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by kebang
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Reverse Loop Shorting Out
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: Reverse Loop Shorting Out

Yesterday I retested the loop with all my locos(inc the Jinty with the KA3), running in & out of the loop in both directions. On this occasion the loop behaved perfectly. This morning, when I started a running session, I found that there was no power in the reverse loop. The module's LED light i...
by kebang
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Reverse Loop Shorting Out
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: Reverse Loop Shorting Out

Thank you both for your replies, I'm working through the options you've suggested at the moment.
The 12 volt 21 watt bulb will draw 1.75amp? would this amperage combined with 2 or 3 locos moving on the layout exceed the Powercab's limit?
by kebang
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Reverse Loop Shorting Out
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Reverse Loop Shorting Out

Posted this in the DCC Section but have no replies so far.... Perhaps should have been posted in Electronics? Mod: Moved to DCC as its a DCC subject. Other duplicate post removed My reverse loop, powered by a bachmann rev loop model, has been working fine for years. I've just DCC'd a Hornby Railroad...
by kebang
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

Re: Controllers

I use the Powercab with the supplied power supply. I have had 4 locos moving at the same time without any problem (apart from keeping track of them!). 12 years ago I had a Roco Multimaus & got on with it very well. As GWR fan says its biggest fault is its inability to read CV's. You can probably...
by kebang
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCCing Hornby Railroad Jinty
Replies: 0
Views: 499

DCCing Hornby Railroad Jinty

Have recently been fielding enquiries about how to keep short wheel based locos moving slowly over dead frog points. My usual advice has been to use a TCS KAM4 decoder. However they now seem to be retailing in the UK for more than 50.00GBP. They are also a trifle large for concealing in the jinty. (...
by kebang
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Advice
Replies: 72
Views: 7815

Re: Advice

Shezza, despite our long PM conversations you still haven't quite grasped the geometrical differences between Peco Streamline live frog points & Peco Set Track points :D This (IMO) is the easiest way to use live frog streamline points in your proposed layout on a 91in x 72in space. WIPShezzapeco...
by kebang
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Advice
Replies: 72
Views: 7815

Re: Advice

Track ST200, 00/H0 Peco Setrack Code 100 ST200 Straight 6.61". 14 ST201, 00/H0 Peco Setrack Code 100 ST201 Straight 13.19". 12 ST202, 00/H0 Peco Setrack Code 100 ST202 Straight 3.11". 2 ST203, 00/H0 Peco Setrack Code 100 ST203 Straight 1.61". 4 ST204, 00/H0 Peco Setrack Code 100 ...
by kebang
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Advice
Replies: 72
Views: 7815

Re: Advice

No problem converting into Peco Set Track. The 1.5in short in peco is 1.61in, I'll redraw it in Peco to make sure tho, give me an hour.....
by kebang
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Advice
Replies: 72
Views: 7815

Re: Advice

This is what it would look like with the points repositioned...
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by kebang
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Advice
Replies: 72
Views: 7815

Re: Advice

WIPShezza02.png Track R600, 00 Hornby Standard Track R600 Straight 6.61". 14 R601, 00 Hornby Standard Track R601 Straight 13.19". 12 R603, 00 Hornby Standard Track R603 Straight 26.38". 8 R606, 00 Hornby Standard Track R606 Curve radius 17.24", angle 22.5º 4 R607, 00 Hornby Stan...
by kebang
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Advice
Replies: 72
Views: 7815

Re: Advice

Unfortunately I cannot read what has been written with any certainty. What is the size of the space now available? It looks like you can add another 19 inches to the width? plus either 2 inches or 2 feet to the depth? If in fact the size of the baseboard is now 7ft 7in x 6ft, I would suggest a total...
by kebang
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 12v battery as DCC Stay Alive backup
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

Re: 12v battery as DCC Stay Alive backup

On my layout the only dead spots are set track dead frog points. The only way to fix that problem (short of ripping the layout up & redesigning it with peco live frog points) is to use 'Stay Alive/Keep Alive tech. DCC Concepts don't like to admit it but their current SA units are incapable of po...
by kebang
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 12v battery as DCC Stay Alive backup
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

Re: 12v battery as DCC Stay Alive backup

You are right abenn, in my first post I pointed this out & said it would be necessary to incorporate a switch in the circuit, or remove the battery when the power is off or the loco removed from the track. It might be more easily achieved by having one of the wires connected by a push/pull conne...
by kebang
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 12v battery as DCC Stay Alive backup
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

Re: 12v battery as DCC Stay Alive backup

In my experience the 'normal' sized SA units from DCC Concepts doesn't provide enough power to allow locos to clear dead spots. They are now developing/producing a 'super' SA unit that looks very similar to the TCS KA3, but it will not be available until later this year. Having said that they allowe...

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