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by Bramshot
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Peco Turntable electrics
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

Re: Peco Turntable electrics

I motorised a couple of N gauge Peco TT’s using very cheap geared stepper motors (less than £5) and an Arduino UNO. The fake moulded rollers on the bridge ends need removing and replacing with real rollers. I used some spare part Bachmann BR Mk 1coach bogies glued underneath with one wheel pulled of...
by Bramshot
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish Ivatt 2MT burning out decoders?
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Farish Ivatt 2MT burning out decoders?

I haven’t given up on the loco, it has been sent to Bachmann for repair.
by Bramshot
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish Ivatt 2MT burning out decoders?
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Farish Ivatt 2MT burning out decoders?

Thanks for your response. There were some issues with resetting, maybe caused by me trying to get it going again. It turns out that the decoder works and programmes OK in a different loco, while in the original one it gave programming error messages. I put the reprogrammed and verified decoder back ...
by Bramshot
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish Ivatt 2MT burning out decoders?
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Farish Ivatt 2MT burning out decoders?

I have had two decoder failures within about 2 weeks with a Farish Ivatt 2 MT. the first was when a train overran the station and ran into a section of dead track. On manually pushing it back (gently!)to live track it would not work. Investigation showed the blue heat shrink sleeving on the Bachmann...
by Bramshot
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Loco spring contacts
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Loco spring contacts

Update:

Bachmann kindly sent me a new set of contacts free of charge. I think these were a bit stiffer. After much fiddling, the loco is now working well.
by Bramshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 3630

Re: Nelevation issues

I had something similar to this with mine,( N gauge short) and it was due to my not following initial set up instructions correctly. Some of the rail ends had crashed and either bent downwards or pulled upwards out of the sleepers, depending which way the Nelly was going when it happened. This makes...
by Bramshot
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 2747

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

Has he got the Gaugemaster decoder that Dapol supply? I think most of the problems I had with noise etc came from that. After junking the Dapol A3 I had ( Gladiateur), I moved the decoder to another loco which was equally noisy, until I changed it to another type, (Bachmann by Soundtraxx, I think ) ...
by Bramshot
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 2747

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

In case you were thinking of trying Dapol... I stopped buying them early on after having a lot of trouble with one in particular. I have always bought Farish since then, though to be honest I think I have had just as much trouble with them out of the box. The one I had was their peculiar system with...
by Bramshot
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 2747

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

Well done! Though I would still be tempted to go for all 4 axles. As I said before, the electrical pickup is pretty much all done via the loco wheels. Black 5 tender only has 3 axles, two of which were supplied tyred on mine, with a plain set to change one out to untyred. Works all right forward, bu...
by Bramshot
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: PECO Code 75 Double Slip Wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: PECO Code 75 Double Slip Wiring

At risk of being a moaning minnie, I would not trust those switches. I used SEEPs with the switches controlling indicator LEDs on a mimic board to show point position. They worked fine for about 2 - 3 months then started to become erratic, some would no longer make contact at all. On inspection I fo...
by Bramshot
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 2747

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

You have ordered 4, that leaves you one spare as one is already fitted! You might also need to see if you can cram some additional weight into the tender. Also make sure the loco is completely free running. I have had some with binding linkages and any additional friction there could scupper your ch...
by Bramshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 2747

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

You could try putting four tyred axles in the tender, that might do the trick. They were’t expensive, as I recall. However, a good heavy loco drive will always be better. My best is Farish coronation, but that doesn‘t help as there is no LNER, being, I think, a west coast loco. I suspect even that w...
by Bramshot
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 2747

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

Yes, Bachmann service dept will sell you some. I had the same issue, but only pulling 5 coaches up gradients. I doubt it would manage 10 up gradients even with the extra set of tyred wheels, but might manage the flat. I have one extra set placed next to the originals. I don’t know how it would work ...
by Bramshot
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track cleaning cars
Replies: 14
Views: 3384

Re: Track cleaning cars

You could make a converter wagon with Hornby one end a Kaydee the other, like the ones sold long ago for running original Triang with Hornby lol http://www.hornbyguide.com/item_details.asp?itemid=874 Hi, this is N gauge? What I have done is remove one of the Kaydees, glue on a Dapol NEM socket, by ...
by Bramshot
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Track cleaning cars
Replies: 14
Views: 3384

Re: Track cleaning cars

Sishades, after your glowing recommendation, I had to give it a go, and found one at Digitrains. It works like a charm, and what’s more the cleaning pads are cheap, cheerful, cleanable and substitutable. It fits within the UK rail gauge as well. All I need to do now is find a way to replace the Kayd...

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