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by smallman28
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Isolating switch wiring
Replies: 18
Views: 2855

Re: Isolating switch wiring

Flashbang wrote:Cheers for the link. Most useful :D


Thats okay,kind of makes it self-explanatory :mrgreen:
by smallman28
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Isolating switch wiring
Replies: 18
Views: 2855

Re: Isolating switch wiring

Flashbang,I think the block arrangement of switches allows for just one power connection to the block. So the only wires that go to the switches are the 3 point motor wires,each one doesn't directly need a feed from the CDU. http://www.railway-models.co.uk/767_1_105781300.html I think one problem is...
by smallman28
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My N gauge layout
Replies: 199
Views: 33428

Re: My N gauge layout

This layout has finally gone :( It was collected by the winning bidder on ebay about 20 minutes ago. I am happy,he was genuinely pleased with the layout which was a nice feeling :D I have to admit I was a bit worried that the winner might just dismantle the layout as a cheap source of parts :( I enj...
by smallman28
Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My next N gauge layout!
Replies: 46
Views: 9039

Re: My next N gauge layout!

looking good, think the issue with bushes on the points motor will look wrong from a natural point of view. how about a small pile of rubble, or abandoned sleepers or some such? looks heavy though, how easy is it to move, as i assume it won't live in front of the TV? It's heavy :twisted: but I knew...
by smallman28
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My next N gauge layout!
Replies: 46
Views: 9039

Re: My next N gauge layout!

After some success with some wood that is a uniform size this is where we are. http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5104/dsc01141.jpg http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7637/dsc01142le.jpg http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2573/dsc01143cy.jpg The flash has washed everything out a bit and the tunnels do l...
by smallman28
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My next N gauge layout!
Replies: 46
Views: 9039

Re: My next N gauge layout!

Hi Smallman, Nice work so far :D With regards to the level crossing, would it be possbile to remove it completely, replace it with the right length of track, and scratchbuild one to the left of where the current one is, just before it bends off? Meaning you can have a slightly longer station :wink:...
by smallman28
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My next N gauge layout!
Replies: 46
Views: 9039

Re: My next N gauge layout!

THE CHIEF wrote:Hmmm... that type of board looks very familiar. Are you the guy who had the exelent thred my dads layout? Either way ill be keeping an eye on this, great start :D


Maybe....
Is the green board the give away :mrgreen:
This one is MDF not chipboard though.
by smallman28
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My next N gauge layout!
Replies: 46
Views: 9039

Re: My next N gauge layout!

I like it, it's a good start. :) If I may make a suggestion, the short platform looks a little strange-perhaps if you used a bridge as the scenic break at that end and pretended the platform continued you could/would get away with it?? Yeah,I know. Didn't take the size of the level crossing into ac...
by smallman28
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My next N gauge layout!
Replies: 46
Views: 9039

Re: My next N gauge layout!

One step forward two steps back :roll: Built the first long platform yesterday that went without a problem. The short one is blunt ended at the moment as I need to make some steps for it. The buildings are just plopped down for now. http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1985/dsc01130b.jpg I started on th...
by smallman28
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Peco N Scale Code 55 Track & Code 80 Track
Replies: 17
Views: 9232

Re: Peco N Scale Code 55 Track & Code 80 Track

43110 wrote:Can anyone tell me the difference between them? can I run my trains on either of them? Don't want to buy the wrong track lol. Hope someoen can help,cheers :D


There really is no right or wrong,it's all down to choice.
Code 55 is more prototypically correct than code 80 if you want to be fussy :D
by smallman28
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My next N gauge layout!
Replies: 46
Views: 9039

Re: My next N gauge layout!

Not much progress,been thinking about stuff more than doing it :mrgreen: I got the 4 point motors wired up and working over Friday night and Saturday morning,spent most of the rest of Saturday trying to run in the 220 a bit more as it still seems quite stiff. I am changing the station arrangement a ...
by smallman28
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: N, Goodison Wood, updates page 11
Replies: 173
Views: 27071

Re: New Start, New Location - N Gauge - Some help needed pg5

I have tried a 25w iron before for soldering wires to track and it just didn't work. I know steeping upto 40w from 30w isn't a huge leap either but maybe thats what's needed :shock: Should have said that I got some pre-wired fishplates off ebay as I didn't fancy doing the soldering myself this time,...
by smallman28
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: N, Goodison Wood, updates page 11
Replies: 173
Views: 27071

Re: New Start, New Location - N Gauge - Some help needed pg5

I have abused the hell out of the tip of my iron but it still seems to work okay. I keep filing it off to clean it and it just keeps going. What wattage is the iron you are using,my is 40w,the hotter the better,up to a point :D You need to make the joint quickly otherwise you will do nothing but mel...
by smallman28
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: point motor power
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: point motor power

Just a quick note,the Peco CDU does accept a 12V DC supply as well as a 16 V AC one. I dont know if it will switch multiple points at once when you do use 12 V DC but it will switch one after the other reliably. I have used the Peco CDU on my dads N gauge layout with a 12V DC input and it works just...
by smallman28
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My next N gauge layout!
Replies: 46
Views: 9039

Re: My next N gauge layout!

Quick and dirty pic now all the track is laid and pinned down :D http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7681/dsc01106i.jpg Where the 47 is (grey roof to the left) will be a re-fueling point,where the 37 is will be and engine shed. The 108 DMU is parked where the main platform will be and where the 220 i...

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