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by Brian
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 17
Views: 128

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

See post #6 No switching just switch rail making contact onto stock rail. Assuming there is no short circuit occurring and IRJs are fitted to the points Vee rail ends, then the problem can only really be one of two things IMO...Both of which I've already covered! A) The switch rail is not making goo...
by Brian
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 17
Views: 128

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

If you're relying on just moving switch blade to fixed stock rail connection for power transfer through and out of the point you MUST ensure the inside face of the switch rail and fixed stock rail are spotlessly clean and a tight fit when closed together. To prove,,,, wait until the loco stops on th...
by Brian
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 17
Views: 128

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

Hi Ensure the factory fitted links are in place under the factory cut slots in the two closure rails approaching the frog. If they have been removed then the rails beyond the gaps out via the frog and to the the IRJs on the ends of the Vee rails will be dead, unless some form of frog polarity switch...
by Brian
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Hornby original HAA wheels replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Hornby original HAA wheels replacement?

Hi

You really need to line up the left hand side of the wheel tread with the 10mm/1Cm mark then measure from that mark towards the right. :D
I doubt if the rules left hand edge is zero mm? :o
by Brian
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Help - my soldering iron tips are black!
Replies: 20
Views: 76

Re: Help - my soldering iron tips are black!

I have an Antex ST4 stand and never had an issue?? Are you pushing the iron on to far?
Antex replacement tips shouldnt cost more than around £5 each! Example... Antex 2.3mm tip example
by Brian
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Help - my soldering iron tips are black!
Replies: 20
Views: 76

Re: Help - my soldering iron tips are black!

Whatever you do DO NOT file or Emery cloth clean the tip You will remove the protective coating applied to the tip!
by Brian
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Help - my soldering iron tips are black!
Replies: 20
Views: 76

Re: Help - my soldering iron tips are black!

Hi
Wiping the hot tip onto a damp sponge during soldering is essential, as WTD has stated. Also I find an occasional hot tip wipe in one of these very useful too. :D Link to tip cleaner Others are of course available this is an example ;)
by Brian
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Oakley Mountain
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Oakley Mountain

Hi You say you're using Peco Code 55 electrofrog's in post #1. The rule of thumb when installing electrofrog points is to fit two Insulated Rail joiners (IRJs) to the ends of each points Vee rails then add additional rail feeds of the correct polarity after the IRJs. The only exception is where an e...
by Brian
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Great service during lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: Great service during lockdown

My local'ish shop The Hobby Shop in Faversham had a delivery from Peco arrive yesterday (Saturday 4th July), I have a box of SL-100 track and other track fixing items from Peco that I pre ordered, in the post on their way to me now! :D