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by Bramshot
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Track Compatibility

Hi. I would add that Peco code 55 flex track is a lot more robust than the code 80. I used code 80 thinking it would be the other way around, but it is very easy to pop the rail out of the sleepers. That said, it is more flexible than the code 55, and easier to straighten out after bending wrongly, ...
by Bramshot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Looking at electronic componants
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: Looking at electronic componants

In the north east we have ESR Electronic Components in Tynemouth. An excellent shop where the proprietor knows his stuff and exactly what he has in stock!

I looked and the Maplin website claims to be being set up, so maybe it will be reborn in a slightly different guise.
by Bramshot
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Complete beginner in DCC
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Re: Complete beginner in DCC

Oh Wow! For a start, a dcc control system. And that’s it, you are away! There are many to choose from, all with their supporters and detractors, you need to find one that suits you, both from the usage and financial point of view. You should aim for one that is capable of programming the full range ...
by Bramshot
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lighting Help And Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Lighting Help And Advice

Dwarfboysim wrote:Hi all,
Also looking for some double sided lamp posts running LED lights to illuminate the platform if anyone can provide advice.
Dwarfboysim


Have you tried Layouts4U? (No affiliation).
I used them for almost all my lights, and a good source for led strips, miniature plugs and sockets etc.
by Bramshot
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Sound for Farish 411/4-Cep
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Sound for Farish 411/4-Cep

You choos have some EMU’s, but not that specific class.
by Bramshot
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hornby Lights with Guagemaster Power Supply
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Hornby Lights with Guagemaster Power Supply

The problem with a resistor is that you won’t know what value to use until you measure the current drawn by the lamps at 12V, which you don’t have. Also, if you change the number of lamps in the circuit, you would also need to change the resistor to suit the new current draw, and if bulbs blow the v...
by Bramshot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Best place to put n gauge power track
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

JamesNewbie wrote:what are IRJ'S?


Sorry, I must have crossed you with someone else where IRJ’s were bring discussed in another thread, so I assumed you would know what they were!
by Bramshot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Best place to put n gauge power track
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

But if you have IRJ’s in your points you would also need more power connections to the siding and the straight on as shown in that diagram, unless straight on is part of a loop that connects back to the LHS where the power connections is shown.
by Bramshot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N Gauge Controllers
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: N Gauge Controllers

If you have used isolated joiners at points as discussed earlier in the thread, you will need to make power connections to all sections of your track that could be isolated, either with or without the switches also discussed earlier. It is better to solder direct to the track, ( try it, it’s easy), ...
by Bramshot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Stay Live?
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Stay Live?

AFAIK, you should use the wires provided for the stay alive connection. You just need to find out which is the positive one if you are using an electrolytic capacitor and also the voltage rating required. The Zen decoder stay alive, as supplied, only keeps the decoder alive for long enough to save t...
by Bramshot
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Coach lighting problem
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Coach lighting problem

Ditch the light bars and make your own using led strip. Much cheaper and you can add some resistors to get the current draw down. I use these with Dapol coaches, you can buy the plugs to connect to built in sockets. I also have Bachmann Dynamis Ultima (but mine came with a 5A power supply) and can e...
by Bramshot
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HST 43046 - 43080 Loco + Dummy. 3 or 5 pole?
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: HST 43046 - 43080 Loco + Dummy. 3 or 5 pole?

Can you see the armature? If so, you should be able to count the poles?
by Bramshot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz and Zimo decoder -where to buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Lenz and Zimo decoder -where to buy?

If it’s the standard 6 pin Zimo, then that is the current Bachmann offering, available via Hattons and elsewhere of course.
Otherwise I would also recommend coastal dcc.
by Bramshot
Thu May 24, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gauge master dcc22 CV values
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Gauge master dcc22 CV values

The DCC23 is a Digitrax unit, so presumably so is the 22. Look at Digitrax site for a complete listing of CV functions. Has photos of all their decoders, so you should be able to identify it.
by Bramshot
Sun May 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Converting the Flying Scotsman to DCC
Replies: 29
Views: 1188

Re: Converting the Flying Scotsman to DCC

That is really awful soldering! Very strange behaviour too. I don’t know anything about those decoders, but do they have the facility for a user defined speed curve? It is almost like it is running one that has been set up in a most peculiar way. What do those CV s you mention claim to do? How is CV...

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