More point motor woes

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Penrhyn
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More point motor woes

Postby Penrhyn » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:54 pm

This is driving me round the bend big time

All motors are peco all swithces are Peco all motors wired up as per peco diagram,first two point motors fitted are spot on,all point motors work in air no probs,so wireing is ok.

All points are Peco,the problem is simple the motrs dont seem powerfull enough to move the points,I have tried moving the motor around the track to different points and the same applies,I have also tried different motors on the said poinnts and get the same result.
Yes I have a Gaugemaster capacitor thingy to boost the woomph to the motors I am baffled HELP

Dave

bigbob
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Re: More point motor woes

Postby bigbob » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:03 pm

Do the points move ok without the motor fitted?
Are they lined up properly?
What voltage is going into the CDU?
Are you just powering one motor from one switch or trying to do a few together?

Bob
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Penrhyn
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Re: More point motor woes

Postby Penrhyn » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:22 pm

Hi Bob

All points work with hardly any pressure
Lined up perfectly
16volts into the CDU from aux socket on the duette controller
One point from each switch

Dave

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Re: More point motor woes

Postby bigbob » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:35 pm

I take it they are PL10`s? Are they fitted direct to the point or fitted surface/underboard with the extended pin?
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Penrhyn
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Re: More point motor woes

Postby Penrhyn » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:12 pm

yes PL10's surface mounted BUT hand held till it works

Dave

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Re: More point motor woes

Postby smallman28 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:40 pm

That would seem to indicate a lack of power somewhere.
What connecting wire are you using?

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Re: More point motor woes

Postby locoworks » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:47 pm

Penrhyn wrote:yes PL10's surface mounted BUT hand held till it works

Dave



surface mounted how??? if you are using those peco plastic bases?? one version has an over centre spring just like the points?? you may be asking the motor to move past TWO over centre springs and it won't want to. also, the keeper on the point that holds the end of the over centre spring can be slid away from the tiebar to ease the ammount of tension on it.

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Re: More point motor woes

Postby bigbob » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:46 pm

I have a couple of surface mounted ones on mine, found with a couple of them if i fixed the base it slightly bends the tie bar on the points and causes too much friction for them to move. Try holding the base at the back and stightly raise the front where it connects to the tie-bar or slide a thin piece of card under it. Might help.
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Re: More point motor woes

Postby Penrhyn » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:12 pm

Locoworks 100/10 it was what you said to many dammed sprinngs !!!!!!!!!!!!! IT NOW WORKS YEAH HA

THANKS TO EVEYONE WHO HAS SUGGESTED VARIOUS THINGS WRONG ETC I CANT THANK YUO ENOUGH

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Re: More point motor woes

Postby locoworks » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:54 pm

calm down, have a pill. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: glad you're sorted. 8)


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