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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Flashbang
Unless any one item is valued at over 1000...

Unless any one item is valued at over 1000 (usually) your normal house contents insurance will cover everything. Its well worth making a list, with values, of all items you have and keep this...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By Flashbang
#TDD. The one you linked to is a model MT66 and...

#TDD. The one you linked to is a model MT66 and the one above is a MT108T True RMS meter. Both are good value.
Forum: DCC 23-05-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By Flashbang
Pluses from the capacitors are for the power to...

Pluses from the capacitors are for the power to the solenoid motor(s) only.
They are not sent to any external switch. The switched circuits are isolated by electronics within the decoder.
Any...
Forum: General Chat 23-05-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By Flashbang
Ha ha. I missed the link in your original post. ...

Ha ha. I missed the link in your original post.

For 9.99 it looks like a good purchase if you don't mind waiting for it to arrive from China.
May not be 100% accurate on DCC, but it will be...
Forum: General Chat 23-05-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By Flashbang
Can it cope with an AC voltage bandwidth of...

Can it cope with an AC voltage bandwidth of around 10KHz or higher?
Forum: DCC 22-05-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By Flashbang
Gosh, we do like complicating posts and replies!...

Gosh, we do like complicating posts and replies! :eek:

All the OP asked was.... can low power cable such as Cat 5 or Alarm cable be used for the manual momentary switches with the DCC Concepts...
Forum: DCC 21-05-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By Flashbang
It's for manual switch, via a panel, DCC decoder...

It's for manual switch, via a panel, DCC decoder operation, not DCC solenoid operation!
Read the post #1 in detail.
Forum: DCC 21-05-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By Flashbang
Not what was being asked! :eek: The OP has the...

Not what was being asked! :eek:
The OP has the correct decoder but wanted to ensure they use the correct wire size to the manual switches on a panel!
Forum: DCC 21-05-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By Flashbang
Cat 5 cable or similar flexible core alarm cable...

Cat 5 cable or similar flexible core alarm cable would be fine for the momentary switches used to manually operate the decoders output or for LED indications.
Just so anyone reading this is aware,...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 18-05-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Flashbang
Here’s how I do it (it may not be the best but...

Here’s how I do it (it may not be the best but works every time for me). Temporary position point in its final place. Place point blade mid-way and with a pin or other thin item mark through the...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 17-05-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Flashbang
Yes, fit the two motors the same as you would for...

Yes, fit the two motors the same as you would for any single ended point.
You really dont need PM4 unless the points over centre spring has failed or is missing. The PM1 will do, if all is intact...
Forum: OO Scale 16-05-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Flashbang
For below baseboard OO point motor operation...

For below baseboard OO point motor operation drill either a single 9mm dia hole or 2 x 4mm dia holes next to each other, then allow the drill bit to gently elongate the two holes into one 4mm x...
Forum: OO Scale 14-05-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,024
Posted By Flashbang
Hum from motor? :eek:

Hum from motor? :eek:
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 14-05-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Flashbang
You wont be able to reduce the 5 volts very much...

You wont be able to reduce the 5 volts very much before the LEDs go out as their working voltage is going to be around 3 volts depending on their colour and possibly 4 volts if white.

Collectors,...
Forum: N Gauge 14-05-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Flashbang
I (though OO) use two curved Setta's one directly...

I (though OO) use two curved Setta's one directly in front of the other. This I find produces a smoother constant curve.
For straights I use the edge of a steel rule placed along the sleeper ends...
Forum: DCC 13-05-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Flashbang
Hi SP1 and SP2 should be the two speaker...

Hi
SP1 and SP2 should be the two speaker connections on the PCB.
21 pin decoders have the speaker connections on pins 9 & 10 See here (http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/wpimages/wp22995888_06.png). ...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 08-05-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Flashbang
2mm or 2.5mm unshrunk or even 3.0mm if it shrinks...

2mm or 2.5mm unshrunk or even 3.0mm if it shrinks 2 or 3 times its original size.
Forum: DCC 07-05-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Flashbang
The link on the web site on the DCC Page 2 is...

The link on the web site on the DCC Page 2 is directly here if its of help? Link to Reverse loop DCC (http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/DCC2.html#Reversing)

Note that if the Electrofrog DS that Ron...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 07-05-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Flashbang
I did say "The long pieces of bare wire" which if...

I did say "The long pieces of bare wire" which if left as shown run the high risk of being able to touch another bare wire. Result is a short circuit! I didn't mean the overall length of the wires....
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 06-05-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Flashbang
Velcro, Never! Temporarily fix the Seep drive...

Velcro, Never! Temporarily fix the Seep drive pin centrally between the two coils and also temporarily fix the point blades mid way. Ensure Seep is exactly in line with the points moving tie bar...
Forum: Other 05-05-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 356
Posted By Flashbang
All LED outputs are Negative (Cathode) to the...

All LED outputs are Negative (Cathode) to the indication LEDs,
The LEDs Positive (Anode) is taken from the input supply. If DC its direct and if AC is used it has a series diode - I suggest a 1N4001...
Forum: Other 05-05-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 356
Posted By Flashbang
The smaller unit is indeed a solenoid point CDU. ...

The smaller unit is indeed a solenoid point CDU.
The larger board is a LED point position indicator control board. See...
Link to Shockwaves PPI...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 05-05-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By Flashbang
Welcome to the forum David (davyboy30). Im sure...

Welcome to the forum David (davyboy30).
Im sure your brother will be looking down on your work with a smile on his face.

As for Yorkshire style scenery. Have you looked at the Hornby buildings?...
Forum: General Modelling 04-05-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 459
Posted By Flashbang
Hopefully Bachmann, who sell some of the range,...

Hopefully Bachmann, who sell some of the range, will pick up the slack?
My club has a Thomas themed layout and it attracts more children than well made really scenic layouts do at exhibitions!!
Forum: The Welcome Forum 04-05-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By Flashbang
Hi Richard (Bunkerbarge). Welcome to the forum....

Hi Richard (Bunkerbarge).
Welcome to the forum.

I look forward to reading your posts in other forum areas.

AFAIK Hornby stopped production of Live Steam trains several years ago? So any sets...
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