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by Brian
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Points not throwing fully across
Replies: 21
Views: 103

Re: Points not throwing fully across

Hi Is the PL10 motor directly connected to the point via the PL10 motors tabs passing through the slots in the points sleepers or is it fitted to the baseboard underside? If the latter, then you should by slackening the fixing screws be able to move the motor sideways to allow better throw the one w...
by Brian
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Having Fun with Arduino
Topic: Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos
Replies: 34
Views: 1172

Re: Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos

I like the effects Rudy I hope you can introduce UK prototype crossing light operation and not just continental only? UK is 3 to 5 seconds of yellow (Time of Yellow On depends of road speed and local conditions). Yellow Off then all red lights On on all poles for about 0.5 second before they begin t...
by Brian
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 181
Views: 5083

Re: LOW GHYLL

Looks great - almost as though its always been there. You didn't fit lights in the inspections pits - perhaps they would have only been in a diesel MPD? It did cross my mind. I made the assumption that a dirty old steam era pit probably wouldn’t have working lights - probably got that wrong. :D Thi...
by Brian
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 181
Views: 5083

Re: LOW GHYLL

Really nice and very convincing Steve. Well done. :D
by Brian
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Servicing OO Locos
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Servicing OO Locos

An 'Older' DC loco being considered for DCC conversion MUST run faultlessly on DC power with no hesitancy to start or poor general running. If any is present then it needs to be corrected before conversion is considered. If it can not be corrected then do not convert.. A poor DC performer will becom...
by Brian
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: ScotRail push/pull sets.
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: ScotRail push/pull sets.

And in plain English? :D
by Brian
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: track cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: track cleaning

Makes much more sense. Thanks for that Mr Bones. :) I use IPA 99.9% from ebay sellers in my CMX which is now well over ten years old and still doing a grand job! Ensure you only obtain the 99.9% variety as lower strengths contain water. IPA is of course excellent for wheel and rear of wheel cleaning...
by Brian
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Reverse Loop Module
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: DCC Reverse Loop Module

If the longest train is greater that 125 inches, then extend the IRJs back to each route from the loops main point and also extend it into the fiddle yard where two more IRJs are then fitted. Making a total of 6 IRJs and all Blue rails are feed solely from the output of the RLM. https://i.postimg.cc...
by Brian
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Reverse Loop Module
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: DCC Reverse Loop Module

Be a little cautious.... A reverse loop controlled by a conventional auto RLM should be longer between the entrance IRJ pair and exit IRJ pair than the longest train to travel over that section. Train is loco and all wagons or carriages. (IRJ is Insulated Rail Joiners) Your short track may not be su...
by Brian
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Showing layout at shows
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Showing layout at shows

Hi Having been (and still am) on both sides of the fence - as an Exhibitor and organiser of exhibitions, I whole hardheartedly agree with your comments. The one thing that looses peoples interest is nothing moving! It's really noticeable that layouts where there is always something moving with train...