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by Rog (RJ)
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: insulating joiners
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: insulating joiners

I always file a slight taper with a needle file on the cut ends before fitting any joiners, to remove any burrs and help the joiners to slide on.
by Rog (RJ)
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Any bikers on the forum?...
Replies: 29
Views: 767

Re: Any bikers on the forum?...

I still have my last bike, a Honda Dream CB400T, which I last rode in 1996. It's been in my garage since then with the intention of getting it running again. A couple of weeks ago, I had to empty my garage while the landlords did some work on the block of garages and the bike is now in my back garde...
by Rog (RJ)
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Perishing T9
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Perishing T9

There is a replacement motor mount available from Peters Spares https://www.petersspares.com/peters-spa ... r-mount.ir which may be all you need, though it is out of stock ATM.
by Rog (RJ)
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: To DCC or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 1826

Re: To DCC or not?

Good luck, hope it works out ok for you.
by Rog (RJ)
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Millholme Patriot 4mm Whitemetal Kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Re: Millholme Patriot 4mm Whitemetal Kit

Looks really good.
by Rog (RJ)
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Reverse loop IJ's
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Reverse loop IJ's

You're welcome.
by Rog (RJ)
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Capacitor discharge unit.
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

Re: Capacitor discharge unit.

The CDU gives a short sharp burst of current to the point motor for more reliable operation. It also protects the motor from burning out due to overheating if a point switch goes faulty, allowing constant current flow. The CDU will only allow a small, relatively harmless current to flow under fault ...
by Rog (RJ)
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Reverse loop IJ's
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Reverse loop IJ's

On the points should be perfectly ok.
by Rog (RJ)
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Wiring electro frog points.
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Wiring electro frog points.

The common terminal of the micro switch (C) goes to the frog. The other 2 terminals (NO Normally Open & NC Normally Closed) go to the rails or power bus. You will need to experiment to find out which wire goes to which rail. If it's wrong you will get a short circuit.
by Rog (RJ)
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Short on DCC?
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Short on DCC?

I'm pretty sure there have been a few reports of fairly recently made Hornby points being faulty from new, causing shorts. I'd check them out first.