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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Thu May 16, 2019 3:24 pm

Thanks Timbersurf. :)
I've gone ahead and ordered a 6 pin and an 8 pin socket. I need to raise some more funds for the 4 pin socket, motor and mount but this is looking promising. :idea: :mrgreen:
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Thu May 16, 2019 3:45 pm

A quick couple of questions on the circuit board before I start if I may.
What size sould the "on-board" wiring be?
Should the wire on the board be the same size as the wires coming off the board from the DCC controller and to the motor?
I have 7, 16 and 32.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby TimberSurf » Thu May 16, 2019 4:25 pm

End2end wrote:A quick couple of questions on the circuit board before I start if I may.
What size sould the "on-board" wiring be?
Should the wire on the board be the same size as the wires coming off the board from the DCC controller and to the motor?
I have 7, 16 and 32.
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7/02 is good for 1.5Amps, so will do for all the wiring
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Thu May 16, 2019 4:29 pm

Thanks Timbersurf. :wink:
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Mon May 20, 2019 3:18 pm

After sending a message to the seller, what I thought was a 4 pin DCC lead with socket to attach a decoder to my circuit actually isn't so can anyone point in the right direction please?
Ideally it would be leads to a 4 pin DCC SOCKET also with an adaptor to change the end from a socket to 4 pins.
Or vice versa, as long as the end can be change.
So reguardless wether a 4 pin DCC decoder has a socket or pins on the end the tester would be able test it.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Tue May 21, 2019 12:37 am

The decoder tester is nearly built but I need the 4 pin lead to finish.
I've managed to find a 4 pin lead with pins on one end and a socket on the other end.
There are 2 versions both by TCS.
TCS 1410 4 Pin Mini Connector Coloured Wires £11.00
TCS 1475 4 Pin Micro Connector Coloured Wires £12.50
https://www.coastaldcc.co.uk/products/tcs/other/

I'm not sure which I need for 00, the Mini or Micro, but they are expensive for what they are. Does any one know of a cheaper lead?
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Wed May 22, 2019 2:41 pm

Just a couple of pictures of the decoder tester so far.
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I haven't tested it yet, rather waiting until it's finished with the 4 pin lead attached.
I didn't have any orange 16.0 wire for the "other way" wires coming off the board so they are grey and PINK. :? :lol:
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:36 pm

Not a lot of making going on at the moment but a few more purchases for different projects.
8 Pcs Sugarcraft Modelling Set Icing Cupcake Cake Decorating Tools Craft Pens @ £1.75 for the "over-plastering" I want to do on the exterior of my Linka Inn. (once it's made)
Maun Safety Rule 300mm @ £3.81
3 x Miniature SPST Momentary Push Button Switch Push To Make @ £2.12 for testing signals etc.
2 x 6 Pin NEM 651 DCC decoder sockets with trailing pre-wired harness @ £5.45 to go with the 2 decoders won but not arrived yet.
Scale-Cast OO Scale Stone Building Mould @ £6.87 with alternative windows for my Linka Inn.
Universal plastic Miniature DC Motor Mounting Bracket @ £1.79 to hold the motor on my decoder testing circuit.
5 x used motorised Dapol semiphore signals. 1 is broken but I may be able to fix it. (3 x home 2 x distant) @ AN ASTONISHING £12.90 :o My jaw nearly hit the floor when I won them at that price as they are over £30 EACH in the shops.

Still left to arrive...
2 x used 6 pin decoders @ £6.20 Ones definatly a Gaugemaster decoder and the other looks like a Bachmann.
Hornby X8966 0-4-0 Motor and Worm @ £5.00 for the decoder testing circuit.
'Cornish Riviera' Railway world special book by Chris Leigh @ £2.78 I'm hoping there will be some good pictures for weathering examples.
Great Western Branch Line Modelling Part 2 book - PROTOTYPE BUILDINGS, FITTINGS etc @ £4.90

I rigged up each of the Dapol motorised signals to one of the push to make switches and a 9v battery to test them not relising....they have LEDs too!
:mrgreen:
Once all has arrived I will move on and finish some of the projects.

I am still on the lookout for a cheap 4 hole socket (for a 4 pin decoder) to add to my decoder testing circuit. Does anyone know where to buy one that doesn't cost as much as the ones I posted previously please?
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:32 pm

I just wanted to bump my last question to see if anyone has an avenue to pursue.
End2end wrote:I am still on the lookout for a cheap 4 hole socket (for a 4 pin decoder) to add to my decoder testing circuit. Does anyone know where to buy one that doesn't cost as much as the ones I posted previously please?

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