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by Brian
Sun May 19, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Connecting CobaltiP motor to a control panel with LED track indicators
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Connecting CobaltiP motor to a control panel with LED track indicators

Yes I'm alive and kicking! (I think!) :o The old forum died in early 2018 when the previous owner no longer wanted to run or own the forum. All old items were lost when the old forum closed. Therefore all old user names and passwords also stopped at that time. Hence the red banner heading at the top...
by Brian
Thu May 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Bampton and Brize Norton ca.39-45
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Bampton and Brize Norton ca.39-45

Plan is coming together nicely. :D
by Brian
Wed May 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Peco Twist lock turnout motor
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Peco Twist lock turnout motor

Suggest you might like to email Peco and ask?
by Brian
Sat May 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring 2 points to one switch
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Wiring 2 points to one switch

Possible cause is the two motors face the same way. Especially noticeable if on a cross over pair of points (Normally they face opposite directions) Red and Black arrows show movement associated for each wire (red and black) when being energised. https://i.postimg.cc/TKy203sp/Point-motors-same-direc...
by Brian
Sat May 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring 2 points to one switch
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Wiring 2 points to one switch

Does this help?


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by Brian
Sat May 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Bus wire for point motors

On the pre wired Peco solenoid motors the two operation wires are Red and Black and the common return is Green. This also applies to the Gaugemaster PM20 motors. The Peco PL10 motor is not pre wired and you can use any wire colour you choose! Though the Peco standard is Red and Black with Green as t...
by Brian
Thu May 02, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Bridge Rectifier with no markings ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Bridge Rectifier with no markings ?

You cant just plug it in as its a soldered Surface Mount Device (SMD). Looking at the SMD rectifier, does it have chamfer along one side? If so relate that to the drawing provided in post #12 by by scratchbuilt above.
by Brian
Thu May 02, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: LED replacement bulbs
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: LED replacement bulbs

Some older PIR operated outside lights are not suitable for use with LED lamps due to the LED low current draw. A similar thing can happen where a standard dimmer switch is used with a LED lamp. A Leading Edge dimmer is often needed for LED lighting. Modern fittings tend to be produced for LED lamps...
by Brian
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: points
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: points

Then fit On/Off switches into each line (Track) that needs isolating. Dont forget you also need Insulated Rail Joiners (IRJs) in each tracks rails at both ends to ensure electrical isolation.
by Brian
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Bus wire for point motors

Hi As the title states can it be done using a bus wire to feed points around the layout? I will be adding some more point motors soon and it occurred to me should it be necessary to run individual wiring for each set of motors back to the switch panel. For now they will be powered by 16v AC I have ...