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Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Flashbang
Hi A simple LM317 variable voltage regulator. ...

Hi
A simple LM317 variable voltage regulator. It works, but the regulator will need a largish heatsink. The LM317 needs around 2volts more input than it can output. So to get 12v you need 14 volts...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell Yesterday, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Flashbang
Thinking out loud..... If a thin, narrow and...

Thinking out loud..... If a thin, narrow and shortish strip of steel was soldered or welded to the nail head and laid along the sleepers, would the magnetic field produced by the coil be transmitted...
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Flashbang
Hi Yes, so long as you don't mind all trains...

Hi

Yes, so long as you don't mind all trains (One on each loop) all moving under the speed of one controller. What would concern me more is the total loading being placed on the Combi by three...
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By Flashbang
Hi Chris (Montfort). Firstly, welcome to the...

Hi Chris (Montfort).
Firstly, welcome to the forum.

A 4 foot (not 4 inch :D) wide baseboard will indeed allow rad 3 to be used. Don't forget with all track radius the distance is to the middle...
Forum: DCC Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By Flashbang
Cant say for sure? but it certainly looks that...

Cant say for sure? but it certainly looks that way. Do as I suggested and remove existing wires and test. That will prove 100% one way or the other. :)
Forum: Wiring & Electronics Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Flashbang
The other alternative, and cheaper too, is to...

The other alternative, and cheaper too, is to mount a small sized micro switch next to the Seep PM'n' and allow the arm of the micro switch to be moved by the movement of the Seeps drive pin that is...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 125
Posted By Flashbang
Hi As I said in post #3 above the Gaugemaster...

Hi
As I said in post #3 above the Gaugemaster Autofrog is only used with a DCC layout, it cannot be used with a DC layout.
The GM500 can be used with all types of DC or DCC layouts, so long as...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 16-08-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 125
Posted By Flashbang
Don't use the Seep PM1 contacts on N gauge. I...

Don't use the Seep PM1 contacts on N gauge.
I would use Gaugemaster GM500 wired into the point motors operation feed wires, then via one set of the GM500 changeover contacts feed the frog. This...
Forum: DCC 16-08-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By Flashbang
You need to remove all the wires from the two...

You need to remove all the wires from the two brush strips, keeping them safe for later use. Once all wires are removed test for a connection between the left hand brush strip and all tender wheels...
Forum: Scenery 16-08-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By Flashbang
Scalescenes offer download and save then use...

Scalescenes offer download and save then use unlimited times, name your own station signs and poster boards in N and OO. Just select your scale and region....
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 15-08-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 506
Posted By Flashbang
While I fully endorse a multimeter for all sorts...

While I fully endorse a multimeter for all sorts of uses on the railway. It must be remembered that many DVMs will automatically turn themselves off to prolong battery life. If the one used has auto...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 153
Posted By Flashbang
This structure gauge in OO shows the measurements...

This structure gauge in OO shows the measurements recommended.... Link to Structure Gauge (http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/HintsTips.html#00)
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 15-08-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 506
Posted By Flashbang
By 'Active' I assume you mean DCC powered? Then...

By 'Active' I assume you mean DCC powered? Then the answer is No you don't have the bus powered by DCC. No DCC equipment should be connected to the bus pair at this stage of wiring and testing.
To...
Forum: DCC 13-08-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Flashbang
Hi Peter, Are you now saying things are working...

Hi Peter,
Are you now saying things are working correctly?
Forum: DCC 11-08-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Flashbang
Hi. Ok, so all points have two clips fitted....

Hi. Ok, so all points have two clips fitted. Losing power indicates poor metal rail joiners or the point clips are not fitted correctly. Or the rail tops are not spotlessly clean.
Ensure all...
Forum: DCC 11-08-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Flashbang
You really need to fit two Hornby R8232 point...

You really need to fit two Hornby R8232 point clips per point. Then only one power clip or power track section is needed for the whole layout.
If you don't have the point clips then two plug in...
Forum: OO Scale 11-08-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 462
Posted By Flashbang
eBay has plenty for sale at good prices. Just...

eBay has plenty for sale at good prices. Just obtain the 99.9% type. 10 pages I have of listings... IPA on ebay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=Ipa&_sop=15)
Amazon has it...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 11-08-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Flashbang
Welcome to the forum. You will find plenty of...

Welcome to the forum. You will find plenty of excellent help and advice here.
Forum: DCC 10-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By Flashbang
That will be fine with or without a CDU if you're...

That will be fine with or without a CDU if you're only operating one solenoid at any one time. With a CDU then you can of course operate several motors all at once.
Try to obtain a matching DC...
Forum: DCC 10-08-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By Flashbang
You need to treat the motors operation wiring...

You need to treat the motors operation wiring separately to that of the frog polarity wiring.

Peco PL10 motors should be wired with 16/0.2mm equipment wire as a minimum. You will need three wires...
Forum: DCC 10-08-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By Flashbang
Yes, I would try and obtain a matching DC socket...

Yes, I would try and obtain a matching DC socket to the moulded plug, then you wont have to cut the moulded plug off and its easy to disconnect/reconnect as need be.

Determine which input...
Forum: DCC 10-08-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Flashbang
Just ask away. :)

Just ask away. :)
Forum: OO Scale 09-08-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 462
Posted By Flashbang
They are like Marmite! Personally I dislike them,...

They are like Marmite! Personally I dislike them, as there is only one way to keep rail tops and wheels clean, that's IPA or Meths applied via a lint free cloth! BTW...IPA is not the beer its...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 09-08-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By Flashbang
I agree with Rog and SteamnutKR! Underboard...

I agree with Rog and SteamnutKR!
Underboard fitting I pre solder lengths of wire onto the motors terminals on the workbench, then fit motor. Wires can be short say 4 to 6 inches and terminate...
Forum: DCC 09-08-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Flashbang
Lego??. Do you mean Wago...

Lego??. Do you mean Wago...
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