi3 doesn't need resisters on the LED's! With resisitors so cheap these days I think the extra £10 for the PPI4-DC is excessive so will be adding at lea...
by End2end
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 18111

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

Were do you live? I t might be easier if I just pop round! lmao :lol: have you by chance got an old Laptop PSU? (19VDC or similar) Unfortunatly not, no. Recap:- Seep point motors with momentary switch's. (I assume you are sticking with insulfrog points) Yes sticking with insulfrog. The switch can o...
by End2end
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding wheel pick ups
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Adding wheel pick ups

Bigmet wrote:You need an axle live to one wheel for those to work. Hornby's Pullman coaches with lights have wheelsets of this type.

Are these wheelsets available to purchase as spares to be used with the pick up springs I metioned before on other loco's/coaches?
Thanks
end2end
by End2end
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 18111

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

Do you work nights? You owl! :D No. Like many on the national rail network at the moment, and excuse the pun, i'm a bad sleeper. lol Would the AC-DC adapter that I posted pictures of here - viewtopic.php?f=18&t=44775 ,be sufficient to power the point motors with a CDU, as on some points, 2 will...
by End2end
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 18111

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

A quick update for St. Blazey's... I managed to buy a Bachmann digital starter set, Yes I know it's a train set :roll: , but read my forum signature below lol. I've nearly finished my Ratio Lineside hut. I sat and thought about it for a couple of days before I went on to paint it as I have never don...
by End2end
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 18111

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

Re 16V DC, its usually quoted as 16VAC, the reason that its better than 12VDC, is that peak Voltage is theoretically ~1.414 times the RMS voltage = 22V! So a 16VDC is still less! Confused yet? :D Actually I come from an audio background so this makes sense to me in some aspects, but shouldn't the p...
by End2end
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What about ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1132

Re: What about ?

alex3410 wrote:Give this ago might be what your after - or the next best thing :lol:

Thanks for that alex3410 :D
Bookmarked!
end2end
by End2end
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 18111

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

you don't need pickups in all the sidings if you want them to be live all the time, even if using insulfrogs. Hornby sell some clips which are basically staples to bridge the gap from the point blade to the stationary rail, bridging power across. these are nice and easy to fit, two per point, a qui...
by End2end
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: what is the cdu used for?
Replies: 11
Views: 1266

Re: what is the cdu used for?

Cheers suzie. I have had a quick look on ebay and have found CDU's but some are selling them with different ratings. I have a choice of 4700UF, 10000UF or 20000uf. Very interesting post. I am also looking at CDU's at the moment for my layout (also 20 points). Can you let us know which you purchase ...
by End2end
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 18111

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

Wow that's amazing. Thanks so much Timbersurf.
This will be added to the plans I have created so far once I have changed the original plan to remove number 1 siding.
Thanks
end2end
by End2end
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 18111

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

Thanks for the information Timbersurf. No I will not be running DC for trains. All train control will be done via DCC. DC 12v/16v will be used only for lighting and point motors etc. If we number your circles on the diagram from left to right 1-3. 1. Yes this defnatly needs removing. 2. This can fit...
by End2end
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 18111

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

I never actually looked at the track work in detail before, especially as your layout design plan is a bit busy! Now you have given us the simple version, I am confused, there seem to be too many crossovers top and middle, if they were spread out to allow passing of a few coaches, it might be under...
by End2end
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding wheel pick ups
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Adding wheel pick ups

I assume these are for power pick ups. I have been looking into pick ups for both power and lighting recently so would these be any good instead of the whiskers? http://www.modeltrainsuk.co.uk/dcc-concepts-flicker-free-pickup-springs-only---small-pack-of-10---oo-gauge---modeltrainsuk-1101-p.asp PICK...

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