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by Bramshot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Peco N-Gauge Code 55 Point Wiring Help Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Re: Peco N-Gauge Code 55 Point Wiring Help Needed

Flashbang wrote:

But they are not Electrofrog Code 55 points, which is what the post and comments are about!



Yes, sorry Flashbang :oops:
However, your comment could be taken to mean N gauge points in general.
The solution is indeed exactly as you describe.
by Bramshot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: LED current consumption
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: LED current consumption

At 12 V supply you can put up to 3 LEDs in series with a single resistor and get 3 times as many lights.
I have even connected 3 lights with integral resistors for 12 V in series, without removing the resistors and they still work on 12 V with realistic illumination levels.
by Bramshot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Peco N-Gauge Code 55 Point Wiring Help Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Re: Peco N-Gauge Code 55 Point Wiring Help Needed

Flashbang wrote:
N gauge points don't suffer from wheel shorting problems therefore the gaping isn't necessary.


My Peco settrack insulfrog ones do, at the frog.
by Bramshot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track cleaning cars
Replies: 14
Views: 3450

Re: Track cleaning cars

My verdict, for what it’s worth. While both the Tomix (Dapol) and Lux Modellbau undeniably remove grime, I am not certain that the amount removed is significant. The Tomix cleaning pads get dirty very quickly and the Lux rollers similar, though they take longer. This may be because they are not maki...
by Bramshot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Is the linear speed characteristic really linear?
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Is the linear speed characteristic really linear?

I tried using the user programmable characteristic on a Zen decoder. Total disaster! The decoder will not apply acceleration or deceleration between step 0 and step 1 correctly, so there is a step change of speed at start and stop. Also, when I used a value of 1 for the first step, to try to sort th...
by Bramshot
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Is the linear speed characteristic really linear?
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Is the linear speed characteristic really linear?

Bufferstop, I can certainly see the point of having a user programmable curve so that you can get it the way you want it, and for the less technically minded also include a simple, ready to go scalable one, but I don’t see the point of all the other curves some decoders offer, especially when they a...
by Bramshot
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Is the linear speed characteristic really linear?
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Is the linear speed characteristic really linear?

Thanks for the replies guys. The notion that the speed curves ( which ought to mean final loco speed as we have no control over any of the other factors that have been mentioned ) are in any way accurate is complete b*******x then. So what is the point of offering them? I would have thought that the...
by Bramshot
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Is the linear speed characteristic really linear?
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Is the linear speed characteristic really linear?

Hi I have been trying to set up my decoders (various types) and Rocrail software so that I can set loco speeds as opposed to percentages. To do this I need to run the loco at full speed at 126 speed steps and as determined by CV5 ( or other method for some decoders), measure it’s equivalent speed by...
by Bramshot
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Loco spring contacts
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Loco spring contacts

I guess if that’s the case there will be a whole batch of ‘faulty’ locos out there. The material looks brassy maybe brass shim has been used instead of beryllium copper or phosphor bronze. It’s working ok at the moment but does stop in some strange places, maybe as the wheels drift over to one side ...
by Bramshot
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Loco spring contacts
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Loco spring contacts

mahoganydog wrote:Hi Bramshot,


Let us know which version you have.

Jim


Brand new one Jim, so I guess from China. They are long pickups as shown on the Farish Data sheet for the loco. But not very stiff as described before, so tend to bend away from the wheels quite easily.
by Bramshot
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Loco spring contacts
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Loco spring contacts

I have had to buy a Farish Stannier 5MT due to the limited availability of other LMS liveried locos ( I do not like Dapol ones). Normally I prefer the locos with electrical contact via the bearings. The contacts in this loco do not seem to maintain contact with the wheels very well, especially as th...
by Bramshot
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Peco flexible fencing
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Peco flexible fencing

I asked Peco this same question, the answer is that they are supposed to pop together, spigots into holes. Good luck with that. I binned mine!
by Bramshot
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Incline construction
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: Incline construction

My layout has two inclines, one rising left to right at the back, with the high level returning to baseboard level falling right to left at the front. The two inclines are therefore in parallel planes. I have tilted the entire baseboard by half the incline gradient , with slope downwards from left t...
by Bramshot
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevator
Replies: 35
Views: 5654

Re: Nelevator

I am assuming that fingers would be a problem, it may not be that powerful. Not going to try it to find out! I suppose you could build in a current limit so that the motors cut out/ reverse if the load gets too high. Edit, I should add that it carries a Caution warning about not being a toy and is b...
by Bramshot
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevator
Replies: 35
Views: 5654

Re: Nelevat

Thanks for the continued updates. I'm the originator of this post and am in the US and have seriously considered getting one, however from what I have read regarding needing them to install it makes me wary. Can you offer any insight as to whether I could do this myself? I had a slot ready for it. ...

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