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by NedFlanders
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12093

Fitting Seep motors to the three way point Pt 2

Next step - wiring up the Frogs. another tip I picked up courtesy of Everard Junction was that one motor did the left frog and the the second did the other. A penny dropped from very high with that one! Now the wiring diagram actually made sense when I looked at the frogs. I looked at the tiebars - ...
by NedFlanders
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Thomas Visits Bride Bay
Replies: 201
Views: 28316

Re: Thomas Visits Bride Bay

Absolutely brilliant!

Everything about this is wonderful, I hope one day i have the skill set to do something similar. :idea:

If I had a hat i would doff it to you sir.

Ned.
by NedFlanders
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12093

Fitting Seep point motors to the three way points. Pt 1.

While not possessing the screws to mount the seep motors to the baseboards I wanted to keep moving so I had a thought that the double-sided tape that I used on the temporary inclines might work for me. I set to wiring up the point motors https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48399848616_45efcfa8ce_b.j...
by NedFlanders
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12093

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

Not that I've installed any yet but the screws I bought for my Seep's are from Brimal Componants. The thread is 8mm not including the head. They are coded HW612 but I cannot find them on the site at time of posting https://www.brimal.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=HW6 I also recently bought this too...
by NedFlanders
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12093

Movement again

With one thing and another not much has happened since but some spare time has been released so I made a start on a couple of Jobs. 1. Replace 1 curved and 1 medium point with a three way point. So at the top left here on the diagonal ( just to the left of the jam jar...)I still had a curved point a...
by NedFlanders
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12093

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

How will you handle the lift out? it seems it will be very ungainly and the ends will need to clever idea to protect them while in storage! Underneath the upper station baseboard will be a void about 6ft in length, so the two halves of the diagonal will fit neatly - albeit that I haven't figured ou...
by NedFlanders
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12093

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

Your lift out section appears concerningly large, and heavy but without it would be quite a crawl to get to the operating well. Aha.... The Lift out section is actualy in two pieces - as yet, all members of the household have no issues with crawling under it so while its up - no need for lift out. ...
by NedFlanders
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12093

Christmas 2018 developments

So there I was - laid up. I had to get a bit of structural upgrading myself...... So I didn't get to much after the last update. Anyhowdy I endeavored to have a bit of extra fun for the Small Controller in place for Christmas so while I was half laid up I managed to lay the Inclines temporarily on d...
by NedFlanders
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 2796

Re: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?

If you are using two speakers on one audio output, then if they are an identical pair, wire alike, if not identical look for any indication like coloured insulators on the tags... Sorry Bigmet, it was a general question in case there was a chance I could have wired the sugarcube speaker ( only one ...
by NedFlanders
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 2796

Re: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?

As an aside - is there a +/- side to speaker connectors? I didn't see any in the instructions/ online videos and a quick search here hasn't shown anything to me. From previous experience with HiFi speakers I understood that if you had two speakers it was a matter of making sure both speakers were co...
by NedFlanders
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Every now and then - a great Railway YouTube channel - 1950's home cine with narration
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Every now and then - a great Railway YouTube channel - 1950's home cine with narration

Every now and then YouTube comes up with a brilliant channel suggestion. I love these videos, they are Colour Cine Film from the 1950's onwards with a retrospective narration added. I love the look and content of these videos from all over back in the day. Well worth a look in my estimation - now wh...
by NedFlanders
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 2796

Re: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?

You can test the 8ohm speaker using your multimeter. Don't expect to measure 8ohms, that's it's impedance not the DC resistance, but put the meter onto a low ohms range touch the speaker leads with the meter probes, you should get a low ohms value and a slight tick from the speaker each time you ma...
by NedFlanders
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 2796

Re: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?

I was just about to say there will be a beep across the orange and grey with a motor in circuit for the reasons provided above. Rob Thanks Bigmet and Rob, I'll have to go back to basics on electrickery for that one - I suspect its along the lines of "for a filament bulb to work there has to be...
by NedFlanders
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 2796

Re: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?

I think I will remove the socket and put in another one and see if I have the same result with the unknown beep between grey and orange socket. I have a new commissioning test as a result of this escapade. not being hungry for lunch just yet, I idly replaced the socket with one that tested fine - i...
by NedFlanders
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 2796

Re: Blown TTS Decoder - what did I do wrong?

Do a con test twixt each socket hole (grey and orange) to each motor brush. Grey to brush 1 and 2, ditto orange. You should only get con between the direct connections and not between the crossed connections. May or may not give us a clue. Any way that either of those wires is shorting to chassis. ...

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