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by Bramshot
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dismantle Farish DMU 101
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Dismantle Farish DMU 101

Well done STMARTINS. I guess the prongs are an aid to assembly. You also have to watch out for good contact on the pickup prongs and their contact surface that bring power from the rails. I had mine apart to install coach lighting. Shame about the dark section where the motor is, but otherwise looks...
by Bramshot
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: steam sounds
Replies: 27
Views: 3245

Re: steam sounds

With 4 locos running simultaneously most of the time, the wheel noise is significant and I imagine if all had sound the noise would merge to a bit of a din. My steamers are reasonably quiet, but N scale Bachmann Class 55’s sound like they have sound even though they haven’t, they generate a quite di...
by Bramshot
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track cleaning cars
Replies: 14
Views: 3385

Re: Track cleaning cars

End2end, I find I only need to run the CMX occasionally, no way would you want to run it continuously in a rake. You have to keep the pad wet with IPA when running and you would get through gallons, as it has a drip feed and it is far too heavy to have permanently in a rake, unless you double head. ...
by Bramshot
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dismantle Farish DMU 101
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Dismantle Farish DMU 101

I think they just unclip if you pluck up courage and pull them. You may have to tilt them over in the process to help. :?
by Bramshot
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track cleaning cars
Replies: 14
Views: 3385

Re: Track cleaning cars

I agree it’s control system is very clever (those little magnets for motion sensing on an axle even managed to find a lost spring from my magnetic couplings!), but I am not convinced that it does a brilliant job of cleaning, especially as the rollers on mine are barely making contact with the rails....
by Bramshot
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: kKeep alive not working
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: kKeep alive not working

I use the Zen, which come complete with a purpose made capacitor, whether you want one or not. What it does is keep the decoder alive during short term brown outs, so that the loco picks up at the speed it was set at before the brown out instead of stopping dead and re accelerating up the ramp. It w...
by Bramshot
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Trouble converting old Lima Class 33 to DCC
Replies: 26
Views: 2762

Re: Trouble converting old Lima Class 33 to DCC

8 volts is surely a bit low for dcc. Should be 14 V or more, as measured on ac range multimeter, so as dcc is squarewave will not be an accurate measurement, but 14V should be about right.
by Bramshot
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Drawing Software for Mimic Diagram?
Replies: 14
Views: 4145

Re: Drawing Software for Mimic Diagram?

I printed mine mirror imaged on a sheet of overhead projector film, which I then laid over a white painted sheet of hardboard with the holes cut in for LEDs. Of course the film and hardboard had to be drilled together for the studs, which was a bit difficult. It worked fine for about 2 months until ...
by Bramshot
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dead on shelf.
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Dead on shelf.

Did you have to reset all the other CV’s, or did they remember those?
by Bramshot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 3631

Re: Nelevation issues

Well, all I can say is that is that I am happy with mine, now that the teething probs are over, largely due to my own ineptitude. For the record, there are two drive motor / gearboxes, each with an optical encoder, so the control system knows where the shelves are, relative to the zero point that is...
by Bramshot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 3631

Re: Nelevation issues

I manually adjusted that end so that Level 5 was correctly aligned. By the time I had driven a Level 1 to Level 10 that end had dropped by a colossal 2cm! One half of my Nelevator is completely unusable the other rack seems to be unaffected and works well. So are you saying that only one end, the m...
by Bramshot
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Troublesome trucks!
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: Troublesome trucks!

Thanks, these are all metal axles and wheels. I just don’t think brand new waggons should have this problem, and wondered if anyone else had heard of problems with Farish kit, which I normally associate with being high quality. It’s as though the frames are made of polystyrene instead of polypropyle...
by Bramshot
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Troublesome trucks!
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Troublesome trucks!

I have a set of 3 Farish Tarmac wagons, and lately the loco has been having difficulty hauling a rake which includes them. On investigation, I found that these wagons were not free running and represented a heavy load. They will not run any distance at all if given a push, while others will go a goo...
by Bramshot
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Uncoupler
Replies: 9
Views: 1592

Re: Uncoupler

I also use the Dapol magnetic couplings. They usually work ok, but do need some mass in the vehicle or rake you are coupling to. Coupling to a single light goods waggon, e.g. a guards van can be tricky and sometimes the same can become inadvertently detached as it runs over the magnet when you don’t...
by Bramshot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: HELP!!! Broken DCC Tender Connection.
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: HELP!!! Broken DCC Tender Connection.

Apart from the mechanics of how you might or might not repair or replace the connector, you will also need to find out which of those black wires goes to which pin. They look reasonably nicely spaced out that they may just align with the pins, but I think you need to trace them back to find out wher...

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