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by RAF96
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC a Hornby R070 TT?
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: DCC a Hornby R070 TT?

Rev 2.0 version of the Hornby R8247 Point and Accessory Decoder (PAD) can be set to a mode that allows defining the number of pulses as well as the length of the pulse, which should let you use an opto-isolator to protect an Arduino from the higher 12-14v DC output from the PAD.
by RAF96
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC a Hornby R070 TT?
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: DCC a Hornby R070 TT?

There is plenty on the Hornby forum about converting their TT to DCC both the official way and the members better way, but as Rog says these use a DC motor driving a Geneva mechanism, essentially run until the latch drops into a detent and stop, repeat to the next outlet track location. Progression ...
by RAF96
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Happy birthday TWD
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Happy birthday TWD

Nappy birthday. I don’t post my DoB on sites usually, so I slipped past year 76 without anyone noticing on 21st. My one exception is FB where I list my birthdate as 1 April 1900 and I still get lots of Happy Birthdays from those who don’t spot the falsehood. When I thank them I say being 120 years o...
by RAF96
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )
Replies: 28
Views: 942

Re: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )

I have just installed a composite deck and replaced the shingle beach we inherited as a garden with plastic grass, edged with sleepers to stay on track. It is fun watching the blackbird stamping his feet on the grass when its raining trying to get the worms to rise - it ain’t gonna work mate. I just...
by RAF96
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: A little bit of painting
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: A little bit of painting

The urchin looks like me as a young’n.
by RAF96
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Great service during lockdown
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Great service during lockdown

Not railway stuff but I ordered some garden hardware from a firm in Thetford (26 miles away from me). They are mail order only, so no customer facing facilities to collect from - I did ask. The parcel was despatched to DPD local next day, then it went to Peterborough, then two separate hubs in Birmi...
by RAF96
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Lift out board, in a bend
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: Lift out board, in a bend

I bought 6” x 4” sheets and cut them into strips...
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by RAF96
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: SpeedWagon?

Scale doesn’t matter if you measure your speed in coaches per second over distance as the ‘train’ does the calcs for you. If you have x number of coaches passing a point in so many seconds and if you know how long a coach is hence the distance covered in time. A full size train will pass the same nu...
by RAF96
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Isopropyl Alcohol == Surgical spirit
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Isopropyl Alcohol == Surgical spirit

I got some at our local hardware store - overpriced at £8.20 for 250mL but as stated and from past experience it lasts forever. My last bottle was a litre for €3 in Cyprus a good 5-6 years ago, but I wasn’t allowed to bring it back due to shipping restrictions - should have just hid it from the pack...
by RAF96
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Railmaster
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Railmaster

You would likely get an answer on the Hornby Railmaster forum, which has seen all these sorts of problems before.
Tell them which controller you are using eLInk or Elite and if using the latter what revision state it is at.