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by Brian
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Analogue to DCC.
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Analogue to DCC.

You really need IRJs (Insulated Rail Joiners) fitted in place of the metal joiners - two per point on the Vee rails. Your plan of cutting the rails after the point will work, but you run the risk of the cut gap closing up. So something really needs to fil the gap to prevent rail creep occurring and ...
by Brian
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: wiring

Hi

AFAIK Digitrax have just the one rail cut and isolated from the next block section and this makes the block area, the other rail is continuous.
by Brian
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 754
Views: 113182

Re: WEST ORTON

The panel below was built by my club members for a new OO layout and the isolating section switches are on the tracks, but the point switches are as per real BR signal box panels in a bank and each numbered to reflect the point(s) it operates. https://i.postimg.cc/LqN4XdH5/Swaleford-Panel.jpg Where ...
by Brian
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 754
Views: 113182

Re: WEST ORTON

Looking good!
Wondering.... Would the signal arm operating rod be better if it went to the rear of the arm rather than the front as now? Seems to "twist" around the post! It may not fit that way of course, just a suggestion. ;)
by Brian
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Enjoying my Class 37
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Enjoying my Class 37

by Brian
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Bachmann MK2F DCC Coach Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Bachmann MK2F DCC Coach Problems

Firstly, welcome to the forum. If the decoders are loco (motor control) decoders, you will need to add an additional load on the programming track to represent the missing motor. Place a DCC fitted loco on the programming rails along with a coach and programme both. Once the coach is OK do the secon...
by Brian
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 754
Views: 113182

Re: WEST ORTON

Looks great, except its a lower quadrant signal!! :o Ha ha

Well done and keep the balance weight it looks good moving with the arm. :D
by Brian
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: My pension
Replies: 86
Views: 1719

Re: My pension

Time to put this to bed now. Its moved vastly away from the OP subject!
by Brian
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 754
Views: 113182

Re: WEST ORTON

You're not the first one to do that! I have a Tee shirt too!!! :o Problem was it was a SMD IC and unsoldering it caused the PCB tracks to lift and made the PCB useless (Kit 436)!!
Glad to read you have it working. :D
by Brian
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: My pension
Replies: 86
Views: 1719

Re: My pension

Be cautious chaps, there are a few posts stating to get a bit OTT with your comments. While this is the 'Mess Room' please be polite to everyone. What you may like or dislike, someone else may well have very different views on!