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by Silver Surfer
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: What wire to electrically connect two carriages?
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

Re: What wire to electrically connect two carriages?

If you're dealing with John at Bromsgrove, ask him if he has any of these 4 or 6 pin loco to tender connectors (third or fourth item down the page) http://www.dccconcepts.com/index_files/DCCinstallaids.htm If not he can get some for you from Richard Johnson at DCC Concepts. They've the added benefit...
by Silver Surfer
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Track Wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Track Wiring

If you're thinking of going DCC, best advice is to buy your control set up and your decoders from a company that only make DCC kit, not from one that makes train sets and/or other accessories - as their continuation in business depends on them making and selling quality components.

Mike
by Silver Surfer
Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: First post - Flying Scotsman
Replies: 13
Views: 1635

Re: First post - Flying Scotsman

It's amazing the degree of "shock and awe" that soldering brings to people. In the sixties when printed circuit boards were introduced but the machines to solder in components had not been developed electronics companies relied on girls straight from school to do most of the soldering. Qu...
by Silver Surfer
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motors
Replies: 44
Views: 4814

Re: Point motors

Blimey poliss that's a bit complicated..... Glad I use Cobalt motors with their Ad1 or Ad4 point motor decoders - only programming you have to do is give each one an address - two minutes, job done. The decoders work on DCC or DC (you don't even have to give them addresses if you're DC) so they're a...
by Silver Surfer
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Reverse loop. Obvious question??
Replies: 25
Views: 2276

Re: DCC Reverse loop. Obvious question??

He's pulling your leg..... 8)
by Silver Surfer
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: point motors
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: point motors

If you haven't already invested in any point motors I suugest you look at Cobalt or Tortoise before doing so.....
by Silver Surfer
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loosing its DCC adress
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Loosing its DCC adress

The other alternative is to wire a 21 watt 12 volt cars reversing lamp in series with one wire of the DCC feed. That bit doesn't work on my layout Flash..... I've a Bachmann 3 function decoder that resets itself whenever it wants to and for no apparent reason even though I've got the car tail light...
by Silver Surfer
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My 5 yr old and dcc
Replies: 17
Views: 2233

Re: My 5 yr old and dcc

He'll find using the Powercab an absolute doddle - far easier than a normal rotary control, as he'll have three ways to control the train. One set of buttons (on the left) to make it go or stop quickly; another set (on the right) to make it go or stop more slowly; and the rotary wheel (in the centre...
by Silver Surfer
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: dynamis and reversing loops
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: dynamis and reversing loops

.....and at twice the price of his original selection - nice one....
by Silver Surfer
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: dynamis and reversing loops
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: dynamis and reversing loops

purchased a module What make, model, and price? Presumably as per jons orignal post/link NCE -- Auto reverser Product Code: N-AR10 -- for £21 As it's a bit of NCE produced kit should be a great product, it's just a matter of whether it works with a low output unit like the Dynamis, I know some of t...
by Silver Surfer
Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Two aspect signal
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: Two aspect signal

Mike The resistor can go on either wire, either way round it doesn't matter. Connect up to battery (with resistor) and one light will illuminate, swap the connections over and the other light should activate. To wire them to a switch you use a double pole double throw (dpdt) switch with 6 connection...
by Silver Surfer
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Which controller?
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: Which controller?

Id like to run about 3/4 at one time. Two on the main two loops, one on the branch, and maybe one shuntting whilst the others are running. I dont think the size of my layout would allow any more. Adam Unless they're on completely independant loops Adam, I think you'll find it almost impossible to c...
by Silver Surfer
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC points HELP!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Re: DCC points HELP!!!!!

Reading the manual for the powercab it seems to suggest that the 2 track wires from the system are connected straight to the track. My NCE ProCab manual shows the same but I think it is a simplistic diagram showing where those two wires go and is not intended to be an electrical detailed schematic....
by Silver Surfer
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC or not
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

Re: DCC or not

Hi bud, welcome. You don't 'Need' to go down any route other than the one you choose - it's your railway and you do with it exactly what you want, if DCC appeals to you then have a dabble if it doesn't, stick with DC. There are no hard and fast rules to railway modelling, you do what you want. Achie...
by Silver Surfer
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Traintronics signals
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Traintronics signals

The instructions tell you
"If you only get one amber and it should be two, simply swap over the two yellow wires"

Mike

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