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by RAF96
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: power connector clips
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: power connector clips

You can tighten any fishplate with a flat screwdriver blade. Use the thumb test to find slack ones, they make your thumb hot when you press on them.

Best to learn to solder though.
Rob
by RAF96
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Advice Regarding an Automatic Reversing Component
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Advice Regarding an Automatic Reversing Component

I have a tram shuttling back and forth using a Gaugemaster SS1 unit. Works a treat.
Rob
by RAF96
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Technical Timewasting and Equipment Abuse still lives
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Technical Timewasting and Equipment Abuse still lives

The aerospace firm I worked at before retirement had a really huge flat bed plotter that secured the plotting medium by vacuum. It was on the ‘works tour’ route because it was as stated very entertaining to watch as it drew up full size parts for aeroplanes on metal or film.

Rob
by RAF96
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Identify decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Identify decoder

I propped the cab doors open to let the noise out of one of my 56s that didn’t have open exhaust ports, ventilated fan screens, etc.
by RAF96
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Shortening a Hornby buffer stop
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Shortening a Hornby buffer stop

Basically the same answer as you got on the other forum that you asked the same question on....
by RAF96
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Transferring a baseboard....
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Transferring a baseboard....

That would be my approach also... Build a sturdy perimeter frame on enough legs (my 6’x4’ board is on castors from Ikea) with suitable cross bracing (both laterally and longitudingly depending upon board size) spaced as stated to avoid points, then slide the existing board across. It is presumed the...
by RAF96
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 53
Views: 2120

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

See my answer on the other forum, same topic.
Rob

Xref Rant/Moan topic this site - multiple platform postings.
by RAF96
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals

Thanks Rob. I plan to use one DCC Concepts 2mm Tower LED each in the yellow and white leads (blue common) with a 1K res in series with each. I understand that this arrangement should result in a current draw of circa 20mA. Well within limits, but if they are too bright you can also put a same value...
by RAF96
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Hornby TTS Sound Decoders help required to locate sound manuals

Make sure you stick within the TTS function output current limit or you could blow the decoder. Those outputs are not self protecting, only the motor circuit.
Rob
by RAF96
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 53
Views: 2120

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

I found out something today about running TTS decoders in a consist... Give both locos the same address and everything selected on one loco will also operate on the second loco, but operate them in a consist on different addresses and we have more flexibility. Give one address 1, the other address 2...
by RAF96
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 53
Views: 2120

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

Unfortunately the fix is a reprogram of the basic chip, the TTS element not being reprogrammable.
Hornby usually only want the decoders and will pay return postage.
It is possible they may just replace them without needing the old ones if you talk nicely to their guys.
Rob
by RAF96
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist
Replies: 53
Views: 2120

Re: Hornby Class 20 TTS Loco in Consist

You are better to ring them up and they will give you a returns number to send it back for programming.
Rob
by RAF96
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Using Contiboard For A Baseboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: Using Contiboard For A Baseboard?

I have seen layouts constructed using that OSB (wood flakes) which is normally used as shuttering for concrete works. OK if you want to build on the equivalent of a roughly ploughed field I suppose. I avoid anything that behaves like Weetabix went wetted, so its the stability of plywood for me every...
by RAF96
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: A Dead Decoder - But Weird ?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: A Dead Decoder - But Weird ?

Have you tried a simple reset writing value 8 to CV8.

Does the decoder have a coloured spot on the main chip and is it central or in one corner as this denotes the decoder firmware revision status and may affect things.

You don’t say which controller you are using.

Rob
by RAF96
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railmaster template question
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Hornby Railmaster template question

Drag the red circle over the point and drop it when the cursor is on the point. The circles will snap into place at the entrance to the point. If not delete and do it again.
Rob

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